Bike Month 2017 Events

May is the perfect month to go biking in the Triangle as the weather is usually gorgeous. Head out on two wheels to explore new places and connect with nature and your community during Bike Month. 

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Event Calendar

Search the calendar below to find events by date, or use the links below to find events by location. Browse our page of bike resources for more information.

 

Cary  |   Chapel Hill   |    Durham    |    Garner      |    Knightdale   |     Raleigh    |  Wake Forest

 

 

 

 

Cary

Wake County: Getting to know your Bike & Upcoming Bike Month Rides Meetup
Monday, May 1, 6-7 p.m.
1377 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513 (Cycling Spoken Here)
Whether you are a seasoned pro or this is the first time you have ridden a bike in years, visit Cycling Spoken Here in Cary, and get to know your bike a little better. The class teaches you how to fix a flat tire and gives an overview on preventative maintenance so your machine is ready to go when you are. Join the Meetup group to learn more about this event and other, soon-to-be-announced Bike Month events (including a bike-to work-ride and ladies' cycling clinic).

Wake CountyBike Maintenance Trail and Roadside Repair Class
Tuesday, May 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
1751 Walnut St, Cary, NC  27511 (​REI Cary)
Flat Tire? Broken chain? REI’s Bike Techs will demonstrate field repairs to get you going and keep you rolling. Learn efficient tire change, chain repair, quick drive-train, brake adjustment, and simple on-the-spot troubleshooting skills. Free clinic, spots are limited. Register here

Wake County: 'Pedal Driven' Mountain Bike Documentary Viewing 
Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m.
1837 N. Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513 (​Rally Point Sports Grill)
Join Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) to watch this “bikeumentary” film

Wake County: Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 10
National Bike to School Day is held annually at schools and communities across the country. These events a fun way to bring communities together to promote bicycle safety and encourage physical activity for elementary and middle school students. Davis Drive Elementary, Northwoods Elementary and Weatherstone Elementary are all registered to participate. Visit walkbiketoschool.org to learn more and register your school! 

Town of Cary and GoTriangle: Bike to Work Week Kick-Off @ Cary Depot
Saturday, May 15, 7-9 a.m.
211 North Academy St., Cary, NC 27511 (Cary Train Depot)
Kick off National Bike to Work week with a pit stop at the downtown Cary depot from 7–9 a.m. Chat with local planners, learn more about GoCary and our rack and roll program, check out the Town’s new bike lockers, pick up the latest Cary Bike/Hike map, enter giveaways and more! 

Wake County: Black Creek Greenway Bike Ride
Friday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join Cary staff for a 2-hour (estimated) bike tour along Cary’s scenic Black Creek Greenway. The tour departs from downtown Cary at 1:30 p.m. and travels a new trail head at Old Reedy Creek Road, stopping periodically along the way to talk about the safe routes to school project at Northwoods Elementary, rapid flashing beacons on Maynard Road, new phases of the Black Creek Greenway that are in design as well as renovations to address the severe flood damage last summer, and the new Crabtree Creek Greenway. Please contact Sandi Bailey at sandi.bailey@townofcary.org to reserve your spot. We’ll see you on the trail! http://www.townofcary.org/projects-initiatives/project-updates/bicycle-projects

Wake County: Cary Public Safety Day
Sunday, May 21, noon-3 p.m.
Downtown Cary
Join the Town's public safety staff from noon-3 p.m. in downtown Cary to celebrate public safety in Cary. Visit the Bike Cary booth, explore police and fire vehicles, meet Town of Cary Police and Fire crews and learn about Cary safety initiatives. Enjoy a kids fun zone, food trucks and more!

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel Hill

UNC: UNC's Gearing Up for Bike Month
Wednesday, May 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Berryhill Hall (front courtyard)
Get your bike in gear for National Bike Month in May. Pick up some free bike lights and other great swag! Bring your bike to register it for 50% off a U-Lock or to get a free bike check from the ReCYCLEry!

Go Chapel Hill - Cycle De Mayo Bicycle Fiesta 
Friday, May 5, 6-9 p.m.
http://www.gochapelhill.org/  
Decorated Bike Procession leaves Wallace Deck at 6 p.m.  Bike Fiesta for friends and families is ongoing at 140 W Franklin with bicycle games, events, dancing, contests and music by high-energy band Ellis Dyson & The Shambles! Wear your most festive fiesta outfit and enjoy the Go Chapel Hill Bicycle Fiesta! 

 

 

 

 

Durham 

Duke University: Bike Month at the Duke Farmers Market
Friday, May 12, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
Duke's Medical Center Greenway
Visit the "Unpark Yourself" team at the Duke Farmer's Market, with easy bike access via the Medical Center Greenway. Pick up bike lights and information on N.C. cycling laws, learn about the benefits of registering as a bike commuter, and pick up fruits, vegetables, and other wholesome groceries.

