The interest in cycling continues to grow across America and nowhere is that growth more evident than in the many local cycling events that are quickly becoming the foundation for active lifestyle communities. Here you will find many of the national, regional and local events, festivals and fun that revolve around cycling.
Win a 2015 Tesla Model S P90D
Monday June 12, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Benefitting Trips for Kids Charlotte: Get your entries in today for your chance to win this 2015 Tesla Model S P90D. This dual motor all wheel drive vehicle is equipped with an all glass panoramic roof, 21" grey Turbine wheels, black Next Generation seats, rear facing third row seats, a carbon fiber spoiler, Smart Air suspension, ultra high fidelity sound, Autopilot mode and the premium interior and subzero weather packages. This Tesla features North Carolina Tar Heel blue brake calipers, nose piece and argyle and does feature the "LUDICROUS" speed upgrade! Raffle entries are $77.73 each. Only 7,773 will be sold with a minimum of 2,000 entries required to be sold for the raffle to continue. Raffle entries are available from May 14, 2017 to January 7, 2018 at 7:30 AM EST or unless we sell out before this date. Drawing will be held no later than January 26, 2018.
CLT Bike Camp
Monday June 26, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Come gain experience on your bike. This camp is geared for folks newer to riding. In this program we will learn about intersections, hazards, speed control, and basic repair. We will play plenty of games and have time to practice riding to parks and fun locations nearby. Typical mileage for First Wheels will be 6 or fewer miles a day.
USAC Masters Track Nationals
Tuesday June 27, 2017 - Rock Hill, SC - For fast and exciting bicycle racing at the velodrome, make plans to attend the USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships being held June 27 - July 2, 2017 at the City of Rock Hill’s Giordana Velodrome. The country’s top men and women masters track cyclists will compete for national championship titles in many different track cycling disciplines. On Tuesday - Saturday, morning race sessions with time trial events and match sprints start at 9:00 am. The evening race sessions with mass start races and match sprints start at 7:00 pm. On Sunday, July 2 at 9:00 am, come watch Team Pursuits, Team Sprints and the Madison races. Great fun for all ages! Admission for spectators is free.
Freedom, Friends & Family Ride!
Saturday July 1, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us Saturday morning as we take another family greenway ride! We'll be escorting you through the campus of UNCC, Mallard Creek & Clark Creek Greenway at a non-race pace. This will be our way of celebrating the 4th of July, on 2 wheel's! Best decorated bike or spirit themed garb wins some sway!
Mojo Cycles Independence Day Ride
Tuesday July 4, 2017 - Matthews, NC - Mojo Cycles in Matthews will host our annual Independence Day ride Tuesday July 4th. We'll leave at 7:30am with a police escort thru the light on Independence Boulevard. We'll offer two well marked routes of 30 and 53 miles, the latter route includes a mid-ride stop at the Polk Mountain store in Unionville. This ride is open to cyclists of all abilities, but is show and go with no formal support while on the road. Cue sheets will be available, no fee or registration.
24 Hrs of Booty Donation Class
Friday July 14, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Orangetheory Fitness -Quail Corners has partnered with 24 Foundation for this year's 24 Hours of Booty Bike/Walk event, July 28-29, benefitting the Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital Cancer Navigation and Support Services, to bring you a special OTF donation workout. Quail Corners member, Leanne Greco, has set a goal to ride over 160 miles and raise $2,500 in honor and in memory of those fighting cancer. Let's help her kick cancer's booty!
Liv Women's No-Drop Road Bike Ride
Saturday July 15, 2017 - Denver, NC - Come join your local Liv Ambassador for a fun no-drop road bike group ride! We will ride approximately 12 miles at a fun social pace. Great ride for beginners or for those looking for a no-pressure fun road ride.
Support 24HOB @ Craft Tasting Room
Saturday July 15, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join Team Cootie Jones for Beer & Pizza @ Craft Tasting Room, 1320 S Church Street from 1-3PM - Help us Beat Cancer while you Beat the Heat with Beer & Pizza!
Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Four Mile Creek
Thursday July 20, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for an inclusive group ride. Together we will ride along Four Mile Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride beside Squirrel Lake Park along a paved trail as the sun sets. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail. Come along and enjoy an evening on the Thread Trail! Registration is required. Please bring your own bike and helmet. Ages 10+
CLT Bike Camp
Monday July 24, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - If you are already comfortable to ride on your own and are ready for new exposure this is the session for you! Our Rolling Ready program is for riders who are interested in expanding their horizons. We will ride between 6-10 miles a day with potential for one longer day. The focus of this program is to reach new destinations, cover greater distances and encounter different styles of riding. As with all our programs, participants will learn mechanics, bike care and safe riding technique.
Liv Women's Social Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Denver, NC - Come join me for a fun social mountain bike ride at the Sally's YMCA bike trails. This ride is perfect for beginners that would like some instruction with mountain bike skills or for someone just wanting to ride for fun with other ladies.
Pint Night w/ Tour de Turns
Thursday August 10, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Stop by for a beer and register for Tour De Turns
Learn To Ride
Saturday August 12, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Here's your chance to Learn to Ride a two-wheeler! Ditch the training wheels, and pick up on a healthy lifestyle skil that will last a lifetime! Presented by your friends at Bicycle Sport, Mecklenburg County Park and Rec and Health Departmen and Trips for Kids.
CLT Bike Camp
Monday August 14, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Our Hard Gear program is similar to the Rolling Ready program except is geared towards older riders who are interested in meeting new people and discovering new places. Participants are also given opportunities to get more in-depth knowledge and experience in mechanics/repair. This program is for riders ready to log some miles on their bikes. Riders can expect to ride 10+ miles on several rides. We will have days with fewer miles.
Queen City Joyride: Stewart/Irwin Creek
Tuesday August 15, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for a group ride along this stretch of the Stewart and Irwin Creek Greenways, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride leisurely as a group and stop occasionally to get to know the greenway. Join us and discover blossoming local business and enjoy one of the city’s best local treats before wrapping up this fun evening tour. This program includes a FREE drink and snack from a local business and FREE bike rental and helmet from Charlotte B-cycle for those who register. This program is in partnership with Queen City Joyrides and Charlotte B-cycle. This program is meant to introduce everyone from beginners to experienced bikers to outdoor exercise opportunities in their community.
Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: South Prong/West Branch Rocky River
Thursday August 17, 2017 - Davidson, NC - Join us for an inclusive group bike ride for 10 miles. Together we will ride along West Branch Rocky River Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride beside West Branch Nature Preserve along a paved trail as the sun sets. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail. Come along and enjoy an evening on the Thread Trail! Registration is required. Please bring your own bike and helmet. Ages 10+.
Learn To Ride
Saturday October 28, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Here's your chance to Learn to Ride a two-wheeler! Ditch the training wheels, and pick up on a healthy lifestyle skil that will last a lifetime! Presented by your friends at Bicycle Sport, Mecklenburg County Park and Rec and Health Departmen and Trips for Kids.
North Carolina Bicycle Summit
Friday November 3, 2017 - Wilmington, NC - The NC Bike Summit promises to be packed full of information useful for bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials and livability and sustainability professionals. Experts from across the state and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience.