2012 marks the first-ever National Bike to School Day. Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro encourages students and parents to ride bicycles to school this Wednesday, May 9th, for this first Bike to School Day! Bike to School Day is a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.
Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.
Schedule a little extra time into your day Wednesday morning and ride with the students to school on bicycles… leave your car and home and in doing so the air will be a little cleaner, there will be less traffic congestion and our community and selves will be a bit healthier too!
Bike to School Day, May 9th — Driving Less, Feeling Great!
Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt Proclaims May as Bike Month in Chapel Hill!
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
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.
Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will begin winter break service on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. The weekday CM, CW, D, J, and NU routes will end earlier. The Safe Rides and the Saturday/Sunday U & NU routes will not operate.
EZ Rider services will end at 10:35 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Regular service will resume on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. For specific schedule information, please visit www.chtransit.org, email or call a customer service representative at 919.969.4900 (press 1).
And As Always: Using Alternative Transportation is a great way to keep the community green and ourselves healthier!