Sometimes you want to do more to help out the community, but there's just not enough time in the day between work or school, family, appointments, and probably one of the most time-consuming activities, working out.

What if I told you that you could accomplish two tasks at once? Thanks to both ERICD (Eastern Rhode Island Conservation Department) and Bike Newport, "pliking" is the hottest trend since avocado toast.

Photo courtesy of @eastern_ri_conservation on Instagram

For those who are still scratching their head, pliking is the combination of biking a mapped out course and picking up litter along the way.

It's a great way to help out the community while also getting your exercise in for the day, something I can 100 percent get behind.

"Plike Newport" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Everyone participating will meet at Bike Newport HQ (62 Broadway, Newport) between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to collect some cleanup tools, grab a bite to eat, and even register for some prizes. Participants must bring their own bike, backpack, and helmet.

The team encourages you to bike around town, the beach, and the parks to pick up as much litter as you can. Once everyone regroups at the meeting place by 2 p.m. at the latest, all of the litter can be sorted and weighed.

It's also important for you to know that you don't have to plike. You can also plog (pick up litter while jogging) or plalk (pick up litter while walking).

Photo courtesy of @eastern_ri_conservation on Instagram

Bike Newport and the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation Department ensure COVID safety guidelines will be followed for a fun and safe time. Anyone interested can easily register here. Good luck and happy pliking, everybody.

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