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​BIKE! Charlotte

The Mayor's Bike to Breakfast Ride is a popular kickoff event for the BIKE!Charlotte series of bicycle related activities promoting awareness of the bicycle as a healthy, efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation.  By offering a wide range of events from short family rides to high speed races, BIKE!Charlotte appeals to a wide variety of riders and those who do not currently bicycle but would like to learn more about how to ride safely. Click on BIKE!Charlotte events logo to find more events around the city (

BIKE Charlotte April-May 2016Annual Mayor's Bike to Breakfast ​​Ride

Ride and mingle with City elected officials and community leaders as we kickoff BIKE! Charlotte with the Bike to Breakfast ride​. It’s a short ride, but one of the most important you could ever participate in if you support cycling in the Queen ​City! Free breakfast provided by Charlotte Center City Partners and coffee and juice provided by Charlotte B-cycle will follow the ride at the Government Center plaza on 4th Street.

Date: Mayor's Bike to Breakfast Ride was Friday, April 29, 2016. Check back in early 2017 for the next ride
Event Start Location: Dowd YMCA, 400 E. Morehead St., in the parking lot behind the YMCA 
Event End Location: Government Center plaza, 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC

Open Streets 704

Open Streets 704 opened a length of city streets for an afternoon just for people! Taking cues from similar events around the country and the world, Open Streets 704 aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car.

Date: The first Open Streets 704 event was held on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Check back for the next Open Streets 704 event coming in October 2016.
Cost: Free​ 

ABike Friendly Community Sign 2.JPG bicycle friendly community offers a higher quality life. Bicycling provides an alternative to congested streets,
a cleaner environment and contributes to improved physical health and mental well being. As in other cities, more people in Charlotte are discovering these and many other benefits of bicycling. 

The Charlotte Department of Transportation Bicycle Program is working to make bicycling in Charlotte safer and more efficient. The City has adopted long range bicycle plans identifying steps to help Charlotte become a city where cyclists can feel comfortable riding to work, running errands or simply enjoying a neighborhood ride with the family.

Charlotte is building the infrastructure to make cycling better. In the coming years, the City will increase its inventory of bike lanes, signed routes, paved shoulders and bicycle racks. In recognition of its efforts to improve its bicycle environment, the City of Charlotte was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a 2008-2012 Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) at the bronze level.

See more information about:

How to BIKE SMART in Charlotte ​

Como manejar bicicleta DE MANERA INTELIGENTE en Charlotte 

Bicycling to Healthy Livi​ng

City of Charlotte Bicycle Plan

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For more information on CDOT's Bicycle Program, contact the Bicycle Program Manager Ben Miller​ at 704-336-2278.