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Newport

IMCL Newport Bike Tour

Explore the beautiful city on a bike tour led by representatives of Bike Newport, and learn what they're doing to make Newport a more bikable, livable city! For registered attendees at the 60th IMCL conference, plus up to one guest.

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26 avr. 2024, 14:00 – 16:00

Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, USA

About The Event

Join us for a wonderful 2-hour bike tour of Newport, led by local bikability advocates, Bike Newport! You'll walk to their location at 62 Broadway in Newport (about half an hour from our venue, Bois Doré, and a beautiful walk) and then depart for a two-hour ride, returning in time to walk back to Bois Doré for our opening reception at 5PM.

Newport is home to more colonial buildings than any other city in the US. Together, we'll visit the major sites by bicycle on an easy ride that is informative and fun. 

Rhode Island is called the cradle of the "American Soul" and in many ways, Newport was its heart. From its beginning, freedom of religion (heresy to some) and democracy have been cornerstone concepts on which the city was built, and informed America's founding principles.

This history can be experienced and explored on our tour when we visit the oldest synagogue in the US, the 1699 Quaker Meeting House, colonial neighborhoods, cemeteries, and of course the iconic Newport Tower, whose origin is still a source of argument today. And don't forget the oldest tavern in the US, owned by a notorious pirate!

Your tour guide, Art Spivack, is an easy-going local college Professor with extensive knowledge of the political, religious, architectural and cultural history (as well as the long history of gossip!). Trust that he knows how to keep it fun! He'll be joined by Bari Freeman, the Executive Director of Bike Newport, who'll sprinkle the experience with "livable city" context along the way. 

(Please note: tour tickets are non-refundable beginning 30 days prior to the tour.)

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