Bike Month 2013



Get on your bike and RIDE!

Get your bike in working order! On May 15th, bike shops all around the Triangle will offer bike inspections all day long at no charge AND no appointment required (though you might have to wait when you arrive)! See the complete list of participating shops. 

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Download Bike to Work Month poster here!

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GO Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Go Chapel Hill-Carrboro and UNC-Chapel Hill's CAP program present CycleFest 2013!  Their events are guaranteed to be a good time!

All Month Long - Join Go Chapel Hill Commute Club! Be sure to check out the Go Chapel Hill tables located throughout Chapel Hill to find information on alternative transportation options in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the Greater Triangle Area. And be sure to sign up for the Go Chapel Hill Commuter Club to show support for a cleaner healthier community (as well as opportunities for public speaking and great incentive items)!!! To register contact Len Cone at

Kidical Mass
Saturday, April 20
3 PM
Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and fun bike ride for kids and their families. It stresses the notion that kids are traffic too and works to get children to follow proper safety procedures on their bicycles while gaining their parents trust in their ability to navigate streets

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Thursday, April 25
Spoke 'n Revolutions Youth Cycling and The ReCYCLEry are proud to be the official Chapel Hill host of The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival at The Varsity Theater. The films combine beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions that ensure our earth and communities thrive for future generations. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, conservation, energy, adventure, kayaking, wildlife, fracking and more.

Go Chapel Hill - Carrboro Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 8
All Day
Students are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, May 8th to improve the quality of the air, experience a more fit way to arrive at school each day and to feel great as you arrive at school!

Lunch-and-Learn Cycling Workshop
UNC Public Safety Building, 285 Manning Dr

Friday, May 3
12 PM – 1:30 PM
Space is limited, so sign up soon! Bring your lunch and learn from a League Cycling Instructor (LCI), certified by the League of American Bicyclists. The LCI will teach you how to make a good bike selection and fit, the principles for driving in traffic and Rules of the Road. You'll learn the ABC Quick Check and how to fix a flat. The LCI will demo how to maneuver your bike to do a quick stop, rock dodge and instant turn.

Map My Bike to Work
The Beach Café
Friday, May 10
11 AM – 2 PM
UNC’s Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) will set up tables with games and prizes outside The Beach Café to promote the upcoming Bike to Work Week. Current bike commuters will be encouraged to map their routes and sign up as mentors for other potential bike commuters, as well as congregate with other cyclists and exchange ideas. The Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro will be there to promote nearby cycling resources and events.

Chapel Hill’s Bike & Bus Workshop
Saturday, May 11
8:30 AM - NOON
Come to University Mall Farmer's Market and learn how to quickly and easily mount a bike onto the front of any bus in the Greater Triangle area. Take a quick tour of a Fare Free Chapel Hill Transit Bus.

Chapel Hill’s Bike & Bus Workshop
Saturday, May 11
8:30 AM - NOON
Come to Carrboro’s Farmers Market and learn how to quickly and easily mount a bike onto the front of any bus in the Greater Triangle area. Take a quick tour of a Fare Free Chapel Hill Transit Bus.

Carrboro Bike Breakfast Workshop
Municipal parking lot on the corner of Main and Roberson Sts. (across from Armadillo Grill)
Tuesday, May 14
7 AM – 10 AM
Come for breakfast with other cyclists and have free bike checks from local bike shops. There will be coffee from Open Eye Coffee and other breakfast food. Enjoy the giveaways, informational handouts and cycle discussion all while enjoying biscuits from Neal’s Deli! Enter multiple drawings during the morning’s events!

Free Bike Inspections
Wednesday, May 15
All Day
All Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bicycle Shoppes are offering bike inspections all day long at no charge AND no appointment required (though you might have to wait when you arrive)!

SpringRoll Cruiser Ride
Friday, May 17
5:30 PM
Serious Cyclists and Families come out and take the 8 mile cruiser ride through Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Shorter route designed for families. Bicycle crafts, music and competitions- BE SURE TO DRESS OUT IN YOUR WILDEST CYCLING CLOTHES-- (prize to the best in show)!!! (This is our biggest event of the year)

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Bike Commute Coffee Club
Every Friday
7:45 AM
Loaf Bakery, 111 W. Parrish St.

Bike Month Kickoff bike ride
Saturday, May 4
11 AM
Family-friendly ride on American Tobacco Trail and Rocky Creek Greenway. Ride starts at the Bull City Play Streets , Main St/Elm St (near Golden Belt). Sponsored by Durham BPAC, East Coast Greenway Alliance, & Bike Durham.

Cyclist’s Social
Tuesday, May 7
5 PM - 7 PM
Sunset Grille, 5850 Fayetteville Rd # 101 or milepost 5.75 on the American Tobacco Trail
Cyclists enjoy free food and giveaways. Free bike checks provided by REI. Sponsored by Durham BPAC and Bike Durham.

Kidical Mass
Saturday, May 11
10 AM - NOON
Family friendly group ride on the Ellerbee Creek trail, starts at the picnic shelter in Northgate Park. Bullseye Bicycle will provide helmet and bike checks. An overview of safe bicycling skills will be provided prior to the ride. Sponsored by Durham BPAC and Bike Walk. Pre-registration is welcomed!

Seven Stars Cycles Shop Sponsored Second Sunday Spin
Sunday, May 12
10 AM
A 20-mile self-supported, group ride, leaving from Seven Stars Cycles at 309 E Chapel Hill St.

Cyclist’s Social
Monday, May 13
5 PM – 7 PM
Bull McCabe’s, 427 W. Main St., in the Five Points area of historic downtown Durham. Cyclists enjoy free food and giveaways. Free bike checks provided by Seven Stars Cycles. Sponsored by Durham BPAC and Bike Durham.

“Free Bike Inspection Day”
Wednesday, May 15
Cyclists can take their bikes for a free inspection all day to Durham Cycles, Tip-Top Cycles, Seven Stars Cycles, REI (Durham, Raleigh, and Cary), and The Bicycle Chain (Durham, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill).

Breakfast Social
Thursday, May 16
7 AM - 9 AM
Ninth Street Bakery, 136 East Chapel Hill Street, at Five Points
Cyclists enjoy free food and giveaways. Sponsored by Durham BPAC and Bike Durham.

Bull City Tipping Point bike ride
Sunday, May 19
2 PM
Start at Major the Bull for an approximately 10 mile social ride around Durham ending up at Cocoa Cinnamon! (held every third Sunday of the month - for more information see

Durham BPAC meeting
Tuesday, May 21
7 PM - 9 PM
Join Durham BPAC’s meeting at City Hall and help brainstorm good bicycle and pedestrian solutions for Durham. Please bring your best ideas! Free coffee and pastries.

“Donate a Bike”- day
Wednesday, May 22
Donate old bikes to kids and adults who need them! Raid your garage and take old, unused kid's bikes to the Downtown YMCA. These will be given to Durham's famous "Bikeman Days" for refurbishment and then given away again. Donate adult bikes to the Bike Co-op on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons in May. For kids bikes: Downtown YMCA 6-8PM. Thurs. May 23 for adult bikes: Bike Co-op 7-10PM.
More info:

Bike to Star Trek Movie
Friday, May 24
19:00 hours, Earth Eastern Standard Time.
Your assignment: Meet at Major the Bull in Downtown Durham, bike to Southpoint Cinemas for new Star Trek into Darkness Movie. Starfleet and/or alien attire recommended. More info:

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Duke University


Duke University Bicyclist Appreciation Event
Friday, May 17 8 AM - 10 AM
Duke Parking & Transportation Services, along with the Duke Sustainability Office and GoTriangle, would like to thank our bike commuters for helping to make Duke a more sustainable campus.
Bike over to the Bryan Center on May 17, Bike to Work Day, to meet other cyclists, learn more about Duke Bicycle Commuter Benefits, and enjoy prize giveaways while they last.

Duke University Bicycle Commuter Course
Saturday, May 18 1 PM – 4 PM
Duke Parking & Transportation Services will be hosting a bicycle commuter course to equip bicyclists with the information you need to become a regular bike commuter.
The course will cover basic bike maintenance and repair, NC bike laws, safe biking tips and techniques, how to carry gear and equipment, and an on-bike campus tour.
Please bring a bike and helmet.
More information and registration available at

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NCSU Commute Challenge
April 1st - May 31st
With Earth Week in April and Bike to Work Month in May, we’re celebrating at NCSU by challenging faculty, staff, and students to use alternative transportation!
The Commute Challenge is an opportunity to log your daily commute using Zimride’s Commute Calendar April 1st through May 31st!
The more trips you track, the more points you’ll earn, which will give you more entries into our prize drawing!

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Neuse River Trail Dedication
Thursday, April 25
5 – 7 PM
Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Dr, Raleigh NC
The City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department invites you to celebrate the dedication of the 28 mile Neuse River Trail!
The ceremony will begin at 5pm followed by music and activities.
RSVP by email to

Park & Party at the Corral
Thursday, May 2
7 PM
Raleigh Times Bar, 14 E Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC
Help us celebrate the installation of Raleigh’s first on-street bike corral!
The bike corral is a beacon of the growing cycling community and the result of a partnership between the City, the community, and Saris Cycling Group, who kindly donated the rack.

