Bari Freeman, executive director of Bike Newport, and Valerie Larkin, a technology specialist with the Navy and volunteer for Bike Newport, explain why so few bikes come to Newport Jazz Fest compared with the Folk Fest that happens each year the week before.
The Folk Fest is notably bike-oriented, and the Jazz Fest does all of the same encouragements that the Folk Fest does, but to less impressive results. Because the demographics of the audiences are different, the results are different.
But there's a way to fix that. . .
Thank you to Bari Freeman and Valerie Larkin for their time, and to Rachel Playe for help in editing this.