Ride length: 14 miles total (out and back)
Ride level: easy
Pace: easy (social) 8-10 mph
Elevation gain/loss: + 385 ft. / - 385 ft.
Start time: 6:45 PM
Duration: 1-1/2 hours
Terrain: asphalt, crushed gravel
Bikes suitable for this ride: Mountain bikes, cyclocross and hybrid bikes due to gravel sections
Location: Charlotte, NC
** A headlight is required for the second half of this ride **
A fun, in the dark, night adventure ride on the greenway.
Description: This greenway extends from Mallard Creek Greenway to University City Boulevard (NC Hwy 49), completing an important connection to and through the UNC Charlotte campus. Appropriately named for a strong community leader, Ruth G. Shaw has contributed to our community, particularly through her leadership in the Carolina Thread Trail and as Director of the Board of Trustees for UNC Charlotte. This trail honors Dr. Shaw's as a respected civic and business leader, she has made her mark in higher education, environment, energy and economic development. This trail recognizes Ruth G. Shaw's life-long commitment to service and learning.
The addition of Toby Creek Greenway to the Clarks-Mallard Greenway system provides a total of 9 miles of greenway connectivity. A greenway connector trail has also been provided from Toby Creek Greenway to North Tryon Street through the campus woods of the Preserve. This connector allows greenway users to reach additional retail and dining opportunities. Active transportation commuters can be seen continuously biking and walking their way across campus.
WEATHER POLICY: Ride is cancelled if it is raining or the temperature is below 32F at 6:30pm. If the ride is cancelled, I will send out a cancellation message to the e-mail address that you registered with on Meetup - so make sure you check that e-mail account before coming. In addition, if the ride is cancelled I will add a cancellation message in the section below.
• A headlight is required for the second half of this ride. You will need a headlight that is capable of illuminating the area in front of your bike.
• Terrain: Our ride will be on asphalt, concrete, crushed gravel.
• Restrooms available at the shopping center.
• Please bring plenty of water and snacks if needed.
• Bike helmets are mandatory on all rides; gloves and eye protection are highly recommended.
• If chance of thunderstorms, ride will be rescheduled.
We'll meet in the parking lot near Bike Line of Charlotte (Town Center Plaza Shopping Center) in time to start our ride around 6:45 PM.
Click here for information and map of the Greenway.
Map of ride route (RideWithGPS)
Phone or text Maurice at[masked], if needed or not attending (Day of ride ONLY, please)