Calendar

Sep
6
Fri
MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP FINALS @ SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Sep 6 – Sep 11 all-day

 

Interested in a road trip north for a few bits of awesome. Hang with some of our own industry pals, gals & yea, ride the big bikes? Hit us up, if enough interest, we might just shag a bus…..or two!

It’s all going down September 6 – 8, 2019!

We’re stoked to have you join us here at 4,848’ elevation in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. We’ve got an amazing 11,000 acre mountain playground waiting to take you on a serious adventure.

Trust us when we say, this is the land of never hold back. Where beauty is in the eye of the downhill mountain bike maverick and sheer happiness is found at the end of every scenic hike, village zipline run or decadent 4-course dinner. Throw then Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals race onto this already delicious menu and you’ve got a full buffet of awesome!

Sep
13
Fri
Pages ‘n Pedals Tour at the GRIPPED Festival @ Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

 

Stay tuned for specifics, yet stoked to be a part bringing our Pages ‘n Pedals Tour to this epic opportunity. Plus, to be surrounded by some truly rad folk in the family of two wheeled awesomeness just makes it all the while! 

The Gripped Festival Sept. 13-14 will offer carnival rides and inflatables, live music, food trucks, beverages, and a climbing wall. Cycling fun at the festival include a BMX stunt show, bike rodeo, balance bike activities and a vendor fair. Gripped Festival will be held on the Criterium Course next to the Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track, site of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

Additional race events planned for Sept. 14 are the Carolina Cup (amateur BMX event), the MTB Challenge Race and the Rock Hill Rocks Criterium.

Sep
21
Sat
Pages & Peddles at BIKE Fest Gaston County @ George Poston Park
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

**Event Disclaimer, not our’s yet stoked to be invited for year 3 of this awesome county sponsored program. We’ll be set up as a vendor with free swag & demo’s for the mini-me’s on a small scale Rad Little Rodeo. Hopefully able to pull of free books for the kids as well. Promoting that adventures can be had by bike & book alike. **

Come for food, vendors, music, demo’s, guided trail rides, swag & a most epic pump track challenge! All in conjunction with Red Bull World Championship which will be held on SUNDAY!

Details for the pump track qualifier & time line:

Saturday, Sept 21st Program
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
10:00 am – 5:00 pm *Bikefest @ George Poston Park
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Free Practice (Registered Riders Only)

Legal Age to Participate = 16 years on the date of the event. (Please make sure to bring a valid identification of proof of age).

On-site Registration
You have to show up at the official on-site registration tent during registration hours. If you are older than 16 years of
age, you will only need your ID or passport. Without a valid ID or passport, you will not be permitted to participate. No
one under the age of 16 is allowed to participate. Every participant is required to sign the official disclaimer to
participate.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $20.00. Please make sure you have registered online to speed up the registration process at the event.
There is no spectator cost. The event is free to all who would like to come out and enjoy the event on Saturday and
Sunday.

 

 

 

Sep
22
Sun
Pages & Peddles at the RED BULL Pump Track World Qualifier @ George Poston Park
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

**Event Disclaimer, not our’s yet stoked to be invited for year 3 of this awesome county sponsored program. We’ll be set up as a vendor with free swag & demo’s for the mini-me’s on a small scale Rad Little Rodeo. Hopefully able to pull of free books for the kids as well. Promoting that adventures can be had by bike & book alike. **

                                  Come for food, vendors, music, demo’s, guided trail rides, swag & our first of-a-kind,                                           the RED BULL Pump Track World Qualifier.

Details for the pump track qualifier & time line:

Sunday, Sept 22nd Program

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Free Practice (Registered Riders Only)

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Riders Briefing

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Qualification Run/Seeding Run
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Knock-out Heats/Final
6:15 pm – 6:30 pm Awards Ceremony

Legal Age to Participate = 16 years on the date of the event. (Please make sure to bring a valid identification of proof of age).

On-site Registration
You have to show up at the official on-site registration tent during registration hours. If you are older than 16 years of
age, you will only need your ID or passport. Without a valid ID or passport, you will not be permitted to participate. No
one under the age of 16 is allowed to participate. Every participant is required to sign the official disclaimer to
participate.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $20.00. Please make sure you have registered online to speed up the registration process at the event.
There is no spectator cost. The event is free to all who would like to come out and enjoy the event on Saturday and
Sunday.

 

 

 

Oct
5
Sat
Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day @ Colonel Francis Beatty Park
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

 

 

Pages & Pedals Tour at Charlotte Kids Fest @ UNC of Charlotte
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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. 

 

 

Oct
11
Fri
Rad Little Rodeo at USNWC’s Outdoor Market @ U.S. National Whitewater Center
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

**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. 

Oct
19
Sat
Learn To Ride-Charlotte @ Arbor Glen Rec Center
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

**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!

Oct
26
Sat
Red Bull Whip Off & Enduro @ Cedar Valley Bike Park at Fisher Farms Park
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

**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!”

Nov
2
Sat
Cycle Swap @ Giordana Velodrome
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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?

– BUY – SELL – TRADE – SHOW Anything Bicycle Related:
Bikes, Frames, Wheels, Components, Tools,
Accessories, Memorabilia, Artwork, Publications, Etc.
– VINTAGE BIKE SHOW Display Your Collection!
– FREE General Admission
$20 Private Vendor Fee / $40 Commercial Vendor Fee
Vendor fee is for ONE 10’x10’ AREA on infield (first come, first served). Vendors will need to bring their own pop-up, tables, and chairs. ATTENTION: ONE DAY Business Permit Required for Commercial Vendors!
For general questions and additional information, please call or email: 80 3-326-2453 velodrome@cityofrockhill.com