Community News, Rides and Events!
NC Velo Service Clinics
Tuesday February 21, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - NC Velo is hosting FREE Winter Service Clinics in Blakeney. The 6-week Mountain Bike series is underway and takes place every Tuesday at 5:30PM. Our PMBI-certified staff provide expert insight and personal instruction, with discounts to all who attend! Speaking of deals, all Winter Short Track riders receive 20% off parts/accessories with purchase of a tuneup at NC Velo. Otherwise, 10% off gear/apparel with proof of registration. Happy racing!
100 Mile Challenge - P-Ride & Thursday Night Lights
Thursday February 23, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - P-Ride and Thursday Night Lights join forces for the 100 Mile Challenge in February. Starting at 7pm from Petra's we ride 5 miles to join Thursday Night Lights and ride 15 miles together. Then 5 miles back for a total of 25 miles. Four Thursdays equals 100 miles. Not feeling up for the full 25 miles? You can also meet the Thursday Night Lights crew at 7:30 at Bike Source in Park Road Shopping Center and go from there. Join us for our first team up to encourage biking, unity and reaching our mileage goals for 2017! P-ride speed is 14-16 mph. Thursday Night Lights is 10-12 mph.
ABC's of Safety / Group Ride Etiquette
Thursday February 23, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join the Trek Bicycle Store of South Charlotte team and Weeklyrides.comfor an informative evening on the ABC's of Safety and Group Ride Etiquette!
Thursday February 23, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - A public workshop will be held for the Uptown Connects Study on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the 7th Street Public Market located at 224 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. There will be a short presentation at 5:45 p.m., followed by an open-house, drop-in format where you can hear more details about the study and provide your comments on a recommended pilot protected bike lane project.
Queen City Bicycles & Bull Dog B&W Social Bike Ride
Tuesday February 28, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Please save the date. More info to come soon on 1st host stop. This is a winter social bike ride with 2 stops to socialize. The route is approximately 10 miles and the pace is social.
National Bike Summit
Monday March 6, 2017 - Washington, DC - The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. With new leadership in the Oval Office, we need your voice for bikes on Capitol Hill.
Learn To Ride
Saturday March 18, 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.
Tour de Charlotte
Saturday March 18, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us March 18th for a day on the bike you will never forget. We will ride as a group on a 30-ish-mile "Party Pace" route around Charlotte. The route will feature urban paths, dirt roads, and even single-track trail. We'll stop along the way at 5 locations, called "Stages" where we will have a mini race. Some races will be Cyclocross style, others Cross-Country MTB, and maybe even a sprint through a mud hole. The Tour de Charlotte will be a showcase of in-town Charlotte trails, paths, and commuter routes.
Tour de Blaze
Saturday April 1, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - On Saturday, April 1st Blue Blaze Brewing will be combining two of our favorite things – beer and biking – for our second Tour de Blaze! On this bike ride, we will make multiple stops at your favorite #WestEndand #Uptown #CLT bars, pubs, restaurants, bottle shops - you name it! Each stop will feature one of our unique blazes for your tasting pleasure. The ride begins at 1:30p, but those who come early get a free bike inspection by Uptown Cycles and a chance to grab a brew before the ride! So stay tuned, we will be announcing the stops and our route soon! *The rain date for this event will be Sunday, April 2nd.
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.