Calendar

Jan
26
Sun
Winter Short Track MTB Series Race 2 @ Renaissance Park
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coming back for another round is our crew of few rad Dad’s, their Grom’s & a most awesome MOM! We’ll be out HAVING FUN on our bikes in a variety of the available categories provided by the great folk at Start 2 Finish CHARLOTTE. If interested in rolling with the team, hit us up through our CONTACT Page, no bench warmers!

What is Winter Short Track Series?

The Team competition will consist of team members across all categories earning points. The points will be derived from a new system called “Pack Points”. Pack Points are based upon the number of people racing in your category, with a minimum of 10 points for the winner. The top six people from your team will be scored.
1st Place Team – $250 and Winners Trophy/ 2nd Place Team – $150/ 3rd Place Team – $100
The series awards will be handed out this Sunday after each respective race. It will take a little more time as each will need to be calculated. We will have a podium presentation for the top 5 overall in each category.
The short course brings a unique and fun style of racing to the Charlotte area – short-track mountain bike racing on a 3/4 mile trail with banked turns. It’s a cross between a criterium, BMX, cyclo-cross and single-track, super fast and spectator-friendly. Charlotte Sports Cycling and the Tarheel Trailblazers have worked hard to create a trail that’s exciting for the race participants and spectators. Participants, based on category, will race 15 to 25 laps on the fast course. All of the events will be held at Renaissance Park. We plan to have food, an event photographer, and music at all of the events.
Feb
1
Sat
Learn To Ride Charlotte @ Berewick Recreation Center
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Not our event, but stoked for our pals in their continual mission of getting young & old alike on 2 wheels! Be it a balance bike or peddling steed, come on out & check this opportunity in “Learning To Ride”. 

“It’s never too early (or too late!) learn to ride a two-wheeler! Kids of all ages and grown-ups, too, can Learn to Ride a bike using the tried-and-true “balance bike” method. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a skill that will last a lifetime! Join the fun, and this FREE opportunity to Learn to Ride!

Learn to Ride is a not-for-profit, 100% volunteer series of events to grow Charlotte’s cycling community one new cyclist at a time. Learn to Ride is made possible in partnership with Bicycle Sport and Trips for Kids Charlotte, with support from Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Mecklenburg County Public Health, and well-run media + marketing.

The event is geared to kids (of all ages!) and parents of kids, who want to learn to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Parents should bring their kids, their kids’ bikes and helmets. Don’t have a bike or helmet? Don’t worry – we have loaners! We’ll walk the soon-to-be-riders through the process, which is to sign in, check bike and helmet fit, remove training wheels and pedals, and lower the seat so the rider can stand comfortably over the bike. When the time’s right, we’ll reinstall the pedals – and turn this “balancing act” into practice with the pedals in motion!

No advance sign ups are necessary – just show up ready to have fun!”

Feb
2
Sun
Winter Short Track MTB Series Race 3 @ Renissance Park
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coming back for another round is our crew of few rad Dad’s, their Grom’s & a most awesome MOM! We’ll be out HAVING FUN on our bikes in a variety of the available categories provided by the great folk at Start 2 Finish CHARLOTTE. If interested in rolling with the team, hit us up through our CONTACT Page, no bench warmers!

What is Winter Short Track Series?

The Team competition will consist of team members across all categories earning points. The points will be derived from a new system called “Pack Points”. Pack Points are based upon the number of people racing in your category, with a minimum of 10 points for the winner. The top six people from your team will be scored.
1st Place Team – $250 and Winners Trophy/ 2nd Place Team – $150/ 3rd Place Team – $100
The series awards will be handed out this Sunday after each respective race. It will take a little more time as each will need to be calculated. We will have a podium presentation for the top 5 overall in each category.
The short course brings a unique and fun style of racing to the Charlotte area – short-track mountain bike racing on a 3/4 mile trail with banked turns. It’s a cross between a criterium, BMX, cyclo-cross and single-track, super fast and spectator-friendly. Charlotte Sports Cycling and the Tarheel Trailblazers have worked hard to create a trail that’s exciting for the race participants and spectators. Participants, based on category, will race 15 to 25 laps on the fast course. All of the events will be held at Renaissance Park. We plan to have food, an event photographer, and music at all of the events.
Feb
8
Sat
Family ‘n Friends Hike Away @ Anne Springs Close Greenway- FIELD TRIAL BARN
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

