Monday, May 17, 2010

Bike to Work, Bike to Eat

This week features the convergence of two week long events, the 2010 editions of Triangle Restaurant Week and Bike to Work Week.

Triangle Restaurant Week offers prix fixe meals at $15/lunch and $25/dinner, consisting of an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert. This is a great excuse to try out some of Durham's fine establishments you've been meaning to check out for such a long time. Here's an interactive map of the Bull City participants:

View 2010 Triangle Restaurant Week in a larger map

Although it was off to rainy start, Bike to Work Week is running through Sunday. Biking to work may be a viable commuting alternative for you, and this is a great opportunity to take the plunge and socialize/network with some other bike commuters. Here's a rundown of the week's events:

"Cyclists' Social" @ Alivia’s - Cyclists can enjoy free food and giveaways, sponsored by the Durham BPAC. Wed 5/19 from 7-9pm.

Bike-to-Work Breakfast @ Five Points Plaza - Cyclists will enjoy free food and coffee along with prizes, sponsored by the Durham BPAC. Thurs 5/20 from 7-9am.

5 o’clock @ the Nott - This is a recurring event that happens every 3rd Thursday of the month through August, starting May 20th, in the parking lot of the Nottingham Building in RTP. There will be beverages, discussions of the Triangle Commuter Bike Path Initiative, Performance Bike providing bike maintenance, live music and more. The goal is to come together once a month and commit to bike commute; provides a great way for cyclists who work in the area to connect with others who live and work near one another. Thurs 5/20 at 5pm.

Bull City Summer Streets @ Durham Central Park - Clean Energy Durham and GoTriangle are co-hosting an event where one mile of city streets near downtown will be opened to biking, walking, and playing. Residents are invited to come enjoy the safety and fun of open streets, participate in free dance and aerobics classes, play catch in the old ballpark, and more. Sun 5/23 from 2-6pm.

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