Since Newport is all about fun and having a wonderful memorable time, we at the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast would like to introduce you the newest thing in biking; Pedego electric bikes. Pedego electric bikes combine style and function to open up cycling to anyone who might otherwise not be getting the benefits from bike riding. Many people would like to ride a bike in Newport, but find it impractical or impossible because of hills, distance, health reasons, and knee problems.
Our PEDEGO™ electric bikes make biking Newport much more accessible, and in a word... FUN.
(Call us at: 401-849-6865 about our Pedego electric bike fall package)
Newport is such a beautiful place to stay and visit. Arguably the best way to enjoy Newport is by bicycle. On a bike, you can still appreciate the outdoors -- like walking, but you can also get to places in a quicker fashion than if you were on foot. See the mansions, cruise the 10 mile ocean drive, visit Fort Adams, stop by Castle Hill Lighthouse or just feel the wind in your face.
Newport is a very bike-friendly place. In 2014 the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards and Newport has been named a Bronze BFC – the first BFC in the state of Rhode Island!
“Newport is playing a critical role in creating a truly Bicycle Friendly America,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We know Newport’s investment in bicycling will be returned many times over in the health, environmental, and quality of life benefits of a thriving community.”
The BFC program is transforming the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while benchmarking their progress toward improved bicycle-friendliness. The Bronze BFC award recognizes Newport’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in promotion, education, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
Newport is also the historic home of the bicycling movement. If you take a stroll through Touro Park off Bellevue Avenue, you’ll see this monument (pictured below), carved with the League’s winged wheel logo. Erected in 1980, it commemorates the founders of the League of American Wheelmen (now Bicyclists), who began their commitment to better and safer cycling in our own “City by the Sea.”
The best way to bike in Newport is to stay at the Ivy Lodge and bike the electric way; with Pedego electric bikes. With their bright colors and a retro look, Pedego Electric Bikes look like the cruiser bikes that dominated the U.S. market in the 1950s before giving way to lightweight Euro racers.
The bikes have wide handlebars, upright seating posture and fat tires just like the old beach bikes. But they have been updated in numerous ways, including aluminum frames, front and rear disc brakes and Shimano gears.
However, the biggest change is the electric motor mounted in the rear wheel with its book-shaped battery discreetly set on the luggage platform above.
Let us show you why Pedego Electric Bikes, with their classic California styling, are the most enjoyable way to experience Newport. Pedego can give you the freedom and fun of being a kid again!
(Call us today @ 401-849-6865 to discuss a Pedego bike packages at the Ivy Lodge)