Bike-a-Bull City 2019

When: Saturday, October 26
Where: The Scrap Exchange
Lakewood Shopping Center
2050 Chapel Hill Road in Durham

Event Schedule

8:30 am: Road ride departs from Scrap Exchange: See the Go for a Ride! section for details

9:00 am: Gravel ride departs from Seven Stars Cycles: See the Go for a Ride! section for details

9:30 am: City/Fun ride departs from Scrap Exchange: See the Go for a Ride! section for details

10:00 am: Children’s Program begins

10:00–11:00 am: Kids’ Build a Model Bike activity (ages 6-14)

11:00 am: Group rides return to Scrap Exchange

11:00 am–2:00 pm: Food and beer vendors, GoTriangle transit bus, partner tables

11:00 am–1:00 pm: Decorate Your Bike station

11:00 am–12:00 pm: Kids’ Bike Rodeo (riding skills course)

1:00 pm: Family bike parade and Decorate Your Bike competition

1:30 pm: Decorate Your Bike awards, raffle winners announced

Food, Drink, and Celebration Details

Other festivities include music, hula hoops, balloons, jump ropes, street chalk, and more! Stroll around to mingle with many community partners at their tables, and pick up free bike lights and other bike-oriented gear.


Go for a Ride!

Please register to help us plan (recommended, but not required).

Rides will depart on time. Please arrive ½ hour before the start time to check in. All rides should return to the Scrap Exchange around 11:00 am, where festival activities will be waiting.

Start times are as follows:

8:30 am: Road Ride (Departs Scrap Exchange, arrive by 8:15 am)

Sponsored by Durham Cycles and The Endurance Collective, this 40-mile road ride winds through the greater Durham area. Riders should feel comfortable riding at a minimum average pace of 15 miles per hour. This is a no-drop ride.

9:00 am: Gravel Ride (Departs Seven Stars Cycles, 104 W. Parrish St., arrive by 8:45 am)

Sponsored by Seven Stars Cycles, this will be an approximately 20-mile, mixed-terrain ride, at a jaunty but not hasty pace. The route will be a mix of pavement and gravel, with a good bit of climbing.

9:30 am: City/Fun Ride (Departs Scrap Exchange, arrive by 9:15 am)

Sponsored by Bullseye Bicycle, this is a casual 8-10 mile ride around the city. The pace will accommodate all ability levels.

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Children's Program

Please register to help us plan (recommended, but not required).

Every child will earn a prize for participation!

10:00–11:00 am: Kids’ Build a Model Bike Activity (ages 6-14) with the Scrap Exchange

Kids will be led through an age-appropriate project, using materials from the Scrap Exchange to build a model bike, complete with key bike components and safety features. Kids can take their models home!

11:00 am–12:00 pm: Kids’ Bike Rodeo Riding Skills Course (open to kids who can ride two-wheelers)

Move through different stations in order to learn and practice bike skills, such as mounting and dismounting, changing direction, stopping quickly, weaving, turning in circles, maneuvering though tight turns and tight spaces, and riding slowly while maintaining balance.

Some bikes will be available for kids to use if they don’t have their own.

11:00 am–1:00 pm: Decorate Your Bike Station (for kids and the young at heart)

Grab some scraps and decorate your bike to ride in a festive parade! A great activity while you enjoy food and drinks. Special prizes for creativity!

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