WHY WE RIDE
There have been a number of bicycle/car accidents and tragedies in previous years in the Triangle. There are many close calls bicyclists experience each and every day while riding. We are raising funds for BikeWalkNC who is our advocate for bicycle safety in the State of NC for all of us. CARS supports their mission and vision: “We envision a state where anyone can choose to bicycle, skate, run, and walk as normal, practical, health, safe and active transportation.”
To encourage safe cycling and to promote positive interactions between bicyclists and drivers - local riders, bike clubs and various organizations will be again hosting the Capital Area Ride for Safety (CARS) on September 23th, 2018. This ride will be leaving from Dorothea Dix Park with two road route distances – 62 mile (100 Km), 30 mile (50 Km), a 25 mile (15Km) greenway ride plus a kids rodeo.
The CARS ride will carry the message across the Triangle encouraging bicycling, demonstrate obedience to the law, show proper car/bicycling etiquette, support local tourism, and generate constructive dialogue. The idea is to educate, raise awareness and encourage positive interaction between drivers and bicyclists.