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Hillsborough Amtrak Depot locations

The town of Hillsborough presented seven potential sites for a new rail depot last night.

For more info, check Hillsborough's Development Activity page—they said they'd have info there by Friday January 16, 2009.  Meanwhile, I've put a map of the locations with some notes here.

Two of the sites (5-Hampton Pointe & 6-Collins Property) are on the current Triangle Transit route 420.  A quick and efficient connection to regional bus service is critical for many traveling to/from Chapel Hill.

Election Night Cruiser-Tuesday

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What: Cruiser Tuesday dress up and ride

Where: Starting at Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 West Main St., Carrboro, and ending up at Southern Rail and The Station to watch election results... The range County Campaign for Change Official Barack Obama Victory Party (Official Orange County Obama Election Night Party) will be happening at The Station upon arrival!

When: 7:00pm gathering, 7:30pm ride

Theme: Hope and change! Bring your flashy lights...

More info: It's a social cycling mobile dancing costume party. Usually there's a theme, and quite often a Pabst tasting. It's NOT a "critical mass" type ride; we obey all street lights and traffic rules and do not block motorists. All bikes and skill levels are welcome.

Check out this article, http://www.recyclery.info/node/43, describing how Matthew Lee brought it to the Triangle. Matthew also has a Cruiser Tuesday blog here:http://www.cruisertuesday.blogspot.com/.

The ReCYCLEry is not responsible for hosting or organizing Cruiser Tuesdays, though we are pleased to spread the word. You will often find many of our members participating. Hope to see you there!

Date: 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Starting at Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC and Ending at Southern Rail and the Station

ReCYCLEry "Bike Karma" bicycle drive at Performance

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Do you have a bicycle to donate to the ReCYCLEry? Do your neighbors have bikes lying around, unused and deteriorating? If so, come on out to the ReCYCLEry Bike Drive on Saturday, November 15th, and bring them all! Performance Bikes has generously offered to host the Bike Drive at their convenient downtown Carrboro location, 404 East Main Street next to the Arts Center. Come back soon for official posted hours.

If you can't make it down on the fifteenth, we'll finally be posting donation information to recyclery.info in the next day or two. The best year-round time to donate is during our Sunday workshop, held on Sundays from 12-5pm at the ReCYCLEry and you can always call 919.932.1335 for more information or alternative times. Sunday workshops, like all of our programs, are weather dependent -- we open if there is not steady rain and the temperature is over 55 degrees.

Location: 

Performance Bikes, 404 East Main Street, Carrboro, 27510

ReCYCLEry 8th Anniversary Celebration

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The ReCYCLEry, http://www.recyclery.info, is celebrating its first 8th anniversary by hosting a fun-filled family-oriented gathering on October 26th that will include food, music, cruiser-style bike rides and more.  Located at the Southern Rail Restaurant near Weaver Street Market, the event will run from 2-6 pm and will welcome hundreds of community members who have volunteered their time and skills, their support, or have benefited from the work of The ReCYCLEry over the past eight years.  All are welcome to join!  Suggested donation per person: $8.

Who:  Community members, bike mechanics, bike-enthusiasts, children and their parents, elected officials, transportation gurus, public health leaders, teachers, and people who will pay the suggested donation just to join us for some free Southern Rail tater tots!

When:  SAVE THE D8! Sunday, October 26th 2-6 pm (The ReCYCLEry will not be open to the public on this day)

Where:  Southern Rail, http://www.sr-nc.com/,   201-C East Main Street, Carrboro, North Carolina,  27510

What:  Guided bike tours around Chapel Hill and Carrboro for all experience levels, light food, beer, music, information about an upcoming bike collection drive though Performance, Volunteer Appreciation awards, and much more.

Why:  The ReCYCLEry is a non-profit organization that provides a creative workspace to connect salvaged bikes with active community members, creates opportunities for skill building and volunteerism, and seeks to increase the use of the bicycle for both transportation and recreation. The group settled it’s current location a couple of years ago, has an advisory board of 6 members, and a volunteer corps of over 400 individuals.  This year, we celbrate 8 years of existence and honor the past while generating support for the future.

