The interest in cycling continues to grow across America and nowhere is that growth more evident than in the many local cycling events that are quickly becoming the foundation for active lifestyle communities. Here you will find many of the national, regional and local events, festivals and fun that revolve around cycling.
Queen City Bicycles & Bull Dog B&W Social Bike Ride
Tuesday March 28, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Save the date, Time to hit the streets again for our monthly social ride. Destination TBA. Ride leaves from Bulldog Beer & Wine in Southend promptly at 7pm. Pace is a party pace.
ABC's of Safety / Group Ride Etiquette
Thursday March 30, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join the Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte team and Weeklyrides.com for an informative evening on the ABC's of Safety and Group Ride Etiquette! We will meet at the Trek Store North location beginning at 7pm.
Friday March 31, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This monthly ride happens on the last Friday of every month.
30 Days of Biking Registration Party
Friday March 31, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Come to The Spoke Easy and let us help you get started on this year's 30 Days of Biking Challange! 30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online with the hashtag #30daysofbiking. There’s no minimum distance — just get out there and pedal at least once a day, and publish your adventures!
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.
30 Days of Biking - Charlotte Kick Off Ride
Saturday April 1, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This is not an April Fools' Day prank! April 1st is the first day of 30 Days of Biking. Let's start strong by riding a few miles together after lunch. Bring a friend! Bring a kid! Bring a dog! We'll share a comfortable route of about 10 miles soon.
Love the Greenway!
Saturday April 1, 2017 - Fort Mill, SC - The Anne Springs Close Greenway will launch its first annual “Love the Greenway” public awareness and community fundraising campaign. The public is invited to participate in special events planned throughout the month of April at the Greenway to promote and celebrate the beautiful 2,100-acre nature preserve and recreational park in Fort Mill, SC. This year’s campaign will feature two family oriented special events on the Greenway – the “Blue Star Blitz” on April 1, a grassroots hike-a-thon fundraiser on the popular 7.2-mile Blue Star trail, and the Greenway’s annual “Earth Day Celebration” on April 22, a free outdoor event celebrating nature with music, entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. Both events will be staged at the Comporium Amphitheater located near the Dairy Barn entrance to the Greenway.
Charlotte BIKES Draft Review & Comment
Monday April 3, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - CDOT is currently seeking feedback to refine the draft Charlotte BIKES plan. The draft plan is anticipated to go before City Council for public comment later this spring, with adoption occurring sometime in 2017. You can learn about Charlotte BIKES by reviewing the draft plan. Public comments are being accepted thru April 3, 2017.
Street Fight: Handbook for Urban Revolution
Tuesday April 4, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for this powerful presentation, ask questions and join the movement to build a better Charlotte. The first 300 attendees will receive a free copy of "Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution."
BikeWalk NC Lobby Day
Wednesday April 5, 2017 - Raleigh, NC - We invite bicycling/walking advocates to come to Raleigh and meet with their legislators and fellow advocates.
Sustain Charlotte Monthly Mixer
Wednesday April 12, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us at Free Range Brewing for our Monthly Mixer! This is your chance to hear about what Sustain Charlotte is up to. Learn more about local sustainability efforts, hear from exciting guest speakers and meet others interested in sustainability issues!
Tax Day Swap Meet & BMX Jam
Saturday April 15, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Might as well be into it, 'cause it's going to happen regardless, so let's party!
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.
National Bike Month
Monday May 1, 2017 - United States - May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
Tarheel Trailblazers Monthly Meeting
Thursday May 4, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for a THTB club meeting at D9 Brewing in Cornelius. The meeting starts at 7:30, but feel free to come early to order food, eat dinner and socialize. There will be a food truck at D9 for those that are eating dinner at the meeting (TBA). D9 Brewing's address is 11138 Treynorth Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031. We will be sharing updates on all of our cub projects, including the new trails at Fisher/Allison Farms, Big Leaf Slopes, and Mazeppa Rd Park in Mooresville. We're looking forward to seeing members and new faces from the mountain biking community and beyond!
Free Bike Work Day - Spoke Easy
Saturday May 6, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Come out and keep the Spoke Easy mechanics (Cory and Dread) company as they work on bikes FOR FREE as an excuse to loiter outside the Common Market patio (Public Work Stand @ Commonwealth Ave & Thomas St)! We like to support the community that supports us and this is one of our favorite days of the year so come out, hang and get your pesky bike issues squared away.
Open Streets 704
Sunday May 7, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Open Streets 704 is a series of four Charlotte events made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation. Open Streets 704 will literally open a length of city streets for an afternoon just for people! Taking cues from similar events around the country and the world, Open Streets 704 aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car.
National Bike To Work Week
Monday May 15, 2017 - United States - More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.
National Bike To Work Day
Friday May 19, 2017 - United States - Many people who participate in their Bike to Work Day promotion as first-time commuters become regular bike commuters.
Trail Walk/Run for Wind River Cancer Retreats
Saturday May 20, 2017 - Tryon, NC - Enjoy a 1k,3k or 5k Walk or Run on the fabulous Wind River Trails (including creek crossings and a waterfall) AND help keep Wind River Cancer Retreats FREE to survivors! Includes T-shirt, delicious lunch and live music by the creek all afternoon - form a Team and "bring it"!
Tour de Fat
Saturday May 27, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Grab your tickets and start planning for the Charlotte Tour de Fat on May 27, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with A Thousand Horses and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory). Proceeds from the Charlotte Tour de Fat benefit Bike Walk NC.
CLT Bike Camp
Monday June 26, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Come gain experience on your bike. This camp is geared for folks newer to riding. In this program we will learn about intersections, hazards, speed control, and basic repair. We will play plenty of games and have time to practice riding to parks and fun locations nearby. Typical mileage for First Wheels will be 6 or fewer miles a day.
CLT Bike Camp
Monday July 24, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - If you are already comfortable to ride on your own and are ready for new exposure this is the session for you! Our Rolling Ready program is for riders who are interested in expanding their horizons. We will ride between 6-10 miles a day with potential for one longer day. The focus of this program is to reach new destinations, cover greater distances and encounter different styles of riding. As with all our programs, participants will learn mechanics, bike care and safe riding technique.
CLT Bike Camp
Monday August 14, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Our Hard Gear program is similar to the Rolling Ready program except is geared towards older riders who are interested in meeting new people and discovering new places. Participants are also given opportunities to get more in-depth knowledge and experience in mechanics/repair. This program is for riders ready to log some miles on their bikes. Riders can expect to ride 10+ miles on several rides. We will have days with fewer miles.
North Carolina Bicycle Summit
Friday November 3, 2017 - Wilmington, NC - The NC Bike Summit promises to be packed full of information useful for bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials and livability and sustainability professionals. Experts from across the state and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience.