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Bari Freeman

Executive Director and Founder

What started as a personal effort to stay out of her car during Newport’s busy summer season became a full-time effort to help Newport become the bicycle friendly community it is destined to be. Prior to founding Bike Newport, Bari spent more than 25 years in the national non-profit sector where she worked to build collaborations, optimize resources, and lead initiatives on women’s health, civil rights, financial services regulation, and more. Now, with her focus on bicycle advocacy, it’s all about making it possible for more people to choose bikes for local transportation and beyond.