Bike Tour

Details TBA for the 2018 bike route

Bike with chickens

About the 2017 Bike Route

Join us for the fourth annual Tour D’ Coop bike route, a tour of urban chickens and their coops by bike. There will be beer on site after the tour, so each rider gets a free beer (21-and-older riders only). There will be chicken hats to attach to helmets on site as well. Visit up to 8 coop homes on a bike route with less than 20 miles traveled. Full addresses and directions will be available on the day of the tour.

Find out more about the coops on the 2017 bike route

Special thank you to Oak City Cycling!

Please contact Jordan Hewitt at or 919.256.2187 with questions.

Tickets may be purchased at the event at Oak City Cycling or via our online form. If you purchased a ticket online, you should receive it by 7:30 am on Saturday morning. If you do not receive the ticket in your email, bring your PayPal receipt to Oak City Cycling to pick up your ticket.

Bike Route FAQ

Is there a map of the bike route?
There will be a map provided to all bikers day of the tour at Oak City Cycling. You can visit up to 8 of the Coop homes on the tour. The route is not pre-planned but a suggested route is provided. You can travel on whatever roads/greenway you would like. However, we will suggest roads to avoid.

If I want to visit coops and hives not on the bike route, do I need to purchase a separate ticket?
A bike route ticket gives you access to all the tour locations. You do not need to buy another ticket.

Would we be riding as a group, or will we be doing this on our own?
You can ride on your own or as a group if you would like. The tickets are being sold from 10am-1pm on the day of the tour, so cyclists will be starting the route anytime in that timeframe.

Will roads still be open and therefore we would be subject to traffic, especially on Capital Boulevard?
Roads will still be open, but you will not be traveling on Capital Boulevard. This is not a safe route for our participants and we are not encouraging them to ride bikes on this road.

Can you purchase tickets on the day of the tour?
Absolutely. Tickets will be available at Oak City Cycling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of the tour.

Is space limited?
In future years space will be limited – for 2017 we do not anticipate any rider limitations

What are benefits to the bikers?
The benefit is the opportunity to use your own green power, with other cyclists, to visit great chicken coops, while benefiting Urban Ministries

Can I rent a bike?
Oak City Cycling has a fleet of Jamis Commuter 2 bikes bicycles available for rent. $25/day or $100/week.