Bike Month

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Apr

Bike Month

Bike Month

What #bikemonthri events are happening near you?

As always, you can see a calendar of all RI bike events on our Events page.

May 1: TLC and Tune-Up  • Time TBA
Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
Free!

Bring your bike back to life after the winter. Give it some TLC and get it ready for the road.

May 1: Fundraiser for 1 PVD Cycling  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Flatbread Company Providence, 161 Cushing Street, Providence

Come eat pizza at Flatbread Company Providence AND support 1 PVD Cycling! Flatbread Company will donate a portion of the proceeds for every pizza sold during the event.

May 2: WTF Open Shop Night  • 6:00pm-9:00pm
Recycle-a-Bike, 1911 Westminster St, Providence
Free!

This month WTF night will be open shop style- come in with your own project or come as a volunteer to help out the shop or another WTF guest. If you’re working on your own bike, we ask for a suggested donation of $5/hour for use of the shop and tools and professional bike mechanic instructor, Ally. But no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

May 2: Ladies Only Ride  • 5:30pm
Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St, Newport 
Free!

The TSS Wednesday Night Women’s road ride will be leaving the shop at 5:30. The ride will be a no-drop road ride that will be between 20-35 miles depending with options to meet up with the group later as well as cut out early. Helmets and road bikes required.

May 4: Bicycle Adventures Talks  • 7:00pm
Recycle-a-Bike, 1911 Westminster St, Providence
Free!

Come hear about some exciting bicycling adventures from the folks who rode them! The talks are BYOB with free popcorn.

May 5: Farm-to-Farm Bike Ride • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
 29 Middle Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Free!

Lovely Middle Road, lined with six family farms, will be CAR FREE so families, friends, and neighbors can enjoy the experience of riding together. On May 5th, from 2-4pm, Middle Road will close to traffic for the first Portsmouth Farm-to-Farm Bike Ride – a short and delightful 4 mile ride for people of all ages and biking and walking abilities. Please join us!

May 7: Garage en Espanol • 4:30-7:00pm
Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
Free!

The Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for spanish speakers to come and work on bikes. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike or take part in our Earn a Bike Program.

May 9: Newport Bike and Walk to School Day • 7:30am
Thompson Middle School, Broadway, Newport
Free!

Bike Newport staff will be greeting riders and walkers upon arrival.

May 10: Ladies Night at the Bike Garage • 4:30-7:00pm
Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
Free!

Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for female-identifying bicyclists. This night is a time to bring your own bike project to work on with our female instructors, pick out a project to volunteer your help with at the shop, or just to tinker and practice working with the tools. You do not need to have any mechanical knowledge or experience to come – just an interest in learning!

May 10: RI Bike Party Ride @ Bristol • 6:30pm

Join us for an evening ride in Bristol, RI!

We will depart Independence Park in Bristol, RI at 6:30pm for an easy 7.5 mile loop, ending at Gillary’s Taphouse for a beer afterward.

Extended Ride Option: Want to join us from the Providence area? Meet-up at Veteran’s Parkway/Mercer St. park & ride in E. Providence to bike to Bristol. We’ll be departing at 5pm, so don’t be late!

See the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27321540

 

May 11: Bicycle Adventures Talks  • 7:00pm
Recycle-a-Bike, 1911 Westminster St, Providence
Free!

Come hear about some exciting bicycling adventures from the folks who rode them! The talks are BYOB with free popcorn.

May 12: Cyclofemme Ride to Celebrate Women & Bicycles • 10:00am-2:00pm
Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo Street, Providence
$7 to pick tulips

This May 12 weekend, we’re joining women around the globe as we band together on bikes to celebrate collective momentum. Inspire one more woman to ride a bike, and we can change the world. #cyclofemme

Ride to Wicked tulip farm. Hopefully back at Riverside by 2pm.
 
Participants must buy their own tickets. Tickets go on sale April 29. The Wicked Tulip Farm often sells out. If you want to join us on this ride, buy your tickets soon! https://www.tickettailor.com/events/wickedtulips/165012/r/website
 
WRWC 45 Eagle St Suite 202, Providence, RI
Free, registration is required
 

This is the first class in a two part course that covers the entire Smart Cycling curriculum offered by the League of American Cyclists. Whether you are new to biking or an avid cyclist, this class offers something for all experience levels. The class consists of indoor classroom instruction and outdoor parking lot drills. Your own bike and helmet are required.

Class space is limited, registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-cycling-basics-tickets-45222494699?aff=es2

May 17: Bike Night at Jane Pickens • 6:00pm
49 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840

More info coming soon!

 

May 18: Bike to Work Day • 7:00-9:00am
Burnside Park, Providence
Free!

Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in 1956, this day is a time to try out commuting to work by bike, even if that’s not something you’d normally do. This year, Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 18th. There will be a big celebration in downtown Providence from 7-9am, in Burnside Park, with free food, booths with community organizations, and a few special guests to applaud your bicycling efforts. There will also be bike trains coming into downtown from all parts of the city, so you don’t have to bike alone!

Other locations around the state holding Bike to Work Day events include Newport (details below) and South Kingstown (at Town Guild, 325 Columbia Street, Wakefield).

May 18: Newport Bike to Work Day • all day
Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport
Free!

Today is the day to give biking to work a try! Leave your car at home, hit the saddle, and burn calories – not carbon. Bike to Work Day brings the community together to celebrate bicycling as a fun and healthy way to get to work. Bike with family, friends or colleagues to Bike Newport’s Commuter Breakfast.

May 18: Bike to Work Afterparty • 6:00-9:00pm


Breaktime Bowl & Bar, 999 Main Street, Pawtucket
$20 for non-members, $10 for members (with code)

You like bikes. Chances are, you like either bowling or beer as well.  We’re going to have a silent auction with great prizes, and only a brief speaking program. There will be free bowling, appetizers, and a cash bar.

May 19: Recycle-a-Bike Spring Bike Sale • 10:00am-2:00pm
Recycle-a-Bike, 1911 Westminster Street, Providence
Free! (Bikes for sale at discounted prices)

Refurbished bikes, project bikes and used parts for sale, all at discounted prices!

May 19: Recycle-a-Bike Spring Party • 5:00pm-10:00pm
Recycle-a-Bike, 1911 Westminster Street, Providence

May 21: Garage en Espanol • 4:30-7:00pm
Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
Free!

The Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for spanish speakers to come and work on bikes. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike or take part in our Earn a Bike Program.

May 23: Wrenching Wednesday • 6:00pm-8:00pm
Recycle-a-Bike, 1911 Westminster Street, Providence
Free! 

May 24: Ladies Night at the Bike Garage • 4:30-7:00pm
Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
Free!

Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for female-identifying bicyclists. This night is a time to bring your own bike project to work on with our female instructors, pick out a project to volunteer your help with at the shop, or just to tinker and practice working with the tools. You do not need to have any mechanical knowledge or experience to come – just an interest in learning!

May 26: Conversate, Motivate and Ride • Time TBA
Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
Free!

We invite new and beginner riders to learn how to ride, bike safety skills and getting comfortable on a bike. If you are getting back on your bike after a long time, perhaps never been on a bike but want to give it a try, then this is for you. Let’s get together and talk about any concerns you have and plan a ride!

May 29: Full Moon Ride • Time & Place TBA
Newport
Free!

Join us on our monthly bike ride through Newport, guided by the full moon!