A suggested donation of $8 (only $1 per year of existence!) will help fund continuing programs such as our fall Mobile Repair Days where we pack a mini-shop onto bike trailers and ride to underserved communities distributing bikes and teaching basic maintenance.  All donations are tax-deductible and donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Date: 

Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Southern Rail http://www.sr-nc.com

Matthew Lee's Cruiser Tuesday 3rd Birthday

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Speaking of Cyclists...

Matthew Lee does it again, this time in celebration of the inaugural Carrboro/Chapel-Hill Cruiser ride three years ago.
While the ReCYCLEry does not host Cruiser Tuesdays, you will ind a lot of us participating! For more information, please
read the following:

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
What:     Cruiser Tuesday dress up and ride
Where:    Starting at the newest BUB Hub location,
          Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 W. Main Street, Carrboro
When:     7:00pm gathering, 7:30pm ride
Theme:    Funky Formal -- semi-formal, fully funky!

It's a social cycling mobile dancing costume party. Usually there's a theme, and quite often a Pabst tasting or a final stop at the Resevoir. It's NOT a "critical mass" type ride; we obey all street lights and traffic rules and do not block motorists. All bikes and skill levels are welcome.

Matthew has a Cruiser Tuesday blog with photos and details: http://www.cruisertuesday.blogspot.com/

Here's an article describing how Matthew Lee brought it to the Triangle: http://www.recyclery.info/node/43

RSVP at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=77805670496

 

Date: 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Starting at Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC

Carrboro Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan Information Workshop

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CARRBORO BICYCLE PLAN WORKSHOP #2

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008

4:00 – 7:00 pm (DROP-IN FORMAT)

On CARRBORO TOWN COMMONS (at the Farmer’s Market)

Thank you for attending the first public workshop for Carrboro’s bicycle transportation plan, back on April 10th. The second workshop will be held on July 23, 2008 on the Carrboro Town Commons, at the Farmers’ Market. Please stop by anytime between 4:00 - 7:00 PM to learn about preliminary recommendations (this will be new information from the consultants), talk to Town staff and project consultants, and provide more of your input to the process.

 

Attached is a flyer for that meeting. Please feel free to distribute this so that all Town citizens are informed.

 

In addition, you can visit the project website: www.greenways.com/pages/CarrboroBicycle.html, which houses current project information and contains a link to an online comment form for you to fill out (if you have not done so already).

 

Thank you for your time. Happy and safe bicycling!

 

-Town of Carrboro

 

 

Adena Messinger, Transportation Planner

Town of Carrboro

301 W. Main Street

Carrboro, NC 27510

919-918-7329

amessinger@townofcarrboro.org

Date: 

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Carrboro Town Commons (site of the Farmers' Market on west main street outside the town hall)

Go Chapel Hill Community Cycling Award and more...

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Today, Chris Richmond, Mary Lindsley and myself attended an awards luncheon and presentation at RTP Headquarters on Davis Drive.  We accepted the "Go Chapel Hill Community Cycling Award" which consisted of a brief introduction and a shiny new plaque and witnessing a good number of other worthy awards and innovative individuals and companies..

Great Local Commuting List-serv Resource for Bikers and Pedestrians

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Just wanted to share a great list-serv with discussions on commuting, whether by bike or foot or public transportation.  Discussions range from homages to injured community members to pending laws and legal issues to strategic routes in our local area.

4th Annual RTP Ride of Silence

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Information from the M.S. Fits Cycling Team website

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

What: A 5-mile loop, in silence, no faster than 12 MPH in honor of cyclists and others killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. The ride, which is being held during Bike Safety Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.

Where: Triangle Life Science Center Parking Lot (on Hwy. 54 just west of T.W. Alexander Dr. - former USEPA building), Research Triangle Park, NC...

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When: We will leave promptly at 7:00 p.m.. Please arrive early enough to air up tires and participate in a moment of silence before the ride.

Registration: No registration, no fee, spread the word!

Helmets are required and lights highly advised.

Host: Team MSFits — Blanche & Larry Dean

More info:National Ride of Silence Website - On Wednesday, May 21st, the Ride of Silence will roll across the country, starting at 7:00 PM. In more than 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada, cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas (May 2004) after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is being held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.

Date: 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 2:34pm to 6:35pm

Location: 

Triangle Life Science Center Parking Lot (on Hwy. 54 just west of T.W. Alexander Dr. - former USEPA building), Research Triangle Park, NC

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