Explore Raleigh by Bike (Bicycle Group)

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    There has been discussion about doing some bike riding around Raleigh at a few of our last events so I've put some serious thought into this and plan to do some bike related events in the near future. (Soon as I get a bike.)

    This can be a great opportunity for you if you've been thinking about doing something new, as I mentioned I don't have a bike and haven't ridden in years so I'm getting back into it. And if you're an experienced rider you can still experience the beautiful greenway system Raleigh has. And as we get more organized and more experienced members I'm sure we'll take on a couple of the more challenging off road trails that are in the Raleigh area as well.

    Raleigh has a great greenway system with over 77 miles of greenway trails. There are also numerous lakes and off road trails that accommodate bikes.

    I think we'll be getting a lot of good exercise and having a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to this. :)

    Just RSVP this event if you're interested in doing some biking around Raleigh.

    We'll fine tune the when & where later.





    ***NEWS ALERT***

    I now have a bike! So we'll have some riding events on the calendar soon! Below you'll find a picture of the bike I have. Nothing special, probably the least expensive road bike you can find. :)

    Well, I decided I didn't like the bike pictured above and took it back. Haha. So I just got another bike off Craigslist. It's pictured below, so once again. Be on the lookout for some up and coming biking events!

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  • Deon


    January 23, 2014

    • Vicky D.

      This sounds like a great opportunity for teens to learn some important skills and gain volunteers hours! Thanks - passing that info on!

      January 24, 2014

  • Leland

    Always ready to ride

    November 1, 2013

  • Vicky D.

    Seems lik eit's cooled down enough for ride...

    October 10, 2013

  • Colleen R.

    weekend, perhaps around 6 pm when it is getting cooler out

    August 6, 2013

  • Joe

    Jon is this gonna b an event on a weekday or weekend?

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, is this event going to happen?

    July 22, 2013

    • Jon R.

      This is more of a sub-group within Explore Raleigh than an actual event. In a few weeks I'll add some bike events. The 50+ people who have RSVP'd this event have identified themselves as being interested in some bike riding events. We also have a Trivia Group (58 people) and a Sushi Group (163 people). I use these groups to better organize events and allow people to see who else has similar interests.

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I road bike, so need paved roads or paths.

    July 4, 2013

  • Colleen R.

    I would like to do this, let me know when and where

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We usually head out from my house sunday around 1030/11, arrive at RT at noon. 8-12 miles down and 7-12 miles back depending on route. Think RT is only 6 miles from art museum via meredith/state/pullen park. Glad to help schedule routes.

    October 3, 2012

  • Jon R.

    I love Sunday afternoon rides. I plan to put some of those on the calendar in the next couple weeks. :)

    October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    a great place to meet/start is the art museum - plenty of free parking and meredith connects into House and Crabtree Trail systems which cover most of Raleigh

    1 · October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    we do a 20+/- sunday ride for brunch to raleightimes, it's a restaurant, but they have really good bloody mary's. other stops have included players retreat (1/2 price apps), saucer and other dog friendly and outdoor venues. fully understand Jon's concerns - some screwy laws in this country.

    October 3, 2012

  • Jasmine

    Cant wait. I'm game if not working or training that day.

    August 4, 2012

  • Melanie

    a night ride would be cool!

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I understand completely! Ice cream and cookies sound better anyway! :-)

    1 · July 16, 2012

  • Jon R.

    Oh! And Ice Cream!!!

    July 16, 2012

  • Jon R.

    And brownies!!

    July 16, 2012

  • Jon R.

    And Cake!!

    July 16, 2012

  • Jon R.

    Love cookies!!!

    July 16, 2012

  • Jon R.

    Hey Polly, I have no problem with people drinking and riding their bike. It's totally up to the rider, but not if they're going to be riding with the Explore Raleigh group I'm not willing to assume the responsibility of leading a group of bikers to a bar to have a drink mid route or even at the end of the route. If you'll notice we do very few bar events anyway. I would however be up for ending our bike rides at a smoothie shop or a place that has cookies. Mmmmm!!!

    July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Jon, I understand. But I used to have a pit-stop at a little place in Indiana in the middle of my bike ride (years ago). It was my stop for a martini. And a fresh water bottle! Loved it.

    July 16, 2012

  • Jon R.

    I don't know how I feel about combining bike riding with alcohol. Just sounds like something I'd rather not do. Sorry Nic.

    July 16, 2012

  • Jessica G

    sounds fun

    July 9, 2012

  • Jon R.

    Uhhmm... nope, not really, not at all... haha

    July 7, 2012

  • Buddha "Ivory" S.


    July 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are lots of really nice greenways suitable for biking and some trails for the more adventurous. I'm definitely interested.

    July 5, 2012

  • Janelle E.

    Just need to get my bike from PA, but sounds like a great idea.

    July 3, 2012

  • stephanie f.

    american tobacco trail is pretty& flat, hillsborough st & campus area is bike-friendly....let's ride to food

    July 2, 2012

  • Mindy

    I need a bike but sounds like fun!

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That would be awesome :). Hoping to be able to ride again soon.

    July 1, 2012

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  • Kristen

    Im Kristen. I live in Cary.

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    Hi my name is Colleen

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    Hi, I'm Jenny!

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  • Joyce H.

    Just moved out to Raleigh and would love to get to know the area and what it has to offer!

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    My name is Nam, and I love going out !!!

  • Joe

    I'd like to bike around Raleigh!

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    I wish to meet others for new ideas of places to go and visit

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    My name is Brianne. I am always looking to try new experiences and meet new people along the way.

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    Hi all. Just found this group. Sounds like fun!

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    I just moved to Raleigh and want to get involved.

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    I'm Brian and just moved to Raleigh, excited to get to know my new city!

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  • Kathy R.

    I'm new to the area. Looking to meet people I can have good times with.

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    I am moving to the area in September and want to explore.

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    Hello I moved from PA to teach and am just looking to get to know the area and meet new people.

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    Hi my name is Kim and I am new to Raleigh. I look forward to meeting new people.

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    not much to say. except have a lot of free time.

  • Skyler

    Surf (aka sashimi) & Turf anyone?

  • Natalie

    Hi, I'm Natalie, 40s, single - always looking to explore new places and old favorites!

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    Hey I'm Alison (Ali) !

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