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Bike Month Events
If you haven’t ridden your bike this winter, it’s time to dust it off. May is National Bike Month, so join us outside and enjoy these exciting events to celebrate bicycling:
UNC's Bike to Work with Heels
Thursday, May 8th, 11am - 2pm
The Beach Café at UNC (behind Bondurant Hall)
Join us at The Beach to get a free bike tune-up, pick up swag like bike bells and lights, and sign up to bike to work with other Tar Heels. National Bike to Work Week is May 12-16, so get ready for a fun, energizing commute to UNC!
** Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) ** Public Safety ** The ReCYCLEry ** Go Chapel Hill ** Town of Carrboro **
Carrboro's Bike Breakfast
Tuesday, May 13th, 7am - 10am
The Armadillo Grill (back parking lot)
120 East Main Street, Carrboro
Join in the fun, get your bike ready for safe cycling, and learn ways to get to and from work. Get information about various bike advocacy groups, explore wrenching tents, enjoy free coffee, hot biscuits, and great giveaways promoting cycling to and from work!
Chapel Hill's Switching Gears Bike Night
Friday, May 16th,
6pm - 9pm
The Plaza at 140 West
140 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Bike in for these exciting, family-friendly activities: Gold Sprints Tournament, Slow Ride Races, Bike on Bus Demonstration and Competition, Bike Blender, Busy Bike Bells Station, Kid’s Safety Rodeo, Kids Bike Helmet Decorating Table, and the Bike Show Area (unusual and crazy bike show)!
New Point-to-Point (P2P) Summer Express
P2P Summer Express vans will operate 7 days a week from May to August when summer school is in session, frequently serving stops from 7pm to 4am. See map of route.
Chapel Hill Transit Summer Break Schedule
Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a summer break schedule from Saturday, May 10th through Friday, August 15th. During this time, the weekday NU route will end at 8:29pm and the Safe Rides and Saturday/Sunday U and NU routes will not operate. Full service will resume on Saturday, August 16th. Please note that the CM, CW, D and J routes will maintain regular schedules throughout the summer.
Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day
Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit bus routes will not operate on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. Administrative offices will also be closed.
Tar Heel Express Shuttles to UNC Commencement Ceremony
Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express Shuttle Service on Sunday, May 11th from 7:15am to 12:30pm for the Commencement Ceremony at Kenan Stadium. Shuttles will operate from the University Mall (201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill - on the South Estes and Willow Drive side of the Mall) and the Friday Center (100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill) Park & Ride lots to Kenan Stadium on Stadium Drive (Gate 2). Buses will run every 10 to 15 minutes, providing continuous and fully accessible service. Shuttles and parking at the University Mall and the Friday Center will be FREE.
Riders are encouraged to arrive at the Park & Ride lots at least 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony to allow for possible traffic delays. For those wishing to stay on campus longer, Carolina Livery will provide shuttle service from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. Carolina Livery shuttles will loop campus making stops at the Student Union, the Old Well on Cameron Avenue and the Dean E. Smith Center and returning to University Mall and the Friday Center Park & Ride lots.
Celebrate National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, and you're invited to exciting events across the Triangle! Check out the local events listed above and pick up free gear for cycling to UNC's campus. More details at gotriangle.org/btwm.
Relax on your way to work. Join a vanpool!
Check out these UNC vanpools and see if one matches your commute. Become one of the lucky vanpool riders who get to sleep, read and relax during their commute. Once you try it, you'll never want to go back to driving alone!
Don’t Forget Zimride Over the Summer
Using Zimride to plan your next trip can save you money by sharing the ride. Wherever you need to go, Zimride is there. Sign up for free at zimride.unc.edu.
Share the Ride NC
Whether you're in a carpool or vanpool, sharing the ride is a great way to reduce the cost of your commute. Sign up for ridematching services and find a vanpool that works for you through UNC.ShareTheRideNC.org.
Promo Code for CAP Members
Graduating or headed to an internship this summer? Wherever you go, take your zipcard with you and you’ll always have access to Zipcars without worrying about parking tickets, insurance or being towed in a big city.
Zipcar is a car-sharing service with vehicles on campuses and in cities across the country. Members can reserve cars by the hour or day with gas and insurance included. You only need to be 18 years old to join, and members 21 and over can use Zipcars anywhere they’re available.
*Hint* If you're a CAP member, join before you leave school to get your CAP discount! Sign up for just $10 at zipcar.com/unccap, and use promo code UNCCAP14 to get $20 in driving credit. Offer ends 6/30/14.
Remember Your CAP Discount Card
We are pleased to have so many local merchants offering discounts to reward CAP members for taking the bus, ridesharing, biking and walking to UNC. Let them know you appreciate their support by shopping at their stores and showing off your CAP discount card.
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