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6The Tar HeelMonday, August 18, 1986
Bikes provide ideal
transportation to campus
By KATIE WHITE
One of the things students worry
about is how to get to campus. If
they live on campus, they can walk
to school and to downtown Chapel
Hill, but places such as South
Campus and off-campus are farther
away. Places to park in Chapel Hill
and on campus are hard to find, and
if found, are often expensive. The
best way to get around in Chapel Hill
is by bicycle.
"Cycling is good in this area," says
Michael Gleason, owner of the
Tumbleweed bicycle store at 456 W.
Tumbleweed has been in operation
for 13 years and has actively pro
moted cycling in the area by support
ing bicycle races, bike safety and
pushing the bicycle path system
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which now exists in Carrboro and
Chapel Hill. These bikeways can be
found on Jones Ferry Road and
North Greensboro and Weaver
streets in Carrboro, as well as a
concrete path built between Chapel
Hill and Carrboro so that cyclists are
able to avoid the heavy traffic areas.
On Cameron Avenue, (a main road
for traffic going into and away from
campus from Carrboro), parking on
the side of the road has special times
according to the flow of traffic and
this allows the bicycle traffic plenty
of room on the road.
"We gear our shop primarily for
the commuter," says Gleason. He
recommends a mountain bike to the
average commuter because they are
more durable, more comfortable and
easier to ride. Tumbleweed sells all
types of bikes, including mountain
bikes and bicycles which Gleason
makes himself. The store also stocks
a variety of accessories for the cyclist,
as well as information on area rides
(on-road and off-road for mountain
bike fans) and races. Off road rides
leave every Saturday at 7:45 a.m.
from Tumbleweed Cyclery.
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HAS A SPACE FOR YOU
NEW CAMPUS SERVICE THIS YEAR:
NEW! P ROUTE - Direct service between campus and the
Airport Road Parking Lot ("P"' Lot).
NEW! L ROUTE - Law School Shuttle. Connecting the Law
School, the Institute of Government and the Student
Union with Chase Hall and the Manning Drive Fringe
Parking Lots ("F" and "FR" Lots).
S ROUTE - South Campus Shuttle. Revised to provide
direct service between NC Memorial Hospital and the
Manning Drive Fringe Parking Lots ("F" and "FR" Lots).
T ROUTE - Service to Weaver Dairy Road area now
running all day long.
J ROUTE - Now serving Rock Creek Apartments.
C ROUTE - Now serving Woodbridge Apartments.
BUY YOUR BUS PASS NOW!
Passes available at the UNC Traffic Office
in the Basement of the YMCA Building.
For Route and Schedule Information call Chapel Hill Transit: 968-2769
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A bicyclist searches for a space near the Union
"The cycling here is good because
so many cyclists have promoted it
and because the drivers here respect
the cyclist more than most parts of
the country," says Gleason, who
cycles regularly in the surrounding
countryside. From time to time there
are cyclists who do not respect the
road and this creates a bad reputation
for the serious cyclists in the area.
Good places to ride are west and
north of Chapel Hill. Maps are
available at some area bicycle stores.
The campus police advise students
to register their bicycles. They can
do this by stopping by the campus
police office downstairs in the
YMCA building on campus or by
going to any fire station or police
station in the area. These organiza
tions also set up a bike registration
location in the fall for the students.
When the bike is registered, a
permanent registration number is
stamped on the bike and the rider
is given a decal to put on the bike
which will advertise that the bike is
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