What is it about bikes that are so inspiring? (Maybe it’s the wind in your hair as you sail past the increasingly expensive gas pumps?) Whatever the reason, if your bike makes you want to sing (or dance or tell a joke) check out the Bike Open Mic Night from 4:30-7pm at the University Mall in Chapel Hill this Friday.
Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Bill Nesper, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America Program, will reveal special signs that identify Chapel Hill as a bike-friendly zone. Chapel Hill received a bronze designation (as did Durham and Cary; Carrboro bested them all with a Silver rating). Annie Martinie of Be Active NC will also be there to discuss new community programs.
Participants will also get a chance to creatively voice their ideas for 3 minutes at the open bike mic.
Need a new (to you!) bike? Go shopping at participating stores through the week of February 21-25 to collect 8 bicycle cards. Turn them in Friday night between 4:30 and 6 p.m. for a chance to win a recycled bike from The ReCYCLEry! Participating retailers will display a card at the register. Participation is limited and the cards must be turned in at the Feeling Great Friday table at the University Mall stage, so get to shopping if you want that bike!
If you’ve got the energy, why not sign up for Goldsprints! Anyone wanting to race should sign up at the stage starting at 4pm.