Biketoberfest is coming back to Charlotte

Sustain Charlotte announced the return of Biketoberfest in 2021. They are once again encouraging Charlotteans to discover fun and easy ways to get around Charlotte without driving.

For the first time – the organization will be extending this year’s route beyond South End and Center City north through Villa Heights, Optimist Park, Midtown, and NoDa.

The route will showcase some new bike infrastructure, the Blue Line, plus new and old local businesses, parks, and greenways along the way.

The unique, scavenger hunt-style event will take riders along a bike-friendly route with stops at fun destinations and will culminate with an after-party at Triple C Brewing Co.

There will also be a shorter, more family-friendly route, so bring the kids!

Along the route participants will collect stamps in their official Biketoberfest passport. The stamps will then be traded in for raffle tickets at the after party! The more destinations you visit, the more chances you’ll have to win.

Sustain Charlotte started this event in 2014 as a fun way to promote biking for transportation to Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents. Not only does bicycling for transportation promote a healthier lifestyle, but it also reduces transportation costs as well as air pollution and carbon emissions.

WHEN: Sunday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, November 14.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Check in at Triple C Brewing Co.’s Barrel Room (2832 Griffith St.)
  • 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Explore the city by bike
  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – After-party at Triple C Brewing Co.’s Barrel Room (2832 Griffith St.)

ROUTE: The route will be a loop that starts at Triple C Brewing Co. and goes down South Blvd to NoDa and back up to Triple C Brewing Co. for the after party. The official route will be announced in September but an outline is up now at biketoberfestclt.org.

TICKETS: Tickets are $35 and are on sale now. The first 250 registered are guaranteed an official Biketoberfest shirt. Children under the age of 18 may participate for free if accompanied by a paying (registered) parent or guardian.