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Bicycle Focus Friday Series:  Final, Part IV

Summer of Cycling the Underground Railroad & Life Lessons Learned

In 2011 a determined and amazing group of young people made a journey that changed their lives and the way they would see the world moving forward.  One said, “This wasn’t just biking, there’s purpose for the tour, it just, kind-of-like, it woke us all up.”  They noted that they “learned the struggle, accomplishment and untold history of people of color.”

2021 marks Triangle Bikeworks 10th anniversary and with it we celebrate the heroic accomplishment of the first SpokenRev Team to cycle a complete path of the Underground Railroad (almost 1800 miles).

Summer of Cycling the Underground Railroad & Life Lessons Learned

2021 June 14 – 17:  Community Lunch and Learn Virtual Bike Tour with Triangle Bikeworks 

Triangle Bikeworks will host its annual community Lunch & Learn series June 14, 2021 – June 17, 2021 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

This summer’s Lunch & Learn focus is “The Great Migration,” the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970.

This series of educational, online lectures will help those who are curious about the hidden history of “The Great Migration” learn a few of the important facts that the Triangle Bikeworks youth will uncover as they cycle through the route of The Great Migration in the summer of 2022.

This event is FREE to the public with a suggested donation of $10-$100 to support the youth programming of Triangle Bikeworks.

Here’s the week’s line up:

June 14th Day 1 – Untold Stories of The Great Migration

June 15th Day 2 – Nature, Environment, and The Great Migration

June 16th Day 3 – Emotional Impacts of The Great Migration

June 17th Day 4 – Cultural Legacies of The Great Migration

REGISTER HERE: https://www.spokenrevolutions.org/the-great-migration/ 

Triangle Bikeworks is a youth development organization with a mission to strengthen the power of youth who are Black, Latine, Asian, Indigenous, and People Of Color to overcome challenges, achieve audacious goals, and discover their true selves.

Discover more at www.trianglebikeworks.org

It is great to thank the frontline folks that have been there every day helping move us through the last year! As tomorrow comes, find a way to say thank you and if possible RIBBON YOUR BICYCLE as a salute to these great folks and bike to work or school! Happy Bike Month!

Bike Friday Focus Part II – Low Gas Offers No Fee Cycling & Transit Opportunity!

As finding gas for cars becomes more difficult, it becomes easier to grab a bicycle and get to where we need to be!  And if it is a long way to work or errands, put your bike on a bus (all are no charge and all have bike racks)!  Check out the How to Load Bike on Bus Video and don’t forget to grab the Maps for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC-CH for best local routes!  AND Chapel Hill Transit Routes/Schedules easily found online! 

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North Carolina Bicycle Laws in Five Languages

Thank you Carrboro Bicycle Coalition

North Carolina Bike Laws

NC Bike laws in different languages.

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Chapel Hill is celebrating National Bike Month with Covid Careful Activity for 2021.  Following are Bike Month Activities which are subject to being added to as time goes on!

Pictures:  Email to goch@townofchapelhill.org and we will post!  Or #GoChapelHillBikeMonth to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

  • May 6 – How to Find the Right Bike For You – May 6, Go Triangle’s WebinarWhether you already own a bike or would like to, GoTriangle would like to help you find the right bike for you.  To RSVP click Register Here for Bike Webinar for the May 6 webinar! #mayisbikemonth #goperks
  • Chapel Hill Parks – Bicycle to the Chapel Hill Parks and explore. Don’t forget to post a pic!
  • Maps – Check out the online Bike Map for bike facilities and trails and enjoy a day getting to know Chapel Hill.
  • Focus Fridays Bike – Watch for the Focus Friday Series for Bike Month Videos.  Sign up for the Town’s E-News to view these and other great Chapel Hill stories and information!
  • Scavenger Hunt – Join in a BACH/Go Chapel Hill Bingo Scavenger Hunt – stay tuned for details!
  • May 21 – Decorate Your Bike in Salute to Frontline Heros and Ride to Work or School on May 21st!
  • Searching for Ents – Read a good book – Lord of the Rings by Tolkien and find the 12 Hidden Ents on Bolin Creek Trail between Umstead Park and the Tunnel at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  And DON’T FORGET TO POST PICTURES!!!
  • Bike NC – Check out upcoming Fall rides – Coast, Mountains and Coast to Mountain

And of course, be sure to watch for other excellent bike month activities all over!

