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
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!
Yea, we’re all about the outside life & the #adventures that come with it. In fact, if you have attended our events in the past, you’ve heard our founder say, “we want to be known more than bike stuff, though bikes just makes it more #rad” However, we attempt to be fully inclusive & attempt to appease the masses with multiple ways to stay awesome! Here’s one….the first organized outing in 2020:
Join us with the family or friends for a few hours of awesomeness at Concord’s own The Basement Arcade Bar! Games from “our” day & still at .25 to .50 cents, on top of some of the best local brews in a can or on tap. Even some fine sippin’ wine is available we’re told. Better yet, we’ll have some local fresh goodies on hand from our pals at Downtown Donuts so you can really get your carb’ on!
Free parking along Union Street & at the area parking deck. With multiple lunch options & eatery’s along the way. We hope to see you there….so whether the weather outside is nasty, we’ll be inside toasty.
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.
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.