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Local Cycling Events

Explore more ways to ride in the Charlotte area, find demo events and get involved with your community. If you have additional questions about events or group riding please call 704.333.4358 x1.

Join 2023 Biketober Fest!

Biketober Fest is a family-friendly scavenger hunt that takes place throughout downtown Charlotte designed to show hundreds of people how to get around the city without driving!  It's also one of Sustain Charlotte's biggest fundraising events of the year, which means your participation makes a direct impact on building a healthier community. 

Charlotte Cycles will be one of the stops on your adventure passport and all who visit our stop will get the chance to win a special prize! We're looking forward to seeing you there!

See more of the fun!

Learn more about Biketober Fest by watching this short video.


Cranksgiving is an annual event occurring in many USA cities around Thanksgiving, a charity bicycle ride to collect food for our neighbors in need — part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. All you need is a bike, a bag, and a lock! You’ll race to some grocery stores with your list, (bring some $ for purchases) and weigh in at the end.  List your name and team (optional).

Ride Starts: Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood, 906 Commonwealth Ave,Charlotte, NC 28205 

Sign the waiver signature sheet and guess how much food we’ll collect in total.

Ride ends: Charlotte Cycles Sales Center, 601 S Kings Drive, Suite CC

Proceeds benefit Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, Inc

Learn More about Cranksgiving

Watch this short video to find out how awesome the cranksgiving event is!

Learning Hub

Learn to ride in groups, at demo events and more by exploring the videos here so your always prepared for your next big adventure.

How to Ride in a Group

If you've ever been intimidated about going on a group ride, you're not alone.  Most group rides will have a quick orientation about how their group ride will work. So remember to your ride early so you don't miss any of that important information. In this video you will learn about how to ride your bike in a group setting.

Group Ride Etiquette

In this video, you will cover another important group ride function: etiquette. Group ride etiquette is about commodification and respect and it goes a long way with keeping you and your group mates safe.

What to Expect at a Demo Event

Demo Events are the perfect way to get to know a brand and check out the latest bike technology.  Demo-ing a bike is the ultimate test ride where you get to know a model up close and personal. You typically ride in the same terrain that the bike was designed for to get the full experience. It's important that you arrive to your demo event with your typical rider gear (clothing, footwear, pedals) to make sure you get the most out of your demo.