With an address of “Adventure Road” how could we NOT stay away! This will be our first 2020 all Hike & no Bike trip, unless ya wanna bring it & ride after? ’cause there is some rad single track bliss to explore. More details coming, as this Friends ‘n Family event will be an easy paced hike, complete with historic Grist Mill nestled deep in the woods, traverse a few swinging bridges and much more. We’ll follow up with a fun little surprise post hike. So save the date, come hang with us on this epic adventure! For more about Anne Springs Close Greenway, click their link here: https://www.ascgreenway.org/

**For non-green-way members there is a $5 parking fee, however we’re working on that!**Video is for inspirational purposes, however we are not going to Crowders Mtn. this year. Just watch below from last year’s outing.

Feb
9
Sun
Winter Short Track MTB Series Race 4 @ Renissance Park
Feb 9 @ 6:27 pm – 7:27 pm

Coming back for another round is our crew of few rad Dad’s, their Grom’s & a most awesome MOM! We’ll be out HAVING FUN on our bikes in a variety of the available categories provided by the great folk at Start 2 Finish CHARLOTTE. If interested in rolling with the team, hit us up through our CONTACT Page, no bench warmers!

What is Winter Short Track Series?

The Team competition will consist of team members across all categories earning points. The points will be derived from a new system called “Pack Points”. Pack Points are based upon the number of people racing in your category, with a minimum of 10 points for the winner. The top six people from your team will be scored.
1st Place Team – $250 and Winners Trophy/ 2nd Place Team – $150/ 3rd Place Team – $100
The series awards will be handed out this Sunday after each respective race. It will take a little more time as each will need to be calculated. We will have a podium presentation for the top 5 overall in each category.
The short course brings a unique and fun style of racing to the Charlotte area – short-track mountain bike racing on a 3/4 mile trail with banked turns. It’s a cross between a criterium, BMX, cyclo-cross and single-track, super fast and spectator-friendly. Charlotte Sports Cycling and the Tarheel Trailblazers have worked hard to create a trail that’s exciting for the race participants and spectators. Participants, based on category, will race 15 to 25 laps on the fast course. All of the events will be held at Renaissance Park. We plan to have food, an event photographer, and music at all of the events.
Feb
16
Sun
Winter Short Track MTB Series Race 5 @ Renaissance Park
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
21
Sat
A Rad Little Rodeo for “J’s Kids” Benefit @ PRIMAL Brewery
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stoked to bring a version of our “Rad Little Rodeo” to the grounds of PRIMAL BREWERY  to help with friends at “J’s Kids”. A program dedicated to get to work with area schools and kids needing a bit of extra awesomeness in honor of “J”, who passed away in 2018 of cancer. So come on out for some awesomeness to include corn hole, vendors, food, raffles, our Rad Little Rodeo for the little ones & bike games for the adults. Oh, totally can’t forget we’ll be at PRIMAL Brewery, so there’s that bit of awesomeness too!

https://www.lakenormanpublications.com/articles/tribute-to-a-friend-leads-to-bicycle-training-for-youngsters/

Apr
4
Sat
Family ‘n Friends Virginia Creeper Road Trip @ Virginia Creeper Trail
Apr 4 all-day

Details coming soon, but go ahead & save the date for a Family ‘n Friends road trip to the Virginia Creeper. This event will be for anyone that can ride safely, peddle efficiently & brake wisely. Parents  of the wee’ ones, a tow-behind trailer or bike seat attachments will be recommended. No need to be fancy here, this will be a shuttled “up” route, to barely peddle “down” the path that many have traversed before us. 

 

 

Apr
19
Sun
A Rad Little Rodeo on OPEN STREETS @ 4mile route from Veteran's Park to NoDa Community
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us and many other rad folk from the Charlotte area as we celebrate another Open Streets 704! We’ll be on hand with new portions of our Rad Little Rodeo, along with high fives & free swag!  What is Open Streets exactly?

Open Streets 704 is a series Charlotte events that 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.