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Monday, April 30

 

 

Bikes on CATS Buses and LYNX Train for FREE

The Charlotte Area Transportation System is allowing anyone traveling with a bicycle on CATS Buses and the LYNX Train for free, April 29 - May 5, during BIKE! Charlotte. Using the bicycle, in combination with a CATS Bus or the LYNX Train, is an efficient, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly way to travel in the Queen City. For information, including a video on how to load your bike on the bus, visit the Rack and Ride program on the CATS website. For information on how to load your bike on the LYNX Train, you can visit the Rack and Ride section of the LYNX website.

 

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

The Charlotte Health Department is teaming up with the Giordana-Clif Bar BRICA Cycling Team and Piedmont Natural Gas to host an exciting Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo! 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: Reid Park Academy (4108 W. Tyvola Rd)
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Who Participates: Children 7 to 12 years old
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Neal Boyd @ nealboyd@charlottesportscycling.com or 704.503.0138

 

Show and Go Booty Loop Ride

We will gather for a "show and go" ride that will take you around the beautiful, tree-lined Booty
Loop in historic Meyers Park. The Booty Loop is a well known 3 mile cycling and running friendly route in the heart of the QueenCity. All level riders are welcome!


Location: QueenCity Bicycles (1408-A East Blvd)
Time: 5:30 PM
Who Participates: Open to Everyone
Cost: FREE!
Contact:  QueenCity Bicycles @ 704-522-7006 or http://www.queencitybicycles.com/

 

Roadside/Trailside Repair Clinic

Learn how to fix a flat and make basic roadside and trailside adjustments to your bike, in case of a mishap on your ride!  We'll teach you the basics that every cyclist should know, in order to keep you rolling, so that you can make it home safely from your ride.

Location: Carolina Bicycle Company, Huntersville (311 Gilead Rd)
Time: 6:00 PM
Who Participates: Open to Everyone
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Mike Kelly @ mike@carolinabicyclecompany.com

 

Roadside/Trailside Repair Clinic

Learn how to fix a flat and make basic roadside and trailside adjustments to your bike, in case of a mishap on your ride!  We'll teach you the basics that every cyclist should know, in order to keep you rolling, so that you can make it home safely from your ride.

Location: Carolina Bicycle Company, South Charlotte (8914 Pineville-Matthews Rd)
Time: 6:00 PM
Who Participates: Open to Everyone
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Matt Britz @ matt@carolinabicyclecompany.com

 

Bicycle Maintenance Clinic with BikeSource

This basic bicycle clinic will focus on changing, servicing, and maintaining your tubes, tires and wheels. Learn great tips and tricks to get out of a jam and keep your bicycle rolling along.

 

Location: BikeSource in the Park Road Shopping Center (4301-A Park Rd)
Time: 7:00 PM
Who Participates: Open to Everyone! Bring your bikes and plenty of questions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Info: Mike Henson with BikeSource @ 704.525.8410 or mhenson@biggear.com