2016-06-02 / News Briefs

A Busy Biking Day

Butch Murray, owner of the Fastnet Pub, receives the Bike Friendly Business of the Year award from Bike Newport Director Bari Freeman, joined by Newport sculptor Howard Newman, who fabricated the annual award with his wife and partner Mary Newman. Murray lent his property short-term and rent-free to Bike Newport to help the organization establish a presence in the heart of town at 29 Spring St.

Bike to Work Day activities were supported by numerous businesses and attended by more than 100 cyclists. In addition to the Bike Friendly Business award, the day included a bike commuter breakfast, the release of the new 2016 Newport County Bike Map, a police-escorted Bike Parade, and a party at Bike Newport’s new location.

Return to top