To the surprise of many, Newport Bicycle has permanently closed.

After five years at 130 Broadway, and several more years around the community, the popular bike shop closed its doors for good on Columbus Day.

On September 21st, Newport Bicycle announced a going out of business sale on Facebook and responded to one disappointed customer ” Sad to leave this great community of bicyclists and wonderful people. We’ve met so many wonderful people  “.

Their location at 130 Broadway is currently available to rent through Kirby Properties for $3,000 per month.

“Rob and I definitely loved serving the local bicycling community and will miss our amazing customers and friends who have supported us along the way.  We are moving up to New Hampshire, where we look forward to more outdoor adventures,” Christina, co-owner of Newport Bicycle wrote to What’s Up Newp on Wednesday.. 

According to their website, the current owners purchased Newport Bicycle in February of 2011, expanded the shop in 2012, and moved to 130 Broadway in 2014. 

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).