Are you curious about all the local bees moving in to urban Durham? If so, this bike ride is for you. Tour local beehives and learn more about how bees benefit our environment – all by bike! Ride leaves from the Durham Bike Co-op at 10:00am.
Location: Durham Bike Co-op @ 715 Washington Street, Durham NC 27701
Beginning with the opening on May 16, the Scrap Exchange will be hosting local bike art on behalf of the Durham Bike Co-op. Bicyclists who are also local artists and crafters are displaying their work in the gallery during Bike Month! Come check out what happens to all those unused bike parts...
Did you know that 14% of the people killed on US roads in 2012 were pedestrians (4743/33561)? Mayor Bell recently accepted the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets issued by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. And May is National Bike Month. So there's all kinds of reasons to learn about how enforcement, infrastructure and education can make our streets safer.
This workshop builds on our Bike Commuting 101 session by providing a deeper dive on route planning and inclement weather. We'll discuss various road and traffic characteristics to consider when planning your route and we'll cover the many considerations bike commuters have when dealing with inclement weather in the Triangle.
Whether you're new to cycling or a seasoned recreational cyclist who wants to start using your bike to get around, Bike Durham's Bike Commuting 101 workshop will help. We'll cover the basics of cycling for transportation including general traffic cycling laws and principles, various gear options, multi-modal commutes, and commuting tips & tricks.
Drop off the American Tobacco Trail at milemarker 5.75 in South Durham and join Bike Durham for free food and giveaways. Bullseye Bicycle will be there to check your bike out and help with any minor adjustments.
Join the Watts Hospital Hillandale Neighborhood for a celebration of bikes that includes safety skills tips, a fix-it station, an opportunity to donate unused bikes, and information from local bicycle and bike-friendly groups.