Durham is full of great groups that help improve cycling around the areas. Below are some of the main groups you may encounter as a cyclist in the area.
Durham Bike Co-Op is “an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit community bicycle project. [Their] programming includes hands on repair skillshare (helping you fix your bike), an earn-a-bike program (helping you get a bike), and mobile clinics. Volunteers and donations are always welcome!” The Co-Op has events throughout the year, so be sure to check back often.
Duke Cycling and Durham Cycling are the two main cycling clubs in Durham. Each has great opportunities for recreational cyclist while the Duke Cycling club is also has a competitive racing component. Both groups have excellent routes on their sites in addition to a myriad of events and resources. Spend some time checking out both groups.
The Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is the main body for improving the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure throughout the City of Durham. Here you can find information about the city’s Master Bicycle Plan, upcoming meetings and agenda items as well as opportunities to get involved in the process.
In addition, there are several advocacy groups that work on cycling issues in the Durham area, including the North Carolina Coalition for Bicycle Driving, Durham-Orange Friends of Transit, and the Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy.