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All rides listed require the rider to wear a helmet. Riders should have a ride appropriate bicycle in good working order. It is also suggested to carry food, water, spare tube, basic tool kit, emergency contact information and ID. All rides are subject to change without notice. Every attempt is made to keep the listed rides and related information current. Contact the listed ride leader with any ride specific questions.

Sun City Beginners Ride  Status: INACTIVE

8:30 AM - Monday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
7 & 20+No Drop5, SocialFL, RH

A ride for beginners and novice cyclists. A short ride for absolute newbies. A longer ride for slightly more experienced riders. 5-7 miles short route, 10-20+ long route.

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PMTNR  Status: ACTIVE

8:00 PM - Tuesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
15No DropSocialFL,RH

The Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride is a very social ride around the city. 15 miles with 1 or 2 stops along the way. Party pace of 10mph. Lights and helmet required. Ride proceeds rain or shine.

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Coaster Chicks Ride  Status: INACTIVE

7:30 AM - Tuesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
25-35No Drop5, SocialFL,RH,H+

Social, no drop rides averaging 13-14 mph pace. Meeting times and locations can vary each week. Check "Cycle Peeps of Charlotte" Facebook group page for ride details. Start location and ride details are posted the evening before each ride. Everyone welcome!

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Dirt Divas Tuesday Night Mtb Ride  Status: INACTIVE

6:00 PM - Tuesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
TrailNo DropSocialTrail

Once daylight savings time begins each year, the Divas have weekly rides. We meet at a pre-determined mountain bike park, divide into categories, ride, socialize, and have lots of fun encouraging each other and improving our riding skills.

Locations Vary - Check Website. Contact Ride Leader For Details

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First Flight Bicycles Mtb Ride  Status: INACTIVE

6:00 PM - Tuesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
12.5No DropTrailTrail

Leave from the shop at 6:00 sharp, ride to the Signal Hill Trail (about 2.5 miles on the road), ride a 4 mile lap or two and return to the shop via the Statesville Greenway or Broad Street.  Round trip is approximately 12.5 miles. With  winter weather, we  try to ride most weeks but it's a good idea to phone ahead especially if the weather has been questionable.  Shop Number (704)878-9683.

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Happy Tuesday Shorts & T-Shirt Social Ride  Status: INACTIVE

6:15 PM - Tuesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
9No DropSocialFl, RH

Join us every Tuesday evening (May through August) for a social bicycle ride through quiet Gastonia neighborhoods and the Avon Creek Greenway. This ride is intended to be slow, social, and fun! Leave your carbon race bike and kit at home and put a few slow, easy miles on your hybrid, cruiser, vintage steel bike, etc., with the family. We will gather on the sidewalk in front of  Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop at 6:10pm and start riding around 6:15. There is plenty of parking on Main Street. Additional parking is available behind the shop.

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Tuesday Night's Unclipped  Status: INACTIVE

7:30 PM - Tuesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
6No DropSocialFL

oin us on Tuesday nights for our Unclipped ride. It's just how it sounds. We're out to have a casual evening ride and we will be exploring many of the 13 breweries within just three miles of our start location at the Performance Bicycle shop on South. This is purely a social ride, casual wear highly encouraged as are locks. Helmets and lights are a must! This is the perfect ride for people looking to just get out on their bike and get to meet some new people over a beer.

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Bicycling on Purpose / Using Greenways  Status: ACTIVE

10:00 AM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
20No Drop5, SocialFL

This ride occurs on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The ride is an introductory class for bicyclists who have not been on a bicycle lately.  We will stay out of traffic and use the greenways of Charlotte to ride around town.  We will meet at the parking lot on the corner of Trade Street and S Kings Road.  Look for CPCC; it is across the street.  Led by League Cyclist Instructor #5505.

4th Wednesday each month

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NC Velo Wednesday Night Trail Ride  Status: ACTIVE

5:30 PM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
TrailMtb RideTrailTrail

Join us each Wednesday at 5:30PM for laps at our local Ballantyne trail. Riders meet in the gravel lot behind Morrison YMCA near the Willow Rock Dr traffic circle. Bring a friend & don't forget your headlamp! Check the Tarheel Trailblazers website for trail status updates. All are welcome / Ride at your own risk / Thank you.

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Three Spirits  Status: ACTIVE

6:30 PM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
8, 16, 24No Drop3,4,5, SocialFL, RH

All ride distances, including the 8 mile leg start from the front of Three Spirits Brewery. All riders completing any distance may return to the patio in the rear of Three Spirits for socializing. A waiver must be completed and signed prior to riding any of the distances. Waivers are available at the Bar inside. Lights (when dark) and Helmets are required. Check the Facebook group page for weekly updates.

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FMDR Night Ride - Fort Mill  Status: ACTIVE

7:00 PM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
10No DropSocialFL,RH

We'll take off at 7p for a 10 mile loop that meanders through historic Fort Mill neighborhoods, Walter Elisha Walking Park, Kingsley Town Center, and more! We will stop at the Carolina Ale House for a halfway point refreshment! All bikes and riders welcome. Helmets and lights required. This event is rain or shine. Please note the route includes small hills but can be dominated with a single speed cruiser. See you on Main Street!

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Women on Wednesdays  Status: ACTIVE

7:00 PM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
8-15No DropSocialFL,RH

Women on Wednesdays. This is a relaxing post work ride meant to encourage women to ride bicycles. We ride anywhere between 8-15 miles at a comfortable pace and provide an opportunity to meet new friends and socialize. We talk about bikes, rides, work-outs and get to know each other in a relaxed setting. We try to do plan something a little different for each ride (instead of always going to a beer joint). This ride takes place on the first and third Wednesday of every month and rolls out of Spoke Easy Bicycle Shop around 7pm. All skill levels welcome, but come prepared for a little fun and adventure and be ready to become part of a supportive community. Ride info and announcement via our Facebook Group page.

1st & 3rd Wednesday Monthly

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Bike to the Beer - Bayne Brewing  Status: INACTIVE

6:00 PM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
22No Drop3,4,5FL,RH.,H+

This is a nice ride down "The Peninsula" in Cornelius Lake Norman area. Wide, Slow Traffic Roads,  Lake Views, Jetton County Park, and some surprising hills. We have a "B Group" 17-18 mph and a "C group" about 14-15 mph, C group is a NO DROP ride.  With a planned short cuts  the B and C group stay pretty close to one another. If needed there is a bailout close to the finish to shorten the ride a few miles.  Good Route, Good Beer, and Good People are making this a great ride to be on.

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For The Love Of Cycling  Status: INACTIVE

6:00 PM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
13No Drop5, SocialFL,RH

This is a great ride if you are just getting back in the saddle! The ride is a 1.5 mile loop that riders can ride as many times as they feel comfortable. The focus of the ride will be group riding safety and bike handling skills.

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Easy Urban Ride  Status: INACTIVE

7:00 PM - Wednesday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
VariesNo DropSocialFL, RH

Each Wednesday we embark on an Adventure Ride from the shop. Sometimes we explore new trails, sometimes it's an Urban Loop. During the summer, we ride at least once to Latta Plantation. We try to make it back by 8pm for a beer at the shop.

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P-Ride  Status: ACTIVE

6:45 PM - Thursday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
16-22Show & Go3, 4, SocialFL, RH

A fun night for bicyclists interested in a casual ride that still provides a good workout. We average 16-22 miles a ride, with one stop (drink and/or snack), then finish the evening at Petra's. Average speed is 15-17 mph. Safety first and rules of the road. Road bikes, mountain bikes and cruisers all welcome! Check the Facebook page for weekly updates.

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Thursday Night Lights  Status: ACTIVE

7:30 PM - Thursday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
14-16No DropSocialFL,RH

Join us in front of Bike Source at Park Road Shopping Center. Come a little early, as we roll out at 7:30 promptly. We ride a different route each week, approximately 15 miles, with one stop for food/drinks along the way. We ride no-drop at a 9-12mph average pace. This ride is organized through the Charlotte Area Cycling meetup group. RSVPs appreciated.

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Coaster Chicks Ride  Status: INACTIVE

7:30 AM - Thursday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
25-35No Drop5, SocialFL,RH,H+

Social, no drop rides averaging 13-14 mph pace. Meeting times and locations can vary each week. Check "Cycle Peeps of Charlotte" Facebook group page for ride details. Start location and ride details are posted the evening before each ride. Everyone welcome!

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The Dirty Easy Ride  Status: INACTIVE

7:00 PM - Thursday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
VariesNo DropSocialFL, RH

The Dirty Easy Ride is designed to give you an alternative look at the QC while bringing together friends on bikes. On this ride we will roll over urban hardscapes, greenways, cut-through’s and even some trail. So, having a bike with just a little more than road tires is preferred. We are very excited to get this rolling and rolling with you. Please join us Thursdays 7pm at the Spoke Easy. Call the store with ride questions.

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Thursday Night Easy Ride  Status: INACTIVE

7:30 PM - Thursday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
3-5No DropSocialFL

This is a very easy, slow ride for anyone wanting to get used to riding in a group or just beginning cycling.  The route varies, but always goes in low traffic, residential areas in historic Salisbury.

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Friday Uptown CLT Slow Roll  Status: ACTIVE

6:00 PM - Friday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
10No DropSocialFL, RH

I created this group to start a Friday after work bicycle ride, for grown ups only, that starts in uptown or near uptown CLT and winds it's way around the city with loops out and back for some mileage and a stop at one of the various beverage places CLT is famous for. I'll put out a route each week.  Please feel free to share this group with your grown up friends.

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Booty and Beers  Status: INACTIVE

6:15 PM - Friday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
VariesNo DropSocialFL,RH

An easy paced ride from Unknown Brewery at 6:15 PM Fridays through July 29. We ride as a group to the Booty Loop,  ride for a few laps and then as a group ride back to Unknown.  Pace varies and is person specific. It's a loop so ride as fast or slow as you want and then meet at the top of the hill in church lot at 7:15 PM for the group ride back to Unknown.

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No Labels   Status: INACTIVE

7:00 PM - Friday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
10-15No DropSocialFL, RH

2nd FRIDAY of Each Month: The No Labels Ride is an open to all ride. It is a Monthly Ride held on the 2nd Friday of each month. This LGBTQ geared ride welcomes everyone. You don't have to identify specifically as part of the LGBTQ community. The ride's goal is to have an open ride for the community by the community. Bar Agron has agreed to open its doors to the ride and is also a Bike Benefits business. This ride is geared to all ability levels. It will be a 10-15 mile social ride at a 9-12 mph pace. Relax and pedal away the stress of the work week! Complete details and weekly updates on the Facebook group page.

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Wafflepalooza  Status: ACTIVE

11:00 AM - Sunday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
VariesNo DropSocialFL,RH

Presented by the Crank Mafia - Crank Signal is up! Wafflepalooza at 11 at Queen City Bikes on East Park Ave. Route and destinations vary. Follow the Facebook group for each weeks ride details.

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Sunday Slow Riders  Status: ACTIVE

2:00 PM - Sunday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
15No DropSocialFL,RH

Social ride of 10 miles at a 10 mph average pace, one stop for 15 minutes then a 5 mile return. The Sunday Slow Riders is a group of bicyclist of all ages and abilities who gather to take a chill ride all over town. We meet weekly at Legion Brewing in Plaza-Midwood. Safety is no accident, so please wear your helmet.

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JoyRide   Status: INACTIVE

9:00 AM - Sunday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
VariesNo DropSocialFL,RH

The JoyRide is for doing good and being good & drinking coffee while doing it! Meet Sundays at Amelie's in NODA. Ride is 10-15 miles! Come ride with us! This group communicates primarily via their Facebook group page. Please check that page for weekly changes.

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Beginner/Family MTB Ride  Status: INACTIVE

2:00 PM - Sunday 

Miles +/- Ride TypePace CatTerrain
TrailMtb RideTrailTrail

Perfect for families, injury recovery or MTB newbies! Ride leader for Beginner Group, route and pace determined by leader based on group needs. About one hour. Check Anne Springs Close Greenway Mountain Biking Facebook page for changes or cancellations. Don't be LATE! If no beginner riders show up, "leader" rides with Show-and-Go intermediate group at 2:15 pm.

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