It’s getting towards that time of year where it’s “too cold to ride” for some people. My advice? Head out to some of the awesome local trails we have available! There’s usually less of a cutting wind, and riding on the dirt is really fun. You could ride almost any kind of bike through Umstead Forest’s Reedy Creek Trail, and Lake Crabtree on the other side of Umstead has some really accessible mountain bike trails. You could spend all winter on the trainer, or…you could go out and ride.
While maybe not technically cycling related, I thought this was a fun thing to touch on today. All around downtown, someone has been yarnbombing street signs and bike racks. Yarnbombing is a sort of street art that brings color into otherwise bland urban infrastructure. It serves a practical purpose as well, helping to protect your bike’s frame from scratches as you lock up. I don’t know who is doing this, but I like it! In particular, I think the additions to the animal racks outside of Chuck’s/Beasley’s/Fox at Martin and Wilmington are adorable. What’s your favorite bit of street art?
Happy Friday! Did you know that Raleigh’s greenways have been in the city’s Capital Improvement Plan since 1968?
What better way to appreciate this belt of urban greenery than theFestival In Motion on the Walnut Creek Greenway this Saturday. Come check out all the activities at this family-friendly event and learn about decomposition, weeds, and animal tracks through a series of games. Take a nature walk to learn about wetlands or streams. There’s art on the trail, exhibits, and a tour showcasing the building itself. If you’re tuckered out, relax in one of the rocking chairs that overlook the wetland. Oaks and Spokes is hosting a greenway ride to the festival this Saturday starting from Lake Johnson Park. Come cruise the trail and then hit up Captain Poncho’s and Urban Street Grill food trucks at the festival!