Thursday Night Lights

We will ride from Park Road Shopping Center to VBGB (at the NC Music Factory) and back using a loop through Sedgefield, South End, Uptown, Dilworth, and Myers Park.   We will return to Park Road Shopping Center by 10pm.

Bicycle Benefits discounts for this ride:

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

Highlights of this ride:

Charlotte Trolley Trail, Panthers Stadium, 4th Ward, NC Music Factory, and CMC Main campus



Ride length -  14 miles total (loop configuration)

Ride level: moderate due to length and hills

Pace: moderate 9-11 mph

Elevation gain/loss:  +607 ft./-608 ft.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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

Terrain: asphalt and concrete

Traffic: low to moderate

Bikes best suited for this ride: any


• 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 VBGB

• 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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  • Zeke

    Quite a contrast from last week's stop, but in a good way. Hope this ride helped everyone ease into winter riding weather here in the Queen City.

    October 25, 2013

  • Pedro G.

    As usual, great ride!

    October 24, 2013

  • Zeke

    Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather tonight. It will be in the mid 50s at first and then dropping down to the upper 40s by end. As always, check your lights beforehand. We roll out at 7:30pm in front of BikeSource.

    October 24, 2013

  • Chuck C.

    Was looking forward to this but got a call from my pastor and need to look at a PC for my church tonight. next time...

    October 24, 2013

  • Mike M

    Hello everybody....I am planning on riding with you today...I live and work in Uptown and work till I am going to join you either at VBGB or as you cross over Tryon on your way back...and I will then ride from BikeSource on my own.....hope this is ok.

    October 24, 2013

    • Zeke

      That sounds great. We'll see you then, Mike.

      October 24, 2013

  • Thomas "Ross" C.

    So. Are we stoping for hot chocolate? Brrrrrrr!!!

    1 · October 24, 2013

    • Zeke

      Maybe consider a shot of whiskey!

      October 24, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Sad to miss out, but happy that I have a new job tomorrow (early). I WILL see you next Thursday, though. Have fun tonite!!

    3 · October 24, 2013

  • Paul

    Sorry, wife just reminded we have tickets to see Rickie Lee Jones that night. See you next week.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be in my favorite cycling city, Amsterdam! :)

    1 · October 20, 2013

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