May is right around the corner and so is Bike Month! We are excited to announce all of the super fun cycling events that are planned throughout the month of May!
Bike Month 2014!
NCSU Commute Challenge:
April 1st - May 31st
NC State University
Tune Up, Raleigh…and get ready to roll!:
April 1st – May 31st
Benelux Café Bike Ride:
Tuesday, May 6
Benelux Café in City Market; 309 Blake Street, Raleigh
National Bike to School Day:
Wednesday, May 7
City of Raleigh Wellness Rides!:
Friday, May 9 and Friday, May 23
Nash Square Park, 200 W Hargett Street
Capital City Bike Ride sponsored by Red Hat:
Monday, May 12
Chavis Park, 505 MLK Jr. Boulevard
Commute Smart Raleigh Social & DLA Mixer:
Wednesday, May 14
NCSU Faculty & Staff Ride:
Thursday, May 15
Carmichael Recreation Center Boat Bay
Art to the Heart Ride:
Saturday, May 17
9:30am - Noon
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road
Ride the Neuse!:
Saturday, May 24
Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive
Bike Day at the Downtown Farmers Market!:
Wednesday, May 28
10am to 2pm
City Plaza on Fayetteville Street
BikeSmart on National Trail Day:
Saturday, June 7
9:00am to Noon
Capital Greenway System
Summer Cycle Series:
May 3, May 10 & May 17
June 7 & June 14
July 12 & July 19
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
We encourage participants to wear helmets and practice safe cycling during all events. Learn about safe cycling tips and best practices.
Bike Share Feasibility Study
The City of Raleigh is conducting a feasibility study and implementation plan for a bike share program because of the growing bicycle culture and the commitment to becoming a bicycle friendly community. A bike share system represents a unique opportunity for the City to increase the use of bicycles for relatively short-range travel, reduce the negative impacts of single occupancy vehicles and encourage a shift to other modes of transportation.
Want to get involved? Go to our project website to learn about the project, take a short user survey, and suggest bike share station locations. We’ll also be discussing the bike share study and asking for citizen input during the #BikeRaleigh Forum on Thursday, April 10 at 6pm in Cobblestone Hall.
BikeRaleigh Map Version 2.0
The BikeRaleigh Map Version 2.0 is officially available! Get it while it's still hot! Copies of the bike map can be found at the following locations, while supplies last:
- 1 Exchange Plaza, Suite 727
- 222 West Hargett St. at the front desk
- Local bike shops
- Your neighborhood community center
The map highlights existing on-road bicycle facilities, CAT routes, the greenway system, and popular destinations. Also featured, is a system of preferred routes that are intended to help cyclists plan their trips. These routes were selected based on cyclist feedback, existing conditions, destinations, and connectivity. These routes may not be suitable for all experience levels, so please use caution when planning your trip.
- Download here: BikeRaleigh Map File size is large, download time may be lengthy
Coming Soon: BikeRaleigh interactive on-line map and mobile application!
Bicycle Pavement Marking Design Project
Get involved! The City of Raleigh received a $1.1 million dollar grant from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program to construct at least 27 miles of marked, on-road bicycle facilities. A proposed list of 22 bicycle projects have been selected in order of adopted bicycle plan priority and previously adopted CIP projects.
Bicycle Benefits Program
Raleigh has launched a bicycle benefits program to reward bicycle friendly businesses and individuals and to promote safe cycling and sustainable options. Supporting businesses will be offering specials and discounts to cyclists who show their bicycle benefits helmet sticker. Go to any of the Bicycle Benefits Business Members in Raleigh to purchase your $5 helmet sticker.
Learn more about Bicycle Benefits Program
Bicycle Commuter Profiles
Share your commuting experiences with us!See Profiles
Raleigh Bicycle Resources
We have compiled a list of resources to help our bicyclists in Raleigh.
Learn more about Raleigh Bicycle Resources
Raleigh Bike Plan
In 2009, Raleigh adopted a Comprehensive Bicycle Plan that identifies existing bicycle needs and deficiencies, recommends over 440 miles of new bicycle infrastructure, and provides a program of action for addressing the immediate and long-term needs for bicyclists and bicycle facilities.
Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter 2- Existing Conditions
Chapter 3- Demand & Benefit Analysis
Chapter 4- Bicycle Facility Network & Maps
Chapter 5- Program Recommendations
Chapter 6- Code & Policy Analysis
Chapter 7- Facility Standards
Chapter 8- Implementation