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Saturday, April 29 | 9:00-11:00 am
Little Sugar Creek Greenway, Irwin/Stewart Creek Greenway, Area Bike Routesbridge_skyline_bikes
Bike Source
4301-A Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
20 miles | Advanced Group Road Bike Ride | Ages 18+ | Bring Your Own Bike and Helmet

Join us for an approximately 20-mile, group road bicycle ride throughout the City of Charlotte. This mostly on-road ride will highlight some of the City’s designated bicycle routes, portions of the Carolina Thread Trail including: Little Sugar Creek Greenway and Stewart Irwin Creek Greenway, and bike lanes. Learn how these facilities can provide efficient access for those wishing to travel by bike within the City.  We will ride on the road with traffic and on the greenway with pedestrians.  We will stop at Rhino Market and Deli for a snack break before finishing our ride. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak, as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail and resources available to bikers.  Join us and learn how the Carolina Thread Trail plays a role in the overall connectivity of the City’s bicycle transportation system.

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Given the on-road nature of the ride, we are recommending riders who possess an intermediate bike rideto advanced skillset for this event.  This ride is not intended for beginners and/or those uncomfortable interacting with traffic.
  • Pre-registration is required for this FREE tour. Register using the form below.
  • Must be a member of CLC at one of these levels: Catawba Corps, Catawba Corps Friend, Catawba Corps Sustainer, Catawba Corps Society, and/or Carolina Thread Trail Trailheads (Trekker, Trailblazer), Greenway Gal.
  • Members are welcome to bring one guest.
  • Not a member? Join now.

What to Bring

  • Bring your own bike, shoes, water, and helmet.
    *Use of helmet is required for this program*

What is Provided

  • Breakfast and Drink from Rhino Market and Deli
    • Select your breakfast below upon registration.
  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trails, bike routes, and the future of the Thread Trail.
    • More about our guide:Bret Baronak – Community Coordinator
      Carolina Thread Trail Community Coordinator Bret BaronakBret comes on board the Carolina Thread Trail with a background in public sector land use and transportation planning. Throughout his career, he has specialized in bicycle and pedestrian planning. From 2006 to 2014, Bret served as the Bicycle, Greenways, and Pedestrian Coordinator in Palm Beach County, Fl, where he was responsible for planning, funding and elevating awareness for non-motorized transportation.  In late 2014, he moved to the Charlotte region and held the position of Senior Transportation Planner with the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO. Bret is a native of western Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State University. He is an avid road and mountain cyclist, and also enjoys hiking, travel and NASCAR racing.


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