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Thursday Night Lights

We will ride from Park Road Shopping Center to Uptown and back.  There will be a brief stop around Mile 11 at Romare Bearden Park.  THE MAIN STOP WILL BE AT THE END OF THIS RIDE, which will be at Sir Edmond Halley's.  This is in the back of Park Road Shopping Center.  We will return to Park Road Shopping Center around 9pm.

Bicycle Benefits discounts for this ride:

• 10% off food at Sir Edmond Halley's

• 10% off nearly everything at BikeSource, 5% off bicycles.

Highlights of this ride:

Clanton & Revolution Park, Irwin Creek Greenway, Panthers Stadium, Romare Bearden Park, South End, CMC Main campus.

>> THIS RIDE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 7:30 PM - PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY << 


Details:

Ride length -  16.5 miles total (loop configuration)

Ride level: moderate due to length and hills

Pace: moderate 9-11 mph

Elevation gain/loss:  + 908 ft./- 915 ft.

Start time: 7:30 pm

Duration: 2 to 2 1/2 hours (including 1 stop)

Terrain: asphalt, concrete, and a small section of crushed gravel 

Traffic: low to moderate

Bikes best suited for this ride: any


Notes:

• All riders must be willing to stay with the group because we'll be making many turns on our route.

• A headlight and tail light are required for this ride.  You will need a headlight that is capable of illuminating the area in front of your bike.

• Restrooms - available at BikeSource (start of ride) and at Romare Bearden Park. 

• Please bring plenty of water and snacks if needed.

• Bring money or a credit card if you want to buy something at the stop.

• Bring a lock for your bike if you want to lock up at the stop.

• Bike helmets are mandatory on all rides; also gloves, bright clothing, eye protection, and a side mirror are highly recommended.

• Please bring with you an appropriate-sized spare tube for your bicycle.  I carry tube-changing equipment and an air pump.

• Please check the comments section below for weather updates. 

Click here for directions to BikeSource at the Park Road Shopping Center.

Map of ride route (MapMyRide)

Map of ride route (Endomondo)

Map of ride route (RideWithGPS) - ** Most accurate **


Phone or text Zeke at[masked], if late or not coming. (Day of ride ONLY, please)

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  • Paul

    So how was it? I got to Park Road at 7:31 by my GPS but no one was there. I rode as fast as I could to the foot bridge to Scaleybark, but didn't see anyone so I just did a little loop on my own.

    October 11, 2013

    • Zeke

      Sorry we missed you, Paul. We left right at 7:30. My watch syncs to the US atomic clock. Did you have the route loaded up? You could have caught us somewhere enroute. We weren't going all that fast and stopped at least 3 times. Hope to see you next week.

      October 12, 2013

  • Alan B.

    I enjoyed the hills, sorry to miss everyone at the pub. I wanted to bike back with Jake to get a few more miles in and for mutual safety.

    October 11, 2013

  • kim

    Great social ride with a few climbs and fast descents. Sir Eds is always a fun stop!

    October 11, 2013

  • Zeke

    Thanks for coming everyone and enduring some of the hillier parts of Charlotte, but hopefully you were able to see some neighborhoods you had not seen before. Warren, I sure appreciate all of your help as always. Next week - Letty's and a little bit flatter route.

    October 11, 2013

  • Thomas "Ross" C.

    Nice night, it' good to be back.

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    pure fun

    October 11, 2013

  • Pedro G.

    As always, much fun was had... 8)

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride, challenging hills, fun group and beer at the end to keep us all together. Thanks Zeke!

    October 11, 2013

  • Zeke

    Since this ride ends in the back of Park Road Shopping Center, if you are driving, you may wish to park back at Sir Ed's and then ride around the end of the shopping center to BikeSource. You can also carry your bike up the stairs to the front (shorter). We leave from BikeSource promptly at 7:30pm. As always, check your lights (make sure they are charged up, working, and fastened correctly).

    October 10, 2013

  • Evelyn

    I am not able to make it to the ride... but might see you at Sir Edmunds

    October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Boo! :( Hope to see you at Sir Edmunds!

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • Zeke

    Please note that BikeSource will be closed tomorrow (Thursday), if you were planning on stopping in there before the ride.

    October 9, 2013

  • Thomas "Ross" C.

    I have new lights!!! See ya all Thurs

    2 · October 6, 2013

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