Walk & Roll Winston-Salem
Walk & Roll Winston-Salem, formerly known as Cycling Sunday, is a special event for cyclists of all ages and abilities, encouraging people to bike, walk and skate in downtown Winston-Salem when certain streets are closed to motorized vehicles. The event is sponsored by the the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, the Safe Kids Coalition of Northwest Piedmont, the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART), the City of Winston-Salem, the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, with sponsorship and support from other community organizations.
Begun in October, 2009 with a single event, Walk & Roll Winston-Salem has attracted thousands of cyclists on all types of bicycles as well as walkers, skateboarders, and in-line skaters. More recently, exhibitors, vendors, and family-friendly activities have been added to the event as the event has been folded into the Memorial Day weekend events associated with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. Walk & Roll Winston-Salem takes place annually during National Bike Month in May.
Walk & Roll Winston-Salem Flyer [pdf/330kb/1p]
Community Bike Ride
This community event was started in August of 2011 by two cyclists as a weekly, leisurely-paced bike ride of about 10 miles throughout different parts of the city. The goal is to give cyclists of all ages and abilities a fun, social group ride where no one is left behind. These rides on Sunday afternoons, which start at West End Coffeehouse at the corner of Broad and 4th streets downtown, introduce cyclists to different areas of the city while riding on streets and greenways. For more details, you can also check "Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride" on Facebook for a weekly posting about each ride.
Bike Club Activities
Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts based in Lewisville, NC. The goal of the Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club is to promote and encourage bicycling in our community, for all levels of cyclists. From weekly rides to scheduled events, from trail preservation to event support, the club offers a wide range of cycling activities. More information is available at the Piedmont Flyers website.
Hearts Racing Club, a long-time club sponsored by Ken's Bike Shop, includes both competitive racers and recreational cyclists, both on- and off-road. The club promotes the following events:
- Dixie Classic Criterium Series held at 6:00 p.m. on certain Tuesdays from March - June. Participants can get a racing license the day of the event in which they want to participate.
- The Brenner Pro-Am in September
- Multiple Cyclocross Events
For more details, contact Ken's Bike Shop at 336-724-9688 or check the Ken's Bike Shop website.
Bike Shop Activities
The Winston-Salem area is fortunate to have a number of good bike shops offering a variety of products and services. Some offer regular rides and/or training events. Go to the Bike Shop Listing & to find more information.