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Saturday Morning Coffee Ride

TrySports invites you to join them for a relaxed ride to a bike friendly coffee shop! This ride is open to Commuter, Hybrid, and Mountain Bikes and will venture around the roads of Ballantyne to Rush Espresso. The participants will be able to enjoy samples and discounts on some great java and/or delicious breakfast items.  We plan to stay at the coffee shop for approximately 45 min before heading back to the shop. We will cover about 7-8 miles of riding total, and it is recommended that you have a bike with at least a few lower gears; the pace will be between 8 to 12mph. This is a social event, so bring a friend!

Location: TrySports
Time: 8:00 AM
Who Participates: Open to Everyone
Cost: FREE! (except for the coffee you purchase)
Contact: TrySports @ 704.544.4626 or www.trysports.com

 

Cycle Charlotte - Experience Charlotte Without a Windshield

Cycle Charlotte is a bicycle festival promoting a friendly and safe urban BINGO ride where you can “Experience Charlotte Without a Windshield”. This fun event takes place on the final weekend of Bike! Charlotte and is a family friendly ride designed to encourage anyone who owns a bike to brush the cobwebs from their wheels, fill their tires with air, and come out to ride! The day includes a children’s bicycle safety rodeo and 15 mile urban BINGO followed with food, drinks, and live music!
 
Location: Icehouse South End (2100 South Blvd)
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: $20 includes the ride, food, and entry into the live music
Who Participates: Anyone with a bicycle!
Contact: www.cyclecharlotte.org or  Neal Boyd @ nealboyd@charlottesportscycling.com

 

Kids Bicycle Safety and Educational Rodeo p/b Piedmont Natural Gas and BikeSource

Icehouse South End is teaming up with BikeSource and Piedmont Natural Gas to host an exciting Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo in conjunction with Cycle Charlotte! Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeos are designed to educate children of all ages about bicycle safety. Bikes for children ages 7 to 12 are provided at the event. A limited supply of FREE helmets will be given to kids who participate in the rodeos. Not recommend for kids on training wheels.

Location: Icehouse South End (2100 South Blvd)
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Who Participates: Children 7 to 12 years old
Cost: FREE!
Contact:Neal Boyd @ nealboyd@charlottesportscycling.com  or 704.503.0138 or Donald Butler @ dbutler@biggear.com

 

 

Taste & Cycle

We will guide you around the lively downtown streets of Charlotte and stop a some of the city's favorite eateries to taste the local cuisine! The fee covers the cost of the guide and tastings.

Location: 101 South Tryon Street (between Chima’s and the Bank of America branch building)
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: $30
Who Participates: All participants must be 18 or older
Contact: Charlotte NC Tours @ 704.962.4548 or www.charlottenctours.com

 

 

 

Ride the rolling hills of Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus and Stanly counties picking up random playing cards along the way.

The best 3 poker hands win cash prizes of $300/$200/$100

There is a party at the finish with food, beer and soft drinks plus great music.

BikeFEST

BikeFEST is a bike and pedestrian themed block party that encourages the public to enjoy playing in the streets and meeting fellow neighbors! Three blocks of Thomas Ave in Plaza Midwood will be closed to allow a safe environment for scavenger hunts, cycling, skating, a bike rodeo and a bike parade!  The goal is to celebrate public spaces and make the public realize that the streets are not just for cars! Come enjoy this open street festival in Plaza Midwood!

Location:Thomas Ave (between Hamorton Pl. and Kensington Dr.)
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Cost: FREE!
Who Participates: Open to Everyone
Contact: Pamela Murray @ pjoe@carolina.rr.com

 

Bicycle Brewery and Pub Crawl

Join us on a fun cycling adventure around Uptown! We will stop at some of Charlotte’s favorite local breweries and pubs to allow you the opportunity to taste their beverages. Bikes, helmets, and locks are included in this price; however, tastings are not.


Location: 101 South Tryon Street (between Chima’s and the Bank of America branch building)
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost:$30 (tastings not included)
Who Participates: All participants must be 21 or older
Contact: Charlotte NC Tours @ 704.962.4548 or www.charlottenctours.com

 

Ultimate Bicycle Repair Clinic

Join Ultimate Bicycle as their bicycle guru's show you the ins and outs of basic bike repairs! 

 

Location: Ultimate Bicycle (9129 Monroe Rd, Suite 115)
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Who Participates: Open to Everyone
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Ultimate Bicycle @ 704.841.1044 or http://www.ultimatebicyclenc.com/

 

 

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