10/28 update: HALLOWEEN RIDE MOVED TO MONDAY, 10/31: Saturday’s looking like a windy washout SO we’re moving the Bike Newport Halloween Ride to … HALLOWEEN! Meet in Washington Square at 4pm – please have lights. See you there! Here’s THE ROUTE, but be sure to check back for any last minute changes. Questions? Contact Bike Newport. Update:… 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!
Students, Staff and Faculty of Rogers HS are encouraged to join the Bike Train to school on Wed, Oct 5. Leaving Newport Housing Authority at 120 Hillside Avenue at 6:30 am and arriving at Rogers HS at 7:00 am, participants can wait along the Bike to School Day Route and join the train as it passes.… read more
Click here for the Bicycle Survey for Newport Residents Great news! On Wednesday, October 5, the Newport City Council is convening a Community Workshop on Bicycling at 6:30pm at City Hall. This Workshop is an opportunity for residents to share their ideas, experiences, concerns and vision related to bicycling in Newport. In preparation for the… read more
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.
Be part of Moving Planet Day – avoid your car and keep moving! Join Bike Newportand ride Dawn to Dusk. Ocean Drive loop rides starting from Touro Park at 7am, 1pm and 4pm. Moving Planet / Bike Newport shirts available at Immediat-Tee on Memorial, just uphill from the Red Parrot.
(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
1,518 Newport Public School students, ages 5-19, grades K-12, responded to a survey about their experiences with bicycles and bicycling. The survey results provide an informative baseline as we move forward with bicycle education and programs for our students. Superintendent of Schools, Jack Ambrogi, presented the results of the survey at the Press Conference at… 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:
Newport’s first Bike To Work Day was an amazing success! See photos here and read press coverage here. WOW. What a day. At 6am, the Navy started rolling in through the fog, and the coffee, pastries and fresh fruit were flowing on the grounds of the Great Friends Meeting House right up to the 10am wrap… read more
Reminder: Remember to register HERE. SEE YOU ALL ON FRIDAY! Note: For BRIDGE and LONG-DISTANCE commuters: Don’t miss out! – you can leave your car at the Newport Grand Slots (map) parking lot (back right (SW) corner) and bike into town. Greeters will meet you in the morning with a local map. Bike to Work… read more
Bike Helmets “Re-Interpreted” by Newport artists are on display at Harbor Fine Art, 134 Spring Street in Newport. Please visit to bid on the helmets. All proceeds benefit Bicycle Education in Newport Public Schools. Bidding begins on Gallery Night, Thurs 5/12 and ends at the Community Bike Fair on May 20 in King Park (5-730pm).… read more
A number of prominent Newporters are helping to promote Newport’s May 20th Bike to Work Day and Bike Fair by jumping on their own bicycles to encourage bicycling as an alternative to the car, and to model the smarts of safe cycling themselves.
Coming soon! Finally! The inaugural Bike to Work Day for Newport is Friday, May 20, 2011, and – thanks to an incredible coalition of local orgs and agencies – it’s shaping up to be an exciting day. From the first arrival of cycling commuters to the end-of-day Community Bike Fair, it’s going to be a… read more
April 13, 2011: Remarks to the Newport City Council on the passage of Two Bicycle-Related Resolutions Bari George speaking on behalf of the Bike To Work Day Newport Committee which includes Anne Everson, Brian Rurak, Chris Witt, Christina Erwin, Deanna Casey, Jennifer Bailey, Kathryn Farrington, Keith Dunne, Richard Durishin, Rob Purdy, Steve Heath and Tina Dolen.… read more
This evening, Newport City Council passed two resolutions related to bicycling in Newport: 1) declaring May 20, 2011, Bike to Work Day in Newport, and 2) calling for a Community Forum to gather resident’s perspectives and ideas, and to share information about the rules of the road for both motorists and bicyclists.
by Bari George, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org Get ready for the first-ever BIKE TO WORK DAY in Newport! Bike to Work Day is May 20, 2011 Please sign up for BikeNewport.me on this page (to the right of this post) to receive updates. Registration forms will be posted very soon. In the meantime, please send your comments/questions to… read more
by Steve Heath, Educator/Catalyst, East Bay Met School email@example.com (Introducing Bike Newport Youth Enterprise as a 2011 Change Accelerator Venture to Social Venture Partners RI on March 3, 2011, at the Seamen’s Church Institute in Newport) What exactly is BikeNewport? It is the fermentation of thoughts from many people, and many of us haven’t even… read more