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!

Smart Commute Challenge 2011!

Use anything but driving in a car alone to get to and from work just once before June 1, and you are a participant in the Smart Commute Challenge! Now, all you have to do is register for the Smart Commute Challenge! It is time for prizes, photo contests, challenges and an opportunity to join others in making our community a healthier place to work and play! Sign up for the Smart Commute Challenge today at Commit to using something besides driving your car alone just once between now and June 1, and you could win an iPad, gift cards, laptops and other wonderful prizes. All just for using transit, bicycle, rollerblades, carpool, or any other alternative form of transportation.