Archives : Dec-2013

14

Dec

Bike with holiday lights

As 2013 draws to a close, the volunteers and board of RIBIKE would like to help you get your celebrations and remembrances of the year into full gear.  What better way than not one, but two celebrations of the accomplishmentsRead More

10

Dec

Come pedal power Santa’s Trees at Bowen’s Wharf!  Our bike-powered generators will help light up the North Pole on five pedal-happy evenings. The tree lights will only be lit as much and as brightly as the pedal power!

The goal: keep the trees lit!

Each night will be hosted by a different local nonprofit. Live music, hot drinks and snacks, and of course – plenty of holiday spirit!

Location: Bowen’s Wharf, The North Pole
Time: 5-7pm each night
Dates and partners:

12/13: newportFILM with Entertainment by Common Fence Music
12/14: The Housing Hotline with Entertainment by Jimmy Winters and Friends
12/20: Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET School, Entertainment to be announced
12/21: Preservation Society of Newport County, Entertainment to be announced
12/22: Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County, Entertainment to be announced

We’re lining up music – and heat lamps! If you can help with either, please email us at info@bikenewportri.org.

Jingle all the way!!!

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06

Dec

The question of expanding capacity on Ripta’s bike racks came up at a recent meeting between a group from the Ripta Riders Alliance and RIPTA planners.  Currently just about all the regular full size 40 ft buses have bike racksRead More

06

Dec

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Bike Newport’s got you covered! Order these fabulous, limited edition shirts by December 12th and they’ll arrive just in time for Christmas.

Donate more than $75 to our December Challenge Grant and we’ll send you one free of charge!

All shirts are 100% cotton, made by American Apparel and produced by teen enterprise at RiverzEdge Arts Project in Woonsocket, RI.

Shop all Bike Newport merchandise online here. Bike Newport members get 15% off!

  

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04

Dec

Help us turn $25,000 into $50,000!

Yesterday (yes, Giving Tuesday) we received a wonderful and most generous gift from a very special anonymous donor – but we need YOUR help to collect on it! Here’s our donor’s message to you:

“Contribute to Bike Newport – between now and December 31st – and I will match every dollar donated, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000!”

Now is a GREAT time to give to Bike Newport. Celebrate and support Bike Friendly initiatives in and around Newport – and DOUBLE the value of your tax-deductible donation! (Yikes – we sound like our friends at NPR!)

This is a very important request. With your help, we can meet this challenge – your generous contribution will sustain this organization and support more of the advocacy, programs and partnerships that helped Newport to become the first Bicycle Friendly Community in Rhode Island. And your dollars will support the next steps of youth and community education, road sharing awareness and enforcement, safety equipment distribution, roads and routes improvements, community engagement, park ‘n bike locations, signage, encouraging of bicycle tourism, and much more –  all in the best interest of the health and well-being of Newport’s youth, families, residents, visitors, overall quality of life – and economy.

How to make your tax-deductible donation: Before December 31st!

  1. Donate online. Your donation will be made to “Network For Good” and then paid to SVPRI for Bike Newport. A 3% fee will be deducted from your contribution.
  2. Send a check: payable to Social Venture Partners of Rhode Island – Bike Newport to SVPRI, 460 Harris Ave. Unit 303, Providence, RI 02909.
  3. Call Bari George, Executive Director of Bike Newport, at (401) 619-4900, to discuss any questions you have about major gifts.

Your name will be included in a special New Year’s Message of Thanks to all of our December 2013 donors, and will start our 2014 Wall of Support. (Please let us know if you prefer not to be listed.)

Please contact us with any questions, suggestions, and ideas to help us achieve this exciting goal. And do pass on this message to others who will want to be part of this successful campaign.

THANK YOU for your support.

Bike Newport (401) 619-4900 / info@bikenewportri.org / www.bikenewportri.org.

Note: Bike Newport is a fiscally-sponsored domestic nonprofit registered in the State of RI. Social Venture Partners RI is the 501c3 tax-exempt Fiscal Sponsor of Bike Newport. 100% of your donation will support Bike Newport programs and is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 
Additional information and resources about Bike Newport:

Bike Newport Web Site
Bike Newport: What We Do
Bike Newport In the News
Newport Daily News Report on Bicycle Friendly Community Award 11/21/13
Program: Bicycle Friendly Community Award Celebration 11/20/13

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04

Dec

You are invited to take part at the next monthly RIBIKE meeting.  Meeting will be held at the Brown University Bookstore in the 2nd floor reading area.  Meeting starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm. Agenda For this months meeting,Read More

22

Nov

On Wednesday, November 20th, cyclists and supporters of all ages gathered at Newport City Hall to watch John Siemiatkoski of the League of American Bicyclists present the City of Newport with Rhode Island’s first Bicycle Friendly Community award. This designation announces to all who reside in and visit Newport that it is a great place to ride – and getting better. What’s more, Andrew Koziol, Highway Safety Program Coordinator of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, presented citations from Governor Lincoln Chafee congratulating the City and Bike Newport on the accomplishment.

The commemoration included many speakers highlighting different areas of Newport’s journey towards bike friendliness: Bike Newport Board Member Allison McNally spoke from the perspective of “Every Cyclist”; Sergeant Christopher Hayes about public safety and new methods of cycling enforcement; Renee Kaminitz on cycling safety and community support; and five students from Thompson Middle School on why they love to ride.

After the event at City Hall drew to a close, 26 cyclists and took a “victory lap” around downtown in the wintry sunlight – thanks to Newport Bicycle for bringing their bikes to City Hall so everyone could join in. Newport Pedicab showed its support and debuted its newest driver – Touro Synagogue’s Rabbi Mark Mandel! The day ended with delicious food generously provided by The Fifth Element, a great reminder of why cyclists love to ride – to eat afterwards!

Click to see more photos of the event.

The list of stakeholders and partners who have contributed to Newport’s progress toward Bicycle Friendliness is long and impressive! THANK YOU:

City of Newport, RI Department of Transportation, Newport Public Schools, Newport Police Department, Newport County Preservation Society, Newport This Week, Newport Daily News, Newport Mercury, WADK, The Boys and Girls Club, The Met School, the Florence Gray Center, the Newport Housing Authority, Discover Newport, Sustainable Aquidneck, Newport Film, Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Grand, Old Colony Railway, Newport Federal Savings Bank, AARP of Rhode Island, Newport Fed, Discover Newport, Gray Matter Marketing, VHB, Washington Square Roots, People’s Credit Union, Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, RI Bicycle Coalition, Federal Highway Administration, the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, the Frederick H Prince Memorial Fund, Newport Hospital, Newport Bicycle, Ten Speed Spokes, Pedal Power, Newport City Council, Newport City Manager, Social Venture Partners Rhode Island, Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, RI Department of Management, Fort Adams Trust, Newport Pedicab, Pirate Pedicab, Salve Regina University, and many more…

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20

Nov

The Bike Shop Cafe in Narragansett is hosting Bill Humphreys as he signs copies of his book “The Jersey Project”. Former International Cyclist, USA National Team Coach & author Bill Humphreys will be at The Bike Stop on Sunday, DecemberRead More

20

Nov

Your insight informs our work to improve and encourage cycling in and around Newport. Please take a few minutes to complete  this survey and share your thoughts so together we can build a better cycling future!

THANKS!

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