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.
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.
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.
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
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2015
What better way to spend the morning of Dad’s day than a family-friendly bike ride around Newport’s Ocean Drive and celebration at Fort Adams? The 2nd annual Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride has plenty of options for the whole family:
6, 10, and 25-mile bike routes. The 6-mile route will be coned and police-escorted. Riders must be comfortable riding with traffic, follow all road signs and signals, and ALL riders are required to wear a helmet.
Kids “Tour de Fort” offers safe cycling skills and fun inside the Fort.
Pedicab rides are available for the 6-mile route but must be reserved by Thursday, June 12th.
2-mile Fort Adams Bay Walk.
“There in Spirit” option for out-of-towners or those with previous commitments.
Unregistered riders must arrive by 7:15 a.m.
Pre-registered riders may check in at the following times and locations:
• Saturday 6/14: 3:00-6:00pm Bike Newport office 437 Broadway
• Sunday 6/15: 7:00-7:45am Ride Site Fort Adams, inside the Fort
Ride start: 8:00 a.m.
All festivities will wrap up by noon, leaving plenty of time for more Father’s Day celebrations!
We’re seeking volunteers! Please email or call us at (401) 619-4900 if you’d like to lend a hand.
Community Bike Love
We’re thrilled to welcome RIPTA and nuride.com as our presenting sponsors – HUGE thanks for their support of sustainable transportation. Be sure to register your green transportation at nuride.com. Free bike rentals from Newport Bicycle, Ten Speed Spokes, Hooley Re-Sails, Scooter World and Mansion Rentals are available for the ride – must reserve in advance. Our friends at Thames Street Yoga will be leading a pre-ride stretch session at 7:30 a.m. and SpaTerre at Hotel Viking will be giving massages afterwards – no sore muscles at this Father’s Day! Pre- and post-ride refreshments will be provided by A Market, Bagel Boys, Shaw’s Supermarket, Crystal Spring, and Empire Tea & Coffee. Our partners also include Chaves’ Gardens, Newport Daily News, Team One Newport, ecoRI, and Corrigan Financial. Additionally, the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation will be collecting cheek swabs – take 5 minutes to register and you could save a life!
If you’re coming from over the bridges and far away and want to add a few miles to your ride, use our dedicated “Park ‘n Bike” lot. This free parking lot is located at Bike Newport’s new office – 437 Broadway – the former Triplett School. You can park, hop on your bike, and pedal the 4 miles to Fort Adams. If you’d rather park closer, Fort Adams parking lot is also free and available. Or put your bike on RIPTA’s bike racks, ride the bus to Newport’s Gateway Center and pedal the three miles to Fort Adams. Need directions from any of these locations? Check our Newport Bicycle Map.
All funds raised at the Father’s Day Ride honor Dr. Elliot Kaminitz’s memory and his dream of a bike-friendly Newport by supporting Bike Newport’s safe cycling programs and initiatives. For more information, go to FathersDayRide.org. For news, updates, photos and bike love, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Want to brighten your day and get pumped for the ride? Check out last year’s beautiful video. See you on Father’s Day!
Bike routes: 6, 10, and 25 mile options