Mayors Ride Bike To Breakfast @ Park Road Shopping Center- Caribou Coffee
Apr 27 @ 6:45 am – 9:15 am


Please join and the Mayor of Biketown for our annual ride to the 2018 Bike Charlotte kickoff event, the “Mayor’s Ride – Bike to Breakfast”. We will ride to the start of the festivities and join forces with hundreds of other cyclists. This is your opportunity to show support for cycling in Charlotte!

  • Ride and mingle with city elected officials and private leaders.
  • Enjoy a FREE breakfast provided by the Charlotte Department of Transportation Bicycle Program, Charlotte B-cycle and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
  • Have fun riding your bike and making new friends!

This is an easy 10 mile round trip ride designed for all cyclists that starts and finishes at the Park Road Shopping Center. We will ride to the rail trail along quiet neighborhood streets, making our way to the Bike Charlotte start site. From there we will make the short ride over to the government center to enjoy a delicious breakfast and hear comments and updates by city leaders. We will regroup around 8;45am and return to the shopping center via the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Children are welcomed but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is also riding a bicycle. Please bring a helmet, a good sense of humor and a happy early morning disposition. Caribou Coffee will be open if it’s determined that you need a disposition adjustment.

Please arrive early and be ready to roll by 7am. The ride will be cancelled if it is raining.

4th Annual Kid’s Safety Fair @ Kohl's
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Join the Gaston County Sheriff’s Department and our crew at Franklin Shopping Center for the 4th annual Kids Safety Fair!

Parents & Kids alike will get better glimpse on a variety of topics that sometimes we all take for granted, plus there will be FREE Hot Dog’s, Kids books collected during our Pages, Pedal & a Pint Tour to help your kids launch into Spring time adventures!

Open Streets 704 @ 4 Mile Route within Plaza-Midwood, NoDa, Belmont, Vila Heights & Optimist Park
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stay tuned for our specific location, but……

Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina is a series of four 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.

Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation, in partnership with Partners for Parks, Mecklenburg County Government, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, the Mecklenburg County Public Health, Charlotte Department of Transportation, and the support of The Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police and Charlotte Fire departments.

Intro To Basic Bike Repair for LADIES @ Trips for Kids Recyclery
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
For all our Lady pals, Mom’s, Aunts, Grandma’s, Sisters, Wives & even X’s! 

Come and learn about bicycles and riding in this course geared specially for women. This class is a good introduction to the basics of bikes, how to care for your bicycle, riding tips, and an opportunity to meet other fierce ladies who like to ride! The class is free however donations are strongly encouraged!

Trail Ride & Taco’s @ 277 Trails aka Ballantyne Trail
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Come celebrate our version of Cinco De Mayo with a sweet trail-of-a-ride on little gem that is the Ballantyne Trails. The last ride was such a hit, many new faces finding their flow. Even getting in multiple laps with the weeeee ones!

The demand has been high for a repeat since our ride there this past March & what better than following up with a 🌮 or two? So, 5 minutes away lies the land of ZAPATA’s Mexican Cantina….Need we say more?

MEET at the gravel parking lot that is BEHIND the YMCA building & the actual entrance to the trail head along the Crate Myrtle Tree line.  This will be a NON-RACE pace Family or Friends TRAIL Ride. Riders should be able to brake safely, pedal efficiently an have fun on a rad trail! 

Here’s a peek from the ride in March:

BYT Trail Ride and Social @ Marion Diehl Rec. Center entrance BYT
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the crew of Queen City Bicycles & pals for a trail ride around the infamous and rugged Back Yard Trails. All riders need helmets! After the ride we will regroup at Pasta & Provision/Brawleys Beverage for refueling and socializing.

Learn To Ride Charlotte @ Martin Luther Middle School
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Just like the photo says…a most rad way to be more awesome for both kids & adults alike, by “Learn 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 RideLearn 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.

Already know how to ride & looking for a most epic VOLUNTEER opportunity? Well, check the link, sign up & do good,

We need volunteers for these role:

  • Fitters – check the fit of bikes and helmets (I know a little about bikes, but not a lot…)
  • Maintenance – remove/replace pedals and training wheels, check air in tires (I can work on a bike!)
  • Instructors – teach kids to ride! (we’ll teach you how!)
  • Support – greet people, assist with sign ins, give directions and water (I will do whatever!)

To sign up, visit our Sign Up Genius page:

For more information, contact


Joy Ride with MOM @ NoDa Amelie's Bike Stand
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come ride with JoyRideCLT – we’re taking you and your mom on a FUN, social paced, 10-15 mile ride around CLT with a stop in the middle at Duck Donuts for coffee and sweets! Don’t forget to bring your bike, your helmet, and your joyful, bike-loving spirit!

Friends & Family Hoo-Ha @ Oskar Blues ReeB Ranch
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

Spend some extra special time with DAD(or mom) this Fathers day weekend and bring him out to the REEB Ranch to camp, ride bikes, relax, ride bikes, drink beer and repeat.  We are teaming up the the Bikin Dads Adventures to host a weekend of family fun and of course plenty of Mountain biking and other adventures.  We will have demos on site from the local Brevard shops: REEB Cycles, Intense, Specialized, Pivot and more! 

Local rippers and the Bikin’ Dads will lead skill sessions (dual Slalom, pump n jump, bike handling etc) and we’ll send out 2 group rides.   This is a FAMILY function open to ALL, not just dads! Book your campsite now and come out for the weekend and enjoy.  Use the promo code DAD on the REEB Ranch website to receive a special $40 per night price for camping which will automatically enter you into a raffle for prizes from: Industry 9, Cane Creek, Squatch and more.   

We have a limited amount lodging onsite if you don’t want to camp you can stay in the Waterfall Cabin, Barn Apartment or Airstream so book yours today!

Can’t stay the night….no problemo!  Come on out and anyways.  Daily park passes are $10 per person 12 and older and $7 per person 11 and younger.