2017-03-09 / News Briefs

Bike Newport Night

This year’s Bike Newport Night fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 16, from 6-9 p.m. at Midtown Oyster Bar. All proceeds will benefit community bike projects.

Funds raised at past Bike Newport Nights have supported bike educator training; bike rider safety education; the distribution of night safety equipment; the purchase of high-capacity event bike racks; and the advocacy to achieve an off-road bike path in Newport.

This year’s fundraiser will emphasize the restoration and distribution of hundreds of bicycles that are collected in Newport. Community volunteers work to restore the bikes, using shared tools, know-how and parts provided by the Bike Newport Garage. Bike Newport staff and volunteers work with individuals and agencies to return the bikes to the road.

Music and entertainment will be provided by the Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos. Back by popular demand is Velosprints, where party-goers hop on bikes and race in a 30-second sprint to the finish. Admission is $30. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bikenewportri.org.

For more information, call 401- 619-4900 or email brian@bikenewportri.org.

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