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2013 BIKE! Charlotte Celebrates 13 Years with 17 Days of Biking Fun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2013

Contact: Linda Durrett, Communications/Public Relations Manager, 704-336-3902
ldurrett@charlottenc.gov

Charlotte, NC2013 BIKE! Charlotte is 17 days of bicycle-related events and promotions used to empower the citizens of Charlotte to incorporate the bicycle into their daily lives. The theme this year is “Riding for a Better Community.” This year's festivities kick-off with the Mayor's Ride/Bike to Breakfast in Uptown Charlotte on Friday, April 26.
 
2013 BIKE! Charlotte events include guided rides, bike tours, kids’ bicycle safety rodeos, maintenance clinics, mountain bike races, promotions, bike demos, the University City Duathlon and the Big Bingo Bike Ride. Events run from April 26 through May 12.There are also many great promotions, including passengers who use their bikes on CATS buses or the LYNX train can ride free May 5 through May 11.
 
BIKE! Charlotte
is a City of Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) sponsored event.  Charlotte Sports Cycling is the event management company that organizes and promotes BIKE! Charlotte. Charlotte Sports Cycling works with many of the local bike shops, cycling clubs and advocacy groups to host one of Charlotte’s most healthy and inspiring events.
 
For more information about BIKE! Charlotte, go to www.bikecharlotte.org. For more information, contact Neal Boyd of Charlotte Sports Cycling at 704-503-0138 or at nealboyd@charlottesportscycling.com or Ken Tippette of CDOT at 704-336-2278 or at ktippette@charlottenc.gov.

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