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Interest in development of a west side bike path adjacent to the rail continues to grow. if you have interest in an Aquidneck Island Bike Path, please attend the AIPC forum described below , featuring past studies and commentary by AIPC, RIDOT and VHB.  Monday, June 18, 6-8pm at the Best Western on Admiral Kalbfus opposite Newport Grand.  NOTE:  you must RSVP by Friday, noon, to Tina Dolen,

If you’d like to bike to the forum, please meet at Touro Park (Bellevue/Pelham) for a 5:30pm departure. We’ll ride Bellevue/Kaye/Rhode Island/Broadway/Bedlow/Hillside/Adm Kalbfus to the Best Western. Hop on along the way if you like. Please wear a helmet and be lit/reflective for the ride back. Thanks!  And please pass the word!
ALSO:  while we have your attention, please visit – our new website of information for people bicycling in Newport. Please pass that on, too!




Congratulations to Newport’s League Certified Instructors
Thanks to the generosity of supporters at our successful winter fundraiser, 12 local bicycle advocates participated in a three-day intensive training with the League of American Bicyclists  – to become League Certified Instructors. We’re now ready to teach bike skills, traffic safety, smart cycling and road sharing workshops to students of all ages – and to serve as knowledgeable resources to city organizations, schools and agencies as we move forward to become increasingly bicycle friendly as a community and a municipality. 

(sitting) Bryan Diggle, Chris Tompsett
(standing) Matt Moritz, Chuck Albrecht, Allison McNally, Jenna Yu, Tim McMahon
(rear) Stephen Miller, Jimmy Flynn, Steve Heath, Bari George, Chris Yalanis



On Thursday, March 22, we learned the tragic news of a cyclist’s death at the east end of Purgatory Road in Middletown. A beautiful well-traveled, oft-cycled area approaching Second Beach. The news that the cyclist was riding the steep eastboundRead More



Newport This Week editor Tom Shevlin reports on the Bike Newport / Old Colony ride to envision an Aquidneck Island Bike Path. Read about it HERE.



Today was an important day for a future Aquidneck Island Bike Path. Huge thanks to Rep Peter Martin and the volunteers of the Old Colony & Newport Railway (OCNRR) for taking us on a 4-hour “long ride” of the island’sRead More



USOCF‘s Richard Durishin shows ProJo’s Pam Cotter How to BIKE TO WORK, North Kingstown to Providence Pamela Reinsel Cotter: Bike to work? I finally did it 05/16/2011 01:00 AM EDT I used to be jealous of the folks who gotRead More