The Charlotte Area Cycling Alliance is a nonprofit bicycling advocacy group that works to encourage biking infrastructure throughout the area. There work has helped grow the amount of bicycle lanes, bike racks, and bike friendly mass transit options.
For regularly scheduled rides around town, there are few groups more active than the Charlotte Spokes People. Formed as a way to organize several recurring events, CSP is managed by people who really want to see everyone get out and ride. Their Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride is one of the most constantly attended weekly events in the city.
About 10 miles north of town, the Huntersville Business Park is a popular place for local cyclists to stretch their legs. The flat, 1.5 mile loop sees little car traffic after working hours. Just south of Uptown, the 3 mile Booty loop takes riders through one of Charlotte’s prettiest neighborhoods.
Thanks to the city, Mecklenburg County, and the Carolina Thread Trail, the greenway system in Charlotte is become more robust every year. McAlpine Creek, Mallard Creek, and McMullen Creek all offer several miles of easy, mostly tree lined, pedaling opportunities.