Ride and Picnic with Raleigh Bike Polo

If your ears have stopped ringing and you’ve been able to catch a few hours of sleep after Hopscotch this weekend, come out Sunday afternoon and ride with Oaks and Spokes to a bike polo picnic party!

polo picnic

Meet at the Capitol steps (where Fayetteville Street hits the Capitol building) in Downtown Raleigh at 1:30pm on Sunday for a seven mile ride.  We will be cruising en masse to Marsh Creek Park where we’ll meet up with Raleigh Bike Polo and attend the Passin’ Snax and Passin’ Balls picnic. Continue reading Ride and Picnic with Raleigh Bike Polo

Hepcat Recap

Hepcat 2013 kicks off!
Hepcat 2013 kicks off! (Photo Credit: Bryan Rierson)

Did you miss the Hepcat Race this year, or were wondering how it went? Well lucky for you, the folks from Oaks and Spokes were on site and taking everything in to share with you all. Have no idea what Hepcat is, but want to know more? Either way, jump past the break for our recap of this purr-fect day!

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Social Rides: Raleigh’s Not-so-serious Alternatives

Let’s face it.  Club rides can be a bit of a turn-off for a lot of folks but Raleigh now has a growing number of alternatives.  It’s becoming ever-more popular to roll Raleigh’s city streets with a large group of like-minded folks and cruise through historic neighborhoods, city parks, and commercial nodes stopping at a destination or two along the way.  The atmosphere of these rides is markedly different and that’s what is appealing.  The pace is slower, there’s more to look at, and more chatting.  Not surprisingly, there is always an opportunity to grab a beer and keep socializing post ride.  Let the weekend warriors troll the suburban and rural back roads of the Triangle in a lycra-induced daze and join in on one of these weekly rambles: Continue reading Social Rides: Raleigh’s Not-so-serious Alternatives

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)

How do you like your DZRs?

DZR offers a stylish, subtle way to take advantage of your clipless system with their SPD-compatible shoes. They offer several different styles, in both men’s and unisex formats. While they are designed for use on the bike, they come with a bolt-on plastic piece that you can leave on in place of the cleat, if you just happen to really dig their style and want them for off the bike use.

In this review, we cover a few different models, and their performance as a cycling shoe, a  casual sneaker, and a “transition to work” shoe.
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