2021 June 14 – 17: Community Lunch and Learn Virtual Bike Tour with Triangle Bikeworks

Triangle Bikeworks will host its annual community Lunch & Learn series June 14, 2021 – June 17, 2021 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

This summer’s Lunch & Learn focus is “The Great Migration,” the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970.

This series of educational, online lectures will help those who are curious about the hidden history of “The Great Migration” learn a few of the important facts that the Triangle Bikeworks youth will uncover as they cycle through the route of The Great Migration in the summer of 2022.

This event is FREE to the public with a suggested donation of $10-$100 to support the youth programming of Triangle Bikeworks.

Here’s the week’s line up:

June 14th Day 1 – Untold Stories of The Great Migration

June 15th Day 2 – Nature, Environment, and The Great Migration

June 16th Day 3 – Emotional Impacts of The Great Migration

June 17th Day 4 – Cultural Legacies of The Great Migration

REGISTER HERE: https://www.spokenrevolutions.org/the-great-migration/ 

Triangle Bikeworks is a youth development organization with a mission to strengthen the power of youth who are Black, Latine, Asian, Indigenous, and People Of Color to overcome challenges, achieve audacious goals, and discover their true selves.  

Discover more at www.trianglebikeworks.org

2020: 1 Hour History Tours (virtual) with Triangle BIkeworks July 27 – 30th  

Leave your car at home and bike, bus, walk to work!

How:  Join the Starbucks Commute Coffee Crowd on this website and we will contact you about receiving your own discount sticker and other benefits! Once you receive your sticker place it on your bike helmet and begin using it immediately!

When: Join anytime and receive the discounts all over Chapel Hill and Carrboro (see below) as well as all around the USA!

Bicycle Benefits Program

http://www.bicyclebenefits.org/#/home

What you get: Those joining the smart ride in to work program, or Go Chapel Hill Commute Club, receives a Go Chapel Hill Bicycle Benefits Sticker or key lob at no charge. Just show the sticker at ANY participating store in the United States to receive discounts on all sorts of great items/food/fun!

Vendors: Participating agencies/vendors/organizations ask that you present you discount sticker BEFORE making your purchase! And as always, new employees might not be aware that their store is a participating merchant so please be patient with them!

Chapel Hill Carrboro Participating Stores Include

Back Alley Bikes
100 Boyd Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
919-967-7777 – http://www.backalleybikes.net/
15% off all purchases

Underground Printing
133 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-525-2029 – http://shop.undergroundshirts.com/collections/north-carolina
15% off all retail purchases

The Bicycle Chain
201 W Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-929-0213 – http://thebicyclechain.com/about/bicycle-chain-chapel-hill-pg610.htm
Free inspection

The Clean Machine
104 W Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
919-967-5104 – http://thebicyclechain.com/about/clean-machine-pg612.htm
Free Inspection

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-7373 – https://www.flyleafbooks.com/
$1 off a used book

Italian Pizzeria III
503 W Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 968-4671 – http://www.italianpizzeria3.com
10% Discount

PARcycle
403 W Weaver St, 
Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 525-6135 – https://www.parcycles.com/
10% Discount

Brixx Pizza
501 Meadowmont Village Cir,
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 929-1942 – https://brixxpizza.com/
Buy a pizza and get 1 free

Chocolatay Confections        

306 West Franklin Street; Suite G

Chapel Hill, NC  27516

(919)-964-0212         Chocolatay Confections

10% Off