Bike News


Bike Safety Rodeo

The Woodmen Community Center will be hosting a bike safety rodeo on May 18, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. It's geared toward kids. There will be safety info, a skills course, helmets, and basic bike fitting. For more information, visit the Woodmen Community Center site, or call.


Bike Fitness Ride at Festival on the Neuse

Show up at Farmers' Market in Kinston for 7:30am registration, May 4th, 2013, to sign up for Kinston's longest-running bike event. It's a lot of fun and you'll meet nice folks. More info here... or check with Bert at Riverside Bikes on Gordon St.


Bike Racks Made from palettes

Today's post features a nice solution for simple bike racks made from patettes. Check it out.

While it's not idea for commercial use, I can see where this would be good to temporarly solutions, or more rustic settings. 

Nice thinking.






BBQ Festival on the Neuse

BBQ Festival on the Neuse Fitness Ride

May 4th, 2013

7:30am Registration
Choose between a 9.5 mile or 22.5 mile ride through Kinston, NC as a fitness activity for scholarship. The event begins at the Farmers Market Area and continues through sections of the city.

Registration begins at 7:30a.m Saturday morning. Bicycle helmets are required for riders under the age of 16 and recommended for riders 16 and over.

Proceeds from the event will assist in funding scholarships for high school students through the "Fonnie B. Murrill and Ruth M. Jones Scholarship Foundation."

Special awards will be presented to the oldest, youngest participants and the participant who has traveled the farthest distance for the event. Prizes will be awarded by lottery to three riders for each route. All awardees must complete the 9.5 or 22.5 mile rides.

Registration is located to the left of the Farmer's Market, beginning at 7:30 am. There will be an opening ceremony for the festival at 10:00 am in Pearson Park. All riders are to be lined up on West Caswell and Herritage Streets by 8:25 am for final pre-ride information.

For more information, see the BBQ Festival on the Neuse web site.


String-powered bike breaks new ground

No chains, no oil stains, no noise. This new power train is really different. 


National Ride to Work Week

The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, and this year Bike to Work Week is May 14-18 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18. May is National Bike Month!


Riverside Bicycles & Outdoor Sports

Bert keeps a great selction of bikes and accessories for all kinds of riders, from casual cruisers to high-end road bikes and fixies. Riverside Bicycles is also boasts the area's best selection of disc golf discs and equipment. 

210 W. Gordon Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Store Hours:
Tue-Fri 10:00am til 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am til 2:00 pm; Closed Sun and Mon.


Big Wheel Cycling Club

BWCC is vested in promoting the sport of Cycling, recreational bike riding, Healthy Living and promoting the community of Kinston & Lenoir County. Please visit their web site and support their activities.

Bike Hacks - Blog

This is one of my favorite bike-related blogs. Every day, there's a new post of something interesting someone's done to get more utility or fun out of their bike. Tends more toward the bike commuter crowd, with practical tips and modifications, but anyone who rides will find something useful.

Open Streets Project - Web site

Open streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. 

The Street Plans Collaborative - Web site

Collaborative planning methodologies to improve the public realm and increase the viability of active transportation and smart growth. That waht the web site says. It's a city planning site, with a focus on people. - Web Site

Really interesting commuity biking site. They have some good grass-roots advocacy info. I had a nice chat with Scott Paisley about the way they went about getting bike lanes in Charlottesville. They did a really good, pro-active job of making things better for cyclists. Look at the Advocacy section and see the lane measurements article. Check out the site for inspiration. 


General Biking Information

NC DOT logoNC DOT - Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation

Excellent resources for bicyclists, including laws and policies that cyclists and motorists must follow. Lots of great safety information, as well.