Yup – that’s bikes as far as the eye can see… It’s a thing of beauty. HUGE shoutout and thanks to the diehard Bike Newport volunteers who are signing roads, and meeting, greeting, and parking 1800 people on bikes every day here at Fort Adams. Neither sun nor heat nor sweat nor grease stops these great folks… read more
From Childhood Memories to New Adventures.
Antoinette Sutherland’s bike-love story warmed our hearts this week and reminded us of why we do what we do. After learning to ride a bike as a child, Antoinette Sutherland hasn’t ridden since and is a little out of practice zipping around on two wheels. She joined us in the bike garage this week to get her… read more
Volunteers Wanted for Folk and Jazz Fest
Bike Newport will be busy at the Folk and Jazz Festivals at Fort Adams State Park – providing bike parking, tune-ups. Each shift is 4.5 hours and you’ll receive a pass to attend the festival for the rest of the day you work. Parking and tune-up are outside the gate, so we take turns rotating in and out.… read more
Bike to Work Day 2016
Photo: Butch Murray, owner of the Fastnet Pub, receives the Bike Friendly Business of the Year award from Bike Newport Director Bari Freeman, joined by Newport sculptor, Howard Newman, who fabricated the annual award with his wife and partner Mary Newman. From Bagels to Bike Friendly Business of the Year Fastnet Pub owner… read more
Bike Newport Seeks Summer Intern
Do you love biking? Would you like to see more people of all ages riding bikes? Bike Newport is a nonprofit organization with a mission of improving, encouraging, and facilitating bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for… read more
Looking for Bike Parking? Sponsor a Rack!
^ People’s Credit Union sponsored their first bike hitch in 2011, and their second in the new Queen Anne Square. Shown at the new bike hitch are (l-r) Don Jagoe, cyclist and bike hitch sponsor; Scott Wheeler, City of Newport Building and Grounds Supervisor / Tree Warden; Bari Freeman, Executive Director at Bike Newport; and… read more
Bike to Work Day 2014 Wrap-up
Bike Newport’s Liza Burkin reveals the unique Bike Friendly Business of the Year Award – a Gilded Penny Farthing by artist Howard Newman – and presents it to Laura Murphy (l) and Jan Doda (c) of the Preservation Society of Newport County. NEWPORT’S 4TH ANNUAL BIKE TO WORK DAY was another rollicking success! Widespread local media coverage leading up… read more
“Rack ’em Up” Wrap Up!
Grand Prize winner Hootie Fogg and Tom Kearns, Ten Speed Spokes owner and Grand Prize donor. HUGE thanks to Tom for the beautiful Specialized Crossroads. [divider style=”medium”] [spacer height=”7px”] WOW was that a great party! Rack ’em Up was a huge success – more than 200 bike lovers celebrated to the tunes of Pier Jump and… read more
Exciting RACK ’em UP donations are rolling in…
Synergy #4 (mixed media cyanoprint by artist Robert Davidson) will be featured at the silent auction. [divider style=”medium”] [spacer height=”7px”] Wow! We’ve got some amazing items lined up for our Bike Newport Night: RACK ’em UP! raffle and silent auction. Many local businesses, organizations and individuals are donating exciting items! Original art, bike friendly apparel,… 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
Cyclists Wanted for Community Review
Be a BIKE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY REVIEWER for Newport The City of Newport is working with Bike Newport to submit an application to the League of American Bicyclists as an upcoming Bicycle Friendly Community. The result of the review will include a ranking of bike-friendliness (the scale runs from Honorable Mention to Platinum) and will provide constructive guidance… read more
The Bike to Work Day Report
photo by Chuck Flippo Map, Bike Friendly Businesses and shared lanes coming to Spring and Thames Streets – read on! SPONSORS: B2WD 2013 was made possible by our generous sponsors AARP of Rhode Island and Discover Newport. THE 3RD EDITION NEWPORT BIKE MAP was released to rave reviews! The new map is double the size and now includes all of… read more