Durham Bike Month 2019

May is Bike Month! Here's your local guide to all the events, rides, and socials going on in Durham. For more event details, visit our Facebook events page.

We're looking for many volunteers to assist us this month. Please get involved by signing up for a volunteer shift. It's going to be fun!

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Bike Month Events

Kids Bike Clinic and Bookmobile

Wednesday May 1
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hoover Road Community Center
1126 S Hoover Rd

A kid-friendly bike and book event! Bicycle repairs and helmets will be provided free of charge.

Sponsors: Durham Bike Co-op, Durham Fire Department, Durham Police Department, Durham Housing Authority, Durham County Library

Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repairs Class

Thursday May 2
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Durham Cycles
756 9th St

Learn basic maintenance and the roadside repairs necessary to get you home in an emergency.

More info

Sponsors: Durham Cycles

Bike Month Kick-Off

Friday May 3
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Durty Bull Brewing Company
206 Broadway St

A fun, social event for bike enthusiasts to celebrate biking in Durham. Casual ride, prizes, kid station, and more!

More info

Sponsors:  Bike Durham, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC)

Bull City Veterans Run Walk Roll Race

Saturday May 4
8:00 am
Durham VA Health Care System
508 Fulton St

A 5K race through the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood open to runners, walkers, and wheeled mobility devices. Supports veteran patients to attend National Veterans Rehab Events.

More info

Sponsors: Durham VA Health Care System

Mural Bike Tour

Saturday May 4
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St

Take a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham.

More info

Sponsors: Preservation Durham, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Museum of Durham History


WTF Bike-camping Overnight (for womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folx)

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5
3:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Seven Stars Cycles
104 W Parrish St

A biking and camping event for womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folx. Join us for approximately 25 miles of riding each direction on a combination of rolling country roads and greenways.

More info

Sponsors: Seven Stars Cycles


Thursday May 9
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Oakwood Park
411 Holloway St

Bring your favorite method of making camp coffee to Oakwood Park and brew a cup in good company before work.

More info

Sponsors: Seven Stars Cycles

Duke Forest Gravel Ride

Saturday May 11
9:30 am depart from 104 W Parrish St
10:00 am depart from traffic circle at intersection of NC-751 and Erwin Rd

Join us on a moderate-paced 20-25 mile mixed terrain ride (road and gravel) connecting segments of Duke Forest roads.

More info

Sponsors: Seven Stars Cycles

Ride of Silence

Wednesday May 15
6:30pm – 8:30 pm
The Bull @ CCB Plaza
201 Corcoran St

A slow, silent bike ride around downtown to honor and remember those killed or injured while biking.

More info

Sponsors: Bike Durham

Bike to Work Day Pit Stops

Friday May 17
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Various Locations

Pit stops in multiple locations. Stop at one or more for food, fun, giveaways, and to meet other cyclists. Check out our map of all the locations to find the right one for you.

Bike to Work Day @ NCCU

Friday May 17
8:00 am – 10:00 am
NCCU Transportation Office
408 Brant St

Bike to work day celebration. Free breakfast giveaways.

Sponsors: NC Central University


Trails Tour

Saturday May 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St

A two-wheeled visit to several of Durham's current and future trails. City streets (most with bike lanes) are used to connect the trails.

More info

Sponsors: Durham Open Space and Trails Commission (DOST)

Bike Events at the Library

Saturday May 18
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
East Regional Library
211 Lick Creek Ln

Join us at the library for a bike rodeo safety program with kids and adults. Get fitted for and receive new helmets. A guided ride to the fire department is planned.

Sponsors: Durham County Library

GoDurham at Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday May 18
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival
Rock Quarry Park
701 Stadium Dr

GoDurham will be able to answer questions about how to use transit including the chance to practice putting a bike on a bus! The national award winning Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival is a family oriented celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions.

Sponsors: GoDurham

Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

Saturday May 18
Various Times
Various Locations

Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night. Bring a helmet and lights.

More info

15 mile ride
8:30 pm
Bean Traders
105 W NC-54 #249

30 mile ride
Mellow Mushroom
410 Blackwell St

Brunch Ride

Sunday May 19
11:00 am
The Bull @ CCB Plaza
201 Corcoran St

Ride to a restaurant in Cary at a social, casual speed. We'll ride down the ATT and cut over to the Cary greenway (15-20 mi). Be prepared, follow traffic rules. Locks, helmets, lights, and hunger recommended!

More info

Sponsors: Adventure Cyclists of Bull City (AC/BC)


Monthly BPAC Meeting with Participatory Budgeting

Tuesday May 21
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alfsono Elder Student Union
Room 136
NC Central University
1801 Fayetteville St

Learn how 2.4 million dollars may be allocated to bicycle and pedestrian-related projects in Durham and how you can vote for your favorite projects.

Sponsors: Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC), Durham Participatory Budgeting

Black Girls Do Bikes Monthly Ride

Saturday May 25
9:00 am
HH Gregg Parking Lot
8160 Renaissance Pkwy

It's like a pep rally for black girls on bikes!  A monthly ride with the goal of growing and supporting a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling.

Sponsors: Black Girls Do Bike

Brumley Forest MTB Ride

Sunday May 26
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Durham Cycles
756 9th St

Enjoy a fun, casual ride at Brumley Forest

More info

Sponsors: Durham Cycles

Taco Ride

Tuesday May 28
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bull @ CCB Plaza
201 Corcoran St

5-10 mile social bike ride around Durham ending at an excelente taqueria. Helmets, lights, water, locks and a hunger for tacos all the recommended.

More info

Sponsors: Adventure Cyclists of Bull City (AC/BC)

Durham Bike Month is supported by Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Bike Durham, City of Durham Transportation Dept., Adventure Cyclists of the Bull City, Black Girls Do Bikes, Durham 150, Durham Bicycle Cooperative, Durham Community Trail Watch, Durham County Library, Durham Cycles, Durham Housing Authority, Durham Open Space & Trails, Durham VAHCS, Durty Bull Brewing Company, East Coast Greenway Alliance, GoTriangle, Mikkel Elbech, Museum of Durham History, The Nasher Museum of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Participatory Budgeting, Preservation Durham, Seven Stars Cycles, and others.

If you have a bike-related event in Durham that is not listed here, please contact us at info@bikedurham.org to be added!