But what you may be surprised to learn is how many year-round resources Raleigh has for cyclists. A few months ago, we told you all about the GoPerks program for tracking non-commutes, but did you know the GoPerks program extends to riding your bike, taking the bus, roller skating + more?
During the month of May, you can earn double the points for bike trips you log. Create your free account here in less than 5 minutes – you’ll earn 4 points just for registering. You can use your points to win gift certificates to local businesses.
Okay, so you’re all signed up for GoPerks, but you’re not sure where to ride your bike. The city has you covered there too. Check out the BikeRaleigh app for Android or iPhone. These maps show bike lanes, sharrows, greenways, GoRaleigh routes, and preferred routes based on bicyclist feedback + street conditions. There is also a list of trails to choose from here.
Share these resources with a friend that wants to ride their bicycle, that wants to ride their bike – ‘cause Jaws was never their scene + they don’t like Star Wars.
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ComingSoon ○ Clean Juice is opening a location in North Hills later this summer in the Lassiter District, between Sur La Table and MADISON. The Charlotte-based juice bar has locations all over the country (including Chapel Hill + Durham) but this will be its first Raleigh location. 🍊
Announced ○ The deadline to get a REAL ID in order to board domestic flights + enter select federal buildings has been extended to May 3, 2023. To learn more about the requirements and how to get your ID check out our conversation here.
Edu ○ Wake County has announced a preschool for 3-year-olds. The program — Wake ThreeSchool — will target families that are within 200% of the poverty line, meaning more than 4,000 children in Wake County would be eligible. ○ NC State plans to make $700,000 worth of upgrades to Carter-Finley Stadium — including a food truck area serving barbecue + beer and replacing some of the end-zone metal bleachers with better seating. The money is coming from the PNC Arena naming-rights fund from PNC bank. (247Sports)
State ○ Gov. Cooper announced yesterday that masks are no longer mandated outdoors, but still required indoors, beginning Fri. Apr., 30. Gathering limits also are increasing from 50 to 100 indoors and from 100 to 200 outdoors. ○ NC is getting an additional seat in the US Congress + another member of the Electoral College based on the 2020 Census. (The state grew to over 10.4 million people.)Wake is now the biggest county, so the new congressional district could affect Raleigh. (The News & Observer)
Arts ○ Cary’s Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is back with a new name — Spring Daze Arts Market. It’ll be held on 4 consecutive Saturdays in May downtown at the Fidelity Bank site (100 W. Chatham St.), and you can check out the work of 20-25 NC artists from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 🎨 ○ NCMA has named a new curator of American Art — Lauren Applebaum. Lauren begins her position Mon. May, 3 + she’s actually worked with NCMA before, on the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit in 2018. Welcome back, Lauren. 👋
Cause ○ Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle are holding a benefit concert in downtown to raise $2 million+ for local nonprofits. The event — Comeback Fest — will be Oct. 23 at Red Hat Amphitheater featuring artists like hip-hop MC Big Daddy Kane. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Tech ○ Sysdig — a technology firm with one of its headquarters in Raleigh — recently raised $188 million bringing its total valuation to ~$1.2 billion. Now, the Triangle team can grow + the company has already been looking at new facility space that would double the size of its current local operation. 💰(Triangle Business Journal)
Ranked ○ Wake County town Fuquay Varina was ranked No. 6 on a list of the best suburbs to move to in 2021. The study looked at factors like the housing market, ability to work from home, and race + ethnic diversity levels. Apex, another Wake County suburb, ranked No. 28 on the list.
Development ○ A North Raleigh apartment community sold for $17.2 million as commercial sales in the Triangle have picked up in Apr., according to the Triangle Business Journal. The 152-unit complex — Lynnwood Park Apartment Homes — is located at 6200 North Hills Dr. (near Shelley Lake).
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As the NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources said in this post, the only correct way to drink tea is sweet — and we couldn’t agree more.Of course, NC local Editor Laura has been drinking it all her life + even our resident northerner Editor Carly (who’s from NJ) loves the drink.
Even though sweet tea is one of the most popular drinks in NC, the state’s official beverage is actually milk. That fact struck Laura as so odd she still remembered it from when she first learned it in 4th grade social studies. In fact, 28 other states also have milk as their official beverage.
What do you think the official NC drink should be? Let us know. 👀
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Network ○ Introduction to the Raleigh Chamber | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 10–11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Find out what a membership with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce entails, including benefits + initiatives.
Edu ○ Virtual SAT Strategy | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 4–5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Princeton Review will cover the basics of the SAT test and how to prepare for it.
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The new Bombas spring collection features bright, unmissable patterns like tie dye, triple-colored Tri-Blocks, and tropical-inspired Wild Wear. They also made new All-Purpose Performance and Performance Running socks, designed with Hex Tec — Bombas’ signature sweat-wicking, stay-cool performance material — to keep feet comfy during any sweaty activity.
If you’re more of a casual stroll person, their new No Shows come in regular and low-cut styles, so they fit perfectly under spring slip-ons. Ⓟ