Durham Greenways Ride, May 7th

To help launch Bike Month in the Triangle, the East Coast Greenway Alliance will host a Durham Greenways Ride at 10am on Saturday, May 7th to celebrate its move to Durham with a 28-mile ride touring the Bull City’s developing greenway system!

The ride will start and end at the Diamond View Park lawn across Blackwell Street from the American Tobacco Campus. Ride leader and Durham resident Dave Connelly will share this followup to our outstanding intercity ride last October. The ride map and cue sheet are available at:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Durham-Greenways-Ride-Counter-clockwise

To register for the ride, RSVP to info@greenway.org and send in a $5 donation to help cover ride costs (payment options available here) or become an East Coast Greenway Alliance 2011 member and enjoy the ride for free.

The ride route is fully paved, so road tires are good. It is 57% greenway, with the safest roads we could find for the rest. There are a few hills in the first 21 miles, and then the last 6.5 miles on the ATT are a kind, flat homestretch. The route takes us north by wonderful Durham landmarks from the bustling Farmer’s Market to the old ballpark to the Museum of Life and Science to the NC School of Science & Math to the new Third Fork Creek Greenway before a visit to the East Coast Greenway Alliance’s new office near the intersection of 54 and the ATT!

We will soon list a number of times and places where folks can join the ride for a shorter distance, such as a potential novice- and child-friendly ride between Solite Park and American Tobacco (4.25 miles one-way).

Check the website here as more details will be posted as the even nears.

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