Thursday Night Lights

ARRIVE EARLY - WE DEPART AT 7:30PM

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Ride Details:

Length:  15 miles (loop)

Level: moderate due to length and hills

Pace: moderate 9-11 mph

Elevation gain/loss:  +485 ft./-492 ft.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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

Stop:  Pint Central (around mile 9)

Terrain: asphalt, concrete, some sections with dirt/crushed gravel

Traffic: low to moderate

Bikes best suited for this ride: any

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Bicycle Benefits discounts for this ride:

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

• 10% off at Pint Central

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Neighborhoods -  Ashbrook, Sedgefield, South End, Uptown, First Ward, Belmont, Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth, Eastover, Myers Park.  Points of interest:  Humane Society of Charlotte, Southside Park, Charlotte Convention Center, Little Sugar Creek Greenway (north).

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WEATHER POLICY:

Ride is cancelled if it is raining or the temperature is below 32F at 7:30pm.  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.

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RULES AND NOTES:

• 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.

• All riders must be willing to stay with the group because we'll be making many turns on our route.  If you pass the ride leader, you are on your own navigation.

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

Your bike must have brakes, as required by the Charlotte City code.

• Restrooms - available at BikeSource (start of ride), as well as at the stop.

• 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.

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

 

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

 

ROUTE MAPS:

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RideWithGPS

 

Phone or text Zeke at[masked], if needed (Day of ride ONLY, please)

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  • Alan B.

    Anyone heard anything new from CABA? I went on their website and haven't seen any updates in 2014.
    http://charlottebikes.org/

    April 9

    • Paul

      Alan, I with you I wish we could get CABA started again. I talked to Toby, the new President last June and he introduced me to their new salaried Director but it seems to have dissolved since then.

      April 14

  • Andrew S.

    These 2 vids provide a better description then me through the fog of multiple stouts and IPAs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59yRv4UCZJM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iML3um_biaU

    April 11

  • Andrew S.

    Sure.... today would have been a great day to go as it was plenty windy. I hope to have that on a weekend. e mail me at [masked]

    April 11

  • andrew

    Enjoyed the pre-ride party the during ride party, the rest stop during the ride party, and the post ride Guiness at Sir Edmund Halley's with Evelyn, Jason, Drew and Judy. . Drew I definely want to take you up on your offer to up to Mountain Island Lake to go on one of your Hobart (Hobie Cat creator who just passed RIP) Alter creations.

    April 11

  • Peter

    Fantastic, as always

    April 11

  • Maurice S.

    Great group and a very enjoyable ride, weather was perfect. Was good to see some old and new faces. Good eats and drink at new Pint Central, cool spot. Thanks Zeke for host.

    April 11

  • Warren B.

    Thanks everyone for making this a great group ride!!!

    April 11

  • Zeke

    Pretty cool going through the Southside Park area. Such nice people through there. Awesome views of Uptown from Tryon and College. Pint Central is A++++. Definitely will be back there. Thanks everyone for coming tonight!

    April 10

  • Stephen G.

    Fun ride, and I really liked Pint Central. They were extremely accommodating. Great place. Great to see all y'all riders, and a couple new faces too!

    1 · April 10

  • Peter

    Can anyone bring a woman's helmet tonight for a friend of mine? Please let me know.

    April 10

    • Maurice S.

      I usually have a spare helmet or two with me, you are welcome to it.

      April 10

    • Peter

      Thanks Maurice. I'm not sure if she's coming but good to know there's an option.

      April 10

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