Grand Prize winner Hootie Fogg and Tom Kearns, Ten Speed Spokes owner and Grand Prize donor. HUGE thanks to Tom for the beautiful Specialized Crossroads.
WOW was that a great party!
Rack ‘em Up was a huge success – more than 200 bike lovers celebrated to the tunes of Pier Jump and Los Duderinos with the help of Common Fence Music in the fabulous venue of our uber host-with-the-most Midtown Oyster Bar. Awards were won, songs were sung, oysters were devoured, videos played and racing hearts pumped (for real!). We welcomed many new Bike Newport members, sold a slew of rad merchandise, and had a blast on RI Bike’s VeloSprints! In addition to all the fun we had, we raised about $4,500 – an amazing start to our campaign to purchase portable parking for 1,000 bikes.
Wow, what a time. We thank everyone for coming out to eat, dance, drink, and bid in support of BIKE RACKS. We love our cycling community!
Check out some photos from the event, by Tyson Bottenus:
THANKS! to all our wonderful volunteers who made the night a success: Allison McNally, Laura Murphy, Deanna Casey, Lori Bates, Pat Clayton, Alec Boyle, Matt Newton, Amanda Ward, Tyson Bottenus, Tim Leary, Sarah Leary, Matt Moritz, and Betty Bourret.
And THANKS! to all the local businesses, organizations and individuals who donated to our raffles and silent auction. Be sure to frequent our donors’ businesses and show the Bike Love!
Alexander Nesbitt Photography
Angela Moore Jewelry
Angel Hair & Nails
Brick Alley Pub
Common Fence Music
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Green Valley Country Club
Humble Pie Company
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
Julie Basil Pierce Massage Therapy
Meg Heriot Photography
Midtown Oyster Bar
Narragansett Brewing Company
Newport Art Museum
The Newport Experience
Newport Folk Festival
Newport Yachting Center & Marina
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Patagonia on Thames
Preservation Society of Newport County
Sailors for the Sea
Sea Angel Salon
Secret Garden Tours
Ten Speed Spokes
Tennis Hall of Fame
Twin Oaks Restaurant