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Bike Shops

Raleigh

All Star Bike Shop (Quail Corners): 5003-B Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. 919-876-9876, allstarbikeshop.com.

All Star Bike Shop (Ridgewood): 1218 Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-833-5070, allstarbikeshop.com.

Berger Hardware Bikes 1506 Greenwood St., Raleigh. 617-388-9285, bergerhardwarebikes.com.

The Bicycle Chain 9000 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-782-1000, thebicyclechain.com.

Cycle Logic 1211 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. 919-833-4588, cycle-logic.biz.

Flythe Cyclery 423 W. Peace St., Raleigh. 919-832-5097, flythecyclery.com.

Oak City Cycling Project 212 E. Franklin St., Raleigh. 919-436-0527, oakcitycycling.com.

Performance Bicycle 6325 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. 919-878-7912, performancebike.com.

TLC for Bikes 480 Honeycutt Rd. #126, Raleigh. 919-324-4966, trekraleigh.com.

Durham

The Bicycle Chain 5400 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. 919-286-2453, thebicyclechain.com.

Bullseye Bicycle 102 Morris St., Durham. 919-438-3883, bullseyebicycle.com.

Durham Cycles 757 9th St., Durham. 919-251-8103, durhamcycles.com.

Seven Stars Cycles 104 W. Parrish St., Durham. 919-675-2435, sevenstarscycles.com.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Back Alley Bikes 100 Boyd St., Carrboro. 919-967-7777, backalleybikes.net.

The Bicycle Chain 210 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-929-0213, thebicyclechain.com.

The Clean Machine 104 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-967-5104, thebicyclechain.com.

Parcycles, inc. 403 W. Weaver St., Carrboro. 919-525-6135, robertgeorge2.wix.com/parcycles-inc.

Performance Bicycle 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-933-1491, performancebike.com.

Apex/Cary/Holly Springs/Fuquay-Varina

All Star Bike Shop 1241 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary. 919-469-1849, allstarbikeshop.com.

The Bicycle Chain 1791 W. Williams St., Apex. 919-362-4900, thebicyclechain.com.

Cycling Spoken Here 1377 NW Maynard Rd., Cary. 919-461-0066, cyclingspokenhere.com.

Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex 171 Tradition Trail, Ste 207, Holly Springs. 919-557-8088. ddasc.com. BMX facility with courses, lessons, and rentals.

Performance Bicycle 653 Cary Towne Blvd., Cary. 919-439-4002, performancebike.com.

Torrenti Cycles mobile repair based in Fuquay-Varina, 919-306-8573, torrenticycles.com.

Co-ops & Nonprofits Clubs & Organizations

Bike Durham bikedurham.org. Education committee meetings second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Contact christin.lampkowski@gmail.com or check the site, as the location changes by month.

Capital Cycling Club Apex. capcycling.org. Membership is $30 per year.

Carolina Tarwheels tarwheels.org. Organizes regular rural rides, typically starting in Hillsborough. Contact John Rees: jrees@jrees.net.

Carrboro Bicycle Coalition bikecarrboro.com. Monthly meetings at 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Open Eye Cafe's back room in Carrboro.

Chapel Hill Cycling chapelhillcycling.com. Calendar of Chapel Hill/Carrboro rides as well as route maps and tips.

Durham Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission bikewalkdurham.org. Meets at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, in the Durham City Hall committee room.

Durham Bike Co-Op 715 Washington St., Durham. 919-675-2453, durhambikecoop.org.

North Carolina Bicycle Club Raleigh. ncbikeclub.net. Monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Locations vary, so check the site.

North Carolina Cyclo-Cross Series nccyclocross.com. Statewide Cyclo-Cross race series information.

Oaks and Spokes Raleigh. oaksandspokes.com. Promotes cycling lifestyle through events and activism; maintains online calendar.

Raleigh bicycle & pedestrian advisory commission Meets every third Monday of each month, unless otherwise specified.

ReCycleRy behind 108 N. Graham St., Chapel Hill. 919-533-9196, recyclery.org. Check website or call for hours.

Selma Cyclepaths Raleigh. selmacyclepaths.org. $20 dues (optional). MS fundraising team.

Triangle MTB trianglemtb.com. Mountain biking event calendar and trail information.

Triangle Off-Road Cyclists TORC-NC.org. Area mountain biking organization.

Regular or Reoccurring Rides

SUNDAY

ADA Ride 9 a.m. March through Nov./10:30 a.m. Nov. through March, starts at Cycling Spoken Here in Cary. 90 minutes. 919-461-0066.

Apex co-ed group ride 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., starts at the Bicycle Chain in Apex. 35-45 miles. 919-362-4900.

Off-road no drop ride 5 p.m., starts at the Bicycle Chain, Chapel Hill. 919-929-0213. Trail experience recommended. Rides are contingent on weather and trail conditions.

mountain bike ride 5 p.m., starts at Bullseye Bicycle in Durham. 919-438-3883. Call ahead, as the ride takes place most Sundays in the summer. Mountain biking experience required.

Second Sunday Spin 10 a.m., starts at Seven Stars Cycles in Durham. ~20 miles. 919-675-2435.

Sunday morning coffee ride 8:30 a.m. to noon, starts at Oak City Cycling Project. 35-45 miles with coffee break. oakcitycycling.com Check Oak City Cycling's calendar or call the shop at 919-436-0527, as there isn't one every Sunday.

Sunday morning social ride 10 a.m., starts at Cycling Spoken Here in Cary. 12+ miles. 919-461-0066.

