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3306
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Bicycling in the late 19th-century brought not only a new form of transportation to the state, but also a change in the social order of men and women.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 57 Issue 2, July 1989, p32-34, il
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The stretch of U.S. Highway 129 starting at Cheoah Dam near Robbinsville in Graham County and ending at Tabcat Bridge in Tennessee is called the Tail of the Dragon. In this particular eleven-mile stretch, over 300 curves, steep grades, and tight turns test the driving abilities of motorists, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. The speed limit is 30 mph, although it used to be 55 mph on the North Carolina side of the road. Johnson describes the road and its attraction to cyclists.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 1, June 2005, p104-106, 108-109, il Periodical Website
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23819
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The author discusses his experience mountain biking on a unicycle in Pisgah National Forest.
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24507
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The Tour de Moore is a bike race started in 1976 that moves through the Sandhills and provides participants with the chance to visit points of historic interest and recreational attractions throughout Moore County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 11, April 1978, p9-11, il
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27620
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An article in RIDE, an insert in Issue 34 on cycling in the Triangle area. Author Grayson Haver Currin and three acquaintances bike the 30 miles from Raleigh to Chapel Hill and back. Currin describes the pleasure of the journey and documents the route he biked. He also explains how biking can help a person really understand his or her community in a way which cannot be experienced from a car.
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27621
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An article in RIDE, an insert in Issue 34 on cycling in the Triangle area. For cycling enthusiasts, there are a number of sports in which to become involved. The Triangle area has a large number of cycling enthusiasts and they describe six sports in which people can participate in the area. Cyclocross, Alleycats, Bike Polo, BMX, Road-Racing, and Mountain Biking are all activities amateurs and experts alike can get involved in.
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27729
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From July 2013 to July 2014, Raleigh had 98 car-bike crashes. The city has many bikers and biking groups and is taking steps to help keep them safe. The city is designing improvements in heavily trafficked areas, painting bike routes with green paint, and constructing at least 27 miles of marked, on-road bicycle lanes.
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27728
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After three Durham cyclists were recently killed by motorists, the Bike Durham public forum was held. The forum had area cyclists discuss the need for a new bike plan, education for drivers, and better enforcement of traffic laws.
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27840
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Raleigh’s City Council is planning to review the Hillsborough Street plan and include bike lanes in the plan. The state Department of Transportation will have the final say as the street is a state road. The DoT has said the original plan without bike lanes is safer. Cycling enthusiasts are lobbying for the change to make Raleigh and downtown transportation more bike-friendly.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 5, February 2010, p5-7 Periodical Website
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28583
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Richard Rauck is spearheading a campaign to establish the National Cycling Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The city is poised to become home base for Olympic-caliber athletes because of its topography, steep inclines and proximity to rural areas.
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28590
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Brevard has become an attractive destination for bikers of all kinds. With over 400 miles of world class mountain biking trails and favorable roads, biking is a big hobby and business in Brevard. The leaders of the local biking scene are profiled, describing what the area has to offer biking enthusiasts.
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35895
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How to get there was transportation of the two wheeled, self- propelled variety: bicycles. Encouraging people to forego four wheeled transport were directing them toward the virtues of scenic routes; route guides; route maps; and its ecological and fiscal frugality.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 7, Sept 1980, p22
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36288
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A profile of Waxhaw revealed the town, potentially dwarfed by a nearby metropolis, has ways to be noticed. The town incorporated in 1889 and once known as an antique mecca was experiencing growth in areas such as transportation, dining, housing, and the arts.
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36457
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This nonprofit organization, established nearly a decade earlier, sustained success due to its celebration, education, and advocacy of life on two wheels for both urban and commuter cyclists. Events included coordinating community rides such as the Bike of the Irish. Lobbying for transportation policy changes yielded the Hominy Creek Greenway and the non-profit’s collaboration with the city council in the creation of Asheville’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan.