Beers & Bicycles!

From BeersNGears Co-Creator Amy Easter / Written by Mackenzie Cates-Allen

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BeersNGears is a local social enterprise focused on building bicycle culture in Winston-Salem. Their unique bike events, collaboration with local businesses and support of grassroots cycling advocacy are helping develop a rich and diverse cycling culture in the Camel City. Between the Brag Wagon’s trips worth bragging about, Open Bike Night education series, annual HalloWheels bike festival, and maintenance of the Zagster bike share bikes and other endeavors, they stay busy in the cycling community. And, as you can tell by their name, they also enjoy a cold one after a ride.  Check out the website for more info:
Recent & Upcoming events:
Winston-Salem Cycling Advocacy Network, or WS CAN, is an advocacy organization uniting people from all backgrounds to improve cycling infrastructure, policy and education in W-S. Their work with elected officials, City staff, local riders and businesses is helping make Winston-Salem a more bike friendly city.  They hold recurring networking events to help share information about local bike projects and events and connect locals to the people and resources needed to promote safe and convenient cycling in our city. Learn more and join the network here:
Recent & Upcoming events:
  • WS CAN Social(ize) at Foothills Tasting Room – Monday, August 21 (
  • Group ride to see completed Salem Creek Connector, new Quarry Park and Zagster Bike Share Station for demo (more info to come)
Forsyth Off Road Bike Association (FORBA) is a group of people dedicated to supporting our local mountain bike trails. Their mission is to collaborate with local riders, organizations and municipalities to create and maintain a variety of sustainable mountain biking trails in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, NC. They hold volunteer trail work days so riders can get their hands dirty helping maintain and enhance local trails and they’re involved in helping shape the future of mountain biking in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. Learn more about FORBA here:
Recent & Upcoming events:
Amy Easter
Helping People Discover the Fun, Function and Freedom of Cycling

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