Umstead ride 1:30 p.m., starts at intersection of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek in Raleigh. Call Flythe Cyclery for details. 919-832-5097.

MONDAY

Mellow Monday night ride 6 p.m., starts at the Clean Machine in Carrboro. ~20 miles. 919-967-5104.

Tarwheel Monday morning ride 9 a.m., starts at Gold Park in Hillsborough. 3545 miles. mondayridetarwheels@gmail.com.

Tasty Beverage Weekly Group Ride 6:30 p.m., starts at Tasty Beverage Company in Raleigh. 8-10 miles. 919-828-2789. This casual ride wends through downtown Raleigh and adjoining areas.

TUESDAY

Apex beginner co-ed ride 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., starts at the Bicycle Chain in Apex. 22-25 miles. 919-362-4900.

Benelux Cafe Social Ride 6:30 p.m., starts at Blake Street near City Market in Raleigh. 10-12 miles.

Cruiser Tuesday first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., Carrboro. Urban cruise and social group. Check Cruiser Tuesday's Facebook page for departure location, as this is not always the same.

Tuesday night no drop ride 6:15 p.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. ~20 miles. 919-967-5104. Bring front and rear lights.

Tuesday night street fight 5:30 p.m., starts at Durham Cycles or intersection of Keeley Rd. and Mount Sinai in Durham. ~28 miles.

Twin Peaks ride 5:30 p.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. 28.6 miles. Bring lights, as the ride returns at dusk.

WEDNESDAY

Apex beginners/intermediate ride 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starts at the Bicycle Chain in Apex. ~20 miles. 919-362-4900.

Crank Arm fun ride 6:30 p.m., starts at Crank Arm Brewery in Raleigh. ~10 miles.

Cyclocross training 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Performance Bikes in Cary. 919-439-4002. Cyclocross bikes strongly recommended. Mountain bikes are accepted, though not encouraged.

No drop road ride 5:30 p.m., starts at the Bicycle Chain in Chapel Hill. 919-929-0213.

Tarwheel Wednesday morning ride 9 a.m., starts at Union Grove Church in Hillsborough. 40-45 miles. wedsride2012@gmail.com. Distance changes by weekly route and start times vary by season. The ride is separated into three speed groups.

Umstead ride 6 p.m., starts at intersection of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek, Raleigh. Call Flythe Cyclery for details: 919-832-5097.

Wilson Park Hammer Ride 5:30 p.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. With an average speed of 25mph+, this ride is designed for racers or those seeking a hard workout.

Wilson Park Wednesday Evening Ride 6:15 p.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. 23.8 miles. Runs spring through fall. Riders typically form impromptu groups with no set leader.

Women on Wheels night ride 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. 14-23 miles. hall.amanda@gmail.com. Start times may change by season and available daylight.

THURSDAY

Third Thursday Summertime cruiser ride 7:30 p.m., starts at Oak City Cycling Project. Casual pace. This seasonal urban cruise runs through the end of September.

Thirsty thursday cruiser ride 7:30 p.m., starts at Bullseye Bicycle in Durham. 6-9 miles. 919-438-3883. Meet at 7 p.m. for a pre-ride beer. Expect to stop by a few bars during this conversation-paced ride.

Thursday 11:30am, leaves from TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. All speeds welcome. 20 miles.

Thursday 6:00 pm, starts at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. All speeds welcome. 20 miles.

SATURDAY

The Banana Ride 9 a.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. 35-45 miles.

Beginner ride 9 a.m., at Performance Bicycles locations in Cary, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. ~1 hour ride.

Crank Arm weekly fun ride noon, starts at Crank Arm Brewery in Raleigh. ~10 miles.

Saturday A Ride 8 a.m., starts at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. 40-50 miles, average 17-19 mph.

Saturday B Ride 8 a.m., starts at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. 40-50 miles, average 14 to 16 mph.

Saturday C Ride 8 a.m., starts at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. 40-50 miles, average 12 to 14 mph.

Saturday morning training/fun ride 9:30 a.m., starts at Cycling Spoken Here in Cary. 50-55 miles. 919-461-0066.

Wilson Park A Ride 9:06 a.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. The group meets for lunch at Weaver Street Market afterward.

Wilson Park A-/B+ Short-Pull Ride: 9:02 a.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. 57.8 miles.

Wilson Park B Ride: 9:10 a.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. 55.6 miles.

Wilson Park P Ride: 9:14 a.m., starts at Wilson Park in Carrboro. 52.2 miles. A training ride for competitive cyclists or racers.

SUNDAY

Sunday A Ride 8 a.m., starts at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. 50-70 miles, average 17-19 mph.

Sunday B Ride 8 a.m., starts at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. 50-70 miles, average 14-16 mph.

Sunday C Ride 11:30 a.m., starts at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh. 15-20 miles, average 12-14 mph.

ANNUAL EVENTS

5-0 Memorial Bike Ride, Bike Durham – Benefits the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation (Wake County).

North Carolina Bike Summit, NC Bike Summit – Fosters collaboration to promote cycling (Greensboro).

Annual Firecracker 100k and 50k Ride, Capital Cycling Club – Celebrates independence, and supports the Greater Carolina’s Multiple Sclerosis Society (Wake, Chatham, and Hartnett Counties).

Bikefest Rural Heritage Tour, Carolina Tarwheels – Scenic, rural vista ride in which Tarwheels will donate all proceeds, in excess of expenses, to bicycle-related activities in the community.

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