The Triangle celebrates National Bike To Work Week with events May 14th through May 23rd

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

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

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

During Bike toWork Week’s Kick-Off Event on May 14th, there will be the BicycleTransportation Information Exchange at 4p.m. with Representative Pricey Harrison and Wake County Commissioner Joe Bryan providingopening remarks. Also, there will be cycling  information and free safety accessories forcyclists of all ages and experience levels, refreshments provided by Roly Polyof Downtown Raleigh and Coca-Cola Bottling Co, and a group ride and bicyclerodeo. You will also have a chance to sign up for the SmartCommute Challenge!

In Chapel Hill and Carrboro, local bicycle shops willhave sales and giving free bike inspections throughout the week.  GoChapel Hill - Carrboro will be sponsoring the  Bike Chapel Hill –Carrboro Bicycle Tour - Riding with Elected Officials on May 21starting at 5:30p.m., with the  tour beinging at 6p.m. Cyclists will bejoined by Chapel Hill and Carrboro elected officials and leaders. Thegroup will finish on the Wallace Deck in Chapel Hill with a band,food, informational tables and a general celebration for BTWW. Eventsshould end around 8:30 pm .

This year introduces the first event of its kind to theTriangle and North Carolina – Bull City Summer Streets.  A project of Clean Energy Durham, Triangle Transit, GoTriangle, Partnership for a Healthy Durham and DurhamCAN, Bull CitySummer 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 streetswill be closed to driving but open for walking, biking, dancing and enjoyingwhat Downtown Durham has to offer.


Other events held throughout the Triangle region include:

  • “Askthe Expert” bike inspections provided by The Bicycle Chain at Apex’s FarmersMarket (May 15th)

  • Salesand Free Inspections at local bike shops in Chapel Hill and Carrboro (runningMay 17th to May 21st)

  • A Park and Pedal for North Raleigh Commutersfrom North Hills to Downtown Raleigh (May 18th)

  • Cyclists’Socials @ Alivia’s Durham Bistro on Main St. (May 19th) & Porter's Tavern on Hillsborough St in Raleigh (May 21st)

  •  Free  screening of Triplets of Belleville at NCState University’s Witherspoon Hall in Raleigh (May 21st)

  • BullCity Summer Streets in Central Park Durham (May 23rd)

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


About GoTriangle ( GoTriangle is a family of services that workstogether to provide seamless regional transit and promote sustainabletransportation.  GoTriangle includes thesix local transit systems (Capital Area Transit, Cary Transit, Chapel HillTransit, Durham Area Transit Authority, NC State Wolfline, and TriangleTransit), local municipalities of Durham, Orange and Wake counties, and localuniversities and colleges. By providing useful resources including a transittrip planner, online transit maps and rider alerts, guides to biking andwalking in the Triangle, information on telework and condensed work weeks,rideshare matching and vanpool leases, GoTriangle strives to reduce trafficcongestion and increase air quality.


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