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Chapel Hill Bike Week

May 15, 2010

Next week is Bike to Work Week, and there’s tons of bike goodness happening in town.

Today, you can practice putting your bike on a city bus at either the Carrboro or Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market.

On Tuesday morning, there will be a pit stop for cyclists in Carrboro from 7am to 10am at the corner of Greensboro and Roberson (across from Open Eye Cafe).  Free coffee and snacks, free bike check ups, prizes, etc.

The crown jewel event of the week is Friday afternoon’s cruiser ride.  Friday is National Bike to Work Day, but it’s always more fun to bike away from work.  Folks will begin gathering on the roof of the Wallace Parking Deck in Chapel Hill (150 East Rosemary Street) at 5:30 and begin riding at 6:00ish.  The ride will be a super mellow 8 mile ramble through the neighborhoods of Chapel Hill and Carrboro followed by bands and beverages at the Wallace Deck.
Following the family friendly cruiser ride, we’ll be hosting a family unfriendly movie showing here at Back Alley Bikes: the Ice Cube and Chris Tucker tour de force, “Friday”.  The movie will start around 9:00ish in the backyard of the bike shop.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom Roche permalink
    May 15, 2010 9:20 pm

    You say

    > On Tuesday morning, there will be a pit stop for cyclists in
    > Carrboro from 7am to 10am at the corner of Greensboro and Roberson
    > (across from Open Eye Cafe). Free coffee and snacks, free bike check
    > ups, prizes, etc.

    but I heard

    info@townofchapelhill.org Fri, May 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM
    > May is Bike Month in Chapel Hill, with special events including:

    > * Monday, May 17: Bicycle Workshop – 7 to 10 am: Meet in the parking
    > lot next to the Open Eye Café for bicycle inspections and small
    > repairs, special drawings and free coffee and snacks!

    Did the date change?

    • May 15, 2010 11:06 pm

      It is definitely on Tuesday the 18th from 7am to 10am.

      The first press release listed the wrong date.

      Spread the word.

      See you there!

  2. Dave the busdriver permalink
    May 16, 2010 12:57 pm

    The Bus on the Bike Demo at Carrboro Town Hall went well. An Xtracycle rider showed me something new under the sun: a longtail bike will fit on the bike rack if you remove the front wheel. His triple chainring fit down in the space a normal bike’s front tire would be, and a bungy cord held the bikeframe down onto the rack.

    • May 16, 2010 1:19 pm

      Good to know it’s possible to get a longtail on the bus rack. I suppose you’d still be in a pinch if your front wheel was not easily removable.

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