RaleighRacks Premier
Friday, May 3
6 PM
Moore Square on Martin Street, across from City Market
Celebrate the installation of RaleighRacks by participating in a short ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a leisurely bike tour of the artistic bike rack locations. The tour will start in Moore Square and finish at Benelux Cafe, where guests are invited to stay and socialize! RaleighRacks is brought to you by Architecture for Humanity—Raleigh Chapter and the City of Raleigh.

Friday, May 3
6 PM - 9 PM 
City Market, across from Benelux Café
Stop by the BikeRaleigh table for commuting tips, transit info, bike safety advice, and more. Plus, participate in the BikeRaleigh Map development project—the project team will be on hand with a city map to hear your ideas. 

Capital City Bike Ride
Friday, May 10
7:30 AM – 9 AM
Sponsor: Rex Healthcare
Chavis Park, 505 MLK Jr. Boulevard, Raleigh NC
Support cycling in the Triangle! Ride and mingle with elected officials, City employees and fellow bicycle advocates.
Ride will start at Chavis Park and finish at the State Capital (approx. one mile). Free breakfast will be provided at the Finale.
Registration required. Visit the City of Raleigh website for more information and to register for the ride

Bike Day at the Downtown Farmers Market!
Wednesday, May 15
10 AM – 2 PM
City Plaza on Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC
Farmers’ market shoppers, families and bike enthusiasts are encouraged to ride their bike to the market and celebrate bike to work week.
There will be a variety of bike-related activities and information about biking in Raleigh.

Go the Extra Mile!
Friday, May 17
9 AM
Nash Square Park, 200 W Hargett Street, Raleigh NC
The City of Raleigh will host a short bike ride to encourage City employees to celebrate National Bike to Work Day.
The ride is also a perfect way to participate in the Go the Extra Mile Wellness Challenge.
Bike safety and maintenance materials will be available.

Raleigh's Signature Ride
Saturday, May 18
9:30 AM
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC
Explore Raleigh by bike and join us for a guided 25-mile loop ride using portions of the Capital Greenway System and local street connections.
Ride will finish around lunchtime.
Route can be found at:
For more information, contact Dave Connelly at

Cyclist Social
Wednesday, May 22
MoJoe’s Burgers, 620 Glenwood Ave
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Join Raleigh Cyclists for a great get together for bikers and burgers at MoJoe’s Burger Joint in Glenwood South.
Meet other Capital-area cyclists, get your Bicycle Benefits sticker, and learn about all GoTriangle has to offer cyclists.

Ride Through Raleigh's Finest Neighborhoods
Tuesday, May 28
6 PM
Ride starts at 6PM (10, 12, or 15-mile ride) at the Boylan Brew Pub located at 201 S. Boylan Avenue
After the ride, return to the Boylan Brew Pub by 7:30 for socializing and delicious food and drink. ($3 beer night)

For more info: Email or call Amanda Mansfield,, 503.536.3103

BikeSmart on National Trail Day
Saturday, June 1
Capital Greenway System
Get out and celebrate National Trail Day in Raleigh and be on the lookout for BikeSmart tables along the Capital Greenway System.
We’ll be handing out bicycle safety information, equipment, and promotional items.

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Keep up with the cycling community in RTP! Join the RTP Bike/Ped listserv for news and updates.

Cycling Safely Lunch & Learn
Thursday, May 9
11:30 AM – 1 PM
RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Dr.)
Sponsor: SmartCommute@rtp
Led by League of American Bicyclist Certified Instructor, this session will address important cycling safety tips, including how to negotiate vehicle traffic safely.
Bicycle commuters and those who are interested in traveling to work by bicycle are encouraged to attend this event.
Existing cyclists are also welcome to attend to refresh their knowledge on the topic as well as offer their own words of wisdom.
Lunch will be provided. Please register at

Bike to Work Month After-Hours Social
Tuesday, May 14
5 PM – 7 PM
Serena, 5311 South Miami Blvd. Suite A
Sponsor: SmartCommute@rtp
Cyclists enjoy free appetizers, drinks, and giveaways.

Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 15
7 PM
RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Dr.)
Hosted by: SmartCommute@rtp
Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
The Ride of Silence (locally organized by MS Fits) is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride.

Bike to Work Month Breakfast and Social
Friday, May 17
7 AM – 9 AM
RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Dr.)
Sponsor: SmartCommute@rtp
Cyclists enjoy a free continental breakfast, juice, water, coffee, and giveaways.

RTP Food Truck Rodeo
Thursday, May 23
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Dr.)
This event is open to the general public, but cyclists who ride their bikes to the event will eligible for special giveaways.

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Wake Forest Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, May 4
10 AM – 4 PM
Wake Forest Town Hall, Brooks Street Parking Lot
The safety fair is again being offered as part of the 33rd Annual Meet in the Street.

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Where Will Your Ride Take You?

Join us for events all month long across the Triangle!