Category Archives: Friday Fun

Friday Fun: Growth of the Greenways

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 the Festival 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!

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The Capital City Greenway (conceptual) from Raleigh: The park with a city in it, 1968. Courtesy of Bill Flournoy

Photo Friday: No Flag? No Country!

The Oaks and Spokes flag flies high in Downtown Raleigh.  We just hope no one captures it.

Oaks and Spokes vies for downtown in this game of flags.
Oaks and Spokes vies for downtown in this game of flags at SPARKcon.

See more about the cunning use of flags here:

Thank You. You’re Awesome.

Oaks and Spokes wants to say Happy Friday.

Thank you for riding your bicycle.  You’re awesome, #BikeRaleigh.

Thank you for riding your bicycle.  You're awesome.
Thank you for riding your bicycle. You’re awesome.

This photo is from Hopscotch 2013 where the Oaks and Spokes street team gave a little ‘thank you’ to everyone who biked to the shows on Saturday.  You make  Raleigh a better place to live.  Thanks!

Photo Friday August 30, 2013

Hargett Street at Wilmington in Front of the Raleigh Times and Stitch in Downtown Raleigh.

Oaks and Spokes partnered with the City of Raleigh to install a Bicycle Corral at this location in May 2013.  Here are the before and after photos.

 Looking good, Raleigh!

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Before and After the Hargett Street Bicycle Corral was installed. May 2013 (top) / August 2013 (bottom)