2011 BIKE! Charlotte CALENDAR

CABA supported events

Here are some of the many events that CABA is participating in or sponsoring between May 3  and May 15 > >

Commuter Ride #1 Co-sponsored by CABA

WHEN: Tues. May 3 – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dillard’s parking lot at South Park Mall to Uptown and back. Ride a section of Bicycle Route 1 through South Park, Myers Park, Dilworth. End at Marshall Park. Bike helmets required.Co-sponsored by CABA and the Bicycle Commuter Mentor group. For details email: jonathan.harding@gmail.com
Commuter Ride #2 Co-sponsored by CABA
WHEN: Thur. May 5 – 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 – 6:00 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Amelie’s French Bakery in Noda to Uptown and back. End at Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown. Co-sponsored by CABA and the Bicycle Commuter Mentor group. Bike helmets required. For details email: jonathan.harding@gmail.com
Wells Fargo Championship Golf Tournament CABA Bike Valet services
For the third straight year, CABA will provide free and secure “bike valet” services. A great way to provide a public service and promote the cause !  To those of you who have filled our volunteer coffers to help with this effort, much thanks !
WHEN: Sat./Sun.May 7 – May 8 – 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Quail Hollow Country Club front entrance.
  Commuter Ride #3 Co-sponsored by CABA

WHEN: Thur. May 11 – 7:00 a.m. register –  9:00 a.m. ride begins – 6:30 p.m. WHERE: LYNX light rail Blue Line path/near Arrowwood and Old Pineville Road to Uptown and back.  End at NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bike helmets required.Co-sponsored by CABA and the Bicycle Commuter Mentor group. For details email: jonathan.harding@gmail.com

Jennifer Roberts and daughter

Cycle Charlotte –  A “Safe Streets” bike ride and festivalIn Memory of Todd Weaver Bike valet (bike parking) service.

WHERE: Icehouse South End (2100 South Blvd)

WHEN: Sat. May 14. 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

COST: Individual Adult: $20; Children (under 18): $10; Family of four or more: $45.

Includes the ride, food, and entry into the live music. On line registration required. The day includes a children’s bicycle safety rodeo, a police supported 15 and 30 mile ride through Uptown Charlotte and a variety interesting neighborhoods, and an after party with food, drinks, and live music!  To register CLICK: Safe Streets.

Soldier Ride – CABA is supporting Board member Daniel Bennett to join this ride and welcomes other CABA members to join him.

WHERE: Coca-Cola headquarters.15, 25 and 50 mile rides

WHEN: Sat. May 21 – 7:00 a.m – ride start; 10 a.m. ; post ride picnic – 11 or so a.m.

COST: $25 + minimum $150 in pledges. Wounded veterans ride FREE. Soldier Ride is an initiative that provides to help the  restore the physical and emotional well-­being of the wounded across the country. It offers the public a chance to ride alongside victims of  the ravages of war and promote a positive message of recovery.       For details and registration CLICK: Soldier Ride.


8 Responses to 2011 BIKE! Charlotte CALENDAR

  1. andrew israel says:


    I know Mohammed from speking to him from time
    to time at my daughers elementary school. I have already asked him if he would be willing to speak
    and said he would.

    Andrew Israel

  2. andrew israel says:

    Let Marc know I would be interested in assisting
    in the Respect the loop campgain. I use the loop at least 2-3 times a week for commuting and general
    recreational rides.


  3. Don says:

    I am not a bicyclist. I saw an article about your meeting on Oct 4 to support a bond initiative for bicycling. If this somehow passes I would hope much of it is used to carve out dedicated bicycle lanes for bicyclists. However, you want to really know what would help more than that to make coexistence with automobiles better? Even if 99% of bicyclists obey the same traffic rules as autos, if 1% do not it ruins it for the rest of you. What do I mean? Bicyclists are fond of saying “we have the same legal right to the road as cars and trucks.” Ok, when I encounter a bicyclist who doesn’t signal turns or who cuts through stopped lanes of auto traffic at a light, or who cuts out of those lanes of traffic to get a little illegal jump (going through the red light in a clear gap of traffic) on the cars, then I loose respect for you BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT OBEYING THE SAME RULES THAT CONTROL THE BEHAVIOR OF AUTO TRAFFIC. I then don’t know what you are going to do because you are unpredictable. Eliminate that 1% of bad actors and it will do more than anything else to build trust with auto drivers. Sure the same problem exists with autos but it is expected of auto traffic that they will obey traffic rules. Bicyclists want to draw special attention to their “plight” so it is incumbent on you to do everything you can to do the same and educate those bicyclists who are bad actors. And besides, it is safer for you that way. You scupulously obey the traffic rules and those 4000 lb autos (for whom the roads of today are primarily built) will be less likely to hit you. Having your head on a swivel will help too.

    • martinzimmerman8 says:

      Thanks Don for your comments. Yes, bicyclists definitely need to obey the rules. No question about it. CABA is working to put more emphasis on behavioral issues
      along the lines you recommend.

      – martinzimmerman/ Exec.Director

    • Andrew Israel says:

      Having your head on a swivel will help too. Not sure
      what that means. I was with you until you made this comment Don. I totally agree with you Don
      about obeying the rules of the road. However it
      needs to work both ways. If you ride Sharon Road,
      Providence during rush hour I would say
      between 30-50% of drivers are using Smart Phones
      (which is illegal) and don’t obey the 40 mph speed
      limit. If a cyclist makes a mistake people don’t usually perish.

  4. Andrew Israel says:

    Would it be possible for us to record this upcoming
    session Martin? It sounds like it would be a relly
    great potential reference?

    It would be great to include it as a knowledge base

    I would be glad to help record.

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