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Students in Newport will learn tips during the new school year on how to stay out of harm’s way when they walk and bike to school.

Aaron Read / RIPR

August 26, 2015

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Rhode Island Public Radio, the NPR Member Station for Rhode Island, is the only Bicycle Friendly Business in the Ocean State.

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) with a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining more than 1,000 visionary businesses from across the country.

Cycling fans roll out the bicycles Saturday for Bike Fest RI.  The annual event is hosted this year at the Met School in Providence.

Organizers say it kicks off Rhode Island’s cycling season. That’s cycling season if you’re a casual biker. Hard core cyclists like Ed Raff ride through the winter. Raff is one of the organizers of Bike Fest RI. He said the event is geared toward getting everyone try biking just a little bit more.

Family mementos and memories.  For many of us they’re vitally important – and full of vitality, keeping loved ones near to our hearts, especially once they’re no longer with us.  Precious trinkets, heirlooms, one-of-a-kind photographs, this is the stuff that binds us to the people we care about. The novelist Saul Bellow once wrote, “Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.”  And as we hear from Reed Caster in this encore essay, profound connections are sometimes forged from the most modest inheritances.

Policy and Pinot: Bicycles in Rhode Island

Apr 21, 2013
Aaron Read / RIPR

Bicycles in Rhode Island

Providence is striving to become a city where young people want to live and work. For many, having a green way to commute is vital. In this Policy and Pinot we explore how making the city an attractive place to live and bike could boost the capital city’s bottom line.

Bradley Campbell – Environment Reporter / Weekend Host, Rhode Island Public Radio

Providence Bicycle App Now Running Smoothly

Mar 19, 2013

Providence launched a smartphone app to track the rides of cyclists earlier this year.  After a couple hiccups, the app is now helping city planners create a bicycle master plan for the city.

Interview with Circle A Cycles frame builder Brian Chapman

Jan 20, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Last week, a cyclist in Newport was taken to Rhode Island Hospital after being hit by a suspected drunken driver. RIPR felt the issue needed more perspective. So we invited area cyclist Brian Chapman into the studio to discuss cycling safety and culture in the state. Chapman is a prominent fixture in the local cycling community. He's also a frame builder at Circle A Cycles. It's a local bicycle frame building cooperative in Providence.

Cycling accident spurs action in Newport

Jan 16, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Newport cycling community is responding to a recent car and bike accident that sent a cyclist to the hospital. The incident has intensified efforts to promote safe cycling.

Aquidneck Island bike route pedals forward

Jan 8, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) A bike route stretching the length of Aquidneck Island is closer to becoming a reality. A grant to create a design for an 18-mile route is currently being vetted by the Department of Environmental Management.

Real time data to develop bike path master plan

Jan 3, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) The City of Providence is launching a new app that tracks trips taken by bicycle. The app will help planners determine routes on the new bicycle master plan. Cyclists with a smartphone will soon be able to help Providence plan future bike routes in the city.