Bike To Work Week Events, 2012
As is tradition for Bike To Work Week, the focus is on including a bicycle in what for most is a daily task of getting from home to an office of other worksite. For many, going the whole distance isn’t practical, but combining a bicycle with the use of bus or other mass transit may be.
For the first time ever, three cities in Rhode Island will be holding Bike To Work events during Bike To Work week, and several other bicycling related events are scheduled.
Wednesday, May 16
Pawtucket Bike Committee is joining Newport and Providence in having it’s first ever Bike To Work Day. It will be held at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater (Exchange St. and Roosevelt Avenue) at 8:30AM, with light refreshments available and an address from Mayor Grebien.
Friday, May 18
Providence will be holding a complementary breakfast, community fair and more throughout the morning (6:45 to 10:30AM, World War 1 Memorial)
Newport has a full slate of events throughout the day, including a complementary breakfast, community bike ride and much more.
Other events during bike to work week:
May 14th – RIBIKE will be holding it’s monthly advocacy meeting on at 6PM at the Brown University Book Store. Join us to learn what how RIBIKE is working to make cycling in Rhode Island better, and learn how to get involved. If you haven’t had enough of bike love during the meeting, an informal dinner and discussion is usually held afterward.
May 16th – The International Ride Of Silence will be held in Providence at 7:00pm. The ride is a silent procession of bicycles intended to mourn and remember those who have been killed in collisions with motor vehicles while bicycling and tries to raise awareness for drivers that bicycles are on the roads. Arrive at 6:30
May 17th – Gallery Night Providence is bringing back it’s guided bicycle tours of the galleries open. Meet the guides on Greene Street at 5:30.
May 19th – Recycle A Bike will be participating in the West Broadway Neighborhood Yard sale on Saturday May 19th, 8:30AM to 1PM. Check in with WBNA HQ to find out where RAB will be stationed, selling inexepensive, refurbished bicycles and a fleet of new folding bicycles.
May 19th – US Open Cycling Foundation Rhode Island Women’s Ride. A bike ride designed to show off the beauty of Rhode Island, raise money to support bicycle education and bicycling for health programs.