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Mini-Bike Carnival Comes to Raleigh

This Saturday June 7 New Belgium is bringing a mini-version of the Tour de Fat to Raleigh!

Example of Bike Jousting!
Example of Bike Jousting!

The event is here to give you a taste of the bigger show (occurring later in the month on June 21), to give you a sampling of beer and bemusement that these festivities are all about, and to raffle off a bicycle that would be quite sporting for a cruise in TdF’s bicycle themed parade.  Collectively these events benefit bicycling groups in Raleigh, the Triangle, and greater North Carolina!  Here are the details: Continue reading Mini-Bike Carnival Comes to Raleigh

Bike Ride, Ice Cream, and Beer! May 31st

The 2014 Cabot Community Tour follows the East Coast Greenway, starting in Jacksonville FL and ending in NYC.
The 2014 Cabot Community Tour follows the East Coast Greenway, starting in Jacksonville, FL and ending in New York, NY.

Here’s your chance to ride your bike, mingle with long-distance cyclists Cathy and Myron Skott as they make their way 900+ miles up the eastern coast of the United States, AND have free ice cream to boot!  We’re excited to announce the 2014 Cabot Community Tour is cruising down the east coast with a stop in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, May 31st. Continue reading Bike Ride, Ice Cream, and Beer! May 31st

Chickens and Bike Riding?

Like to watch, learn about and play with chickens? Like to ride your bike? Do it all on this year’s Tour D’Coop Bike Ride on Saturday, May 17th. The Tour D’Coop event seeks to educate visitors about keeping hens and has delighted thousands of visitors with garden ideas and inspiration. The Tour benefits Urban Ministries of Wake County, a non-profit that provides essential services to more than 24,000 Wake County residents each year.

For the past 9 years, Tour D’Coop has showcased dozens of chicken coops ndt homes in neighborhoods throughout Raleigh and Cary. While the tour has expanded in the past few years, one of this year’s new events is a Bike Route highlighting 6 coops in a more urban setting around downtown Raleigh. Continue reading Chickens and Bike Riding?

Get Your Santa Hat On

Santa Suit not required, but highly recommended.
Santa Suit not required, but highly recommended.

Tis the season for dressing up in a Santa Suit and riding your bike around town!

You don’t need a special reason for bicycle-induced holiday cheer but fortunately for you all there are some special opportunities in Raleigh to break out your “cool whip,” toss on a festive hat, and practice your “ho-ho-ho’s.”  This is one of my favorite kinds of winter riding.  High visibility beards.  To find out more details on what bike-related festivities are going on while the squirrels are gathering up all the acorns this holiday season, keep reading.

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Special September Off-Roading Events

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.

September Off-Roading Opportunities in Raleigh
September Off-Roading Opportunities in Raleigh

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