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Clean up On Draft's section of Fayetteville Road

  • Jun 8, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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This will be our fourth time cleaning up the 1-mile section of Fayetteville Road that we've adopted through NCDOT. It runs from Massey Chapel Road at the north end to South Bend Drive at the south end. It'll be ready for a good cleanup by June 9, given that our last cleanup was in January.

We can ride beforehand, probably at 8:15, if anyone is interested. 

Bring something to drink even if you don't ride, because it will probably be hot. Feel free also to bring your own set of work gloves if you don't want to use the semi-disposable gloves that DOT gave me.

The sexy orange bags are reversible, with chilled-out blue on the inside to denote recyclables. One of us can take the recylables home or to a recycling center. Sonoco Recycling is probably the closest (see map). I can easily do it myself if none of you expect to pass by there on the way home.

I'm guessing we'll be finished by noon, depending on how many people show up. We can go grab a beer and/or lunch afterward at Southpoint Mall.

I will probably be there before the cleanup to do a ride around the northern half of Jordan Lake, maybe something like this 34-mile route: http://goo.gl/maps/Q582E. Please post a comment if you'd like to join me, because I may bail if there's no interest. We'd need to start promptly at 8:15 a.m. If you like the idea but want to start later and do something shorter, please let me know, 'cause I'm flexible. There's also a good 23-mile option. Of course you're welcome to ride even if you can't stick around afterward to pick up trash.

Finally, a request for one of you: Please let me know if you can spare 45 minutes on Thursday or Friday to go pick up the official orange/blue bags at NCDOT's district office: 1069 Prison Camp Road, Durham, NC 27705. Kathleen Bowes is your gal. If she offers more gloves, tell her we don't need any more, because I have enough to last through our June 2028 cleanup.

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  • Chris B.

    Thanks for coming everybody!

    2 · June 8, 2014

    • Jason T.

      Excellent ride and excellent company (as always). Thanks Chris.

      1 · June 8, 2014

  • Chris B.

    I parked in the gravel ATT lot. Plenty of room. The gloves ate in a bag under my rear bumper ... in case we're not back by 10:30

    June 8, 2014

  • Anne C.

    Chris,
    Thanks for the quick emails this morning. Next time I'll make sure I have a car to get there!
    :)

    June 8, 2014

  • Ann M

    Not planning on riding now. See u for cleanup :)

    June 7, 2014

  • Jason T.

    Would love a ride beforehand. So the plan is to meetup at the ATT parking area at Fayetteville s. of Antler point at 8am?

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Call me if you don't see us. It may be a little chaotic with the church crowd. I failed to take that into account when I decided on the day and time.

      June 7, 2014

    • Chris B.

      [masked]

      June 7, 2014

  • trisanna

    Like to ride tomorrow. Can you give me an exact address where we are meeting for the ride as I'm not that familiar with Durham. Thanks

    June 7, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Get off I-40 at Fayetteville Road, head south ~ 1 mile, and you'll see us after you pass Massey Chapel Road. It's pretty easy. I can't give you an exact address, unfortunately. But call me at[masked] if you have any trouble.

      June 7, 2014

    • trisanna

      Thanks Chris, this is great. Will call if I get lost ; )

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Richard C.

    Hi guys, looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend. Right now walking is more challenging for me than riding so I'm going to pass on the ride and save my energy for the cleanup. See you at 10:30.

    2 · June 6, 2014

  • Richard C.

    Will be there and want to ride before the clean up too. Ann, I'll see you at 8:00, parking at the Fayetteville entrance to the ATT and we'll get together with the group. See you Sunday.

    June 3, 2014

  • Mike P.

    Don't you think the church parking lot will be full on a Sunday morning?

    May 28, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Hmm... whattodowhattodowhattodo­? There's a little gravel parking area for the ATT nearby, isn't there? And surely there's enough on-street parking in the neighborhoods back behind NHC. Can you all just fend for yourselves on the parking front and then regroup on foot in the parking lot by the road? I can't imagine the church or any of the other neighbors griping at us about parking while we're cleaning up their section of the road.

      1 · June 2, 2014

    • Lou

      Works for me.

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • Dawn

    Sorry to miss this one. Racing up at Kerr Lake on the same day. Thanks for keeping this going!

    June 2, 2014

  • Ann M

    I'd like to ride. I'm thinking there will be parking at the Fayetteville entrance to the ATT.

    2 · May 28, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Hey, Jeremy and Kim ... and anyone else: Could one of you swing by DOT's office in north Durham on Thursday or Friday to pick up the bags? I won't be back from Charlotte until Friday evening. The address is 1069 Prison Camp Road. Ask for Kathy Bowes and tell her you're from Team on Draft. I'll call to let her know whom to expect once I know who's willing to do this.

    May 27, 2014

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