Bike Newport, the organization of those who care about improving bike friendliness, safety, access, courtesy, health, fitness, enterprise and planning, has recently been awarded a $5,970 grant from PeopleForBikes.

The grant will be used to “paint and sign neighborhood loops where children and adults can practice bike skills and increase their on-road confidence. The routes will include popular destinations such as the local community center, schools and park, and complements Bike Newport’s popular Bike Library, a fleet of restored bicycles available for local youth to borrow and earn”, according to a news release.

Bike Newport was one of seven grant recipients for the Spring 2016 round of funding from PeopleForBikes, an organization uniting millions of individuals, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make bike riding better for everyone.

To date, the PeopleForBikes grants program has funded more than 350 projects in all 50 states totaling more than $3 million in direct funds and leveraging more than $760 million.

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