It’s that time of year! The best winter party in Newport – once again at the amazing Midtown Oyster Bar! There will be live music, great food, a silent auction, Velosprint racing, and of course, piles of oysters. Come dance to Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos brought to us by Common Fence Music. Get your tickets here. This year, all funds raised will support our Community Bike Projects – where we reclaim abandoned and discarded bikes, which are then repaired or harvested for useable parts with the help of our volunteers. Anyone can come in and tap into shared knowledge, tools, and used parts to repair or build their bikes. Everyone can gain from biking – it’s an affordable, healthy and fun way to get around town. Lots of participants keep coming back for more, and to share their new knowledge with others. Bike Newport’s Community Bike Projects help every kind of rider and every kind of ride, so we can help put more people on bikes in Newport. We are working to make Newport a more bicycle friendly city – through infrastructure, road safety education and more people on bikes! Join us on March 16th at Midtown Oyster Bar! If you are interested in donating to the silent auction, email Brian. The post Bike Newport Night 2017 – Support Community Bike Projects! appeared first on Bike Newport.
Continue at source: It’s Getting Darker Earlier – Fall Back and Light Up!
Originally from: Ride Rhode Island on Labor Day Saturday
Excerpt from – Bike to the SVF Farm – It only happens once a year.
Temps have finally plunged and the white stuff is accumulating, so it must be time for BIKE NEWPORT NIGHT – our annual mid-winter bike celebration and the best winter party in Newport!
Thursday, March 3rd
at Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames Street, Newport
Live music with Slackwater String Bandand Los Duderinos,
with help from Common Fence Music.
RIBike’s VELOSPRINT racing, silent auction, raffles, cash bar
BIKE LOVE ABOUNDING!
Don’t miss out on the annual tradition GRAND PRIZE BICYCLE RAFFLE
featuring the new “Hootie Rule” – same person may not win within 5 years – love you Hootie!
$20 at the door
ALL FUNDS RAISED SUPPORT BIKE AND ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION
In years past, funds raised at Bike Newport Night have helped us to make great progress – certifying instructors, purchasing event racks, and advocating for The First Mile of bike path. This year, all funds raised will support our Bicycle and Road Safety Education – SPREAD THE ED!
Road safety depends on knowledge and agreements among bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. We’re starting with our kids, our teachers, our police, our employers. We’re working with schools, businesses, community organizations, automobile associations, bus companies, and more. We’re developing school curriculum and we’re training more and more instructors. The more folks who know how to safely be on the road together – the more people who model and share safe practices – the safer our roads and our people will be. Spread the Ed!
Want to help? We’d love your contribution to our raffles and silent auction and we’ll be happy to tell everyone about your generosity before and during the event. Thank you! Let us know here and we’ll follow up with you.
There will be plenty of Bike Parking at Midtown Oyster Bar, so ride on down – see you on March 3rd!
It’s time to make the switch to everyday bicycling. We’re here to help.
Are you a recreational rider who’s ready to ditch the car for everyday commuting and errands? Do you ride on trails or bike paths on the weekends but need some support in making the transition to riding with traffic? Are you just getting back on a bike for the first time in years? Join us for a four hour comprehensive workshop on biking for transportation.
Sign up HERE.
The afternoon will begin in the classroom, progress to practicing bike maneuvering skills in a car-free parking lot, and culminate in a 3-mile city ride in small, intimate groups led by instructors. You will gain experience riding with traffic in a variety of on-road conditions, applying the safe riding techniques you learned in the classroom and out in the parking lot.
MUST HAVES: a bike, helmet, and basic riding skills. Sign up HERE.
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We’re excited to be partnering with the Newport County Community Mental Health Center‘s 7th Annual Tour de Newport on Sunday, September 27th, an event dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Michael F. Paranzino in honor of his ultimate sacrifice for his country in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Riders can choose 10/25/45 mile distances, all starting and ending at Rogers High School. This family-centered, health-focused, outdoor event is to support the continued provision of NCCMHC’s greatly needed outpatient services and 24 hour, 7-day-a-week emergency services which allow NCCMHC to respond to children and adults experiencing a mental health crisis, and to support local law enforcement and the hospital emergency department.
