Few things in the world of a cyclist are as startling as the car you didn’t hear.
Maybe you were in the middle of a hard interval, a beautiful stretch of scenery, or just thinking about that cup of coffee waiting for you back at the cafe. Out of nowhere a car passes and jolts you back to reality and the fact that sometimes the road is a dangerous place.
Varia is an early warning radar system from Garmin.
It will alert you of an approaching vehicle at more than 450 feet while tracking its approach on your Garmin Edge system or the optional display unit. An integrated taillight pulses more intensely to alert the car of your presence as well.
Available September 1 at Inside Out Sports, Raleigh and Cary. It starts at $199 for the sensor alone or $299 for the bundle including the display unit.
— Shane Richardson
These bicycle repair stations are gaining traction in Raleigh, thanks to a crowd funding campaign and sponsorships from Marbles Museum, Oaks and Spokes, BikeRaleigh Program, Oak City Cycling Project and the City of Raleigh. Each station contains a stand, pump and tools, available for use at all hours of the day. Ride Raleigh!
Locations: 201 East Hargett Street, Neuse River Trail at Anderson Point Park, Umstead State Park
Local group bike rides
Sick of riding solo? Well, stop feeling lonely and check out the following group bike rides that leave regularly from the following locations.
Inside Out Sports—Raleigh
Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., 30-mile ride @20+ mph
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 30-mile ride @17-18 mph
Trilife Group Ride
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Tasty Bev Bike Ride