Community News, Rides and Events!
Friday April 28, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - BIKE! Charlotte is seventeen days of bicycle related events and promotions used to encourage families, friends, and colleagues to break out the bike and use it as a means of transportation and recreation. The event kicks of with the annual Mayor's Ride.
Love the Greenway!
Saturday April 1, 2017 - Fort Mill, SC - The Anne Springs Close Greenway will launch its first annual “Love the Greenway” public awareness and community fundraising campaign. The public is invited to participate in special events planned throughout the month of April at the Greenway to promote and celebrate the beautiful 2,100-acre nature preserve and recreational park in Fort Mill, SC. This year’s campaign will feature two family oriented special events on the Greenway – the “Blue Star Blitz” on April 1, a grassroots hike-a-thon fundraiser on the popular 7.2-mile Blue Star trail, and the Greenway’s annual “Earth Day Celebration” on April 22, a free outdoor event celebrating nature with music, entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. Both events will be staged at the Comporium Amphitheater located near the Dairy Barn entrance to the Greenway.
National Bike Month
Monday May 1, 2017 - United States - May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
Queen City Bicycles & Bull Dog B&W Social Bike Ride
Tuesday May 2, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Happy Bike Charlotte. This will be a social ride at party pace. The Ride will leave from Bulldog Beer & Wine promptly at 7pm and will make multiple stops while riding thru Historic South End, Charlotte and Dilworth Neighborhoods. One of the planned stops is to check out the new Queen Park Social . The planned return to Bulldog Southend is around 10pm. Please bring your helmets and lights!
XCLT Trail Segment Opening
Wednesday May 3, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us in celebrating the opening of the Cordelia Park segment of the Cross Charlotte Trail! This segment extends the Little Sugar Creek Greenway under Parkwood Avenue through Cordelia Park to 24th Street at Davidson. It's also part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties and two states.
Queen City Bicycles Repair Clinic
Thursday May 4, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Flat tires are the number 1 mechanical you may experience while riding your bike. Come learn how to change your flat tire. We're also going to teach you the best way to keep your bike cleaned and lubed as well.
Tarheel Trailblazers Monthly Meeting
Thursday May 4, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for a THTB club meeting at D9 Brewing in Cornelius. The meeting starts at 7:30, but feel free to come early to order food, eat dinner and socialize. There will be a food truck at D9 for those that are eating dinner at the meeting (TBA). D9 Brewing's address is 11138 Treynorth Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031. We will be sharing updates on all of our cub projects, including the new trails at Fisher/Allison Farms, Big Leaf Slopes, and Mazeppa Rd Park in Mooresville. We're looking forward to seeing members and new faces from the mountain biking community and beyond!
Greenways For Mecklenburg
Thursday May 4, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 4 at 4:30 for the ribbon cutting for the Little Sugar Creek Greenway stretch in Cordelia Park. This greenway is a key connector for the Cross Charlotte Trail and the spine of the Carolina Thread Trail. After the ceremony we will be moving to the Free Range Brewery to launch our Greenways for Mecklenburg Foundation.
Free Bike Work Day - Spoke Easy
Saturday May 6, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Come out and keep the Spoke Easy mechanics (Cory and Dread) company as they work on bikes FOR FREE as an excuse to loiter outside the Common Market patio (Public Work Stand @ Commonwealth Ave & Thomas St)! We like to support the community that supports us and this is one of our favorite days of the year so come out, hang and get your pesky bike issues squared away.
Art for All - Bikes for All
Saturday May 6, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Come join Sustain Charlotte for a family-friendly cycling tour of the newest public art installations from Inside|Out Charlotte!