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Listed below are some nice little bike paths where parents can go with their children to ride their bikes in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the Triangle.  Please Email us any other suggestions you may have!

 

Local Bicycling/Bike Path Map Resources
The Chapel Hill Parks website includes a map to greenways and trails at www.chapelhillparks.org/images/hmpg/trails_map.pdf.  The Chapel Hill Transit Bus map includes a map of the local bike paths.  (We did not find the map at the Chapel Hill Transit website, www.chtransit.org, however.)

There is a map showing the Carrboro pike paths at page 37 of the document located at http://townofcarrboro.com/BoA/Agendas/2004/10_12_2004_2A.pdf)

Visit www.trianglemtb.com for a map of local mountain bike trails.

Franklin Street Cycles has a map of bicycle trails on the wall.  Performance Bicycle in Carroboro said that they do not have a map of local bike paths (but if you visit or call they may have some suggestions about good local bike routes).

 

Chapel Hill - Community Center Park
There is a paved bike path that leads from the Community Center park (on Estes, across from University Mall) to Airport Road.
Located at 120 South Estes Drive, (across from the Main Post Office and University Mall; 1 1/2 miles NE of downtown Chapel Hill ).
(919) 968-2790.

 

Homestead Park (aka the "Dinosaur Park") and Chapel Hill Skate Park and Batting Cages; Homestead Dog Park
Homestead Park has a short paved path that runs through the park, along the play equipment, and back out to the Parkside neighborhood. 
From Airport Road, turn west onto Homestead Road, take a right onto Northern Park Drive which leads to Homestead Park (located 3 miles North of downtown Chapel Hill, 2 blocks west of Airport Rd. off Homestead Rd.  (919) 929-9031

 

Chapel Hill - Umstead Park
There is a short paved bike path at the Umstead Park that runs along the playground equipment.  Climbing structures and sand to play in; bridge, stream and path through the woods.
Located 1 1/2 miles NE of downtown Chapel Hill west of Airport Rd, on Umstead Rd.

 

Carrboro - Libba Cotton Bike Path
In Carrboro, the Libba Cotton Bike Path (between Roberson St. and Brewer Lane) begins behind Armadillo Grill and goes all the way to Cameron Street in Chapel Hill.  Many parents enjoy riding this path with their young children.

 

Carrboro - Francis Shetley Bike Path
Also in Carrboro, the Francis Shetley Bike Path is a short (about 3/4 mile) paved bike path that leads from the intersection of Greensboro and Estes to the elementary school at Shelton St.  (This path is basically a short cut from Greensboro St. to the school.)

 

Carrboro - Wilson Park Mountain Bike Trails
There are some mountain bike trails beginning at Wilson Park in Carrboro (Wilson Park is located off Greensboro St., not far from downtown Carrboro.)  Visit www.trianglemtb.com for a map of local mountain bike trails.

 

American Tobacco Trail - Durham, Chatham and Wake Counties
From the website: "The American Tobacco Trail is a 22+ mile rails-to-trails project located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina. The route crosses through the City of Durham; Durham, Chatham, and Wake counties; the planning jurisdictions of the Towns of Cary and Apex; and passes through the Lake Jordan project land of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
Visit
http://www.triangletrails.org/ATT.HTM for a map and more detailed information.

 

Raleigh Bike Path and Greenways
If you are feeling adventurous (and don't mind driving a while to reach the bike path), there is a bike path and greenways in Raleigh (the Reedy Creek Greenway) that goes through the NC Museum of Art sculpture gardens and connects with two area colleges campuses (Meredith College is one of them).  The North Carolina DOT website has more information at www.ncdot.org/transit/bicycle/ and www.ncdot.org/transit/bicycle/projects/highlights/offroad/offroad_reedycreekgreenway.html
 
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