Tags : bikes

18

Dec

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Source –  Bikes + Coffee = LOVE!

30

Jul

Yup – that’s bikes as far as the eye can see… It’s a thing of beauty. HUGE shoutout and thanks to the diehard Bike Newport volunteers who are signing roads, and meeting, greeting, and parking 1800 people on bikes every day here at Fort Adams. Neither sun nor heat nor sweat nor grease stops these great folks from getting it done – with a smile! It’s a sight to see. And it’s shattering records. 50% more than our Friday record of 1200 and 20% more than our Saturday record of 1500. HERE’s how we roll – for more Folkfest snaps and videos visit @bikenewportri on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information on how you can bike to Fort Adams for summer events, click here. Another big shoutout to the Newport Police Department who are getting lots of kudos for their good cheer managing all these bikes amidst the traditionalists – aka motorists 🙂 Thanks to Sgt Cortes and the NPD! Ride safe. Ride happy. Always ride to the Folk and Jazz Festivals! The post Hey Hey From Newport Folk Festival appeared first on Bike Newport.

15

Sep

The Giant Cycling Squid of Narragansett Bay Jersey is back!

Squiddo is being unleashed onto the streets of Newport for another limited-time run! Order Your Bike Newport Jersey! Now ’til Friday, September 29th. Think Fall Rides and think Winter Holiday Gifts! Super popular and only occasionally available. Manufactured by Pactimo Apparel, the jerseys are high-performance, high-quality, and elastic-free. Men’s and Women’s Continental Short Sleeve Jersey: $96.00 Men’s and Women’s Continental Long Sleeve Jersey: $112.00 We have a Fit Kit available at our office at 62 Broadway in Newport if you’d like to try one on. Order now, click me! Orders must be made by Friday, 09/29 The post The Giant Cycling Squid of Narragansett Bay Jersey is back! appeared first on Bike Newport.

30

Jan

Bike Newport Seeks Summer Interns

Do you love biking? Would you like to see more people of all ages riding bikes? We are a nonprofit organization with a mission: to improve, encourage, and facilitate bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.

We have a fast paced work environment and seek passionate interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern, you will work with our staff on a variety of programs, events, projects, and initiatives. No two days of the summer will be the same. And you’ll get to ride your bike – a lot!

Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who knows the promise of bikes and is creative and thoughtful when interacting in the community and building relationships.

Your Duties Will Include:

Managing our community bike parking program – bringing our portable bike racks around Newport to outdoor films, music festivals, and other events.
Working with local youth and adults to repair and ride bikes at our two Bike Garages (note: bike mechanic skills preferred but not required – we will provide training).
Assisting our staff with event planning and day-of logistics for Cyclofemme/BikeFestRI, Bike to Work Day, Volvo Ocean Race, 4th of July Bike Parade, the Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and Bike to the Beach (see dates below).
Creating content for our website and social media channels by writing stories, conducting interviews, taking photographs, filming video, etc. You can choose the media you prefer to document and share the experience of bicycling in Newport.
Assisting with Saturday morning group rides and two off-island rides on Cape Cod and Block Island.
Helping with on-road research of cyclist and motorist behaviors.

We Value:

Team members who are prompt and dependable.
Passion for issues related to active transportation, urban planning, environmental and social justice, nonprofit management and community development.
Spanish language proficiency.
Strong verbal and digital communication skills.
Experience working with children.
Knowledge of basic bicycle mechanics
Familiarity with riding for pleasure and for transportation as well as experience with group rides
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office and WordPress.
Attention to detail.
Organization, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creativity, flexibility, and LOTS of energy.
Familiarity with social networking sites.

You Will Learn:

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to ensure you have a learning experience that fits your career goals. We can work together to tailor your duties to your academic and professional interests. You will learn how to work in a professional environment at an award-winning organization and have ample opportunity to network with community leaders and other professionals in the non-profit and active transportation field.

Details:

This internship begins May 1st and ends September 8th. It does not include financial compensation. You will have access to our fleet of bikes and parts for your use. You are expected to work 10-20 hours/week, depending on your availability and our event schedule. Hours are flexible – mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

You MUST be available on the following dates:

Saturday, May 10
Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17
Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21
Saturday, July 4 – (morning only)
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27
Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to liza@bikenewportri.org by March 15, 2015

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30

Jan

Bike Newport Seeks Summer Intern

Do you love biking? Would you like to see more people of all ages riding bikes? Bike Newport is a nonprofit organization with a mission of improving, encouraging, and facilitating bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.

Bike Newport has a fast paced work environment and we seek talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with our staff on a variety of programs, events, projects, and initiatives. No two days of the summer will be the same. And you’ll get to ride your bike – a lot!

Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who knows the promise of bikes and is creative and thoughtful when interacting in the community and building relationships.

Your Duties Will Include:

Managing our community bike parking program – reaching out to partners and arranging rental and use.
Working with local youth and adults to repair and ride bikes at our two Bike Garages (note: bike mechanic skills preferred but not required – we will provide training).
Assisting our staff with event planning and day-of logistics for summer events, including: Cyclofemme/BikeFestRI, Bike to Work Day, Volvo Ocean Race, 4th of July Bike Parade, the Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and Bike to the Beach (see dates below).
Creating content for our website and social media channels by writing stories, conducting interviews, taking photographs, filming video, etc. You can choose the media you prefer to document and share the experience of bicycling in Newport
Assisting with Saturday morning group rides and two off-island rides on Cape Cod and Block Island.
Helping with on-road research of cyclist and motorist behaviors.

We Value:

Team members who are prompt and dependable.
Passion for issues related to active transportation, urban planning, environmental and social justice, nonprofit management and community development.
Spanish language proficiency.
Strong verbal and digital communication skills.
Experience working with children.
Knowledge of basic bicycle mechanics
Familiarity with riding for pleasure and for transportation as well as experience with group rides
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office and WordPress.
Attention to detail.
Organization, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creativity, flexibility, and LOTS of energy.
Familiarity with social networking sites.

You Will Learn:

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. We can work together to tailor your duties to your academic and professional interests. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment at an award-winning organization and have ample opportunity to network with community leaders and other professionals in the non-profit and active transportation field.

Compensation: $2,000 stipend

Details:

This internship begins May 1st and ends September 8th. You will have access to our fleet of bikes and parts for your use. You are expected to work 10-20 hours/week, depending on your availability and our event schedule. Hours are flexible – mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

You MUST be available on the following dates:

Saturday, May 9
Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17
Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21
Saturday, July 4 – (morning only)
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27
Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Liza Burkin by April 15, 2015

The post Bike Newport Seeks Summer Intern appeared first on Bike Newport.

19

Feb

March 19th is Bike Newport Night: RACK ‘em UP!

Hold the Date for RACK ‘EM UP! Bike Newport Night 2014 will take place on Wednesday, March 19th, 6-9pm , at the fabulous MIDTOWN OYSTER BAR. Details below. And be sure to join the event on Facebook

Every March, while the roads are still slick with wintry mix and our dreams of warm, oceanside rides are so strong we can taste the salty breeze, Bike Newport throws a mid-winter bike party and raises funds for one exciting new initiative. With the help of our wonderful community partners and dedicated volunteers, Bike Newport Night is a fun-filled evening of great food, live entertainment, raffles and a super silent auction – all in the name of more and better biking!

In 2012, Bike Newport Night funded the training of our League Certified Instructors, the expert local cyclists who teach our FREE Smart Cycling workshops. (Want to schedule a class? Gather a group of 8+ and call us at (401) 619-4900 or email us).

In 2013, Bike Newport Night funded Night Bright – the purchase and distribution of night safety equipment for our bicycle-dependent workers. We keep busy installing lights on bikes; reviewing the Rules of the Road; and giving out helmets, locks, bells, and reflective vests. It’s all about being visible and predictable.

THIS YEAR, Bike Newport Night is going to RACK ‘EM UP!

Don’t miss the party – Wednesday, March 19th, 6-9pm, hosted by our friends at Midtown Oyster Bar, and with the help of Common Fence Music – Rad entertainment by Pier Jump and Los Duderinos! Feel the burn with RIBike‘s VeloSprint Racing! Delicious appetizers provided by Midtown! A host of fun raffles and the best mid-winter silent auction in town.

Portable Stackable Bike Racks will be available for events throughout the season.

The best part? Every penny raised will fund BIKE RACKS – you KNOW Newport needs them! We’re inviting folks on bikes to visit our City by the Sea, but we need to ratchet up the bike parking options for when they arrive.

Point proven at the Folk and Jazz Festivals when we park 500-900 bikes/day. We’ve done a remarkable job getting pedestrian barricades to serve double duty as bike racks, but the time has come for proper event racks. We intend to raise enough money to support 1,000 bikes, but will buy as many racks as the funds we raise allow. Help us make it happen!

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE A RAFFLE/AUCTION ITEM

Please help support more and better bicycling by contributing a raffle prize or silent auction item. Contributions will be recognized:

On oversized posters at the event
On the Bike Newport website and social media pages
In media outreach
In event emails to members and supporters

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to arrange your donation online. Or, print out the BNN 2014 Request Form and return it to us at 435 Thames St, Newport. If you have any questions, call us at (401) 619-4900 or email us.

RSVP on Facebook, where we’ll be posting more about the event as details roll in.

THANK YOU!

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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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