Curious about the recently opened House Creek Greenway? Well here’s your chance to tour the latest Raleigh greenway with other bike enthusiasts. Following its grand opening a few weeks ago, the DLA is organizing a bike tour of the recently opened House Creek Greenway.
Although its only three miles long, the House Creek Trail provides a major linkage of two greenway systems, creating a continuous greenway that extends a total of 36 miles. Check out this map to see how it connects the Crabtree Greenway to the Reedy Creek Greenway.
The tour has two bike route options:
- 8 mile route: The up and back route takes about an hour and will start at Meredith College and travel the length of the House Creek Greenway.
- 16 mile route: This route takes about 2 hours and will start at Meredith College, travel along the House Creek Greenway and onto the Crabtree Creek Greenway to Shelley Lake, and then return to Meredith College.
The tour starts at 10:30am on
Sunday, October 14 at Meredith College
. Participants are asked to meet at the entrance to the Reedy Creek Greenway at the corner of Hillsborough and Faircloth Streets.
The city of Raleigh released the much anticipated “RGreenway” app this week. Its purpose is to make the 3800 acre, 115 mile Capital City’s Greenway system more user-friendly. For not it’s only available for iPhones, but will be available for Android users soon. It can be downloaded either from the App Store or from Apple directly.
The first section of the Neuse River Greenway is set to open this September. The 8-mile stretch starts from Falls of Neuse Road near the Falls Lake Dam and extends south to the WRAL Soccer Complex. Once complete, the Neuse River Greenway will run 28 miles from Falls Lake Dam south to the Johnston County Line. It is set to be completed in early 2013.
For more details on the latest addition to the Capital Area Greenway System, check out this article from Get Going NC.
Mondays are quickly becoming one of my favorite days. Every week the Monday-Funday gang and I try to meet up to go riding. Each time we choose a different route and pick different locations around Raleigh to visit.
This time we took the Capital Area Greenway towards New Bern Avenue where we rode past Wake Medical Center and the Raleigh Country Club and then into Downtown Raleigh where we ended up in the Warehouse District. It was a steady uphill battle for a good part of the way. I’m so glad we took a different route back to our starting point at Kiwanis Park. All in all we biked about 15 miles.
I hope you enjoy the photos – Raleigh is beautiful and has so much offer. Hopefully the weather will be just as nice next Monday too. I’m looking forward to our next destination. Maybe the Farmer’s Market? Stay tuned to find out!
- And we’re off!
We have seriously lucked out on the weather lately.
Love this bridge.
Bridge over-looking a marshy area.
I'm already falling behind...
Instagram photo taken at the Capital Area Greenway.
Our first stop after biking up all the way down New Bern Avenue from Capital Boulevard... David and Will outside Remedy Diner in downtown Raleigh.
Rose relaxing by the road in front of Remedy Diner.
Our next stop... New Belgium beer tasting at Tasty Beverage in the Warehouse District.
Apparently their Pale Lager goes really well with Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.
Rose checking out the awesome selection of beer at Tasty Beverage Co.
I was very impressed with their beer selections. They've got beer from all over here.
Will found his favorite IPA.
Finishing up our beers before heading back. To get back to Kiwanis Park, we rode through Glenwood South to Five Points. It was a really nice ride through some of my favorite neighborhoods.
Once again, it was an awesome Monday with Will, Rose and David. We missed you Georgia... Perhaps you'll join us next Monday.
Like most of this week, Monday was another gorgeous day. Perfect weather for a casual bike ride on Raleigh’s Greenway Trail System through Kiwanis Park and Shelley Lake. Afterwards, we headed to Frankie’s Fun Park for some Go Carting and Ski-ball!
Georgia, Will and Rose preparing for the ride through Kiwanis Park.
This seems to happen to us a lot...
Rose, Me and Georgia... We're all thinking the same thing, "Another dead end???"
Will is getting ready to lead the way out of there. We should know better than to follow Georgia...
I had to take more pictures. They're all waiting for me. Exciting stuff.
Just put those anywhere...
What would you do if you saw a picnic table in the lake?
Rose and Georgia risked their lives and climbed on the thing...
I'm glad there's another photographer in the group.
Will's getting that perfect shot!
He almost looks like he knows what he's doing...
Fierce... Georgia is one fierce chick. Don't let her fool you.
Hey a picture of me taking a picture - that's never happened before... Is this the best way to put your shoes on, Rose?
I wonder what Georgia is looking at...
Georgia and I... Obviously I'm not paying attention.
Rose resting on the hill by Shelley Lake.
It's a close call, but I think I'm tanner than Georgia.
It was a beautiful day. I'm really glad I got to spend some of it outside with my Irregardless buddies
Meet my biking buddies - Rose, Georgia and Will
The weather these last few days has been awesome. It’s been sunny, warm and we recently gained an extra hour of daylight. Not to mention my allergies were starting to kick in too. Spring was definitely near… It was the perfect day for a bike ride.
I met my friends at the Bell Tower on Hillsborough Street. From there where we made our way to Centennial Campus. It’s a really nice campus – they’re even building a giant new library that sort of looked like it belonged in a Star Wars movie. There’s a golf course, walking trail and disc golf course on the campus also. We even found a great spot by the lake to watch the sun set.
On our way back from Centennial Campus, we decided to stop at Sushi Blues on Glenwood Avenue for some BOGO sushi rolls. I really like the new outdoor patio area they built recently. It’s much better than the little parking lot that was there before. The sushi was pretty good there. The house salad with ginger dressing looked really good too. I’ll have to get that next time.
To complete our night, we hit up The Alley on Hillsborough Street. On Monday nights, you can bowl all you want for just 5 bucks! If I wasn’t so exhausted from the bike ride, I would have stayed longer than just one game. However, at this point my legs felt like jelly, and all I could think about was how great sleep was going to be that night.
Overall, it was a really fun day – the weather was really nice, I got a good work out from bike ride around town, enjoyed delicious sushi, and went bowling – all in the company of great friends… Not bad for a Monday night in downtown Raleigh!