Cycling Sunday, a special event for cyclists of all ages and abilities, encourages people to bike (or walk and skate) in downtown Winston-Salem on a Sunday afternoon when certain streets are closed to motorized vehicles. The event is sponsored by the City of Winston-Salem Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, and SafeKids of Northwest North Carolina.
Begun in October, 2009 with a single event, Cycling Sunday has attracted hundreds of cyclists on all types of bicycles as well as walkers, skateboarders, and in-line skaters. Starting in 2010, a second event was added so Cycling Sunday occurs once in the spring and once in the fall.
The next Cycling Sunday event will be in September, 2013.Visit the Cycling Sunday event page for details.
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 Caffé Prada at the corner of 4th Street and Broad Street, introduce cyclists to different areas of the city while riding on streets and greenways. For more details, go to the Bike Winston-Salem website (opens in a new window). You can also sign up on the website for a weekly email 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 (opens in a new window).
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 6:00p.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 (opens in a new window).
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.