Projects

BICYCLE REPAIR STATIONS

Bicycle Repair Station Installed June 2015 in Partnership with Marbles Museum, Oaks and Spokes, City of Raleigh and Community Sponsors!  Each station contains a pump and tools and is available for use at all hours of the day.
Bicycle Repair Station Installed June 2015 in Partnership with Marbles Museum, Oaks and Spokes, City of Raleigh and Community Sponsors! Each station contains a pump and tools and is available for use at all hours of the day.

Similar in scope to the bicycle corral on Hargett Street, your friends at Oaks and Spokes are at it again with another project to impact bicycling in the triangle region. We have fundraised to provide for 2 bicycle repair stations in Raleigh!  To make this a reality, Oaks and Spokes crowd fundraised over $2,000 from generous citizens interested in making Raleigh a more bike-friendly city.  Goals of this project include showing decision-makers that bicycling is something citizens desire in hopes that more bike friendly infrastructure will follow and allowing citizens an opportunity to facilitate these changes.  Oaks and Spokes is proud to have facilitated this project! Some facts about the project:

  • Stations include a heavy duty pump, stand, and set of tools.
  • Two stations were installed in this effort: one on the Neuse River Trail at Anderson Point Park and one on Hargett Street at Marbles Kids Museum (between Blount St and Person St) –  a popular cycling  corridor connecting destinations in downtown Raleigh.  A third station was sponsored by Oak City Cycling Project and is located at Umstead State Park.
  • Cost-sharing occurred between the BikeRaleigh Program and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department on the purchasing and installation of the stations.

A special thanks goes out to Natalie Anderson at Crank Arm Brewery and Mac Cady at Cafe de los Muertos for assisting Oaks and Spokes with special promotions and events to support our efforts.  We are also proud to partner with Marbles Museum on our downtown location.  They truly are bicycle friendly businesses! We  would additionally like to give a shout out to the Raleigh-based band Adult Science who performed an awesome set at our Halloween fundraiser event.

 A  big Thank You goes out to the generous project supporters!

  • Annette Jackson
  • Jessica Smith
  • Hyder Abadin
  • Ian Hands
  • Anna Stefanelli
  • Doug Johnston
  • Julia Garland
  • Heather Yandow
  • Johnny Dawkins
  • Aimee Holtsclaw
  • Jeff Wright
  • Michelle Willcox
  • Anna Stokes
  • Laura Williams
  • Tad Thornhill
  • Charlie McDade
  • Christopher Haisty
  • Chris Voss
  • Jack Warman
  • John Cosgrove
  • Leo Suarez
  • Sarah Ferguson
  • Mac Cady
  • Kristy Dactyl
  • Michael Dayton
  • Shane Smith
  • Mac Cady (Cafe de Los Muertos)
  • Pam Blondin (DECO Raleigh)
  • Daniel Farrell
  • Harry Rybacki
  • Joselle Torres
  • Adam Chasen
  • Daniel Morales
  • Michael Hawthorne
  • Arlen Mabe
  • Evan Brigham
  • Sally Edwards (Marbles Museum)

A map of the Bicycle Repair Stations located in Raleigh:

BICYCLE CORRAL

Oaks and Spokes partnered with the BikeRaleigh Program to install a Bicycle Corral on a key bicycling corridor in downtown Raleigh.  The Bicycle Corral was generously donated by Saris Cycling Group.  It is Oaks and Spokes hope that this increased bike parking through this pilot project will set a precedent for business owners to coordinate future installations with the BikeRaleigh Program.  Some facts about the project:

Bicycle Corral in Raleigh is overflowing with use on weekends and at popular downtown events.
Bicycle Corral in Raleigh is overflowing with use on weekends and at popular downtown events.
  • Project sets precedent for future installations.  Through this project design and  installation specifications were added to Raleigh’s Street Design Manual and Standard Detail Drawings
  • Replaces one on-street parking space
  • Can hold approximately 10 bicycles
  • First of it’s kind in the region!

 

One thought on “Projects”

  1. I’ve recently joined the committee for artSPRAK (part of Sparkcon), this year being held Sept 17th-20th (downtown Raleigh). Our responsibility is to come up with art related exhibitions/activities for the event. A friend of mine told me about your business/organization and I thought this would be a great match for both of us. Off the top of my head, I’m thinking of some sort of bike parade with all the decorated bikes/helmets you’ll be using for your upcoming Raleigh Bikes Art Show. We’re still in the VERY early stages of planning, but I would love to sit down with you and see if there’s a marriage.

    Thanks,
    Lal

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