Convene at one o'clock on Sunday, the seventeenth of November at Seven Stars Cycles on the cobbles of the Holland Street Mall. Sally forth at quarter after one for a five-mile minimum-exertion, maximum-elegance jaunt for the stylish lady and gentleman cyclists about town. Conclude with libations at Bull McCabe's. We DO hope you can make it! All bikes welcome, no lycra or spandex, please. Excelsior!
Some folks want to turn the building across the alley into a new restaurant and boutique hotel. Which is fine. However, they've applied to close this alley in order to construct a private, raised, outdoor dining area that, at it's highest, will create an almost nine foot retaining wall in the middle of the space. The current space was designed and constructed in the late 1960's at the same time the fantastically modern 315 E Chapel Hill St structure was built. It is one of the only designed pedestrian spaces in downtown Durham and contrary to many people's opinions, heavily used and enjoyed and a hot spot for downtown photographers, both amateur and professional. City Council must consider whether this closure is contrary to the public interest in making their decision at their October 7th (7PM) meeting. You can attend this public hearing and voice your opinion about the importance of saving this historic alley.
Hey! We recently picked up a couple new brands around these here parts. Available now at the SevenStarsCycles Flagship DownTown Durham Location are some splendid commuter bikes from Torker such as the Interurban and U-District, as well as some kick-ass little wheel bikes from Redline BMX.
Monday evening a superstar of the cycling community and good personal friend was taken from us. We will be closed the morning of Saturdaythe 13th so we can attend services for Seth. Please call before coming by the shop in the afternoon. Our monthly SecondSundaySpin on the 14th will be held in his honor.
Adrian, Seth and Jack during a brutally cold SecondSundaySpin. Photo by Seth's partner Eunice.
If so, definitely don't come anywhere near Diamond View Park by the DPAC on Saturday. We here at Seven Stars Cycles love fun. If you are anything like us, you need to be at Durham's third edition of the New Belgium Tour de Fat. Entrance and activities are free, and proceeds from all beer and merchandise sales go to local cycling oriented non-profits. We'll be there providing mechanical support before the bike parade, which starts at 11am!
Tomorrow we once again have the honor and privilege of being able to participate in two different aspects of the Triangle's most prestigious multisport event: The Doughman. This year our race team partner is The Parlour, who also happens to be one of the restaurant sponsors and purveyors of the best ice cream we've ever had. We'll also be providing mechanical support prior to the race start, which means that the shop will not open until 1400hrs (2pm for citizens) on the 25th.