Calendar

Dec
7
Sat
Learn To Ride-Charlotte @ Arbor Glen Recreation Center
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Dec
14
Sat
Greenway Classic MTB Adventure @ Anne Springs Close Greenway
Dec 14 – Dec 15 all-day

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.

Friday

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

Dec
16
Mon
Our Founders Getting Older Day @ Planet Earth
Dec 16 all-day

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!

Jan
11
Sat
Game Day @ The Basement Arcade
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Jan
19
Sun
Winter Short Track MTB Series Race 1 @ Renaissance Park Athletic Fields
Jan 19 @ 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.

 

 

 

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
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