**So, yea obviously not our event, however we’re just stoked to be a part of it all! While our specific details are still being critiqued, we do know that the “Rad Little Rodeo” for kids is coming back! What is Outdoor Market you ask,
Outdoor Market offers a unique setting for guests to get hands-on experience with gear from top brands in the outdoor industry. Over three days, this festival offers guests the opportunity to demo bikes, trail running shoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, climbing gear and more throughout the 1,300 acre facility at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. During the festival, guests can also participate in group rides, runs and paddles, as well as yoga practices and educational, participatory, and tech clinics. Opportunities to unwind from the festival’s active nature include craft beer, food, and films.
Here’s a peak from our little view last year, except we were not operating the rodeo this time.
**Event Disclaimer: not our event, yet we fully support this awesome opportunity in how to, “Learn To Ride” . Just tell ’em the Bikin’ Dads Adventures crew sent ya!
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!
**Not our event, but stoked to bring portions of our Rad Little Rodeo this inaugural concept for our area. Come out, support the trail gnomes, play some bike games, giggle at those attempting their version of a “whip off” and well, we’ll be there too. There is also the smooth & most scenic asphalted green-way for those not interested in the trails & dirt.
“We are doing up the year-end party big this year! We will start the day off with a 3 stage endure race with 4 classes. U16 / Women / Men’s open / Men’s elite. After that we will move into the whip-off contest, same class format. From there we will follow up with the Bike Derby, 3 Wheeler Race and Huck to Flat contest! This event is free and open to everyone. $10 gets you in both the enduro race and whip off contest and all race/contest proceeds go towards CVBP progressive jump lines. Everything else will be free. Please bring cash for day of only registration. Events start at 11am.
We will also do raffles for both the Dirt Divas Project Angel and the Tarheel TrailBlazers Trail Funds to build more trail like CVBP.
Most of all, this is a great time to get out and ride bikes, have fun and party down! We’ll have food trucks on site. More details to come soon. Thanks and look forward to seeing everyone!”
Details coming soon, let’s just say, it will be for your own good to attend this most awesome opportunity to “do some good”! This event will be in support of and awareness to the desired upkeep and improvement to the North Meck. Pump Track and MTB trails. Food, Music, Brew, Demo’s, Skill Sessions & yea, our Rad Little Rodeo. Until then, stay tuned!
It’s our founder’s day of another year around the sun! Join us in celebrating him by hugging your kids, riding your bike, drinking an adult beverage & attempting to “Lead by Example”. If feeling extra rad, his one birthday wish would be, for you actually reading this to help this adventure. Be it high fives, hugs, handshakes, social media follows or shares, monetary donations, volunteer hours & even grant leads.
As the demands have grown more in our program, the other stuff has not and well, his goals are to continue the mission until he stops breathing. Let’s give him an extra umption in the gumption for 2020, you can simply donate directly through our page or reach out and let us know your thoughts. We are a 501(c)3 and your contributions are tax deductible. Whoever say’s non-profit life is easy…..they are NOT doing it right & that’s a fact, Jack!
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.