With the fall season fast approaching, there are several special opportunities geared at experiencing some off-road riding in or within spitting distance of Raleigh. These three upcoming events are a special off-road treat for Raleighite: Cyclocross Movie Night to get yourself oriented to the sport, Spring Hill Cyclocross Series at Dorothea Dix, and the Crabtree Dirt Jam which is sure to impress or inspire with a day of bmx jumps.
Let’s face it. Club rides can be a bit of a turn-off for a lot of folks but Raleigh now has a growing number of alternatives. It’s becoming ever-more popular to roll Raleigh’s city streets with a large group of like-minded folks and cruise through historic neighborhoods, city parks, and commercial nodes stopping at a destination or two along the way. The atmosphere of these rides is markedly different and that’s what is appealing. The pace is slower, there’s more to look at, and more chatting. Not surprisingly, there is always an opportunity to grab a beer and keep socializing post ride. Let the weekend warriors troll the suburban and rural back roads of the Triangle in a lycra-induced daze and join in on one of these weekly rambles: Continue reading Social Rides: Raleigh’s Not-so-serious Alternatives→