Submitted by Bethany Kell on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 19:22
The League of American Bicyclists' recommendations for Durham are here. For the second time in a row, Durham was designated a "Bronze" Bicycle Friendly Community. The award from the League starts at the Bronze level, and continue with Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond.
We'll be re-evaluated by the League in 2018, and the city is encouraged to implement as many of the League's recommendations as possible before that time.
Are you interested in becoming a board member? Come to our meet & greet at Fullsteam from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday! You'll have a chance to meet current board members and future ones. And drink a beer or two. We hope to see you there!
Submitted by Bethany Kell on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:31
Durham Deserves Better.
The tragic news of three Durham cyclists killed by motorists in just six weeks shines a bright spotlight on the current state of bicycling in Durham.
While it is true that no glaring changes have occurred in our cycling community in recent months that can be cited as potential causes for these tragedies, it is equally true that the city, county and state are not doing enough to mitigate them. Durham development and density continues to increase and infrastructure for cyclists is not keeping pace.
Submitted by Christin Lampkowski on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:05
Happy holidays to all of Durham's wonderful non-motorized folk (the motorized ones are not too bad, either). To celebrate the season and try to stave off the cold weather, Durham Bike Co-op and Bike Durham are getting together for a holiday party and lights ride.
Starting at 5:30 pm on Saturday December 6th, we are gathering at Durham Bike Coop at 715 Washington Street (entrance around the back) for drinks and a potluck dinner. Some food and drink will be provided, but we encourage you to bring some of your own to help give us a truly delightful holiday smörgåsbord.
Submitted by Christin Lampkowski on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:02
The Bike Durham Education Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month to work on education and outreach efforts. New participants and ideas are always welcome.
115 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701
Submitted by Bethany Kell on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:13
We are deeply saddened by the tragic killing of Tony Morris Turner this weekend by a hit and run driver on N. Roxboro, and of the recent deaths of Durham cyclists Kent Winberry on W. Chapel Hill St and Pamela Lane killed while cycling in Chapel Hill.
These tragedies are not ok. They underscore our city and state's lack of priority for the safety for non-motorized road users.
Bike Durham is committed to continually pushing for across-the-board changes to make our communities safer and to helping cyclists operate as safely as possible.