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Come Ride for a Cause this November: Raleigh Cranksgiving 2014!

Cranksgiving Raleigh 2014!

I’m excited to announce a new Oaks & Spokes event just around the corner: Cranksgiving, a mobile food drive on two wheels (or three if you have a tricycle!) where riders collect food and donations from local stores by bike. Cranksgiving is a national concept that started in New York in 1999 and has spread to countless other cities since. It is such a fun and excellent way to bike your city, build community, and help provide for the needy during the holidays. Continue reading Come Ride for a Cause this November: Raleigh Cranksgiving 2014!

RIDE and IMBIBE with us on Thursday!

RIDE and IMBIBE on Thursday to bring bike repair stations to Raleigh!

cafe de los muertos raleigh oaks and spokes bike
Ride at Cafe de Los Muertos on Thursday to support Oaks and Spokes fundraising campaign to install bike repair stations in Raleigh!
  • What? Ride from Cafe de Los Muertos (Pick your poison: 10 or 20 miles)
  • When? Thursday October 23rd, 6PM departure.
  • Why? To Support Oaks and Spokes!!

Two rides to choose from! A 20 mile (at around 20 MPH) ride will leave Cafe de Los Muertos at 6PM. A more casual ride will also leave at 6PM that will cover about 10 miles. Hang around afterward and socialize with a $4 Draft Beer Special, $3 Latte Special, or our House Red wine, grown right here in North Carolina for $5. Half the proceeds are going directly to the Oaks and Spokes Bicycle Repair Station Project. The 3 Specials start at 6PM and end at 9PM.

Finally, if you needed any more incentive to show up at Cafe de los Muertos, enter a $5 raffle to win a pound of coffee of your choice along with a limited release wood coaster set (2) of the Cafe de los Muertos logo etched into them! There will be two winning numbers chosen.

Can’t make it??  Click to Contribute to the campaign:Contribute

Oaks & Spokes in action!

We have some really AWESOME events happening this weekend and we want YOU to be there!

Saturday August 9th 2pm-7pm : Activate14 – Alternative Transportation Design Summit 

Saturday August 9th 6pm- 10pm : Cranks Arms One Year Anniversary Celebration

Activate 14 is an initiative by the AIANC to educate the public on the benefits of good design and sustainability through a series of summer events and design competitions. These multi-component events will activate the building and grounds of the AIANC Center for Architecture and Design (CfAD) located at 14 E Peace Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. The events will feature speakers and workshops, vendors, food trucks, a beer tent, live music, children’s activities, and exhibitions. Oaks & Spokes will have a booth set up with a living board of the City of Raleigh detailing various routes members of the community take daily. Tricks of the trade and personal testimonies are welcomed! We will also have details of our upcoming fundraising project and goals for Fall 2014! A little birdie told me it had to do with Bike Repair Stations installed downtown and on the greenway with the help of the CIty of Raleigh… 🙂

Crank Arm Brewery is a great local spot located at 319 W Davie Street! Founded with cycling pride, Crank Arm is a craft brewery with tasting room located in the warehouse district. Our mission is to provide fresh artisan beer while utilizing green transportation methods. Come celebrate with Oaks & Spokes while we support some of the raddest dudes and best craft brew in the heart of downtown. We also will have more information about this amazing (not-so) secret Bike Repair Station initiative and fundraising project!

And always remember… Ride ya bike!

Bike to the Tour de Fat with O&S!

This Saturday the Tour de Fat comes to the Triangle bringing merriment, bewilderment, amusement and also some serious refreshment.  Come on an 8 mile ride with us to the American Tobacco Campus to enjoy the festivities! Why? It’s free to attend but TdF proceeds (beer sales!) benefit local non-profit cycling groups and bicycle-afflicted charities including BikeWalk NC, Triangle Spokes Group and the Durham Bike Co-Op.  Holla!

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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