Tour de Cove Bike Ride

About The Tour

Tour de Cove Bike Ride

Saturday, October 7th – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Inside Out Sports in Cary at 2002 Grisdale Ln near the intersection of Cary Pkwy & James Jackson Ave.

9am for the 50 mile route:

10am for the 20 mile route:

10:30am for the 2.5 mile walk, which goes from James Jackson, right on Maynard Road, right on Old Weatherstone, right on Cary Parkway, right into Inside Out Sports parking lot.  NO STREET CROSSINGS !

Other activities will include, a bike toss, a corn hole tournament, bike safety awareness with a kids bike rodeo, and Kids Corner

Upon the return of riders/walkers, opening ceremonies will begin with Mayor Harold Weinbrecht.  Danielle Land will sing the National Anthem.  There will be plenty of great food, beverages, beer and wine, thanks to local sponsors. Live music will be performed all day, with the “Lounge Doctors” in the morning and “One Way Back Band” beginning at 1:00. There will be a kids bike rodeo and other activities.

A Silent Auction will offer an array of desirable products and services such as: Weekend getaways, Sporting event tickets, Golf/Spa/massage certificates, DPAC and PNC tickets, and much more from our local community.

*Register for the Rides/walk BEFORE September 20 to guarantee your free t-shirt and a commemorative “pink for Lori” bracelet.

Event timeline:

7am – On-site registration opens

8am – Lounge Doctors perform on main stage

9am – 50 mile ride rolls out

10am – 20 mile ride rolls out

10:30am – 2.5 mile walk begins

12:30pm  –  Opening ceremony

1pm to 4pm – One Way Back Band; Kids Zone; Bike Toss; Corn Hole tournament; Food; Beer and Wine; Silent auction

1pm to 4pm –  Kids Rodeo with helmet fittings and fun activities on bikes

4pm Event concludes

Please join us for this wonderful cause, and help make this a day that Lori and her family will never forget!

September is National Preparedness Month

A situation that can pose a threat to the safety of you and your family may not give you adequate time to prepare. Make your plan now, and constantly revisit it to keep it fresh.

Three quick things to remember:

  1. who to call
  2. where to go
  3. what to pack

Customize Your Emergency Alerts

In order to put your plan in motion as quickly as possible, you have to receive timely emergency warnings. Sign up to receive OC Alerts, Orange County’s emergency alert system, which is customizable from the types of messages you receive to the devices on which you receive them.

Resources has resources available to help you prepare, from the mindset of preparedness to being ready to take action. North Carolina also has a portal with helpful preparedness tips at

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Week 1:  September 1-9  Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2:  September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community Week 3:  September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans Week 4:  September 24-30  Get Involved! Be a part of Something Larger

Ready was launched by the Department of Homeland Security in February 2003 and is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.

Careful As You Travel

Be mindful of what the road conditions are and avoid travel unless necessary- falling trees and power lines could be hazardous along with flooded roads.  If travel becomes necessary, listen to news of transit systems, road conditions and be sure to have bright clothing and flashing lights on if walking or cycling.

Stay Connected

The Town of Chapel Hill provides information about services during emergencies on its website, Follow the Town’s social media accounts for updates: Twitter – @ChapelHillGov@ChapelHillEM@ChapelHillFD, and; and Instagram – ChapelHillGov. We’re Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Irma

The National Weather Service continues to monitor the tropical system in the Atlantic Ocean towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It is still too early to tell the specifics of the effect Hurricane Irma will have on the mainland United States.

The Town of Chapel Hill will continue to monitor the forecasts and will share details if the storm poses a threat.

Go Chapel Hill’s Tricky Travel-Time Tips

Tricky Travel Ahead For A While…

It seems that travel could become expensive and difficult as fuel possibly becomes scarce for the next few weeks, or so. Following are reminders and helpful hints for getting, at least, to and from work… or farther.

From Here to There: Rising Price of Fuel Sets Off Thoughts Of Transportation Options To Work

  • Park & Ride: Lots are an option for getting to work by transit including Chapel Hill Transit, Go Raleigh, Go Durham and Go Triangle systems. Triangle Area Park & Ride Lots
  • Chapel Hill Transit is Fare Free! Chapel Hill Transit Routes Schedule
  • Other local systems, running from the east to Chapel Hill have a daily, weekly and larger passes for purchase. Area Transit Passes. Too, there is a PART bus that runs from the west to Chapel Hill. PART Express
  • Carpooling is helpful and many staff live near one another or on the way. If interested, contact me if you want to connect some of the dots from here to there! Go Perks Rewards for Prize Drawings (useful to track trips and possible receive gift cards).
  • Pedestrian Action: Grab a time for healthier lifestyle and walk from home to bus stop or to work.
  • Bicycling: Remember safe cycling with helmet, lights, bright clothing and bells. Review the new NC Bike Laws… most importantly assume that motorists do not see you and practice watchful cycling. Walk/Bike NC Laws
  • Bus/Bike Combo: All buses in the Triangle Area are equipped with racks for bicycles. Easy Bike on Bus Directions!
  • Other: Some skateboard, some unicycle and some rollerblade. Whatever you do . . .

Please do it safely, especially as daylight wanes. I have lots of lights for belt, backpack or bike… so please email me and I will send something your way!

Further Travel: Who Knows What Fuel Supply Will Be Like For A While – Planning Ahead For November and December Travels

  • Amtrak is a great way to get faraway places. Amtrak Information
  • Mega Bus also works well and is inexpensive if booked in advance- clean, safe and with wireless capability! Mega Bus Information
  • Airlines, but a LOT of carbon emissions output.
  • And of course always there are camels… but again the carbon emissions are very high with camels (it’s true)!

Healthy Carolinians’ Transportation Academy 2017

Healthy Carolinians’ Transportation Academy
When individuals understand and are educated on the already existing transportation services, they may be more likely to utilize the local transit systems. This is why we’re bringing to you, a Transportation Academy. Come and learn the basics of local transit and help your clients connect to low-cost/no-cost transportation resources, and participate in an actual bus ride-a-long. Space is limited so choose the location that is most convenient for you. An agenda will be shared at a later date!
– October 10th Academy will be held in Hillsborough at the UNC Hospital, Hillsborough Campus
– October 13th Academy will be held in Chapel Hill at the Seymour Center
Compliance with the “American Disabilities Act” (ADA) and Title VI – Interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are available on request. Call the Immigrant and Refugee Health Program Manager at 919.245.2387 to request an interpreter or other accommodation.