2013 National Bike to Work Week – May 13th-17th – The Cape Fear Region is celebrating Bike to Work Week to promote bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation, and to recruit members of the community as regular bicycling commuters. Join the celebration by biking to work at least one day this week.
To register, email your 1.) Name 2.) Company/Organization Name and 3.) Preferred Email Address to Adrienne.Harrington@wilmingtnnc.gov
The 24th Annual River to Sea Bike Ride was held on Saturday May 4, 2013 with nearly 200 riders.
Click below for video and photos from the event.
Pleasure Island Pedal
for information on the Pleasure Island Pedal and the Pleasure Island Bicycle Greenway.
Join other bicycle enthusiasts and novices for a day of riding and camaraderie. Meet at the Carolina Beach State Park visitor’s center and ride to the Fort Fisher Ferry Terminal and back. The ride is 16 miles round-trip.
Bicycle Registration Information:
Wilmington, NC City Code Section 5-105 Bicycle Registration
It shall be unlawful for any resident of the city to operate or ride a bicycle upon any street, alley or public right-of-way without obtaining a registration from the Chief of Police and having such registration decal attached to such bicycle.
The City will provide registrations free of charge to City residents and a cost of $1.00 to non-City residents. Registrations can be obtained at the Wilmington Police Department at 615 Bess St./Wilmington, NC 28401 from 8AM to 5PM, Monday-Saturday. If you have additional questions, call the police department at 910-343-3600. The bike and ID must be present to get a registration.
Wilmington, NC City Code Section 5-35 Application of traffic regulations to riders of bicycles
Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway or bikeway shall be subject to the provisions of Article 3, Motor Vehicle Act of 1937. Essentially, cyclists must follow the traffic laws.
Wilmington, NC City Code Section 5-36 Riding on roadways and bikeways
Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway or bikeway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway or bikeway as practicable. Persons riding bicycles shall ride single file except in areas where riding 2 abreast is permitted.
Bikes are stolen everyday in Wilmington. Many of these bikes are recovered however due to the owners not having the serial number, the bikes are never returned because we do not know who they belong to. The best way for the Police Department to identify who the rightful owner of a bike is by City Registration. Not only is this important if a bike is stolen, it is a law in Wilmington if you are a City resident.
Bike Organization Contacts:
Bikes on Buses
Cape Fear Breeze Alternative Transportation
Cape Fear Coast Convention - Visitors Bureau
NC Department of Transportation, Bicycle Programs
Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization