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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.

Moving Forward into 2017!

On January 21st 2017, Oaks & Spokes will be hosting its first annual Members Only Party from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the House of Swank, 315 S Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27601.

We would like to formally invite our membership to attend, mingle, dance, sing, and and participate in this year’s party and the election of the board. You must sign up for a membership at the door if you do not already have one, at a cost of $25.  All current members attend at NO COST.

Appetizers and libations will be provided for all in attendance.

We have an amazing selection of candidates  showing an interest in taking on a more active role in making the community a better place for all people who ride bikes in Raleigh.

Without further ado, we are proud to announce the following eight nominees for the Oaks & Spokes board of directors for a two-year term:

 Full Candidate Statements

 

Ken Bowers

Running for: Secretary

Meg Bryson

Running for: At Large


John Kovalchik

Running for: At Large


Renee Foster

Running for: At Large


Willamina O’Keeffe

Running for: Secretary -or- At Large

Hannah Rainey

Running for: Membership Coordinator

Harry Rybacki

Running for: External Coordinator

Athena Wollin

Running for: At Large
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the party!

Want to get more involved? We’re seeking nominees to join our Board of Directors!

Oaks & Spokes will be electing five people to the Board of Directors, and you could be one of them! If you live or work in Raleigh, love bicycling, are a member of Oaks & Spokes, and want to be a decision-maker for Oaks & Spokes, apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/iFA2b0kMHxh2qMFk1

Applications are due on December 20th at 7pm. The current Board of Directors will notify all applicants of their candidacy on December 21st. Elections will be held at the Members Only Party on January 21st.

Not a member of Oaks & Spokes? Membership is only $25, lasts a year, gives you access to the Members Only Party, gives you voting power, and supports all of the work Oaks & Spokes is doing with events, outreach, education, and advocacy. Contact info@oaksandspokes.com to become a member today!

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Cranksgiving 2016 is this Sunday!

Join us this Sunday for our annual Food Drive Bike Ride, Cranksgiving! Last year more than 100 participants rode their bikes to area grocery stores to collect over 1400 lbs of food to donate to Raleigh Rescue Mission, more than double the amount collected in 2014. We hope you’ll come out this year to help us beat last years record. Find more information and RSVP on the event page.

This year we will also be collecting new or gently used winter coats to donate. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please send us an email at info@oaksandspokes.com.

 

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Tweed Ride is Coming!!!

tweed logoSave the date for the Triangle Tweed Ride!

On November 6, 2016 throw on your old school duds (really old school… great depression style) and go on a leisurely cruise to the Rose Garden for a picnic.  At the Rose Garden we will enjoy snacks, yard games, and revelry.  Hopefully the stock market won’t tank.

Get your tweed on!