Comments on: Counterparties A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: BottyGuy Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:37:46 +0000 I got my Bicycling issue last week and was surprised by the inclusion of Cary, NC on the list. Although Cary probably has more bike lanes than Raleigh or Durham it is not a particularly friendly place to ride. The RTP area of NC is not very friendly for commuter biking with its narrow lanes, tiny shoulders, and poor road crossings.

Looking at the criteria for selection “Cary residents rode their bikes more and spent more money on cycling equipment last year than those in almost any other city on the list.” I now see the reasoning. Cary is high income for the area, low in poverty, high in bike shops. If you are a rider for exercise, road or mountain, there are excellent opportunities outside of town. Most road bike rides go out of Cary into rural Chatham county. RTP also has a great number of very good and accessable mountain bike trails (

But Cary nor RTP in general is not Bike friendly. I will also add that road rage against bicyclist is very high in this area.