We’re looking for a Program Manager, could it be you? Bike Newport is a busy and exciting advocacy environment – with many programs to improve and encourage biking – plan bike routes, ensure infrastructure, expand education, restore/distribute bicycles, and all-in-all help get more people on bikes. We’re looking for a Program Manager – someone outgoing; confident; great with people, businesses, schools,… read more
Kick off Bike Month with some TLC and a Tune-Up
The season’s warmer weather and longer days have many people ready to take to the road again. That often means after a long winter, your bike needs a little TLC before taking off along your chosen bikeways, bike lanes and roadways. It’s spring, but your bike is suffering from the winter blues. The springs and cogs… read more
Ladies Only Nights at the Bike Garage
Double the fun! We’ve got two ladies nights at the Bike Garage where you will find an exclusive and encouraging space for female-identifying bicyclists. This night is a time to bring your own bike project to work on with our female bike mechanic, or just to tinker and practice working with the tools. Keeping your bike… read more
Learn, Fix, Socialize, and Ride!
Seized brakes? Rust on your chain? Shifters not shifting very well? Come on out to the first BYOB social of bike season to snack and rub shoulders with our friendly mechanics, fellow bike enthusiasts, and people just like you in a casual, inclusive, and educational atmosphere. This month’s focus will be DIY spring tuneups, so… read more
Bike Safety and Maintenance Classes: Gain Confidence on the Road and in the Garage
Did you know that the number one reason people don’t bike is a lack of confidence riding with motorized traffic? This oft-cited 2009 report by the Portland Bureau of Transportation split up the general population into four types of cyclists: less than 1% were “Strong and Fearless” , 7% were “Enthused and Confident”, 60% were “Interested but Concerned”, and 33% were… read more
Thank you to Rob and Kyler, our all-star interns!
Autumn is fast approaching, and with it the back-to-school rush. Organizations and companies all over the country will relinquish the talents and hard work of their interns, and Bike Newport is no exception. You may have seen these two young men about town at our various events and rides. We could not have executed our… read more
Folk Festival: A Sea of Bicycles
Folk Fest 2013 was an amazing cycling success! The flow of bicycles was steady all day long. We welcomed and parked 500 bikes in Friday’s rain, 900 in Saturday’s sun, and 800 on Sunday. The reviews from cycling festival-goers was consistently positive, excited, grateful. Everyone had a great time sailing into and out of the Fort… read more