Community News, Rides and Events!
Sustain Charlotte Monthly Mixer
Wednesday December 13, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for our December monthly Mixer and end of year celebration on Wednesday, December 13! We’ll take a look back at what Sustain Charlotte has accomplished in 2017 including the success of our “Way2Go” initiative. Please note that this month's Mixer will be held at Blue Blaze Brewing and from 5-6pm is our MEMBERS ONLY celebration with free appetizers and beer!
Women On Wednesdays Holiday Lights Ride
Wednesday December 13, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - We've decided to suit up for a fun route of lights this holiday season. Feel free to light up your bike and decorate yourself for the holidays. We'll keep a casual pace for this ride, and have a drink stop at the end, either at Spoke, or somewhere in the Elizabeth area.
2 Wheels for Warrior Jace
Sunday December 17, 2017 - Concord, NC - Warrior Jace has been diagnosed with DIPG, a rare and aggressive brain tumor. We as a community of men and women are gathering in support of Jace and his family to show our love in our own way by bringing motorcycles and bicycles together. Bicycle ride will be 50 miles through scenic Stanly County, featuring Tour de France podium finisher, Olympic silver medalist and multiple event winner, Bobby Julich. Cost for each ride is what is in your heart to give. You will be asked to sign a waiver. Food will be provided as riders return to church.
Christmas Light Ride w/ Queen City Bicycles
Wednesday December 20, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - The Christmas season is almost here so its time to go check out the holiday cheer. Please join us for the second annual Christmas light ride which will take us thru Brandywine and its street of Lit Balls. We will stop at Bulldog Dilworth for libations after our decoration tour. Please bring your helmet and lights. Ride will return by 10pm.
Tour de Shed
Thursday December 21, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us on a festive holiday lights bike ride through Charlotte on Thursday December 21st. We'll make a few stops along the way to enjoy a special beverage with our friends and showcase their bike sheds or workshops. Come prepared to spend the night out on the town with your bike. Helmets and lights are REQUIRED. Ride will leave from Rhino Market & Deli (Moorehead) at 6:30pm. The ride will be about 15 miles. Along with cruising past some of Charlotte's best Christmas lights, we will make 30 minute stops at 3 sheds, where special holiday drinks will be served. We will loop back to Rhino after the tour and wrap it up by 10-11pm. Ride map will be published in due time.
Basic BIKE for the MTB'r
Wednesday December 27, 2017 - Harrisburg, NC - New Bike for Christmas? Parents ready to get the kids out of the house during their holiday break? Looking forward to the upcoming Winter Short Track Series, better yet the Charlotte Youth Cycling League (CYCL) or North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League Spring Season? Allow us...Starting Dec. 27th, the Bikin' Dads Adventures will start a series of mini-camps, the "Basic BIKE for the MTB'r." Begining in Cabarrus County, we'll be making our rounds through the region, hoping to help you as a rider, a parent or curious one with the basics into mountain biking. Yep, for little kids & the "big kids" alike, but separate sessions.
Friends & Family DONUT Loop
Saturday January 20, 2018 - Concord, NC - We’re coming back with another installment of our Friends & Family Bike Rides this January! Why January, well in between mini-camps, race seasons, holidays, we’d figure what a good time to reconnect in a non-trail themed ride. Join us, our family & friends on this 4 mile ride that takes place in Concord. Best part, either mid-ride or post ride, we’ll be stopping at the locally owned & family operated Downtown Donuts for their most clever crafted donuts creations & fresh hot coffee! Another most awesome bit of goodness, is whether you or we get to ride or not; the coffee will be HOT & DONUTS fresh and that Downtown Donuts will be donating 20% of every sale to our program. So, be a part of this adventure, let’s earn our donuts together on the ride, then savor every bite.
Pages, Pedals & a Pint Tour
Sunday February 25, 2018 - Concord, NC - Join us & our pals at Cabarrus Brewing Company on Feb. 25th as we kick off our Pages, Pedals & a Pint Tour! From now through the end of the school year, Bikin’ Dads Adventures will be co-hosting this tour across several areas with our efforts aimed at collecting new or gently used Kids Bikes & Books. Monetary donations will also be accepted, plus our pals will be donating a $1 of every pint sold during the event to dedicate to this effort. Food Truck, INDOOR mini-bike course & more!
National Bike Summit
Monday March 5, 2018 - Washington, DC - This year's theme is Grass Roots Grow Together. We are showcasing successes at the local level, learning how they happen and exploring ways to expand their reach. Peer learning is a critical component of growing and strengthening the bicycle movement. Together, we make our local, regional, and national work a unified force of unstoppable change.