So, yea looking at the calendar are we double booked? No, we’re just expanding helping our pals with Charlotte’s Trips For Kids with this most rad annual day on a mountain bike. There will be something for everyone, so bring the bike, rock the helmet and bring a kid or more! What is this day???
IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is an annual event that seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to the next generation. Created in 2004 and recognized by the U.S. Congress, TKMBD is officially celebrated every year on the first Saturday in October. More than 100,000 youth have discovered and celebrated the joy of pedaling two wheels on dirt at TKMBD events, and many have gone on to become passionate riders, volunteer trail advocates and even high school mountain bike racers.
Coming back for another community role of fun, CHARLOTTE Kid’s Fest! Best part, it’s all FREE…
Fueled by imagination, creativity, and giggles, the Charlotte Kids Fest will inspire and motivate young minds with professional artistic, creative, playful, and educational experiences. Enjoy the outdoors of UNC Charlotte’s campus with hands-on activities, performers, food trucks, and more!
We’ll be back this year with portions of our “Rad Little Rodeo” and bringing back the “Pages & Pedals Tour” with free books for the kids while supplies last of course.
**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!”
Come see our booth, stocked with both new & used bike bits of awesome! New Helmets, Club Ride Apparel Jackets, Tires, Tubes, Components, a few bikes! We even have a heavy duty EZ-Up brand 10×10 tent (solid white, no logo’s or lettering) that’s gotta go. All items will be for SUGGESTED DONATIONS and utilized in our upcoming 2020 season of ADVENTURE!
We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit program, donations can be of Cash, Check or PayPal. We also can provide a year end letter of taxable deduction for donations over $250.
So what is this Cycle Swap anyway?
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!
Ready to Pedal off that Thanksgiving feast and #OptOutside! Let’s ride, rides will be available for all riding levels. Distances 2-11+ miles, depending on ride group. Families welcome but riders under 15 years old must have parent or other adult ride with them. Helmets are required! Please note: Training wheels and hybrid bikes are not happy on our single track trails as there are no paved trails.
**Free to Green-way members | $5 for non-members
***Please note: ALL rides will leave at 10 am. Distance will determine total time of riders.
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.
Join MTB enthusiast December 14 & 15 for our rescheduled Green-way Classic Mountain Bike Adventure! Compete for first place in individual events AND/OR go for the ultimate challenge and test of grit and compete for title of ULTIMATE CLASSIC CHAMPION (UCC).
While we will have your typical categories for each event and events can be won individually, the UCC winners (open male, open female, master’s 40+) are the people who do best over the course of the weekend in all events.
The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a twilight short track, with categories ranging from junior to expert.The overall winner of this event (of those competing for the UCC title) will get two minutes knocked off their Saturday event time. Each person below that will get five less seconds until there is no time left.
Saturday (event 2)
On to the main event! Saturday morning will kick off with a grueling 50-miler (4 laps) with a twist, for the first time ever, competitors will be able to ride non-mountain bike trails at the Greenway. This means be prepared to rough it through horse trails (potentially carrying your bike at times), up stairs, and over bridges. There will be no pre riding the course and we will not reveal the course map until the Friday of the race – this is not for the faint of heart. Again, this event will have individual category winners but will also count toward UCC status.
On Saturday evening as we wrap up the racing and the band starts warming up (the amazing Todd Johnson and the Revolvers) there will be an opportunity to knock some seconds off your overall time through a variety of goofy mini-competitions. Every mini-competition will allow the top three finishers to knock off a few extra seconds on their overall time. This is a spectator sport and we strongly encourage cheering, heckling and commentary!
Food trucks, a cooling area (filled with slip n slide, ice baths, outdoor showers), plus music, beer, cornhole and more will be available throughout the weekend. Camping will be available both Friday and Saturday night so bring your whole family and come prepared to tackle the Greenway Classic.
Endurance Categories: male open, female open, juniors (under 18y.o.), male masters 40+, female masters 40+, single speed