Category Archives: #BikeRaleigh

Help us get nominated: Cast your vote today!

The Indy Week’s yearly “Best of the Triangle” issue is a time honored tradition, where local establishments vie for the coveted title of “Best Of” in their category.

Since this is the first year we’ve been eligible as a non-profit,  we’d be honored if you would consider nominating Oaks and Spokes for any of the categories below. More importantly, we’d love for you to cast a vote on Best Place to Bike and Best Use of Public Money (yay bicycle infrastructure!).  As with riding your bike, visibility is key! We are hoping to be nominated in order to increase our visibility in the community as a strong advocate for cyclists and better bike infrastructure. 

Nominations for the first round are being accepted now until March 5th, and this is the only time that write-ins are accepted. You can find the ballot here. Thank you for your support, and happy voting (and riding)!

How It Works:

  • Nominations will be accepted February 13th through Sunday, March 5th.
  • Only the top four nominees in each category appear on the final ballot.
  • The final ballot will be open April 17th – May 7th.
  • The results will be posted in  the Best of the Triangle issue on June 7th.

There is no submit button! As soon as you click “Nominate”, your nomination is saved. Your BOT log-in is separate from indyweek.com. But if you voted last year, you can use the same info.

Vote your heart out. There is no minimum vote requirement.

Please feel free to vote for us in any sub-category you feel we deserve to be nominated.  Others have voted for us in the following categories: 

  • Best Non-Profit in Wake County
  • Best Local Non-Profit
  • Best Local Facebook Page
  • Best Local Instagram Account

Thank you again for supporting Oaks & Spokes as we strive to make biking in Raleigh a better experience for all people!

Spring Cycling Events in the Triangle

Spring is finally here! Take advantage of the warm weather and get on the saddle again with these upcoming events throughout the Triangle. Know of a group or event that we’ve missed? Feel free to comment or send us an email at info@oaksandspokes.com and let us know!

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

  • May 5th-14th–5th Annual Oaks and Spokes Bicycle Festival!
    • Friday May 5: Raleigh Bikes Art Show & First Friday Bike Ride
    • Saturday May 6: Marbles Bike Rodeo & Bike MS Picnic
    • Sunday May 7: Mural Ride
    • Monday May 8: Bike-In Movie
    • Tuesday May 9: City Market Ride
    • Wednesday May 10: Light Up the Night Ride
    • Thursday May 11: Raleigh Bike Polo NewbieQ
    • Friday May 12: Bike Fashion Show
    • Saturday May 13: Raleigh Cat
    • Sunday May 14: Cyclofemme Ride
  • May 10th–National Bike to School Day
  • May 17th–Ride of Silence
  • May 18th – Oak City Cycling Third Thursday Cruiser
  • May 19th–National Bike to Work Day
  • May 20th–Crank for a Cause at Crank Arm Brewing

Weekly Group Rides in Raleigh

Tour de Brew is back!

For the last 2 years it has been our honor to partner with Tour de Brew for their annual charity bike ride in Raleigh. In 2016, this event raised more than $22,000 for its designated charity, Water for Good.

We cordially invite you to participate in this year’s ride, taking place on Saturday, April 8th from 10am to 3pm. There are two different routes, visiting six different Raleigh breweries. You can either sign up as a registered rider and start fundraising, or you can volunteer to help out the day of the event as a ride liaison. Both are incredibly fun–you can’t go wrong! If you are interested in being a volunteer, please send us an email at info@oaksandspokes.com.

Welcome to our new Board Members!

Last Saturday night, we held our first annual membership party. In short, it was amazing. We are continually amazed by how supportive, energetic, and diverse our community is. It is folks such as yourselves that give us the energy to keep on fostering the community of people who ride bikes in Raleigh.

To recap, we had five board positions open for election in 2017:

  • Administrative Coordinator
  • (2) At Large Coordinator
  • External Coordinator
  • Membership Coodinator
 All of the nominees gave wonderful, passionate speeches and the effects were apparent. This was an incredibly close race,  and there were no wrong choices. Without further ado this year’s new board members are:
  • Administrative Coordinator: Ken Bowers
  • At Large Coordinator: Renee Foster
  • At Large Coordinator: Athena Wollin
  • External Coordinator: Harry Rybacki
  • Membership Coordinator: Hannah Rainey

To each of the nominees, thank you. You have all demonstrated a commitment to your community that goes above and beyond the norm. We are looking forward to working with each of you over the next two years as we continue to mature our organization and make riding a bike in Raleigh a safe, convenient, and comfortable option for people of all ages and abilities.

Oaks and Spokes Bicycling Festival 2016

Being on a bike brings you closer to community, to nature, and to yourself. From community comes ideas, and from visibility comes reality. Be a part of Oaks and Spokes Festival 2016.

Sun May 1stRaleigh Cat Get your fix on in a bicycle-powered scavenger hunt engaging you, your friends and your community.  Get rolling and get prizes.
 
Mon May 2ndBike-In Movie: No Hand King Rodney Hines is a familiar sight in Raleigh, riding his bike on one wheel, flags attached and flapping, through city streets. Ride on in and catch this flick on the big screen.
 
Tue May 3rdRaleigh Roots Ride  Join us as we explore downtown Raleigh’s most intriguing historical sites by bike. Find out just how much you really know about Raleigh’s unique history.
 
Wed May 4thCrank Arm Social Ride Get your butt in gear and drink beer.  The ride departs from a downtown Raleigh brewery every Wednesday, and we’ll kick it up a notch for the Festival.
 
Thu May 5thRaleigh Bike Polo: Rookie Invite Night Come out to find new friends, cruise leisurely, and learn some skills at bicycle polo!  Enjoy a BBQ and snacks with the crew!
 
Fri May 6thRaleigh Bikes Art Show (SUBMIT Art until April 18!) Mingle and mix among custom hand-made bicycle frames, bike related paintings, photos, sculpture, sketches, prints, crafts and more.  Featuring work from local artists!
 
Sat May 7thMarbles Kids Museum Bike Rodeo If your tyke has a trike or a bike, bring them to the skills course where kids will learn a slew of bike safety smarts.
 
Sun May 8thLady Bike Gang: CycloFemme Ride Join women around the globe as they celebrate women, create communities and remember how good shared momentum feels.
Davon Bruno's winning entry for the Oaks and Spokes 2016 design contest
Davon Bruno’s winning entry for the Oaks and Spokes 2016 design contest!