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Tour de Charlotte 2016
Mar
19
8:00 am08:00

Tour de Charlotte 2016

  • The Curtiswood Mansion

Tour De Charlotte 2016
A Mountain Bike Stage Race and Urban Trail Adventure around Charlotte, NC

Join us March 19th at 11am for a day on the bike you will never forget. We will ride as a group on a 30-ish-mile "Party Pace" route around Charlotte. The route will feature urban paths, dirt roads, and even single-track trail. We'll stop along the way at 4 locations, called "Stages" where we will have a mini race. Some races will be Cyclocross style, some Cross-Country MTB, and maybe a few other surprises. The Tour de Charlotte will be a showcase of in-town Charlotte trails, paths, and commuter routes.

About This Year's Event

Join us this year to explore forgotten about trails and properties on the northern side of the city. We are expecting to travel similar mileage as previous years, around 26-28 miles. All participants will ride trail, gravel, and dirt roads in addition to paved city streets and paths. As usual, we highly recommend an off-road bike for this event.

Start/Finish/Afterparty Location

The Curtiswood Mansion
4924 Curtiswood dr. Charlotte, NC 28213

Schedule

Check in (mandatory for all riders and racers): 8:00am
Rider and Racer meeting: 9:30am
Roll out: 10am
Afterparty: 4pm

What if I Can't Keep Up?

We want to make Tour de Charlotte accessible to everyone, but we also want to finish with the group intact before sundown. If and when riders in the group fall behind the 'Sweeper' (an event official that keeps pace at the back of the group), they will be on their own. They can shortcut the event to a later stage, head over to the after-party a little early, or head home. For this reason we must insist that all participants follow these rules:

ALL RIDERS MUST:

1. Be self-sufficient (food, water, tools, cell-phone, navigation, packable rain jacket)
2. Ride with an "Accountabilibro" (a partner who will stay with you if you get "swept")
3. Be relatively fit and capable of riding all day long
4. Ride a bike suitable for trail riding
5. Wear a helmet
6. Bring a front and rear light for your bicycle (just in case)

Participants can race as many stages as they want, or they can just ride along and spectate (Party Pace). The Party Pace route, which everyone will ride, will include challenging trails, gravel roads, and busy urban environments, so be prepared! Awards will be given to the top finishers for each stage, as well as the top finishers overall. We'll even have prizes for the Party Pace Pounders.

Registration

Register here: www.bikereg.com/TDCLT
Pre-registration cost : $25 for party pacers, $35 for racers
Day of registration will be available for $10 extra, cash only.

Parking: 

Ride your bike to the event if you can! If you can't, you can park here: 
5010 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28213 (used to be an Enterprise Rent-a-Car). 
It's walking distance to the venue.

Sponsors:

Bikesource
Rhino Market
Sir Edmond Halley's
Swiftwick Socks
Weldon Weaver Photography
Refresh Technologies

Blue Blaze Brewing
The Trek Bicycle Store 
Backcountry Research
TruckerCo.com
High Brew Coffee


Tour de Charlotte 2015
Mar
28
10:00 am10:00

Tour de Charlotte 2015

Check out the 2016 event here!

Tour De Charlotte 2015
Register here: www.bikereg.com/TDCLT

A road and trail stage race around Charlotte, NC

Join us March 28th for a day on the bike you will never forget. We will ride as a group on a 30-ish-mile "Party Pace" route around Charlotte. The route will feature urban paths, dirt roads, and even single-track trail. We'll stop along the way at 4 locations, called "Stages" where we will have a mini race. Some races will be Cyclocross style, some Cross-Country MTB, and maybe even a Fat-Tire Road Criterium. The Tour de Charlotte will be a showcase of in-town Charlotte trails, paths, and commuter routes.

About This Year's Event

Join us this year to explore forgotten about trails and properties on the western side of the city. We are expecting to travel similar mileage as previous years, around 26-28 miles. All participants will ride trail, gravel, and dirt roads in addition to paved city streets and paths. As usual, we highly recommend an off-road bike for this event.

What if I Can't Keep Up?

