Daylight Savings ended Sunday, November 5th and most people's commutes to and from work are now a lot darker. We at the City of Raleigh want to help you be seen while riding your bike, walking or waiting for the bus!

Bring in the coupon below for 15% off reflective gear and/or bike lights at participating stores. 

It's that time of year again- WALKTOBER 2018! Join the City of Raleigh's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission for curated walking tours around Raleigh. Below are descriptions and links to each of the events.

North Carolina Museum of Art Garden Walk

Do not miss this fun and informative walk around the Museum Park conducted by NCMA Director of Planning, Design and the Museum Park, Dan Gottlieb.  Learn about the connection of art, people, nature, recreation and sustainable design while strolling the beautiful park and gardens and viewing its significant public art installations by international artists.

13 October 2018 3 pm. Register here.

Shop Local Raleigh Walk

Get a head start on holiday shopping ideas, meet our shop owners, and find out where to get what you need as we window shop our way across downtown Raleigh.  Leave time after the walk to go back and browse your new favorite shops!

20 October 2018. 2 pm. Register here.

Connect Raleigh Lecture Series with Mark Fenton

Join the City of Raleigh and WakeMed for a lecture featuring Mark Fenton, a public health, planning, and transportation consultant/professor and former host of the PBS series America’s Walking. Mark will share easy steps that you can take to become more active and put your health first while living in an urban environment.

25 October 2018. Doors Open: 5:30 pm. Event begins: 6 pm. More information here.

Sustainability Walk

Get in your  daily steps while discussing the Sustainability of Raleigh! Join us for about a two mile walk along the walking tour route designed by the Raleigh Office of Sustainability.  Raleigh is a 4-STAR community, known for excellence in sustainability.  We’ll learn about some of the fabulous architecture, public spaces and sustainability features of the city while discussing urban heat gain, stormwater run-off, and green roof strategies. Please Note: Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate attire. A bottle of water is recommended. 

27 October 2018. 1 pm. Register here.

Historic Oakwood Cemetery Tour

Conclude the Raleigh BPAC Walktober walking events with a guided tour of Historic Oakwood Cemetery! Oakwood Cemetery is close to downtown Raleigh and is home to many famous Raleigh and North Carolina citizens…and maybe a ghost or two! We’ll have a guided cemetery tour. After the tour, we will walk into the Historic Oakwood neighborhood and enjoy some of the Halloween Decorations. Bring your flashlights and wear reflective clothing for safe walking after dark! Please Note: This will be a 90 minute walk.

28 October 2018. 6:30 pm. Register here.

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling classes using the League of American Bicyclist (LAB) curriculum. Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bicycles know how to ride safely and legally. LCIs are members of the LAB and have completed an intense 3-day seminar training. LAB certified instructors are active within the bicycling community and are covered by the LAB liability insurance. Raleigh is hosting a LCI Seminar June 15-17 at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center. Register for the seminar here.

CommuteSmart Raleigh and GoTriangle are providing two scholarships to the Raleigh LCI Seminar for active and experienced bicyclists in the community. The scholarship will cover the cost of the LCI Seminar ($350) for two participants. No travel costs, late fees, or other costs will be covered. A successful applicant will be required to lead/assist with one Bike to Work Day Pit Stop or a Smart Cycling Class within one year of completing the LCI Seminar. For more information and to fill out the scholarship, click here.

 BikeRaleigh and Oaks & Spokes have teamed up to present a Smart Cycling Skills class! This class is geared to anyone looking to improve their confidence riding a bicycle in the street and wanting to practice techniques to help them be a safe and smart rider! 

 On Tuesday, January 23rd, the City of Raleigh and Oaks and Spokes co-hosted an open house for the West Street CycleTrack. Over 100 folks gathered to learn more, provide input and view the designs for the pilot  project. Thanks to every single one of you who came out! If you were unable to attend, unfamiliar with the project or would like to view the designs again head to the City of Raleigh site hereWe are also collecting project feedback until February 28th from a short survey we put together. If you would like to provide your comments, head here

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