Celebrate National Bike Month and Encourage Cycling Everywhere!
Get on your Bike and Ride! Time to dust off the seat and trade in your 4 wheels for 2. There are fun events planned throughout the Triangle – find some near you in the Bike to Work Month Regional Calendar!
Local Events Near UNC
- UNC: Lunch-and-Learn Cycling Workshop
Friday, May 3, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC Public Safety Building
Sign up today for this free workshop! Bring your lunch and learn from a League Cycling Instructor (LCI), certified by the League of American Bicyclists. The LCI will teach you how to make a good bike selection and fit, the principles for driving in traffic, and Rules of the Road. You'll learn the ABC Quick Check and how to fix a flat. The LCI will demo how to maneuver your bike to do a quick stop, rock dodge and instant turn.
- UNC: Map My Bike to Work
Friday, May 10,
11 am - 2 pm
The Beach Café, UNC Brinkhous-Bullitt building
The Commuter Alternative Program invites you to play games and win prizes! We will be encouraging bike commuters to map their routes and participate in the national Bike to Work Week. The Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro will also be there to promote nearby cycling resources and events. Come out and congregate with other UNC cyclists!
- Bike on Bus Demonstration
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:30 am to noon
Carrboro Farmers' Market and University Mall Farmers' Market
Come learn how to quickly and easily mount a bike onto the front of any bus in the Triangle area. Remove the mystique of putting your bicycle on the bus, and watch your transportation world expand.
- Carrboro Bike Breakfast Workshop
Tuesday, May 14, 7 am - 10 am
Carrboro Municipal Parking Lot (Across from Armadillo Grill)
Come for breakfast with other cyclists and have free bike checks from local bike shops. Enjoy giveaways, informational handouts, and cycle discussion all while enjoying biscuits from Neal's Deli! Enter multiple drawings during the morning's events!
- Free Bike Inspections
Wednesday, May 15, all day
Local bike shops, including CAP merchants Back Alley Bikes, The Bicycle Chain, The Clean Machine, and more!
All Chapel Hill - Carrboro bicycle shops are offering bike inspections all day long at no charge AND no appointment required (though you might have to wait when you arrive)!
Serious cyclists – 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 at www.gochapelhill.org.
Join the Carolina Bicycle Coalition
The Carolina Bicycle Coalition would like to wish everyone a happy National Bike Month. They encourage you to become a fan of their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarolinaBicycleCoalition to stay current on biking news and developments on campus and around Chapel Hill!
Provide input to local and statewide cycling plans
This concerns all of us, as drivers also have a large stake in the safety of cyclists. Come out to support the town's bicycle plan and start to bring your input to bicycle planning in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
- WalkBikeNC Draft Plan
Open for public comment until May 17th
We're all pedestrians, and many of us enjoy cycling, so give NCDOT your feedback on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure planning. If you're not a cyclist now, please take the time to note any safety improvements which would make you more likely to hit the town on two wheels. We can't stress enough what a UNIQUE opportunity this is to influence the future of walking and cycling in NC. The Department of Transportation is listening directly and eager to hear your voices.
Rideshare Because You Care
(for your mother earth)
Happy Mother's Day May 12th!
Thank you for carpooling with your kids, their friends, and your friends. Whether or not you drive a minivan to soccer practice, the fact is you give carpooling a great name! Who's good for the community and the planet, as well as the family? Moms.
Students: Share the Ride After Finals!
Whether you're going to the beach, the mountains, or home, you can post your ride and split the cost with other Tar Heels! If you're staying for the summer sessions, you can add your new commute to avoid the high cost of fuel this season. Congrats on another semester completed!
Vanpools Go Where Transit Doesn't
Join a vanpool to save money, enjoy the ride with newfound neighbors, and reduce pollution!
There are Zipcars parked right on campus that you can reserve by the hour or day. Gas and insurance are included in the low rates, and you only need to be 18+ to join. Join for only $10 a year, and receive $10 in driving credit to try us out. To learn more, go to zipcar.com/unc.
As a member you get:
- Access to Zipcars on campus 24/7.
- Rates starting at $7.50/hour or $69/day.
No Transit on Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit will not operate in observance of Memorial Day.
CAP GoPass holders, this may be a good day to use your S11 permit, or a chance to try carpooling: zimride.unc.edu.
South Columbia Widening Project
From May 13 to August 13, 2013, traffic on South Columbia Street will be one-way (northbound) from Fordham Boulevard towards Manning Drive. Outbound traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive, and Chapel Hill Transit is implementing a number of service adjustments to accommodate the project. Click here for detailed information on these service changes.
Chapel Hill Transit will host an information session from 10 am to 3 pm Thursday, May 2 at the North Carolina Children's Hospital (stage near the Hospital's entrance). The session will provide customers with an opportunity to ask questions regarding the service changes related to the NCDOT project to widen and enhance South Columbia Street between Purefoy Road and Manning Drive.
Summer Break Schedule for CHT
Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will begin a summer break schedule on Saturday, May 11. The weekday CM, CW, D, J and NU routes will end earlier in the evening and the weekend U and NU routes will not operate. Safe Ride routes will not operate during the summer break and will resume on Thursday, Aug. 22. Visit chtransit.org for individual schedule times.
Thank You CAP Merchants!
Many local restaurants and stores offer discounts to show their support of alternative transportation. Remember to use your CAP discount card to enjoy local food and fun!
- CAP merchant TCBY will recognize all Moms by giving them a free cup or cone when they come into the store on Mother's Day!
- Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center offers CAP participants complimentary shuttle service to and from campus and $10 off oil changes. Check out Chapel Hill Tire's CAP discounts for great coupons, including $30 off your first visit just for trying them.
- Congratulations to CAP merchant Open Eye Café for its recent designation as a Bicycle Friendly Business! The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition recognizes Open Eye for providing employees and guests a secure place to park their bikes and for promoting bicycling in a variety of creative ways. Open Eye Café also won a bike rack hand-crafted by Leo Gaev Metalworks! Check it out next time you are in Carborro for a cup of coffee!
From May 13 to August 13, 2013, traffic on South Columbia Street will be one-way (northbound) from Fordham Boulevard towards Manning Drive. Outbound traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive.
Smith Level Road: Widening to include bike lanes, sidewalks and turn lanes with a center median.
Culbreth Road: Extending the Fan Branch/Morgan Creek Trails. Requires closure of Culbreth Road.
East Cameron Avenue: Installing two new water mains.
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