We want to make Tour de Charlotte accessible to everyone, but we also want to finish with the group intact before sundown. If and when riders in the group fall behind the 'Sweeper' (an event official that keeps pace at the back of the group), they will be on their own. They can shortcut the event to a later stage, head over to the after-party a little early, or head home. For this reason we must insist that all participants follow these rules:

ALL RIDERS MUST:

1. Be self-sufficient (food, water, tools, cell-phone, navigation, packable rain jacket)
2. Ride with an "Accountabilibro" (a partner who will stay with you if you get "swept")
3. Be relatively fit and capable of riding all day long
4. Ride a bike suitable for trail riding
5. Wear a helmet
6. Bring a front and rear light for your bicycle (just in case)

Participants can race as many stages as they want, or they can just ride along and spectate (Party Pace). The Party Pace route, which everyone will ride, will include challenging trails, gravel roads, and busy urban environments, so be prepared! Awards will be given to the top finishers for each stage, as well as the top finishers overall. We'll even have prizes for the Party Pace Pounders.

Registration

Register here: 
www.bikereg.com/TDCLT
Pre-registration cost : $20 for party pacers, $35 for racers
Day-of Registration cost: $30 for party pacers, $45 for racers

Trash Talking

Head on over to the Facebook Event Page for the latest in route rumors, misinformation, and trash talking.

Tour de Charlotte 2015 poster art by Paw Cunningham

Tour de Charlotte 2015 poster art by Paw Cunningham

FM:WTF
Feb
28
10:00 am10:00

FM:WTF

Faster mustache has been around for 10 years now, help us celebrate. We're hosting a road and trail stage race around Southeast Atlanta

Join us February 28th for a day on the bike you will never forget. We will ride as a group on a 30-ish-mile "Party Pace" route around South Atlanta. The route will start at Loose Nuts and feature urban paths, dirt roads, and even single-track trail. We'll stop along the way at 4 locations, called "Stages" where we will have a mini race. Some races will be Cyclocross style, some Cross-Country MTB. Dirt naps will be had. The Wheels to the Farm will be a showcase of in-town Atlanta trails, paths, and commuter routes.

About The Event

FM:WTF is shaping up to be an exciting event. The route will be about 30 miles. All participants will ride trail, gravel, and dirt roads in addition to paved city streets and paths. So we highly recommend an off-road bike or some fatties.

The Stages 

We will have four to five stages. Then we Party! 
We're still working on the race details, stay tuned.



What if I Can't Keep Up?

We want to make FM:WTF accessible to everyone, but we also want to finish with the group intact before sundown. If and when riders in the group fall behind the 'Sweeper' (an event official that keeps pace at the back of the group), they will be on their own. They can shortcut the event to a later stage, head over to the after-party a little early, or head home. For this reason we must insist that all participants follow these rules:

ALL RIDERS MUST:

1. Be self-sufficient (food, water, tools, cell-phone, navigation, pack-able rain jacket)
2. Ride with an "Accountabilibro" (a partner who will stay with you if you get "swept")
3. Be relatively fit and capable of riding all day long
4. Ride a bike suitable for trail riding
5. Wear a helmet 
6. Bring a front and rear light for your bicycle (just in case)

Participants can race as many stages as they want, or they can just ride along and spectate (Party Pace). The Party Pace route, which everyone will ride, will include challenging trails, gravel roads, and busy urban environments, so be prepared! Awards will be given to the top finishers for each stage, as well as the top finishers overall. We'll even have prizes for the Party Pace Pounders.

Thanks to the Charlotte Team for the blatant plagiarism of their fine work.

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Nov
1
11:00 am11:00

Backyard Experience 2014

Are you experienced?

The Backyard Experience is a multi-stage mountain bike race showcasing the BYT trails of Charlotte, NC. From the creators of the Tour de Charlotte, join us for a day full of slaying The Backyard followed by slaying beers in a backyard!

Cost (includes beer and a meal):
Pre-register: $25
Day-of (cash only): $35

Click HERE to Register!

Click here for the Facebook Event Page!

