Those hot summer nights call for something a little different. Come and have the ultimate Newport experience. Ride with Bike Newport around Newport and end the evening a bar for a few New Belgium beverages. Bike to Beer! Fun times ahead as the rides feature New Belgium swag giveaways, glassware beer and the chance to win a New Belgium Bike! All rides start at Bike Newport • 62 Broadway, Newport RI Rides end at: Ride 1 – Tavern On Broadway • 16 Broadway Ride 2 – Benjamin’s Raw Bar • 254 Thames St Ride 3 – Midtown Oyster Bar • 345 Thames St $1 from every New Belgium beer you purchase benefits Bike Newport’s youth education programs as do any donations towards swag. Who’s in? The post Summer Rides with Bike Newport and New Belgium appeared first on Bike Newport.
Synergy #4 (mixed media cyanoprint by artist Robert Davidson) will be featured at the silent auction.
Wow! We’ve got some amazing items lined up for our Bike Newport Night: RACK ‘em UP! raffle and silent auction. Many local businesses, organizations and individuals are donating exciting items! Original art, bike friendly apparel, tours, cruises, memberships, dinners out, wine, and many manners of self-indulgence await your bids. Plenty to raffle as well, including the GRAND PRIZE donated by Ten Speed Spokes – a custom-sized SPECIALIZED CROSSROADS. Everyone attending will be eligible to win! Come party with us at Midtown Oyster Bar from 6-9pm on Wednesday, March 19th.
“RACK ‘EM UP!” will raise funds for high-capacity bike racks. With up to 900 cyclists per day at the 2013 Folk Festival, we know that there is great potential to move festivalgoers from cars to bikes. With bikes, Newport’s summer traffic congestion and parking challenges are reduced. But bikes need parking, too! So racks have become this year’s fundraising focus. The high-capacity event racks will be portable, stackable, and available for events throughout the season.
Bike Newport Night 2014 will be hosted by Midtown Oyster Bar with help from Common Fence Music and entertainment by Pier Jump and Los Duderinos. Adding to the fun is VeloSprint Racing with the RI Bicycle Coalition. What is VeloSprints? A racing simulator that’s super fun, spirited, and competitive. Hop on a bike and see if you can beat your best friend in a fired-up 30-second sprint. Projected times pitch the excitement while the bands play on. You won’t want to miss this one.
Thanks to all the generous local businesses who are helping make Rack ‘Em Up an event to remember!
Angela Moore Jewelry
Angel Hair & Nails
Common Fence Music
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Green Valley Country Club
Midtown Oyster Bar
Newport Art Museum
The Newport Experience
Newport Yachting Center & Marina
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Preservation Society of Newport County
Sailors for the Sea
Sea Angel Salon
Ten Speed Spokes
Tennis Hall of Fame
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.
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.