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Tour de Charlotte 2015

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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

February 28
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