Bike Month

Join us as we partner with Oaks & Spokes to celebrate our 10th annual Bike Month!



Looking to improve to improve your confidence riding a bicycle in the street? BikeRaleigh staff will teach the League of American Bicyclists' Smart Cycling Curriculum through 3 in-class and 3 on bike classes. Learn more and register at

Date: Saturday, April 28

Time: 8 am to 6 pm

Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Center


Hip hip hooray for the City of Spokes becoming safer and more comfortable for people on bikes! Hear about all the work the City of Raleigh has been doing to make the city more bikeable, and get a sneak peak at what's in store for 2018 and 2019! Then stick around for Oaks & Spokes' Light Up the Night Ride, which will be an illuminating spectacle on bikes.

Date: Wednesday, May 9

Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Crank Arm


The Capital City Bike Ride is our signature kickoff event for Bike Month! Join city staff, elected officials, and fellow Raleighites for a casual morning ride through downtown Raleigh. This year we will be highlighting Raleigh Union Station and Dorothea Dix Park. After the ride, stick around for a private tour of the new Raleigh Union Station. Register in advance here.

Date: Friday, May 11

Time: 8 am to 9 am (Raleigh Union Station tour afterward)

Location: Raleigh Union Station Plaza

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Biking can be a fun, healthy, and scenic way to get to work. Try it for the first time or the hundredth time on National Bike to Work Day, May 18th! Check out the map to find out which pit stops are along your commute.

Interested in hosting your own pit stop? View the Bike to Work Day toolkit here, and register your pit stop here. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any additional questions! 

Date: Friday, May 18

Time: Varies

Location: All across Raleigh

Map of Pit Stops: Click Here


What better way to learn about the history of Raleigh than on a bike? Hear from the City of Raleigh Museum's Director on this ride. Register by going to and searching for #225307.

Date: Saturday, May 26

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Location: City of Raleigh Museum


Join a group of bicyclists in downtown Raleigh to ride to the "Light the Woods with Sound" show in Dorothea Dix Park. Bike lights, glow sticks, and zip ties will be available for participants, but please feel free to bedazzle your bike with lights beforehand!

Date: Saturday, May 26

Time: 7 pm to 8 pm (stick around for "Light the Woods with Sound")

Location: Meet in Market Plaza and ride to Dorothea Dix Park

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Bike to School Day is a national event held annually at schools and communities across the country. Bike to School Day events are a fun way to bring communities together to promote bicycle safety and encourage physical activity for elementary and middle school students.

Date: Wednesday, May 9

Location: at a school near you; visit for more information


Oaks and Spokes, Raleigh's bicycling non-profit and advocacy group, is holding their sixth annual festival which celebrates the growing community of people who bike in Raleigh. This year the festival will be split up over two weekends. Check out for more information.

May 4 - Bike Repair-o-Q-orama

May 5 - Marbles Bike Rodeo

May 6 - Frankenbike Parts Swap & Kidical Mass Ride & 7 Murals + 7Stories

May 9 - Light up the Night Ride

May 11 - Bike-In Movie: BMX Bandits

May 12 - 4th Annual Raleigh Cat

May 13 - CycloFemme Ride & Tea Party


Bike Month at the Downtown Farmer's Market

Date: Every Wednesday in May

Time: 11 pm to 2 pm

Location: Market and Exchange Plazas

Ride to the Downtown Farmers Market to celebrate Bike Month! Stop by the CommuteSmart Raleigh table for bike maps, commuter guides, and information about Bike Month events.

Ride of Silence

Date: Wednesday, May 16

Time: 7 pm to 8 pm

Location: Dorothea Dix Park

The Ride of Silence is a silent bike ride to honor those who have been injured or killed while bicycling on public roads. The ride aims to raise awareness that bicyclists have a legal right to use public streets. Starts May 16th 7:00 PM at Dix Park (701 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606). Parking is available at the start/finish area. Ride will be 5 miles, slow pace, through Dix Park, NC State Centennial Campus, and a portion along greenways.

Mud Day

Like mud? Like fun? Check out the North Carolina Wildlife Federation's Mud Day! Go here for more information:

Date: Saturday, May 19

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Center