ReCYCLEry "Bike Karma" bicycle drive at Performance

Do you have a bicycle to donate to the ReCYCLEry? Do your neighbors have bikes lying around, unused and deteriorating? If so, come on out to the ReCYCLEry Bike Drive on Saturday, November 15th, and bring them all! Performance Bikes has generously offered to host the Bike Drive at their convenient downtown Carrboro location, 404 East Main Street next to the Arts Center. Come back soon for official posted hours.

If you can't make it down on the fifteenth, we'll finally be posting donation information to in the next day or two. The best year-round time to donate is during our Sunday workshop, held on Sundays from 12-5pm at the ReCYCLEry and you can always call 919.932.1335 for more information or alternative times. Sunday workshops, like all of our programs, are weather dependent -- we open if there is not steady rain and the temperature is over 55 degrees.


Performance Bikes, 404 East Main Street, Carrboro, 27510

ReCYCLEry 8th Anniversary Celebration

The ReCYCLEry,, is celebrating its first 8th anniversary by hosting a fun-filled family-oriented gathering on October 26th that will include food, music, cruiser-style bike rides and more.  Located at the Southern Rail Restaurant near Weaver Street Market, the event will run from 2-6 pm and will welcome hundreds of community members who have volunteered their time and skills, their support, or have benefited from the work of The ReCYCLEry over the past eight years.  All are welcome to join!  Suggested donation per person: $8.

Who:  Community members, bike mechanics, bike-enthusiasts, children and their parents, elected officials, transportation gurus, public health leaders, teachers, and people who will pay the suggested donation just to join us for some free Southern Rail tater tots!

When:  SAVE THE D8! Sunday, October 26th 2-6 pm (The ReCYCLEry will not be open to the public on this day)

Where:  Southern Rail,,   201-C East Main Street, Carrboro, North Carolina,  27510

What:  Guided bike tours around Chapel Hill and Carrboro for all experience levels, light food, beer, music, information about an upcoming bike collection drive though Performance, Volunteer Appreciation awards, and much more.

Why:  The ReCYCLEry is a non-profit organization that provides a creative workspace to connect salvaged bikes with active community members, creates opportunities for skill building and volunteerism, and seeks to increase the use of the bicycle for both transportation and recreation. The group settled it’s current location a couple of years ago, has an advisory board of 6 members, and a volunteer corps of over 400 individuals.  This year, we celbrate 8 years of existence and honor the past while generating support for the future.

A suggested donation of $8 (only $1 per year of existence!) will help fund continuing programs such as our fall Mobile Repair Days where we pack a mini-shop onto bike trailers and ride to underserved communities distributing bikes and teaching basic maintenance.  All donations are tax-deductible and donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated.


Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 10:00am to 2:00pm


Southern Rail

Matthew Lee's Cruiser Tuesday 3rd Birthday

Speaking of Cyclists...

Matthew Lee does it again, this time in celebration of the inaugural Carrboro/Chapel-Hill Cruiser ride three years ago.
While the ReCYCLEry does not host Cruiser Tuesdays, you will ind a lot of us participating! For more information, please
read the following:

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
What:     Cruiser Tuesday dress up and ride
Where:    Starting at the newest BUB Hub location,
          Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 W. Main Street, Carrboro
When:     7:00pm gathering, 7:30pm ride
Theme:    Funky Formal -- semi-formal, fully funky!

It's a social cycling mobile dancing costume party. Usually there's a theme, and quite often a Pabst tasting or a final stop at the Resevoir. It's NOT a "critical mass" type ride; we obey all street lights and traffic rules and do not block motorists. All bikes and skill levels are welcome.

Matthew has a Cruiser Tuesday blog with photos and details:

Here's an article describing how Matthew Lee brought it to the Triangle:

RSVP at:



Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 3:00pm


Starting at Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC

Go Chapel Hill Community Cycling Award and more...

Today, Chris Richmond, Mary Lindsley and myself attended an awards luncheon and presentation at RTP Headquarters on Davis Drive.  We accepted the "Go Chapel Hill Community Cycling Award" which consisted of a brief introduction and a shiny new plaque and witnessing a good number of other worthy awards and innovative individuals and companies..  In order to conserve my time and effort in my purely volunteer role, I will simply mirror the post I just uploaded to the website, and I will follow up with a couple of comments following up on the recent BUB Is Up thread I recently initiated on OP...


Published online as "Award Winning BUB is up! ...not to mention gas prices":


BUB is up (not to mention gas prices)

Nearly two years after BUB's inception, Blue Urban Bikes and the ReCYCLEry have received recognition at RTP Headquarter's 2008 luncheon and award ceremony celebrating the achievements of the year's transportation demand management (TDM) programs, including the Durham County Trip Reduction Ordinance and TDM Programs in RTP, Durham, Orange and Wake Counties.

There are 8 BUB Hubs now, from Eastgate to the MLK YMCA and into Carrboro. Discussions are ongoing with Wellspring, 3 campus locations, and hopefully in Meadowmont. Rumor has it that a possible partnership with gotriangle could target bus stops. Thanks to the determination, effort and foresight of just a couple people at the outset, SURGE, and the community at large, the program survives and is looking better than ever.



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