Welcome to BikeRaleigh


The goal of BikeRaleigh is to make bicycling safer, more comfortable, and more convenient for people of all ages and abilities. BikeRaleigh’s strategy includes system planning, facility design, education, outreach, and encouragement. BikeRaleigh is the bicycle program under the City of Raleigh’s Office of Transportation Planning, also known as RaleighMoves.

Commuting For: Just started this year

Reason: Child carting duties have subsided and my employer, Genworth Financial, provides shower and locker facilities and covered bike racks. Bike commuting injects some fun into my day, improves my base fitness and keeps the air a little cleaner.

Length/Frequency: 17 miles round trip. I ride 2 days a week, when weather and schedule allow.

Primary Route: I tend to avoid major arteries by connecting the neighborhood roads of Bedford, Falls River, Durant Trails, and Summerfield North.

Observations: I've come across deer on the greenway between Cub and Hiking Trail in Durant Trails.

Improvements: Looking forward to the opening of the multi-use path along Falls of Neuse Road in from Dunn Road. Will make for a flatter cruise on days when I want to take it easy.

Bike(s): A steel frame light touring bike by All City, with fenders and pannier bags. Butter-smooth with 33mm tires.

Tips: Always carry good lighting in case your day runs long. Be thoughtful about your routing and avoid being where drivers don't expect you. Stay off the heavily traveled, higher speed roads where drivers may be tempted to check a text while on the roll. Example: I won't ride on Strickland Road.

Interested in being a Raleigh BikeBuddy?: Interested in learning more about it.

Anything Else: Would love to see Raleigh rise among the cities with a true cycling culture so that cyclists on the roads are the norm.

Upcoming Event

Wed Apr 25, 2018 @18:00 -
Crank Arm Weekly Ride

Join Crank Arm every Wednesday for a no drop group ride. Meet at Crank Arm at 6, depart at 6:30. Rides are typically between 10 and 15 miles.