Triangle Bikeworks provides youth with the opportunity to travel to historic spaces, experience wondrous adventures, and make positive social connections that allow them to discover who you really want to be.
The Spoke’n Revolutions Summer Experience provide adventures that promote teamwork, strengthens communication, deepens interpersonal responsibility and compassion, and heightens sensitivity to the natural environment.
Our program provide youth with a world of opportunity for self-discovery and confidence building. We give teens a space to connect with their peers while being given leadership and mentoring opportunities.
Our goal is to create a challenge for our youth cyclists to think outside of traditional methods of excelling while finding ways to contribute to their community in positive ways.
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
DO I NEED A BIKE?
If you have a road bike, great! If you don’t we’ll supply you with one.
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.
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.
WHERE DO PRACTICE RIDES HAPPEN?After school in local community, local roads and greenways.
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.
WHAT OTHER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE THERE BESIDES PRACTICE RIDES?
Educational sessions on the social, historical and environmental issues connected with our tours.
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
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.