Poster for the Bike Around Chapel Hill event - September 15

Join us this Friday, as Next and the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill sponsor a bike ride around Chapel Hill. The second annual Bike Around Chapel Hill is organized by UNC grad student René Iwo.

The ride is a social bike ride around UNC campus and Chapel Hill/Carrboro. The intent is to demonstrate how chill and easy it is to ride from campus to spots in Carrboro and downtown Chapel Hill. Beginners and bike riders of all levels welcome! Meet at The Pit (in front of UNC Student Stores) Friday, Sept 15 at 5 PM. RSVP at

Cyclists lined up on Cameron Ave, waiting for the light to change

This will be a relaxed “no-drop” (no one left behind) ride of about 1.5 hours, ending with free pizza! Last year, we had a great turnout.

Cyclists riding on UNC campus

Riders included students, faculty and staff from UNC as well as neighbors in town. The ride will end back at The Pit, where we will have free pizza and refreshments. If you are curious to see the route, here is a link to the map.

Two people eating pizza at the Pit on UNC campus

Did we say pizza at the end of the ride! 🙂

? Sign the petition: Bike safety can’t wait! Let’s pilot protected bike lanes on Cameron Avenue ?

We are asking the Chapel Hill Town Council to approve a pilot project to install protected bike lanes on Cameron Avenue as soon as possible. This pilot project will make Cameron Avenue safer for bike riders, mobility scooter users, and walkers, and help inform the development of permanent protected bike lanes.

Sign the petition here.

John Rees lives in Chapel Hill. His day job is an enterprise architect for a big IT company. He was, until very recently, a member of the Chapel Hill Planning Commission and former chair. He serves on...