Cyclefest 2013 Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bicycle Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 8

  • Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bike to School Day     Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools     Students are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, May 8, to improve the quality of the air, experience a more fit way to arrive at school each day and to feel great as you arrive at school!
  • Come Bike With Us!     5:15 p.m., Meet at Chapel Hill Town Hall Lower Parking Lot  Learn more about the Chapel Hill Bike Plan, and meet the planners, engineers and residents who are working to develop the plan. After the ride, we will meet at a restaurant downtown to continue the conversation. Please RSVP to bikeplan@townofchapelhill.org.

Thursday, May 9

Bike to the Future: Community Forum on Chapel Hill Bike Plan     6-9 p.m.; speakers at 7 p.m., Chapel Hill Public Library     If you’re a cycling enthusiast or you haven’t ridden a bike but want to, and you’re concerned about transportation issues, come to this forum on the Chapel Hill Bike Plan. The completed Bike Plan will be a guide to making Chapel Hill a place where more people can safely ride their bikes to more places in the community. RSVP to bikeplan@townofchapelhill.org.

Friday, May 10

UNC- Map My Bike to Work     11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Beach Cafe UNC’s Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) will set up tables with games, prizes, and snacks to promote the upcoming Bike to Work Week. Current bike commuters will be encouraged to map their routes and sign up as mentors for other potential bike commuters, as well as congregate with other cyclists and exchange ideas. The Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro will be invited to promote nearby cycling resources and events.

Saturday, May 11

Chapel Hill’s Bike & Bus Workshop, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, University Mall Farmer’s Market Carrboro’s Bike & Bus Workshop 8:30 – Noon Carrboro Farmer’s Market     Come and learn how to quickly and easily mount a bike onto the front of any bus in the Greater Triangle area. Take a quick tour of a Fare Free Chapel Hill Transit Bus.

Tuesday, May 14 

Carrboro Bike Breakfast Workshop     7-10 a.m., Municipal Parking Lot (Near Armadillo Grill)     Come for breakfast with other cyclists and have free bike checks from local bike shops. Enjoy the giveaways, informational handouts, cycle discussion all while enjoying biscuits from Neal’s Deli! Enter multiple drawings during the morning’s events!

Wednesday, May 15

Bike Shops – Free Bike Inspections (TBA)     All Day, Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bike Shoppes     All Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bicycle Shoppes are offering bike inspections all day long at no charge AND no appointment required (though you might have to wait when you arrive)!

All May — Go Chapel Hill Commute Club Day     Tables, Franklin Street Be sure to check out the Go Chapel Hill tables located throughout Chapel Hill to find information on alternative transportation options in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the Greater Triangle Area. And be sure to sign up for the Go Chapel Hill Commuter Club to show support for a cleaner healthier community (as well as opportunities for public speaking and great incentive items)!!! To register contact Len Cone at lcone@townofchapelhill.org.

Friday, May 17

Go! Chapel Hill-Carrboro Spring Roll Cruiser Ride     Event begins at 5:30 p.m.; ride begins at 6:45 p.m. at Wallace Parking Deck Serious cyclists and families–take the 8 mile bicycle cruise through Chapel Hill and Carrboro. A shorter route is designed for families. Be sure to dress out in your wildest cycling clothes (there is a prize for the best in show!). More information: www.gochapelhill.org.