The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Source: Pick Your Ride with Clean Ocean Access
The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Continue at source – Bike Newport Night 2019!
Bike Newport Night 2019 – new location! We LOVE our friends at our past location – Midtown Oyster Bar – thanks for all the great years upstairs! And we LOVE our friends at our NEW location – PARLOR Bar & Kitchen – THANK YOU for bringing us to the ground floor where even more of us can celebrate BIKE PROGRESS. We can’t wait for this party! There’ll be singing, dancing, thrilling and chilling – and lots of great food and drink as we celebrate Bike Newport and fundraise for the PUMP TRACK at the Big Blue Bike Barn! Fantastic food, amazing auction items, VeloSprint Racing, the best live music, and the annual GRAND PRIZE bike! What’s this Pump Track, you ask? Well, just as we’re breaking ground, cutting doors, designing gardens, planning the murals and trails for our spring buildout at the Big Blue Bike Barn – the Housing Authority has generously DOUBLED the land they’re making available to us. Talk about partners! Why? Because they know that our young people STILL need a place to ride and play away from cars – and what better place than a PUMP TRACK? The kids are too stoked for words – and so are we – so let’s build this thing! And yes – of course, YOU can ride there, too! we’ll just let the kids go first 🙂 The Pump Track will make a great thing even better – The Bike Barn already has work underway for program areas and shelter from the sun. For solar panels and community gardens and a connecting trails into Miantonomi Park. Now we’ve added a Pump Track to the plan. This is all thanks to YOU – our fellow dreamers and doers – and your support and enthusiasm. And we couldn’t be more grateful. Exciting silent auction donations are rolling in from many of our business friends. Check back often – here and on our Facebook Event page – and do spread the word! So COME TO BIKE NEWPORT NIGHT and CELEBRATE. Questions about the event? Want to volunteer or donate to the auction? Whatever you need, just contact Allyson McCalla (401) 619-4900 firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon! The kids are waiting! The post Bike Newport Night 2019 – Fund The Pump Track! appeared first on Bike Newport.
The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. See the original article here – The Second Annual Farm to Farm Ride!
The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Continue reading: Get Ready for the Second Annual Farm to Farm Ride!
This year you helped us with these fun numbers: 5000+ bikes parked at Newport Folk Festival 1300 Visits to our Bike Garage 428 bikes restored and distributed in the community 300 sets of helmets, lights and bells distributed 38 Ladies Nights participants 7 Beginner Cyclist Classes 3 Basic Instructor courses 2 40ft containers purchases and sited for the Bike Barn 1st Statewide Bike Mobility Plan … and a partridge in a pear tree. (OK, well not that part, but you get the idea!) We’re on the last lap of our financial kickstart into the new year where your donation will be matched 100%! We’re almost there. Can you give us the last push to our $50,000 goal? Together, we can keep cranking. All donations are DOUBLED! Thank you to all who make progress possible. The post We’re on the last lap and we’re almost there! appeared first on Bike Newport.
All year round, people bring outgrown and otherwise unused bikes to Bike Newport’s community bike project – where they receive a little TLC and find their way to new owners. Bikes are restored and made road-ready by volunteers and by folks who earn the bikes through volunteering. Among the beach cruisers, road racers, and city bikes for grown-ups are dozens of bikes for tikes. With an extra happy holiday push, Bike Newport volunteers cleaned and tightened up 46 sets of wheels over the last few weeks and delivered the bikes to the Pell School to join Santa’s other surprises at a community toy distribution on Saturday, December 8th. Bike bows and shiny chrome brought smiles to lots of little ones who also left with helmets and “Roll Model” lessons on safe cycling. The post Pell School Santa’s Bike Giveaway appeared first on Bike Newport.
The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. From: Gears and Beers 2018
The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Original source: Wrench and Polish Nights
FALL BACK and LIGHT UP! Bicyclists are reminded to be visible at night with local bike shops helping with 20% discounts on bike lights. As the clocks fall back, cyclists need to light up. Can you believe it, daylight saving’s time is just around the corner! It will get darker a lot earlier, but that’s NO reason to stop cycling and every reason to make sure you’re WELL-LIT! White lights on front, red lights on back, and plenty of reflectors and reflective clothing. Join us in chanting the mantra “See and be seen!” Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 4th. Area bike shops are joining the chorus by offering discounts and promotions on bike lights at a special “Fall Back and Light Up” sale during the weekend of November 2nd – 4th. Participating stores are: Newport Bicycle on Broadway, Pedal Power on West Main Road, and Ten Speed Spokes on Elm Street. For bike enthusiasts, riding at night can be fun, relaxing, and a delightful end to the day. For bike commuters, riding in the dark is a fact of life. Statistically, there are more crashes at night than during the day. This is due in part to the difficulty motorists have in seeing cyclists at night, and in part to cyclists not seeing unsafe road conditions in the dark. There are several ways to improve cyclist visibility and safety at night: Headlights: Handlebar mounted headlights can be USB rechargeable or run on batteries. There’s a range of brightness, and settings that are steady and flashing. Newport law requires a white lamp on the front of your bike that can be seen from 500 feet. Bike shops can help riders choose the best light based on how and where they ride. Front light on your helmet: Helmet headlamps send light whichever way the cyclist looks. Smart! Rear light: Law also requires a red light on the rear of a bicycle. Many cyclists use red blinking lights throughout the day to be more visible as cars approach from the rear. Rear lights can be mounted on fenders, seat posts, seat stays, racks, or saddlebags. Reflective Vest or Jacket: Reflective material increases visibility exponentially and can make cyclists much more obvious on the road at night. In fact, highly reflective material can be far brighter even than the bike lights. Be careful – brightly colored clothing is not the same as reflective. Bright clothing may be highly visible in the daylight, but no different from any other color at night. Be sure that nightwear is reflective. Please contact Bike Newport at 401-619-4900 for more information about the “Fall Back, Light Up” program. For more bike safety information and local ordinances, click here. The post Fall Back and Light up 2018 appeared first on Bike Newport.