Duke University: Bicyclist Appreciation Breakfast
Friday, May 19, 8-10 a.m.
Bryan Center Plaza
In celebration of Bike to Work Day, Duke students and employees are invited to enjoy free breakfast, coffee, and cycling swag. Durham Cycles will offer free bike inspections and minor on-the-spot adjustments.

Duke University: Bike Month at the Duke Farmers Market
Friday, May 26, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
Duke's Medical Center Greenway
Visit the "Unpark Yourself" team at the Duke Farmers Market, with easy bike access via the Medical Center Greenway. Pick up bike lights and information on N.C. cycling laws, learn about the benefits of registering as a bike commuter, and pick up fruits, vegetables, and other wholesome groceries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knightdale 

 

Wake County: Psyched @ Bikes
Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Knightdale Station Park Amphitheatre 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, NC 27545
Bring your bike for some fun in the sun.  Bike rodeo, rack & ride bus demonstration.  Bike inspections, safety tips and more.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raleigh 

City of Raleigh: Bike Month at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Wednesdays in May, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
City Plaza
Ride to the Downtown Farmer's Market to celebrate Bike Month! Stop by the CommuteSmartRaleigh table for bike maps and information about Bike Month events.

Raleigh Bikeshare Presentation by Bewegen Technologies, Corps Logistics and Kittelson & Associates
Wednesday, May 3, 4 p.m.
Exchange Plaza in the 200 block of Fayetteville Street
Join in seeing a demonstration for the bikeshare program coming to Raleigh. The company will have this opportunity to present to the public and show off its bikes. More info on bikeshare and the demonstrations can be found here.

Raleigh Bikeshare Presentation by Bantam Strategy Group, Social Bicycles and Transportation Design Group
Friday, May 5, 3 p.m.
Exchange Plaza in the 200 block of Fayetteville Street
Join in seeing a demonstration for the bikeshare program coming to Raleigh. The company will have this opportunity to present to the public and show off its bikes. More info on bikeshare and the demonstrations can be found here.

City of Raleigh: Capital City Bike Ride
Friday, May 5, 8-9:30 a.m.
Locations listed on website
Ride and mingle with government officials, City employees, and other Raleighites! This year’s ride will start in Dorothea Dix Park, travel along low-stress streets and greenways, and finish at the State Capitol building.

Oaks & Spokes: Capital City Ride
Friday May 5, 8-9:30 a.m.
Dorothea Dix Soccer Park, 75 Hunt Dr., Raleigh
Ride and mingle with government officials, City employees, and your fellow Raleigh citizens. This year’s ride will travel along low-stress streets and greenways, and finish at the State Capitol building where light refreshments will be served.

Oaks & Spokes: Raleigh Bikes Art Show
Friday May 5, 6-11 p.m.
Morning Times, 10 E Hargett St.
This art exhibit will be part of the First Friday gallery tour, and will feature paintings, photos, sculpture, sketches, prints, and crafts that highlight cycling culture. The show will be on display throughout the month of May.

Oaks & SpokesMarbles Kids Museum Bike Rodeo
Saturday May 6, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett St.
This is a fun family event that inspires healthy physical activity, introduces cycling education to kids of all ages, and encourages families to practice new skills that they can continue to enjoy together at home. 

Oaks & SpokesBike MS Picnic & Ride
Saturday May 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Dr.
For the first time Oaks and Spokes is partnering with Bike MS and Team On Draft for a celebratory event to kick-off Bike Month. We will be offering a 25-mile greenway ride with Team On Draft as well as a Grocery Grab with Oaks and Spokes, followed by a group picnic. 

Marbles Kids Museum & Raleigh Police Department: Marbles Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 6, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
Hargett Street at Moore Square
Tale your kids to a bike rodeo hosted by the Marbles Kids Museum and Raleigh Police Department. Bike rodeos are a great way for young bicyclists to learn to ride safely in a fun environment. Bikes will be provided or bring your own! All ages and abilities are welcome.

Bike MS: Bike MS Picnic & Ride
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Anderson Point Park
Join Bike MS and other bicycling partners for a group greenway ride with two route options and a picnic after- ward. Bring your friends and family for a fun day to celebrate Bike Month and learn more about Bike MS rides!

Oaks & Spokes: 7 Murals + 7 Stories
Sunday May 7, 4:30-9 p.m.
The Cardinal Bar, 713 N West St.
Join us for a slow afternoon ride between sevem of Raleigh's amazing murals.The ride at will end at King's Barcade for "7 Stories," a monthly story-telling event. We will stop at each mural for some fun photos and background on the mural. This will be a great ride for all ages and abilities. 

