In case you’ve been sleeping – there’s going to be a BRIDGE RUN!! across the Newport Pell Bridge on Sunday, November 13. The first time in DECADES. This is where we get out of your cars and onto our beautiful bridge and support numerous local nonprofits in the process. THANKS to the Bike Newport volunteers… read more
Newport Bicycle is selling off its 2011 rental fleet and a portion of the sales will be donated to Bike Newport. If you’re in the market for a comfortable local ride, here’s your chance to score a new bike at a great price and help out Bike Newport. Jamis Explorers, msrp $360 sale priced $200-225.… read more
You can now tie up to a gorgeous iron anchor chain bike hitch in 14 locations in downtown Newport. Click HERE for photos, the full report and all of the bike rack locations. Thanks to all who participated and especially to our inaugural bike rack sponsors!
ProJo’s Tom Meade tells the story of Bike Newport, working to improve and encourage bicycling in Newport. Thanks for the great story, Tom and beautiful photos, Frieda Squires. Read the story here.
(Newport, 9/16/11) Just back from chatting up 100+ interested middle schoolers at St. Michael’s in Newport. We started out with a lively discussion about the benefits of bicycling and these kids knew it all: health, fitness, economy, environment – and they also knew that bicycling increases independence, maturity, personal responsibility, personal performance and confidence! Earlier… read more
(submitted to Newport This Week on 8/12/11) I was just putting finishing touches on a response to Tom Shevlin’s insightful article City Moves to Ease Traffic Crunch (Newport This Week 8/11/11) – suggesting the obvious-to-some solution of combining our efforts to ease Folk and Jazz Festival traffic in Newport with our efforts to improve and… read more
Bike Newport, spearheaded by a representative group of Newport city stakeholders has made a great deal of progress since our May 20 inaugural Bike to Work Day – with a significant focus on bicycle education. We are working with the city, police, schools, businesses, NCCVB, community organizations and residents to reach more cyclists and to… read more
A LOT of activity since our last post: * 14 business-sponsored bike racks confirmed! and in production. Designs by the Steel Yard of Providence and Aardvark Antiques of Newport are underway. Stay tuned for the next wave where we’ll invite more Newport-specific bike rack ideas from Newport industrial artists. * 28 bicycle signs on their… read more
It’s post Bike to Work Day, and we’ve got a busy agenda. The B2WD Committee will reconvene on Tuesday, June 7 at Empire Tea and Coffee at 8am. Please feel free to join us as we continue to move forward together, even through the summer crowds. In fact, this is the season when we’ll see… read more
St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport turned Bike to Work Day into a Bike to School Day opportunity – How cool is that?! Bronwyn McDermott, Chair of the St. Michael’s Wellness Committee, shared this report and photos: