Got to Ride NC has 100 Riders on Hillsborough Street

We’ve ‘talked’ about all of the Bike to Work events throughout the month (with more yet to come), but this morning’s  Got to Ride NC event in Raleigh was a great success. With 100 riders rolling down Hillsborough Street at rush hour, from the State Fairgrounds to the State Capitol Lawn, this event was meant to improve safety and awareness between cyclists and motorists and encourage cycling as a transportation option in Raleigh – even if you do need to combine with bike on bus or use a Park and Ride.

Check out these photos of some of the riders, volunteers and sponsors that truly led this to be an awareness ride. Thanks to all!

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Check out more photos and info from the NC DOT.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Planning Committee Members from NC DOT, GoTriangle, and City of Raleigh.

NC State Fairground for parking and departure point.

REI for donations and free bike checks at State Fairgrounds and Capitol.

Triangle Bike Commuter Initiative for coffee and Cliff Bar donations.

East Coast Greenway Alliance for volunteers.

Inside Out Sports of Cary for bike rack donations.

What’s a Bike Bus?

Is it my bike on a bus? Am I going to bus to my bike? If you’re intrigued and want to find out what a “bike bus” is, you’ll have a chance on May 16th in Durham.

If you work in downtown Durham and live in the ‘burbs or have easy access to I-40, please consider biking to work on May 16! This is a great chance to see the American Tobacco Trail if you have never ridden it before.

• Monday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. departure
Bike to Work Week is May 16-20. Ride your bike to work on May 16 by joining the commuter “Bike Bus” route from the American Tobacco Trail parking lot, located at the corner of Fayetteville Road and Southpoint Crossing Drive to downtown Durham. Cyclists can join the ride at multiple “bus stops” along the trail. Vehicle parking is available at the trailhead near Southpoint Crossing Shopping Center and at Solite Park. Sponsored by the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
– 7:30 a.m. “Bike Bus” departs from the trailhead near Southpoint Crossing (Kroger) Shopping Center and Fayetteville Road
– 7:45 a.m. South side of Woodcroft Parkway
– 7:55 a.m. Picnic shelter at Solite Park
– 8 a.m. North side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
– 8:15 a.m. East side of Fayetteville Street (near Fayetteville Street Elementary School)
– 8:30 a.m. Reach trailhead at Morehead Avenue near the American Tobacco Campus (downtown)

Have Fun!

Bike to Work Week 2010 – Take 2 wheels, instead of 4!

Celebrate Bike to Work Week 2010, May 17- 21

Bike to Work Week opens with elected officials, closes with    people in the streets

The Triangle celebrates National Bike to Work Week with North Carolina’s first ‘open-streets’ event in Durham and regional events

Elected officials will help launch Bike to Work Week in the Triangle on May 14th at 3p.m with a Kick-Off Event in Marbles Kids Museum’s Courtyard in the 200 block of E. Hargett St in Downtown Raleigh. This is the second year the fun, family-friendly Kick-Off Event has started regional Bike to Work Week festivities with activities that provide information and safety gear to both commuter and recreational cyclists.  This year, National Bike to Work Week is from Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21st.

During Bike to Work Week’s Kick-Off Event on May 14th, there will be the Bicycle Transportation Information Exchange at 4p.m. with Representative Pricey Harrison and Wake County Commissioner Joe Bryan providing opening remarks. There will be cycling information and free safety accessories for cyclists of all ages and experience levels, refreshments provided by Roly Poly of Downtown Raleigh and Coca-Cola Bottling Co, and a group ride and bicycle rodeo.

This year introduces the first event of its kind to the Triangle and North Carolina – Bull City Summer Streets.  A project of Clean Energy Durham, Triangle Transit, GoTriangle, Partnership for a Healthy Durham and Durham CAN, Bull City Summer Streets is an open street event in the Central Park District of Durham. On May 23rd from 2p.m. to 6p.m., a one mile loop of city streets will be closed to driving but open for walking, biking, dancing and enjoying what Downtown Durham has to offer.

Some of the events held throughout the Triangle region include:

  • “Ask the Expert” bike inspections provided by The Bicycle Chain at Apex’s Farmers Market (May 15th)
  • Sales and Free Inspections at local bike shops in Chapel Hill and Carrboro (running May 17th to May 21st)
  • A Park and Pedal for North Raleigh Commuters from North Hills to Downtown Raleigh (May 18th)
  • Cyclists’ Breakfast hosted at RTP Headquarters (May 21st)
  • Cyclists’ Socials at Alivia’s Durham Bistro on Main St. (May 19th) and Porter’s Tavern on Hillsborough St in Raleigh (May 21st)
  • Bike Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bicycle Tour, Riding with Elected Officials (May 21st)
  • Free  screening of Triplets of Belleville at NC State University’s Witherspoon Hall in Raleigh  (May 21st)
  • Bull City Summer Streets in Central Park Durham (May 23rd)

Locally, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization, and GoTriangle plan, fund, and promote cycling activities in conjunction with local municipalities, universities and sponsors. For a complete listing of events and details, please visit