Community News, Rides and Events!
Mojo Cycles Thanksgiving Day Ride
Thursday November 23, 2017 - Matthews, NC - Mojo Cycles (Matthews) Thanksgiving Day Morning Ride, 9:00 am. 53, 40, and 30 mile options, riding thru Matthews and Hemby Bridge, with a store stop in Unionville at the Polk Mountain Store. The courses are well marked, and cue sheets will be provided. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. No formal support while on the road. Thanks to the Matthews Police Department for their escort thru the Highway 74 intersection. Looking forward to a large friendly group, we have a lot to be thankful for!
Riley Grier Thanksgiving Day Ride
Thursday November 23, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Meet at the parking lot of McAlistar’s at the intersection of Carmel and Quail Hollow Roads at 8:30 am. The ride starts at 8:30, not 8:31, so please get there in time in order to leave at that time so we can be back by 10:30ish. This is about a 40 mile ride that will average about 19-20 mph. Technically a drop ride, however, most people on this distribution are more than capable of that pace. Like in the past, there may be some quick spots, but a regroup (or soft pedal) will allow people to get back on. Ask people from last year’s ride and I believe they would say this ride keeps moving and the pace is very manageable. Without boring everyone with disclaimers, I want to stress that this is a ride at your own risk ride. I’m just trying to get a great group of folks together before we all enjoy meals with family and friends. Remember that Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on all of the things/people in our lives that make living in this great country such an honor and so much fun.
Ride Gas House Thanksgiving
Thursday November 23, 2017 - Cramerton, NC - A special edition Thanksgiving Day Gas House ride. 8am start from Floyd & Blackies. 2.5 hour ride tempo. “Ride Gas House” is a show and go training ride that typically leaves from Cramerton, NC on 2-3 Saturdays per month. Two courses with most turns marked. Speed is usually around 20-22 MPH and 72-80 miles in length. This ride ONLY takes place if noted in the Ride Gas House Facebook group page.
THANKSGIVING C4 SWAG
Thursday November 23, 2017 - Concord, NC - For the cycling kids...Thanksgiving 47-miler...Rolling at 8am from the Right Gear Bicycle Shop for a Thanksgiving Day ride. The route is 47 miles. Several folks have committed and should be a good one. Pace determined by who shows, but expect about a 19-avg with regroups on this unmarked route. No one left for dead. Message Tim Sigmon for more details. Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26520334
Bike Commuter Breakfast - SouthEnd
Friday November 24, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Some call it Black Friday. Others go with #optoutside. Others may actually have to work. Whatever your day holds for you - come join for a post-feast coffee meet up with your favorite bike commuter gang! If you are a new commuter using this day as your inaugural bike commute - give us a shout in the comments so we can support you! Be sure to join the Charlotte Bike Commuters facebook group!
Pedal Off the Pumpkin Pie Bike
Friday November 24, 2017 - Fort Mill, SC - Come join us for a mountain bike ride in the woods! All rider levels are welcome. We’ll divide into groups based on pace and distance (3 miles to 15 miles). Helmets are required. Riders under 15 years of age must have adult riding with them.
Queen City Bicycles & Bull Dog B&W Social Bike Ride
Tuesday November 28, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - The Thankful season is almost here and so is Mexicali season so our first stop for the ride will be Birdsong Brewing Co. There we can engage in what some of the Crank Mafia feel is the best beer on the planet only known as Mexicali Stout! They also usually have a food truck on site as well for those that need to dine. Make sure to layer up to stay warm and bring your helmet and lights. Pace will be party pace with our second stop being the Bulldog down in Dilworth returning to SouthEnd by 10:00PM!
FMDR Christmas Parade Ride
Saturday December 2, 2017 - Fort Mill, SC - Come on out for a festive ride as we rep the Fort Mill Dirty Riders through Main Street Fort Mill! We’ll meet at Unity Presbyterian Church at 9:45a, parade kicks off at 11a, and has a short route through downtown Fort Mill. Feel free to wear something crazy - the more the merrier! Bring out those lights and Christmas music, too. All bikes welcome or you can walk if you’re not into that two wheel thing. We’ll be meeting afterwards for drinks and a bonfire for anyone interested - details to come! Please RSVP via this event so we can get a good count of riders. Families and friends are all welcome to join. #FMDR
Cycling Italy Tours Official Presentation
Wednesday December 6, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Come to our official presentation in partnership with Ale Bikewear. Pizza and drinks for any participant, a lot of fun and info about our tours. Special guest Pietro Caucchioli, former pro- racer with several participations at Giro and Tour with a podium at Giro 2002, along with several stages winning. Pietro will promote Ale’ bike clothing. For any attendee the possibility of buying a great Ale’ bike kit at an incredible price! Come and join us for this Italian style night!
QCB & Bulldog Beer Xmas Light Ride
Wednesday December 20, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - The Christmas season is almost here so its time to go check out the holiday cheer. Please join us for the second annual Christmas light ride which will take us thru Brandywine and its street of Lit Balls. We will stop at Bulldog Dilworth for libations after our decoration tour. Please bring your helmet and lights. Ride will return by 10pm.