Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro — May Bicycle Events Schedule

                      

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt Proclaims May as Bike Month in Chapel Hill!

May

4                 Go Chapel Hill Discussion Bus  – Take the Chapel Hill Transit NS Route 8:40 am bus from Eubanks Park & Ride Lot with the Mayor on May 5th for informal discussion/brainstorming regarding cycling and other alternative transportation issues in the community.

5                 Carrboro’s Bike & Bus Workshop:  Carrboro Farmer’s Markets

7-11           Mini Bike Training School Presentations:  Spoke ‘n Revolution – Carrboro Elementary School

9                 International Bike to School Day:  Students and parents are encouraged to try cycling to school wearing safety helmets and remembering all safe cycling rules of the road.

15               Go CH – Carrboro Bike Workshop and Breakfast – Carrboro Municipal Lot  Information regarding cycling in the community including great bike maps, free breakfast, fun giveaways and quick bicycle inspections!

16               Regional Ride of Silence

17               All Shoppes:  No Fee Bike Inspection Day (still waiting for confirmation from all)

18               Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro presents:  SPRING ROLL – 8 mile cycling event for families, cruisers & serious cyclists: 5:30 Wallace Deck— Live Band, contests, fun snacks and Chapel Hill Town Council & Carrboro Alderman ride too!!!  No charge for this great cycling event.

19               Go Chapel Hill Bike & Bus Workshop:  Chapel Hill University Mall

All Week:   Bike Shoppe Special Sales

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Presidential Visit

Please be aware that there could be delays in bus routes for both Chapel Hill Tranist as well as Triangle Transit on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  There will be a visit from the President of the United States of America.

Consider this special event as you plan your routes to work, errands or recreation.  Patience is helpful when there are delays in traffic.

Thank You.

Chapel Hill Tavern Talks 2020 Begin!

First in a series of Tavern discussions take place beginning…

THIS Thursday, February 2, 2012           7:00 PM – 8:30 PM!

Kildare’s (206 West Franklin Street) AND West End Wine Bar (450 West Franklin Street)

Make sure to weigh in on the future of Chapel Hill and all that you see it being!

For questions please call 968 -2728.

Bike-to-Work Day a Success!

Chapel Hill- Carrboro’s Bike-to-Work Day celebration was a success, with more than 100 people attending the breakfast in the parking lot across from Armadillo Grill.  Cyclists enjoyed biscuits from Neal’s Deli, coffee from Open Eye Cafe, and other delicious treats.

The cyclists signed up for the Smart Commute Challenge by pledging to use alternative transportation at least once to get to work/school.

Mechanics from The Clean Machine and the ReCYCLEry pumped tires, lubed chains and tested brakes for the commuters.  Attendees were entered to win raffle prizes, including bike lights, T-shirts, coffee, Bulls tickets, Cycle9 gift cards, and Burt’s Bees products.

The list of raffle winners:

Barbara Yarn (coffee and mug)
Rica Shahow (Beans and bag)
Nakita Cook (Bulls tickets)
Paublo Valenzia (Bull tickets)
Grace Oren (bike light)
Sammy Slade (Itunes gift card)
Hannah Heyuch (Itunes)
Jennifer Drolet (hat and t-shirt)
Jalong Wu (Cycle 9 gift card)
Tricia Robinson (Cycle 9 gift card)
Kevin Hicks (Cycle 9 gift card)
Kendrick Sheats (Hat and t-shirt)
Itza Salazar (goody bag)
Simone Turner (goody bag)
Aieysha Harris (goody bag)
Chris Durgan (goody bag)
Tricia Huegerich (goody bag)
Kim Andersen (goody bag)
Vijay Rey (Durham Bulls tickets)
Michael Shottner (t-shirt)
Charles Mitchell (Cooler)
George Long (Burts Bee’s)
Audrey Galtis (Hat)
Brian DeJesus (Shirt)

Goody Bags included:  Bike Lights, Coffee Mugs, Shirts, etc

Children’s Bicycle Helmet Decorating Contest Winners:

Kailani Delarosa
Alondra Delarosa
Sydney Thompson
Rajen Dey
Sabrina Thompson
Hannah Horrell
Abigail Horrell
Joseph Patterson
Dylan Nicastro
Bridget Kelly

Community Bike Cruiser Ride

Join other cyclists for the Bike Chapel Hill-Carrboro 8 Mile Cruiser Ride. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Wallace Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. for a ride through town, followed by food, drinks, free entertainment and decorating contests.

Two routes will be offered-a faster paced route for serious cyclists and a shorter, slower route for families and recreational cyclists. The event also includes live music, Gold Sprints and prize drawings. Dress extravagantly, and enjoy the evening!