Right to Ride – National Bike to Work Day May 20

This week had events of every shape and kind to celebrate National Bike to Work Week. Tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day and the fun doesn’t stop!

Starting bright and early in the morning (7:30am that is) head to the NC State Fairgrounds for Got to Ride NC, a ride to show support and  viability of cycling in the Triangle. This 4-mile  ride will roll from the State Fairgrounds, down Hillsborough Street, to the State Capitol and will include rolling street closures to support safety and maintain a moderate pace suitable for all experience levels. This will also give you the chance to take the SmartCommute Challenge pledge (hint,hint,hint) for your chance to win a new commuter bike (there are 4 available to win) or $750. Refreshments after the ride and vendors will be at the Capitol with lots of cycling-friendly information.

Here’s a preview of the route and you still have a chance to register, although walk-ups are more than welcome!

Hungry? No worries, there are two biker’s breakfasts around town from 7am to 9am. The Mad Biker’s Breakfast in Durham, will meet at Mad Hatter’s Café (corner of Main and Broad St.) for a quick bite and bike maintenance checks, courtesy of Mad Hatter’s and  Bicycle Chain mechanics. RTP cyclists can meet up for a continental breakfast, juice, water & coffee at RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Dr.

Close out Bike to Work Day in Chapel Hill with the Bike Chapel Hill-Carrboro ride, starting at Wallace Plaza (on top of the Rosemary Parking Deck), 5:30pm.
This rolling bike parade is an 8 mile loop that winds through Chapel Hill into Carrboro then back to the start for an after party with food and live music.

There’s no excuse not to celebrate your way around the Triangle in all of these certified bicycle-friendly towns!

Have fun and be safe,


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