Bike Rides

ELECTRIC BIKE RIDE
Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m.
Overflow date (if needed): Sunday, March 18, 1 p.m. 

KIDS IN PARKS BIKE TRACK TRAIL DEDICATION
Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m.

LONG BRANCH TRAIL TO QUARRY PARK
Saturday, March 24, 2 p.m.

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long branch trail to quarry park

Saturday, March 24, 2 p.m.
Join Winston-Salem Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Matthew Burczyk for a fun-paced ride from downtown to Quarry Park and back by way of Long Branch Trail, Salem Creek Greenway and Peachtree Greenway. The Long Branch Trail is the city's newest greenway and runs through Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Quarry Park is the city's newest park, offering a spectacular view of downtown Winston-Salem from the observation pier. The total distance will be about 9 miles with a couple of hills to climb, though no one will be left behind. Bring a bike in good working order  and stick around after the ride for a beverage at Krankies and a discussion of bicycle and pedestrian matters in Winston-Salem.

Meet at Krankies Coffee at Third St. and Patterson Ave.

KIDS IN PARKS BIKE TRACK TRAIL DEDICATION

Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m.

Join city officials as they take the wraps off North Carolina’s newest Kids in Parks Bike TRACK Trail, then then let the kids test it for themselves. The Bike TRACK Trail at Salem Lake consists of 9 stations around the 7-mile Salem Lake Trail. Each station provides information about plants and animals that make Salem Lake their home, as well as information about the value of the lake and why it is important to keep it clean. Tips to improve biking skills in a safe manner are also listed on each sign. On the bottom of each sign is a code letter. Kids can collect all the letters and unscramble them to win a special prize. that can be unscrambled from the others and entered online to win a special prize.

To celebrate the occasion, Zagster is offering free use of its bike-share station at Salem Lake from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday so parents can ride the trail with their kids. Zagster bikes can be used by anyone 18 or older; for the free rental use the discount code “kidsinpark.”

Kids in Parks program consists of a network of family friendly outdoor adventures called TRACK Trails. Each TRACK Trail provides a self-guided adventure that provide fun and information for kids. Kids can register their adventure online to earn prizes, and keep track of their adventures. The website allows kids and families to find other nearby track trails. Track Trails consist of hiking, biking, paddling, geocaching, nature, and disc golf course trails. The mission of Kids in Parks is to get kids away from technology, physically active, and out into nature. Register and learn more about Kids in Parks

The program will take place at the Point at Salem Lake (where the playground and the restrooms are located).

Electric Bike Salem Creek Trail Rides

Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m.
Enjoy a small-group, narrated 2-hour "pedal-assist" e-Bike (electric bike) experience immersed in nature. This bike ride will follow Salem Creek and Peachtree greenways to Quarry Park, upon an American-built e-Bike helping you pedal up the hills. Creek Week partner Triad ECO Adventures is offering 50 percent off for Creek Weekers who sign up for their guided e-bike Quarry Park trail ride.The $27 fee (half price!) includes bike rental, a required helmet (or bring your own), bike orientation and practice before departure, and an "electrifiying" personal tour guide. Riders must already know how to balance upon a bike well, be able to follow instructions, be in agile physical health, be at least fourteen years of age (with parent if 18 or younger), weigh less than 260 lbs, & sign a waiver.  Advance payment and reservation required, limited to 6 participants, first come first served. 

If the Saturday e-bike session fills up, a second e-bike session will be offered on Sunday, March 18.

Meet at Triad ECO Adventures, 176 YWCA Way (across from the Gateway YWCA) 


Reserve your space by phone at 722-7777 or register online and use the online booking code "creekandbike" (lowercase, no spaces).Optional Tour guide gratuities are NOT included.  Water bottle & sunscreen recommended, as is using the restroom prior to arrival (to expedite orientation & practice).  All participants will also receive discounts off future TEA excursions, local purchase of any ProdecoTech bike, and any artsy Nutcase helmet selection (bike, water, board, child's, etc.)

Looking for a totally different riding experience? Check out the Segway glides along Salem Creek Trail.