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Spoke'n Revolutions Excursions

A fantastic way to learn about your state

There is no better way to learn about the environment, your state, and the history not taught in school than by under your own power. The Spoke’n Revolutions (SnR) Weekend Excursion is a three day event that provides you the ability to discover North Carolina by bike.

The program is split into two seasons: Fall and Spring. Participation is allowed during either season.

F.A.Q.

Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Participation in the Spoke’n Revolutions program is FREE. We ask you to get community support for your participation by asking people to help you raise $300

Q: WHERE DO PRACTICE RIDES HAPPEN?

After school in local community, local roads and greenways.

Q: DO I NEED TO ALREADY OWN A BIKE?

If you have a road bike, great! If you don’t we’ll supply you with one.

Q: WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE EVERY TRAINING RIDE OR TEAM MEETING?

Ask yourself this: If I were on a basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, or any other team and missed practice would I expect to play in the game? Commit yourself to us and we’ll commit to you.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS ON PRACTICE RIDES?

You participate in team rides in the countryside of the Triangle to build camaraderie, stamina, and confidence on the bike, and get you outdoors in your home community.​

Q: DO I NEED TO WEAR SPECIAL BIKE CLOTHES?

Not necessarily. But we do suggest it. Clothing such as bike shorts help you in the ride. Bike style jerseys wick off sweat and dries much faster than cotton shirts. Also, cotton shirts can make you cold if the temperature drops for a lot longer.

Q: HOW ARE TOUR ROUTES CREATED?

Tour routes are created that inspire connection to the natural world that help youth develop an understanding of the impact that historical events have on the present

Q: WHAT OTHER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE THERE BESIDES PRACTICE RIDES?

Educational sessions on the social, historical and environmental issues connected with our tours.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS ON TOUR?​

The training and educational activities culminate in a 2-week long, 700-mile summer cycling tour based on culturally significant and historic routes. 


You’ll average 55 miles a day, visit state and national parks and historic sites along the route, and camp most nights. You’ll participate in teamwork activities during the tour such as: 

  • rotation of campsite duties
  • writing and/or recording daily reflections from the day
  • participating in team roundtables where you’ll share experiences in a safe and non-judgement setting.
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