Tags : rides

07

Jun

Excerpt from –  Bike to the SVF Farm – It only happens once a year.

24

Apr

Father’s Day Ride 2014 / photo by Meg Heriot

Sunday, June 19th at Fort Adams

Visit www.fathersdayride.org to register.

Bike Newport, the Newport County YMCA, Fort Adams Trust, and the RIDOT Highway Safety Program together announce the 2016 Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, an annual family cycling event held at Fort Adams and along the scenic Newport Ocean Loop.

The annual ride honors Elliot Kaminitz, an active community member and safe cycling advocate  who was killed while riding his bicycle in Newport. The ride delivers on the Kaminitz family wish to encourage more, better and safer cycling for everyone.

This year the Father’s Day Ride will be held on Sunday, June 19th at Fort Adams State Park. Participants can choose to ride 6, 10, or 25 miles. The 6-mile loop is marked with cones and escorted by the Newport Police – making it just right for families and first-timers. Participants can also choose a brisk two-mile walk around the park. Children can practice bike skills and rack up miles in the “Tour de Fort” – safely inside the Fort walls. There will be refreshments, entertainment, yoga, massage, and plenty of bicycle happiness.

2016 brings new and exciting changes to the event. The YMCA of Newport County is joining Bike Newport as a partner to produce the event, and Fort Adams Trust is the generous host. The partners are working together to bring more local families to beautiful Fort Adams and the Ocean Loop – with the promise that everyone who wants to ride, will ride. The YMCA will also operate busses to transport families and their bicycles to and from Fort Adams. And a fee waiver is available on the registration site to ensure that financial constraints do not deter participation.

“We want as many people as possible from the community to enjoy cycling together along the ocean,” explained Bike Newport’s Executive Director, Bari Freeman. “Riding with friends, family, and neighbors in this beautiful place is fantastic – and everyone should have that chance.”

The YMCA’s CEO, Mike Miller, is celebrating the collaboration. “The Newport County YMCA is thrilled to partner on this special event.  Bringing members of our community together to ride and walk in support of safer cycling aligns perfectly with our focus areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We look forward to our continued work together for this event and throughout the summer as we offer cycling as part of the new Adams Experience Summer Camp.”

Renee Kaminitz shared that this collaboration holds great promise and brings her real joy. “Together, we are educating the public to be aware of surroundings and training our children to be safer cyclists. I’m a teacher at heart, and this event educates everyone, directly and indirectly. While people are out having fun together, we’re learning how to share the road, and we’re celebrating the safety of all road users.”

RIDOT’s Director of Highway Safety, Gabrielle Abbate, was also on hand for the announcements. “We’ve been a sponsor of the children’s activities at the Father’s Day Ride every year, “ she explained, referring to the “Tour de Fort” activities inside the Fort Adams Fort, where the children practice skills and ride loops of the Parade Route to rack up miles. “The community focus on road safety here in Newport is what we hope to see in communities statewide.”

The Father’s Day Ride raises funds for bicycle safety education at Bike Newport and the YMCA of Newport County. Activities begin and end at Fort Adams and run from 8am to noon on June 19th. For more information, to register, and to support the event as a sponsor, please visit www.fathersdayride.org or email tracy@fathersdayride.org.

Partners for the 2016 Fathers Day Ride together announced the fourth annual event on April 19th:

Kneeling (l-r): Mary Ellen Lynch, Bike Newport Outreach Manager; Kellen Farnham, Bike Newport Development Director; Olivia Kachingwe, HEZ Project Coordinator; Tracy Jonsson, Father’s Day Ride Event Manager; and Joe Dias, Fort Adams Trust Exec Director.

Standing (l-r): Miguel Sola, YMCA; Bill Villareal,YMCA; Gabrielle Abbate, Director, RIDOT Highway Safety; Greg Hall, Board President, Fort Adams Trust; Renee Kaminitz; Colleen Germain, Newport Superintendent of Schools; Bari Freeman, Bike Newport Exec Director; RI State Rep Lauren Carson; YMCA CEO Mike Miller; Henri Venable, Bike Newport Education Manager; and Chip Young, Bike Newport Board.

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29

Sep

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.

Space is limited! Bike Newport members receive 15% off all classes. This class is certified by the League of American Bicyclists.

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05

Aug

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.

Sign up to ride!

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.

Learn more about NCCMHC and the ride here. Military discounts are available.

Hope to see you there!

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12

Jun

Join Bike Newport and hundreds of cyclists as we ride Newport County’s scenic coastline while celebrating the life and passion of Dr. Elliot Kaminitz. The third annual Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride will be held on June 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. With a range of distances from 6, 10 and 25 miles, riders of all levels can participate. We are also engaging young cyclists with a Kids “Tour de Fort”, sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. This youth program and activity area will be hosted inside the walls of Fort Adams State Park, which will provide a fun and safe environment for kids and parents to participate.

All three ride options start and finish inside Fort Adams State Park. Following the ride, food and beverages will be available for participants. Riders are encouraged to choose the distance that suits their abilities.

“There in Spirit”: Can’t get to Newport, but want to participate? Join us in spirit! Sign up and take a ride with your family and friends wherever you are on Father’s Day morning. Send us a photo and/or tag the Father’s Day Ride! Don’t let the distance keep you from supporting Elliot’s legacy of more, better and safer cycling.

This year, for the first time, no one will miss the ride for financial reasons. There is a “fee waiver request” on the registration form as well as the opportunity for riders to sponsor other riders. Everyone who wants to ride will be able to ride. Our goal is to get more families and individuals of all ages and abilities to participate and to ensure that no one is denied the chance to ride.

Proceeds from this event support Bike Newport’s bicycle safety programs.

Volunteers still needed! Contact Liza.

Please say THANKS to our Father’s Day Ride sponsors and community partners:
IE-CycleCorrigan Financial, Worldways Social Marketing, Newport Daily News, KVH Industries, Newport County YMCA, and Representative Lauren Carson. And to our community partners Empire Tea & Coffee, A Market, Panera, Newport Yogis, Hooley, Mansion Rentals, Newport Bicycle and Ten Speed Spokes.

For more information about supporting the 2015 Father’s Day Ride:
Bike Newport: (401) 619-4900, info@bikenewportri.org

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18

Apr

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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15

Nov

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons, the Bike Garage North, a shipping container located in the parking lot of the Florence Gray Center, sees youth from throughout Newport learn to live and love bikes! Whether learning basic mechanic skills, safety training, participating in the Earn-A-Bike program or going on woodsy group rides through giant piles of fall leaves, the Bike Garage North is a safe place for youth and community members to hop on the saddle and ride!

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 – 5 pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3 pm.

The post Bike Garage North: Miantonomi Park Adventure! appeared first on Bike Newport.

12

Nov

Join us on Wednesday, November 20th to celebrate Newport’s Bicycle Friendly Community award at City Hall! Following the commemoration, (weather permitting) we will lead a bike ride around town and enjoy a reception at Fifth Element. Bikes will be provided by Newport Bicycle for anyone who would like to ride. Here’s the route we will take, heading east first:

We know Newport has a long way to go in its quest to become bike friendly, but this is an amazing start!

RSVP on the Facebook event and call us at 401.619.4900 with any questions.

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28

Oct

Let’s kick off Halloween right with a costume ride right through downtown Newport! We’re going to leave from Touro Park (by the Viking Hotel) @ 7pm, zig zag down Bellevue, head up Spring, and ride back down Thames to end at Asterisk. Helmets recommended, as well as bike-able costumes. As always, open event, invite your pals!

aaaooooo!!

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