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 (http://bikecharlotte.org/).
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: Friday, April 29, 2016 - The ride will begin at 7:45 a.m. and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. in the plaza.
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 will literally open 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: Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Streets open at 12 p.m. and close at 4 p.m.
Event Start Location: Runs from 7th Street up into NoDa