Bike Newport has announced that more than1,800 people each day – or 18% of attendees to the Newport Folk Festival – chose bikes over cars to attend the annual event at Fort Adams State Park last weekend, shattering prior records of 1,200 per day on Fridays (50% increase) and 1,500 per day on Saturdays (20% increase).

No other music festival in the US is known to have such a high percentage of bicyclists, according to Bike Newport.

Bike Newport, the local bicycle advocacy organization routes, greets, and assists the cyclists every year, facilitating the exponential growth from 500 cyclists in 2013 to the current 1,800 per day.

Photo provided by Bike Newport.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).