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New Year's Eve Mallard Creek Greenway Ride

  • Dec 31, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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Ride length - 12, 16 or 20 miles total (out and back)

Ride level: easy to moderate (because of length)

Pace: easy to moderate 7-11 mph

Start time: 1:00 PM

Duration: ~2 hours

Terrain: asphalt, concrete, crushed gravel

Bikes suitable for this ride: All types (but ideal for mountain bikes, cyclocross and hybrid bikes

Our last ride of 2012. Before the New Year celebrations, come out for some fresh air and exercise. This will be a casual no drop ride.

All ride levels welcome, a distance for everyone:
12 miles - Kirk Farm Field > S. Mallard Creek > Clark's Creek > back to Kirk Farm Field
16 miles - Kirk Field > S. Mallard Creek > Clark's Creek > N. Mallard Creek > back to Kirk Farm Fields
20 miles - Kirk Field > S. Mallard Creek > Clark's Creek > N. Mallard Creek > Toby Creek > back to Kirk Farm Fields)

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.


  • Terrain: Our ride will be on asphalt, concrete, crushed and large gravel.
  • No public restrooms along the greenway.
  • 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 of Kirk Farms Athletic Fields in time to start our ride around 1:00 PM.

Click here for directions to Greenway parking lot.

Click here for information and map of the Greenway.

Phone Maurice Smith at[masked], if needed (Day of walk ONLY, please)

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  • Zeke

    A fun group, a scenic path, and a nice sunny day. What a great way to wrap up 2012!

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • Maurice S.

    Great final ride of the year. Thanks to everyone for coming out on events this year. May we have many more fun rides in the New Year. Take care and ride safe.

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • Sean P. O.

    I had a great time riding with this group today. Hope everyone has a safe New Years eve.

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • Andy

    Great ride! Have a Happy New Year!

    1 · December 31, 2012

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