Free Wheelin’ Friday Bike Community Group Starts This Week

Whether it’s your first time biking to work, or you’re a regular bike commuter, there’s a new event getting started this coming Friday, May 12th, that’s just right for you. As part of Bike! Charlotte, the Free Wheelin’ Fridays bike commuter group is starting a new ride from a new spot – the brand spankin’ new Common Market at 4420 Monroe Road. The group will meet around 7 for FREE Common Market breakfast (brought to you by The Knight Foundation and Charlotte B-Cycle) and then head out around 8:15 to ride uptown.

We’re not saying you have to go to work but that’s the direction we’ll head anyway.

This is a great ride for beginners because:

(a) it’s pretty short (about 5 miles from Common Market to Center City),

(b) it’s a group ride, which is often more comfortable for new riders,

(c) our route will take mostly secondary or neighborhood roads, and mostly avoid busy or dangerous streets,

(d) we’re going to work, so we’re not in a hurry to get there, and we won’t leave anybody behind, and

(e) there will be some experienced bike commuters among the group who can help you with routefinding.

We hope to have a big group this Friday, and hope you’ll join us.