Through our Bicycle Program, we engage the community in multiple ways as we work towards our goal of growing the use of bicycles for transportation. We envision and are working to support a connected network of protected bike lanes that will make it possible for residents of all ages and abilities to safely ride a bike to the places they need to go.
We are currently running a campaign called #ibikeCLT to build public support for a protected bike lane through uptown connecting Little Sugar Creek Greenway to Irwin Creek Greenway. Click here to learn more, watch videos of diverse Charlotte cyclists, and sign a statement of support for the protected lane!
We are also organizing a series of four car-free Open Streets 704 events with community partners. Check out the story of how we introduced Charlotte to "Ike the Protected Bike Lane" during the first large-scale open streets event in Charlotte!
Ike the Protected Bike Lane spoke up for the right of all Charlotteans to ride bikes safely!
In October 2015 and 2016, we organized Biketoberfest to show people how fun and easy it is to ride a bike for transportation. Over 400 people rode bikes to discover businesses and fun activities around Center City, South End, and Wesley Heights!
People of all ages enjoy exploring Charlotte by bicycle during Biketoberfest!
**Tell your state representative how important bicycling is to you!**
In partnership with WeeklyRides.com and NC Bike Law, we created Vote4Bikes so that our state representatives would understand how important bicycling is to so many of us and to educate voters about candidates’ positions on issues important to us. If the many thousands of people who enjoy riding in this state use this site to aid their election choices, we will make a difference! Click here to see your candidates' views on bicycling!