Kids get bikes,
take part in camp

SOME OF the 60 children from around Providence participating in the Red Shed Bike Shop's first Bike Camp stand with their bikes. All participants received their own bicycle, lock, and helmet and learned how to ride, maintain, and stay safe with their bicycle.
Posted 8/23/13

PROVIDENCE – Sixty children participated ride this summer in the Red Shed Bike Shop’s first Bike Camp.

Each participant received their own bicycle from the bike shop, a lock for the bike and a helmet to keep. Funding from Rhode Island Local Initiative Support Corporation & Citizens Bank Growing Communities Grant, the Providence Department of Recreation and the R.I. Department of Health enabled most of the children to participate on scholarships – many riding a bike for the first time.

They also learned bike safety and maintenance, riding in the city and on the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway bike path.

There will be a celebratory luncheon today at Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo St., Providence at 12 noon. All are invited to join the kids, the staff and donors for a good, old-fashioned cookout.

The bike camp was administered by the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council’s Red Shed Bike Shop. Campers became students of the industrial history of the river and how to protect and use this resource wisely during their daily rides. Lunch was provided through the Providence Recreation Department’s free lunch program.

Alicia Lehrer, executive director of the council added that next year, interested people can sponsor a child for one week of camp in 2014 for $100.

PBN Hosted

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • Healthiest Employers
    Celebrate with the Healthiest Employers in RI on August 14th at the Providence M ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    Thank you to our sponsors and to all those who attended the 10th Anniversary of ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News