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New Piece Of Bike Path Comes Online

New to me anyway, and I can’t find any reference to it on the RIDOT Bike Path page. No matter, just go. I started walking right there at the traffic light where the 195W off-ramp stops at Gano Street, see below. (Signs instruct pedestrians to

‘Tour De Tentacle’ Bike Quest

(10.30) The ‘Tour de Tentacle,’ a bike-based quest game inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, starts off and ends up, Sunday at the Arcade Providence. (From the Facebook event page.) Inspired by the arcane writing of H.P. Lovecraft, this bike-based quest around the city

Woony River Ride

(9.17) A lot is happening around town this weekend. Let’s start with the 7th Annual Woony River Ride Bike-a-Thon. Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River — from Providence throughout the Woonasquatucket Watershed. Last year’s Woony Ride was a success! We had over

Work Begins On East Side Bike Path

Construction has begun on a new segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway which will help get cyclists off of Gano Street, hoorah.  This new strectch of the bike path will run north along the Seekonk River (seen here, with the Gano Street Boat Launch up

Recycle-A-Bike Sale

(6.25) Recycle-a-Bike in Olneyville is holding a bike sale Saturday. Refurbished Bikes Discounted Prices All Makes and Models Space still available in the July Build-a-Bike class, an 18-hour course with 6 class dates. (Starts 6/30) Class Content: – Bike parts overview, bike assessment & diagnosis

Adventure Cyclist Presentation At E & O

(7.8) Adventure bicyclist Jamie Bianchini presents a slideshow and talk Wednesday at the E & O Tap on Knight Street. Signed copies of his memoir “A Bicycle Built for Two Billion” will be available. From the FB event page. He’ll share stunning photos, videos, music

Woonasquatucket Greenway Bike Path — New Spur

This new spur of the Woonasquatucket Greenway Bike Path allows pedestrians and cyclists a new perspective of the Rising Sun fish ladders and adds another stretch of the bike path. From the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council website, The green linear park revitalizes the major hidden

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Bicycle Repair Stands In Providence

Good news for bicyclists. Emily Olson has the story at Motif Magazine. On May 16, Bike to Work Day, Mayor Angel Taveras dedicated three bike repair stands located in Burnside Park, Roger Williams Park and Riverside Park. . . Each stand can inflate a tire

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RI Bicycle Coalition At AS220

(5.28) AS220 and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RIBike) hosts guest speakers from the New England region as well as local bike advocates on a wide range of bike-related topics. Learn about bike vacations, local advocacy efforts, bike touring 101, and more. Wednesday it’s ‘Livable

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Bike-Walk Summit

(10.6) The 2013 New England Bike-Walk Summit starts today, October 4, from 9am to 5pm. This regional conference returns to the Providence Biltmore for a full day of sessions on compelling topics, field sessions, networking, and national leaders in the pro-bike movement. Organized by Providence

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Spring Bike Swap — AS220

(3.31) Spring is coming! Time to dust off those old cranks, pump up those tires, and tighten those breaks! its time to get that booty back on that steel/aluminum/carbon (if ya fancy) steed! FIVE BUCKS A TABLE, so get 5 friends and its a buck

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A Weekend Of Handbuilt Bikes

Are you worried about toe/tire overlap? Do you even know what the hell toe/tire overlap is? If you answered yes, keep reading. This weekend Providence will host the New England Builders Ball, a handbuilt bike show featuring New England-based framebuilders. Local exhibitors include Chapman Cycles

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Building Freak Bikes At Steel Yard

This is just one of the fascinating Fall courses being offered at the Steel Yard. Tall bikes, freak bikes, clown bikes, customs, mutant bikes, cargo bikes, Franken bikes, choppers, rat bikes, chunk bikes, scraper bikes (seen here). The goal of this class is to get

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Gallery Night

Thursday, June 16 is the final Gallery Night of 2011. This month’s bike tour guides are RISD Museum graphic designer Derek Shusterbauer, a volunteer educator and graphic designer for New Urban Arts and a board member there since 2006. Derek helped found the Providence Community

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Tuck In Your Tux And Hike Up Your Hemline

The 2011 RI Bike Prom is May 14 at Roots Café in Providence. Come and celebrate all the great things about cycling like health, sustainability and tourism. Enjoy the bands, the food, the raffles, the surprises and the fun!  Be the Prom King or Prom

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Recycle-A-Bike Sale This Saturday And Next

Recycle-A-Bike, a volunteer-based community bike education and maintenance nonprofit in Providence, will be selling bikes and bike parts tomorrow and again on March 19th, at the Steel Yard from 10am to 4pm. Fully rehabbed bikes, raw frames, parts, and various bike-related gear will be up for