14

Mar

Women’s (Bike) History Month

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28

Feb

Bike Newport Night 2018

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. See more here –  Bike Newport Night 2018

22

Feb

Let’s Talk About Bike Adventures

Our friends at The Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition presents “Bicycle Adventures”: a series of talks by experienced bicycle travelers telling their stories of adventure, mishaps, and unrelenting pedaling. The next talks in the series are: Dare to experience: March 9,  “All the Mountain Biking” and “Oregon: Bike Camping Along the Columbia”. March 23, “RIDOT Bike Plan” and “Get Ready: Commuting to Work by Bike”. Admission is free. Free popcorn. BYOB. All talks in the series are at RECYCLE-A-BIKE 1911 Westminster St, Providence, Rhode Island 02909 Photo: cyclelifehq.com The post Let’s Talk About Bike Adventures appeared first on Bike Newport.

14

Feb

Bike Love
Bike Love

So, you love your bike right? Well, it’s that time of year to return the love and show it some TLC. If you haven’t been keeping on top of your maintenance, or your bike has been locked away all winter, show your bike how much you care. Show your bike some love with a good clean. Your bike will run smoother and faster and who doesn’t love some TLC? Spice up your bike with a basket or some panniers. Leave your car at home and get on your bike! Love Coffee and cycling?  A match made in caffeine heaven. Here’s a great way to make your commute together even more enjoyable. Let people know you’re coming. Staying safe on the road has never looked better! How good your lock is can be the difference between your bike being casually stolen by a passing thief and the thief moving on to another less secure bike. Of course no lock is unbreakable, but the longer it takes a thief to steal a bike, the more likely they will be caught and the less likely they will attempt it. Show some real commitment to your bike and decorate your hallway! OK, just kidding but not really! The post Bike Love appeared first on Bike Newport.

13

Feb

Ever tried the bus bike rack?

Try it out for yourself at Bike Newport – 62 Broadway (side of building). See how easy it is! Spread the word, come by try it and open yourself up to a while new world of transit opportunities. Also check out this information from RIPTA: RACK-N-RIDE All RIPTA’s buses are equipped with bike racks. You can take the bus one way, part of the way, or just to get out of bad weather. The bike racks are free and easy to use: 1) Pull down to release the folded bike rack. You only need one hand to pull the rack down. (fix extra spacing between sentences) 2) Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting wheels into the slots. Each slot is labeled for front and rear wheels. If a bike is already in the rack, load yours in the other slot facing the opposite direction. 3) Raise and release the spring-loaded support arm over the top of the front tire. Make sure the support arm is resting on the tire and not on the fender or frame. For safety reasons, the bus driver cannot help you load or unload your bike. Make sure the driver knows you are loading or unloading a bike because they may not be able to see you. RACK-N-RIDE SAFETY We want everyone to have a safe trip. Please read and follow the procedures below: Tell the driver you plan to load or unload your bike, as he or she may not be able to see you Always approach and load from the curbside and load your bike in the outside slot if it’s empty For safety reasons, the driver is not allowed to help you load or unload your bike Bikes may be loaded and unloaded at any designated RIPTA stop only Motorized bikes, bikes with child seats, large carriers or other attachments are not allowed If you use the bicycle rack, you assume all responsibility and all risks with respect to the use of the bicycle rack and any consequences which may result from that use, including but not limited to physical injuries and/or damages to personal property. RIPTA is not responsible for the functioning or functionality of bicycle rack equipment and assumes no liability for any physical injuries and/or property damages which may result in any defect, within or upon the bicycle rack. Featured image: http://bit.ly/2EHtWgZ The post Ever tried the bus bike rack? appeared first on Bike Newport.

07

Feb

Bicycle Adventures
Bicycle Adventures

This winter, RI Bike is hosting a series of Bicycle Adventures at Recycle-A-Bike. This four-part series will take you around the country from the Baja Divide to the Erie Canal. You’ll discover the rich history left along the path by READ MORE

06

Feb

Vision Workshop Survey: Help Shape the Future of Transportation in RI

Did you miss the Vision Workshops in January? The teams behind the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Bike Mobility Plan (BMP) still want your feedback. An online survey is now available that serves as a digital version of the Vision READ MORE

02

Feb

Bike Tiverton and The MHBG Project

By Harton Smith, Administrator for Bike Tiverton  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could bike from Providence to Newport, Tiverton, Fall River, and even Cape Cod along a network of interconnected, safe, and protected bike pathways?   Formed in March 2017, Bike READ MORE

17

Jan

If they don’t, maybe they could. Whether you prefer to ride on the road, city streets, dirt, or if you’re brand spanking new to riding, here are a few ways to expand your bicycling comfort zone in 2018: Be prepared for winter cycling: Even if you can only ride a few times a month during the winter that’s better than none! It’s OK to take days off, the key is keeping it real and keeping it fun. You don’t need fancy biking gear to ride all year round. Layering is key. A warm base layer, mid-layers and a waterproof/wind resistant jacket will do it. Rain pants work well, a hat under your helmet, warm socks and gloves and you’re good to go. Check out our winter riding tips. Commute with a friend or coworker. Know anyone else that has an interest in commuting by bike? Give them a nudge. Go out and ride together if that makes you feel more comfortable. You could start slowly by riding on weekend mornings when there’s less traffic and build your confidence, then you’ll feel more able to commute at busier times. Remind yourself of ‘Rhode Rules’ and learn hand signals to stay safe on the roads. Does your bike need some work, maybe a tuneup? Visit us at Bike Newport and learn how to do get your bike road ready. Our staff and volunteers have the skills, knowledge and know-how to get your wheels turning again. Learn to change a flat. It’s not as hard as you think. In the Bike Garage we can help you learn how to take care of one of the most common bike riding issues. Then once you know you can teach someone else how to do the same. #payitforward Donate your time. Anyone can come and volunteer three hours of labor during open shop hours. In return they will be allowed to build a bike for free using our collection of frames and gently used parts! We have a constant flow of donated bikes to choose from. They are in different levels of disrepair; from frame to functional, and they just need some loving attention to get them back on the road! So come on over, help us out and earn yourself a bike every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4.30-7pm and Saturdays 1-4pm. The post Do your new year’s resolutions include commuting by bike? appeared first on Bike Newport.

12

Jan

(Please) Map for Bikes!
(Please) Map for Bikes!

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. From:  (Please) Map for Bikes!