Oaks & Spokes: Bike-In Movie
Monday May 8, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Valley Cinema, 2109 Avent Ferry Rd.
Cruise into the Mission Valley theater, grab a beer or a self-powered smoothie on our Bike Blender, and enjoy this year's remarkable film, "Wadjda!"

Oaks & Spokes: City Market Ride & Social
Tuesday May 9, 6:30-9 p.m.
City Market, 215 Wolfe St.
Join us for a casual cruise around the outskirts of downtown Raleigh, followed by pizza and socializing at Vic's Restaurant & Pizzeria.

Raleigh Bikeshare Presentation by Bicycle Transit Systems, BCycle, and Transportation Design Group
Wednesday, May 10, 4 p.m.
Exchange Plaza in the 200 block of Fayetteville Street
Join in seeing a demonstration for the bikeshare program coming to Raleigh. The company will have this opportunity to present to the public and show off its bikes. More info on bikeshare and the demonstrations can be found here.

Oaks & Spokes: Light Up the Night Ride
Wednesday May 10, 6:30-10 p.m.
Crank Arm Brewing, 319 W Davie St.
Bedeck your bike in twinkling finery and join us for a short ride around downtown to show off your style. Be as garish and creative as you like—the crazier the better! Afterward, we'll wind down with a few brews from a great local brewery!

Oaks & Spokes: Raleigh Bike Polo Rookie Invite Night
Thursday May 11, 6-10 p.m.
Tarboro Road Community Center, 121 N Tarboro St
Join your local Bike Polo club and come try out the funnest activity on two wheels! Raleigh Bike Polo will provide extra polo bikes and equipment, plus games, activities, food, and prizes to introduce you to the basics of bike polo.

Oaks & Spokes: Bike Fashion Show
Friday May 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Dorothea Dix Park, 820 S Boylan Ave.
Forget about stretchy Lycra, and come watch fabulous local cyclists model their most fashion-forward yet practical outfits for cycling to work, the park, the store, or to a night out on the town. Singles, couples, and families will show off styles from their own closets, while local merchants and designers will model their bike-friendly wares and designs.

Oaks & Spokes: Raleigh Cat
Saturday May 13, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Spring Hill Cyclocross Park, 2213 Dorsett Dr.
Race with your friends to the finish line in our signature event, a downtown scavenger hunt on two wheels. Participants will be asked to carry several items from checkpoint to checkpoint in order to advance through to the finish. Each checkpoint will have a variety of activities to complete before advancing. All ages and skill levels welcome!

Oaks & Spokes: CycloFemme Ride
Sunday May 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
NC State Capitol, 1 E Edenton St
CycloFemme is a nationally recognized movement bringing female cyclists of all skill levels together for a ride of celebration. What better way to celebrate the women in your life on Mother's Day? Bring your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, co-worker, whomever! This ride will be about 8 miles and will be "No Drop" meaning no rider will be left behind. Join us afterwards for a picnic in the park!

City of Raleigh: Bike/Walk/Bus Listening Session
Tuesday, May 16, 6-8 p.m.
Chavis Community Center
Raleigh’s Department of Transportation is interested in hearing about what matters most to residents in southeast Raleigh who bike, walk, or take the bus. Talk to transportation staff about your ideas for improvements, and hear about the City’s ongoing and upcoming  work.

Ride of Silence: Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 17, 7-8 p.m.
Dorothea Dix Park
The Ride of Silence is a silent bike ride to honor those who have been injured or killed while bicycling on public roads. The ride aims to raise the awareness that bicyclists have a legal right to use public streets.

City of Raleigh: Bike to Work Day Pit Stops
Friday, May 19, 7-9 a.m.
Locations listed on website
Biking can be a fun, healthy, and scenic way to get to work. Try it for the first time or the hundredth time on National Bike to Work Day, and stop by one of our pit stops for goodies!

City of Raleigh: Dorothea Dix Park Ride
Saturday, May 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Eliza Pool Park
Celebrate National Bike Month with a bike ride led by Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources staff! Explore Raleigh’s greenways, and take in the sights and sounds of beautiful Dorothea Dix Park.

 

 

 

 

Wake Forest 

 

 

Wake Forest County: Meet in the Street - Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wake Forest Town Hall Parking Lot  301 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC  27587
As a part of the 37th annual Meet in the Street Festival, this fair is designed to teach safe bicycle riding skills to children ages 5-14 and their parents. During the event, participants will be taught safe riding techniques through an obstacle course that recreates real-life situations.