The BikeRaleigh Program encourages biking in Raleigh through on-road facility design, cycling safety and education promotion, and encouragement events. Our primary goal is to promote bicycle use as a viable, attractive, non-polluting form of transportation and assure safe and convenient access to all areas of the City.
Congratulations to the American Diabetes Association of Eastern NC on being the first non-profit in Raleigh to receive the League of American Bicyclists' Silver level designation of Bicycle Friendly Business. The League of American Bicyclists recognizes businesses who encourage and support a bicycle-friendly workplace for employees, customers and the community with the Bicycle Friendly Business program. The ADA of Eastern NC has been an advocate for the health benefits of biking by supporting many rides in the area to encourage community biking. The ADA was honored for the designation at a special presentation Saturday, November 15 after the ADA Tour de Cure Neuse River Trail Ride.
The City of Raleigh received a $1.1 million dollar grant from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program to construct at least 27 miles of marked, on-road bicycle facilities. A proposed list of 27 bicycle projects have been selected in order of adopted bicycle plan priority and previously adopted CIP projects. The design phase is complete, and all of the final pavement marking plans are available on the city's website.
|Sun Nov 23, 2014 @13:00 - |
Raleigh Cranksgiving 2014
Cranksgiving is a mobile food drive on two wheels (or three if you have a tricycle!) where riders collect food and donations from local stores by bike. Cranksgiving is a national concept that started in New York in 1999 and has spread to countless other cities since.
It is a fun way to bike your city, build community and help provide for the needy during the holiday. All ages and skill levels are welcome: racers, leisure riders, kids and families. Hoping to see many new and familiar faces!
Here are the details for the Raleigh Cranksgiving 2014:
When: Sunday, November 23rd, Registration at 1 p.m., Ride starts at 1:30 p.m.
What to bring: A bike, A bag (backpack, messenger bag, pannier, etc.), $15-$20 to buy food, A lock (to secure your bike when shopping), A friend (or two, or three) if you can
There is no registration fee, just be ready to purchase your donation items. Riders will be given a list of items to buy and stores/checkpoints to visit at the start.
All the food and goods collected at this event will be donated to the Raleigh Rescue Mission, a faith-based non-profit agency providing homeless men, women, children and families with food, shelter, safety and educational and vocational training located in downtown Raleigh.