Hope to see you there!
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Bike to Work Day is an annual event held on the third Friday in May all around the world promoting bicycling for daily transportation. Here in Newport, we’ve been celebrating Bike to Work Day since 2011. This is the day to leave your car home and put your feet in the pedals. Breathe deep and smile solo, or meet up with your friends and colleagues for a group ride to the office. Know that the chances you’ll arrive smiling are extra high. Biking = happiness. Active transportation leads to productivity. Start the day at Bike Newport’s Bike Commuter Breakfast and end the day with a group ride to the Volvo Ocean Race festivities at Fort Adams State Park.
All activities take place at Eisenhower Park in Washington Square – the historic center of Newport.
7:00-9:00am: Bike Commuter Breakfast provided by Washington Square Cafe & Baking Company, A Market Natural Foods, and Stop & Shop.
3:30pm: Program and award ceremony
5:00pm: 3-mile group ride to the Volvo Ocean Race Newport!
Too far to bike, or over the bridge? Use the dedicated “Park ‘n Bike” lots located at Bike Newport’s office, 437 Broadway, or at the YMCA on Valley Road in Middletown. You can park, hop on your bike, and pedal to the Bike to Work Day breakfast before continuing to your workplace. Or, use RIPTA’s Rack n’ Ride to get into town from anywhere in the state.
Have you been thinking – “Wow, I could bike or walk to that meeting and clear my head on the way.” “Oh my, if I had biked here I wouldn’t be stressing this parking search” “Gee, the market really is close by.”? Bike to Work Day is meant to be the day you give it a try and find out what you’ve been missing!
Already a happy transportation cyclist? Use the day to get your friends in the saddle. Share the love!
It’s always an amazing day, and full confirmation of the delight of starting the day on your bike. It’s fun, healthy, invigorating AND makes us more happy and productive. Give it a try and see what you think. Maybe it will become a habit. We hope so!
Thanks to supporter supreme Steve Sabo for bringing Squiddo and his friends back for Bike to Work Day on our banner art!
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Mark your calendars now! Keep summer going and legs pumping by adventuring with Bike Newport to some of the best bicycling destinations in New England.
Monday, Aug 25th: Cape Cod Rail Trail (play hooky from work or school! This beautiful path is super crowded on the weekends so we’ll do it on a peaceful Monday) ~50 mile bike path ride from S. Dennis to Wellfleet. We’ll stop at the Wellfleet Beachcomber for seafood and swimming!
Sunday, September 14th: Block Island. Leave on the 9am ferry from Pt. Judith, spend the day circling the tiny teardrop. ~30 miles, pretty hilly.
Saturday (and Sunday), Sept 27 (& 28th): Shining Sea Bikeway & Martha’s Vineyard. This ride is a “choose your own adventure!” We’ll meet at the beginning of the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth, MA and bike 10 miles to the Woods Hole ferry. Then ride ~25 miles around the island and back to the ferry -> 10 mile bike path -> car. Feel free to book lodging and make a weekend of it! Based on interest, we will explore group lodging options and more riding on Sunday.
More details will be posted as these rides come closer.
Love Live Summer!!!
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It’s our pleasure to announce that registration for the 2nd annual Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride on Sunday, June 15th is now OPEN!
One never tires of riding Newport’s magnificent Ocean Drive. Enjoy it with your family and friends this Father’s Day, while you support cycling education and engineering, and honor the legacy of Elliot Kaminitz, safe cycling rider and advocate.
The Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride is our signature event, raising awareness and funds for improved cycling through education and engineering. Please join us – and help us spread the word! Check out the website, register early, and encourage your friends and family to participate. It’s a wonderful way to start Father’s Day – and with 6/12/25 mile rides, an off-road kids ride inside the Fort, and a 2-mile Bay Walk, there’s an option for everyone.
Members of Bike Newport will receive a 15% discount on the ride registration. Become a member of Bike Newport here.
For more information, visit FathersDayRide.org.
Watch the 2013 Recap:
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