Raleigh Historic Bike Ride

This tour features a small number of Raleigh Historic Landmark (RHL) properties along a roughly 6-mile route. In celebration of Preservation Month and Bike Month, the tour is organized by the RHDC Community Awareness Committee in partnership with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAC), Crank Arm Brewing, The Bike Library, and Oaks & Spokes. Join us at Crank Arm Brewing on May 4, 2024 from 10:00-12:00 pm to take part in a historic bike ride group tour, or explore on your own at your own pace. Happy riding!

The Dr. M.T. Pope House is the last structure in its original location illustrating the presence of a middle and professional class of African-American families along South Wilmington Street. Dr. Pope was a politically active and well-known African American physician and Trustee of Shaw University…
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Built by physician and business leader Lemuel Thackara Delany of the distinguished Delany family of Raleigh and his wife, Saint Augustine's College instructor Julia Amaza (Brown) Delany, this historically significant one-story frame dwelling is also a good example of the late Neoclassical…
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Fire severely damaged the original 1895 building, which housed a nurse training center. Under the direction of Rev. Henry Beard Delany, the first African American Episcopal bishop in North Carolina, students quarried the stone and started the current building in 1905.
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Mary Elizabeth Hospital, established in 1914 as Raleigh's first private hospital, erected this building in 1920 to house forty-nine beds in a modern facility. Designed by hospital founder Dr. Harold Glascock, the building met the established standards for small general hospitals. Its Colonial…
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One of the city's earliest surviving office buildings, the three-story brick Seaboard Building served as railroad offices for more than a hundred years. The building, which has a restrained Italianate design, originally stood on N. Halifax Street. The state purchased the land for the its…
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Thank you to our official partners, the Raleigh Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC), Crank Arm Brewing, The Bike Library, and Oaks & Spokes, for their help in organizing the 2024 Historic Bike Ride event.