Bike Month 2014



Get on your bike and RIDE!

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Regional Events
2014 Triangle Bicycle & Pedestrian Workshop
Friday, May 2
8 AM-noon
The Cary
122 E. Chatham Street, Cary, NC

NC Rails to Trails - Toast to Trails
May 17, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Trail Head on Blackwell St. near DBAP                                

This bicycle ride boasts a 36-mile round trip ride on the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The half-way point features a stop at Cloer Family Vineyards for lunch, music, and wine tasting. Sights along the way include the American Tobacco Campus, 17 miles along the ATT, and the new bike-ped bridge over I-40. This exclusive event is 95% off-road and is limited to 200 riders. Proceeds will benefit North Carolina Rail-Trails, the statewide organization advocating preservation of rail corridors and conversion to rail-trails. 

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Carrboro's Bike Breakfast

Tuesday, May 13
7-10 AM
The Armadillo Grill (back parking lot)
120 East Main Street, Carrboro
Join in the fun, get your bike ready to use for cycling safety and learn ways to get to and from work. Get information about various bike advocacy groups, explore wrenching tents and enjoy free coffee and hot biscuits and great giveaways promoting cycling to and from work! 

Chapel Hill's Switching Gears Bike Night
Friday, May 16
6 -9 PM
The Plaza at 140 West
140 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

International Bike to School Day 
May 7
Chapel Hill Bike to Work Day
Students, parents, professionals are all encouraged to cycle or walk during peak travel hours of the day rather than using a car.

UNC's Bike to Work with Heels Event 
May 8
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Beach Café, UNC Campus
Come by the Beach Cafe and enjoy time with UNC staff. Exchange ideas on cycling to and from work and best strategies for using every way to get there EXCEPT by car!

Special Bike Store Discounts Available All Day at Bike Shops in Chapel Hill and Carrboro 
May 12

Free Bike Inspection at all Bike Shops in Chapel Hill and Carrboro 
May 14

National Bike to Work Day 
May 16

Switching Gears Bike Night  
May 16
6-9 p.m., The Plaza at 140 West Franklin St.
Come out and enjoy a night of fun for cyclists of all ages! The DSI Comedy group will entertain with bike humor. Events include Gold Sprints, Bikes on Bus Workshop and Timing Competition, children's safety events, helmet decorating, slow races, duck racing and more! Bike Alliance Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s Bike Coalition will have cycling groups meet at outlying areas in Chapel Hill and cycle to The Plaza together.  

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Thanksgiving in Spring Bike Parade
Saturday, May 3
2 PM – 3 PM
A family-fun event for cyclists, along with skaters and runners, to parade the streets of downtown Durham. Prizes for most creatively decorated bikes. More details at

ATT Bridge Celebration Bike Ride
Sunday, May 4
Noon or 1 PM
Celebrate the newly-opened bridge on the American Tobacco Trail over I-40 with a bike ride! Two ride options, 15-mile and 30-mile, starting from downtown Durham at noon or south Durham at 1 pm. The ride is FREE but registration is required. More details: Sponsored by Durham BPAC and East Coast Greenway Alliance.

Cruiser Ride
Monday, May 5
7 PM
Meet at Major the Bull in CCB Plaza with your vintage bike for a slow, festive cruise around the city.

South Durham Cyclist’s Social
Wednesday, May 7
5:30 PM - 7 PM
58Fifty Bistro, 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 , East Coast Greenway Alliance, and Bike Durham.

Bike to School Day
Friday, May 9

Seven Stars Cycles Shop Sponsored Second Sunday Spin
Sunday, May 11
10 AM
A 20-mile self-supported, group ride, leaving from Seven Stars Cycles, 104 W Parrish St.

Central Durham Cyclist’s Social
Monday, May 12
5:30 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 Seven Stars Cycles and Durham BPAC.

Breakfast Social
Friday, May 16
7 AM - 9 AM
Ninth Street Bakery, 136 East Chapel Hill Street, at Five Points
This is bike to work day!! Cyclists enjoy free food and giveaways. Sponsored by Durham BPAC and Bike Durham.

Women's Ride
Saturday, May 17
1 PM
Ladies, meet at the Durham Bike Co-op, 715 Washington Street, for a beginner and cruiser friendly ride!

Durham BPAC Meeting
Tuesday, May 20
7 PM - 9 PM
Join the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission’s meeting at City Hall and help brainstorm good bicycle and pedestrian solutions for the Bull City. Please bring your best ideas! Free coffee and pastries.

Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 21
7 PM
RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive
Ride five miles in silence to honor cyclists who’ve been killed or injured while riding their bicycle. Escorted by Durham Reserve Police Officers. Sponsored by Durham MSFITS.

Kidical Mass
Saturday, May 31
1 PM – 4 PM
Family friendly 2-mile ride beginning in Solite Park, 4704 Fayetteville Rd, and continuing along the American Tobacco Trail. An overview of safe bicycling skills will be provided prior to the ride. Bullseye Bicycle will provide helmet and bike checks. Sponsored by Durham BPAC, Bike Durham, Triangle Bikeworks, and Bullseye Bicycles. Pre-registration is welcomed at:

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Duke University


Duke University Bicyclist Appreciation Breakfast
Friday, May 16
8 – 10 AM
Bryan Center Plaza
125 Science Drive, Durham

Duke University Basic Bike Commuter Course
Saturday, May 17
1 – 4 PM
Old Chemistry Building, Rm 123
415 Chapel Drive, Durham


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NCSU Commute Challenge
April 1-May 31
NC State University
NC State University Campus

NCSU Faculty & Staff Ride
Thursday, May 15
Carmichael Recreation Center Boat Bay

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Tune Up, Raleigh…and get ready to roll!
April 1st – May 31st

Benelux Café Bike Ride
Tuesday, May 6
Benelux Café in City Market; 309 Blake Street, Raleigh

National Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 7

City of Raleigh Wellness Rides!
Friday, May 9 and Friday, May 23
Nash Square Park, 200 W Hargett Street

Capital City Bike Ride sponsored by Red Hat
Monday, May 12
Chavis Park, 505 MLK Jr. Boulevard

Commute Smart Raleigh Social & DLA Mixer
Wednesday, May 14
Glenwood South

Art to the Heart Ride
Saturday, May 17
9:30am - Noon
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road

Ride the Neuse!
Saturday, May 24
Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive

Bike Day at the Downtown Farmers Market!
Wednesday, May 28
10am to 2pm
City Plaza on Fayetteville Street

BikeSmart on National Trail Day
Saturday, June 7
9:00am to Noon
Capital Greenway System

Summer Cycle Series
May 3, May 10 & May 17
June 7 & June 14
July 12 & July 19
August 2
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources 

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

Bike to Work Month Breakfast
May 7th, 2014 from 7 to 9 am
RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Dr.)

RTP 180: Transit
May 15th, 2014 from 5 to 7:30 pm
RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Dr.)

Ride of Silence
May 21st, 2014 at 6:30 pm
RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Dr.)

Bike Clinic and Rack & Ride Contest at Food Truck Rodeo
May 23rd, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Park Center (800 Park Offices Dr.)

Rewards for Bikers at Food Truck Rodeo
May 30th, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Park Center (800 Park Offices Dr.)

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Wake Forest Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, May 3
10 AM-4 PM
Wake Forest Town Hall (Brooks Street parking lot)
301 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest 

Bike Event

Friday, April 25
11 AM - 2 PM
Northern Wake Tech Campus
Bring your bike by for a bike safety check and get answers to your bike related questions.


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