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An Insider’s Guide to Charlotte’s Booming Road Cycling Scene

The road cycling scene in Charlotte had humble beginnings, launching a decade ago with a 3-mile ride through the historic Myers Park neighborhood on the Booty Loop. Since then, road cycling in the Queen City has evolved at warp speed, propelled by community advocates, a focus on healthy and active living, and a commitment to infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. Everyone from the city transportation department to local breweries and bike shops has gotten on board, aiming to develop more routes, bigger events, and the bike-friendly culture that will make cycling a part of everyday life.

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