Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Bicycling Festival



Oaks and Spokes 2015 Festival Poster (11×17 | PDF)

Handbills – 4 per Sheet (8.5×11 | PDF)

Oaks and Spokes Festival PSA (Audio | MP3)

Join us for 10 packed days of bicycle events and culture!  We have a little something for just about everyone.  Click on the poster for a link to the most up to date information or see below for a brief description of each event:


Capital City Ride | FRIDAY MAY 1 | IF ADVOCATING IS THE NAME OF YOUR GAME…support cycling in the Triangle! Ride and brush elbows with elected officials, City employees and fellow bicycle advocates.  Of course you have to wake up early to affect real change.  It’s not supposed to be easy.

Raleigh Bikes Art Show | FRIDAY MAY 1 | IF YOU REVEL IN THE ARTS…mingle and mix among custom hand-made bicycle frames, bike related paintings, photos, sculpture, sketches, prints, crafts and more.  Featuring work from local artists!

Raleigh Cat | SATURDAY MAY 2 | IF YOU LIKE MYSTERY AND ENJOY THE HUNT…get your fix on in a bicycle-powered scavenger hunt engaging you, your friends and your community.  Get rolling and get prizes.

Crit de Mayo | SUNDAY MAY 3 | IF YOU HAVE THE NEED FOR SPEED…join or spectate as the fittest of the fit go head to head and go whizzing by in our very own Raleigh criterium race.

Triangle Tweed Ride | SUNDAY MAY 3 | IF YOU’D RATHER BE STOKING YOUR PIPE…lolly on down in your vintage duds and pack a picnic for two.  This social mingle with a ride through Raleigh neighborhoods brings out the best in cycling style.

Bike-In Movie | MONDAY MAY 4 | IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE A NEW ‘TAKE’ ON A ‘MOTION PICTURE’…ride on in and catch a flick on the big screen.  Sorry about the puns folks.  I just can’t help myself here.

Bike Workshop | TUESDAY MAY 5 | IF YOU NEED A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS…we’ll be wrenching it!  Volunteers will be ready to assist and give simple instruction on small bicycle repairs and tune-ups.

Raleigh Roots Ride | WEDNESDAY MAY 6 | IF YOU LIKE IT A LITTLE WEIRD…join us as we explore downtown Raleigh’s most intriguing sites by bike. Find out just how much you really know about Raleigh’s unique history.

OCCP Cruiser Ride and New-B-Q | THURSDAY MAY 7 | IF YOU’RE JUST A NEWB…it’s cool.  Come out to find new friends, cruise leisurely, and learn some skills at bicycle polo!  And don’t forget the barbecue!

LBG Presents: Bike Prom | FRIDAY MAY 8 | IF YOU WANT TO DANCE, DANCE, DANCE…throw on your party dress!  Heels?  No problem!  We encourage ladies to ask the guys, Sadie Hawkins style.  Curl it up and DIY with a variety of pre-prom activities.

Marbles Bike Rodeo | SATURDAY MAY 9 | IF YOUR TYKE HAS A TRIKE…or a bike! bring them to this event where kids will learn a slew of bike safety smarts.  Gotta have something for the little’ns.

Crank for a Cause | SATURDAY MAY 9 | IF YOU LIKE TO SPIN IT RIGHT ROUND BABY…get a team together and put your pedal down in this stationary cycling challenge in Raleigh’s warehouse district.  Live music and craft beer round out the party like atmosphere.

Frankenbike Block Party | SUNDAY MAY 10 | IF YOU’RE NOT AFRAID OF MONSTERS…you’ll want to come out to the finale of Oaks and Spokes Festival.  Seriously, who could be afraid of a block party?  Buy, sell, and swap bike parts.  Eat food.  Revel in the glory of the last day of this madness.

Drink Beer to Donate!

Special Announcement!

We are excited to announce that Oaks & Spokes is partnering with New Belgium Brewing in the coming months for a special fundraising campaign.  Attend awesome cycling events and drink a pint to contribute!  Oaks & Spokes is raising funds for a bicycle counter and will work with the city to have it installed in Raleigh.  Yep you read that right, starting now until March 15, whenever you buy a Slow Ride Session IPA, a portion of the sales will be donated to Oaks & Spokes and matched by New Belgium when purchased at the following participating locations: World of Beer – North Hills, Tasty Beverage Company – Raleigh, Boxcar Arcade – Raleigh, Tyler’s Taproom – Raleigh, and Rally Point – Cary. We have some really fun and unique cycling events or “Slow Ride Sessions” coming up.   Continue reading

Warm Your Buns: Oaks & Spokes’ Winter Fundraiser


It is frigid outside. Take a break from the icy breeze of you bike commute and come Warm Your Buns with Oaks & Spokes at an indoor Happy Hour Ride benefiting our 2015 Spring Festival. The ride will take place at FlyWheel, Raleigh’s newest indoor cycling location. FlyWheel’s classes are incredibly fun featuring custom playlists, and allowing each individual to challenge themselves at whatever level they choose.

Friday, January 23rd
6:30 – 8:30pm (ride begins promptly at 7pm!)

Fly Wheel Sports
402 Oberlin Road, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27605

Please join us at 6:30pm to check in, get ready, buy raffle tickets and socialize. The ride will start promptly at 7pm, and will be followed by a Happy Hour with snacks and drinks provided by local sponsors.

Attendees must register in advance, here is how:
Bikes are limited, so remember to buy your ticket in advance! Reserve them by:
1. Creating an Account at Flywheel at www.flywheelsports.com (remember your username as you will need it to provide it in step 2)
2. Filling out the following google form: http://goo.gl/forms/4E2JbhKyMN
3. Donating what you would like, and are able to, at or above $20 via paypal to: info@oaksandspokes.com

All proceeds will go directly towards the Oaks & Spokes’ Third Annual Bicycling Festival to be hosted in Downtown Raleigh, Spring of 2015.


Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting cycling in Raleigh!

Crank Arm Brewing Company, Lucettegrace, BREW, Brixx Pizza – Cameron Village, Edge of Urge, Night Kitchen Bakehouse & Cafe & of course FlyWheel Sports Raleigh