Presented by Faster Mustache and these awesome local sponsors:

WeeklyRides.com
Maxxis Tires
ProGold Bikes
Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse
Refresh Technologies, Inc
BikeSource Charlotte
Charlotte B-cycle
Mountain Khakis
The Painted Sprocket

 

The BYE will consist of 4 race stages. They will vary from 2-8 miles of racing each. Some will be point-to-point, others will be multiple laps. We will race on all of the neighborhood trails, including Farmbrook, Marion Dhiel, and Park Road Park. The top 13 finishers at each stage will be awarded between 1-13 points. Riders with the most points at the end of the day will be declared the Kings and Queens of The Backyard!

After a day of racing in the Backyard, we will roll as a group to an actual backyard, where we'll have an afterparty. Food will be catered by Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse. We'll have hot chili and cold beers for race participants. We will also have the awards ceremony here.
If you have friends that are not racing, have them meet you at 5036 Valley Stream Rd. starting around 5pm!

All racers must sign in the morning of the race. Sign-in will take place at the start/finish location: 5036 Valley Stream Rd. The sign-in table will open at 9am and close at 10:30am. There will be a mandatory racers meeting at 10:30am. The group will ride out to BYT promptly at 11:00am.

Parking: Please park your vehicle at a designated parking area and ride your bike to the race start. 
Designated Parking Areas:
 A. Back of Harris Teeter parking lot (5030 Park Rd)
 B. Pinewood Elementary School (805 Seneca Pl)
 C. On-Street parking on Seneca Pl.

This race is self supported. You must carry everything you need to ride for 5-6 hrs. You MUST race with your gear (no drop-offs, hand-offs, or personal sherpas). We recommend at least:
- food
- water
- tools
- tubes 
Of course assisting and helping your fellow rider is allowed and encouraged!

Registration WILL be limited so sign up early to ensure a spot for yourself!

Tour De Charlotte 2014
Mar
22
10:00 am10:00

Tour De Charlotte 2014

A road and trail stage race around Charlotte, NC presented by Faster Mustache Charlotte. Showcasing Charlotte's finest in-town routes and trails.
 

Mar
18
7:30 am07:30

Georgia Rides To The Capitol 2014

  • Ria's Bluebird

Once again, it's time to get together with a few thousand of your closest friends and ride with Georgia Rides to the Capitol.

We'll meet up at 7:30am at Ria's Bluebird on Memorial, ride up to Roswell City Hall with our small group for the ~9:45am departure from there with the big crowd. If you don't have ~45 miles in you, there are other options too.

See you bright and early on March 18th!

Video from 2009's edition.

Tour de Charlotte Work Day
Feb
1
10:00 am10:00

Tour de Charlotte Work Day

  • FYT

We are building new trail for the Tour De Charlotte 2014, and we need your help! Join us Saturday morning for a day of raking, lopping, whacking, and digging. The reward? A few beers and a new trail to ride on. 

Oct
27
10:00 am10:00

The Backyard Experience 2013

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The Backyard Experience is a multi-stage mountain bike race showcasing the BYT trails of Charlotte, NC. From the creators of the Tour de Charlotte, join us for a day full of slaying The Backyard followed by slaying Terrapin beers at Sir Edmond Halley's. 

Cost (includes beer and a meal):
Pre-register: $20 (closes 10/26 at noon)
Day-of (cash only): $30

Presented by Faster Mustache and these awesome local sponsors:

WeeklyRides.com
Maxxis Tires
ProGold Bikes
Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse
Terrapin Beer Co.
Refresh Technologies, Inc
BikeSource Charlotte
Mountain Khakis
Charlotte B-cycle Made Possible By Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

The BYE will consist of 5 race stages. They will vary from 2-8 miles of racing each. Some will be point-to-point, others will be multiple laps. The top 13 finishers at each stage will be awarded between 1-13 points. Riders with the most points at the end of the day will be declared the Kings and Queens of The Backyard!

After a day of racing in the Backyard, we will roll as a group back to the Park Road Shopping center, where Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse is hosting the Terrapin Beer BYE Afterparty. We'll have hot chili and cold Terrapin beers for race participants. We will also have the awards ceremony here. If you have friends that are not racing, have them meet you at Sir Ed's starting around 5pm!