Savvy 7 – Top Charlotte Bicycle Shops
Time to ditch those training wheels and hit the open road! Whether you are a daily commuter, a weekend trail hound, or a casual fan, riding a bike has many benefits. It’s healthy, you don’t have to worry about where to park, and it’s an easy way to explore your neighborhood – take the road less travelled!
In 2008, Charlotte adopted the City of Charlotte Bicycle Plan which set forth the framework for a bicycle friendly vision of our communities. The plan includes awareness initiatives, educational aspects for riders, as well as connecting and expanding the existing bicycle network in the city. Charlotte currently has a Bronze Medal for Bike Friendly Communities according to the League of American Bicyclists. Plans to increase that rating include expanding and developing the Rail Trail. If you want to talk shop with other passionate cyclists, stop by these bike shops around town, and you’ll learn all about riding in Charlotte. So check out these Savvy 7 – Charlotte Bicycle Shops
This shop, located in the West Side’s historic Wesley Heights neighborhood, is a destination for those looking not only for repair and sales. They also host a phenomenal training program so you can stay in race shape all winter long.
This full service shop in the heart of Myers Park is truly full service – they are the official bike shop sponsor of the 2016 24 Hours of Booty! This charity event raises money to help fight cancer while volunteers ride along Charlotte’s Booty Loop, a popular, traffic-free, three-mile loop of trails in Myers Park.
Queen City Bicycles
With two convenient locations, a full service shop in bustling SouthEnd neighborhood near the Bland Lynx Station, and another smaller, quick-stop location in Uptown’s Fourth Ward in the Bank of America Plaza. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in their popular Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride – every Tuesday at 8pm, departing from the Plaza Common Market!
Voted Charlotte’s Best of the Best for old-fashioned bike shop, the Bike Gallery sure knows how to treat it’s customers. They’ve been in business for over 40 years! Next time you’re cruising around Dilworth, stop by and see what makes the Bike Gallery so beloved.
Bike Line of Charlotte
If you happen to be in University City, you’ll probably see plenty of UNC Charlotte students biking around campus, and Bike Line is located in the midst of the action. If you want to step up your riding and enter a race, check out the University City Duathlon, a 5K run / 19K bike / 3K run. But don’t worry, this event is open to all skill levels, and even has a Kids Sprint event!
Want to bike around town, but don’t want to commit to ownership? Try Charlotte B-Cycle, the Southeast’s largest bicycle sharing program! Twenty-four B-Stations across Charlotte allow members to borrow a bike, ride it to their destination, and then drop it off at any other B-Station. No need to worry about storage or maintenance. B-Station locations range from John C. Smith University Campus, across Uptown, down into SouthEnd, and east though Dilworth and Elizabeth.