I'm new to the forum and to the Charlotte, NC area.
I spent 15+ years in Bicycle retail (management/mechanics) in the Baltimore, MD area before I changed careers 12 years ago. I still like to tinker and build wheels in my spare time (pretty extensive shop in my garage) and hope to be able to contribute to the forum.
I still ride MTB from time to time, but see that road is pretty huge in this area... guess I'll be looking for a new road bike soon.
I'll be in Huntersville the week of 3/28 visiting family and am looking for good road routes to put in some miles during the week. Do you know of a site with good maps of rides or have any good ideas?
I know I can get to some nice roads out the back of their housing division but how those roads connect or where best to take them I do not know... I think they are at Exit 23 or Exit 25...
Thanks in advance for any ideas!
There are rides on Saturday morning leaving from The cycle path shop the Davidson between exit28 and 30. The is a shop carolina Bicycle Company 311 Gilead Road at exit 23 i think. Any questions feel free to pm me.
I also live in the University Area in Charlotte. Pretty close to the UNCC campus. Anyways, I do a lot of road bke riding in the Harrisburg area. There are some pretty nice 20 and 30 mile loops that I do about 4 to 5 times a week. Also in the area is the Mallard Creek greenway which if you follow the greenway all the way out and back is close to 20 miles. I usually ride the greenway when it is extremly hot or just want a night ride. You can get to this area off of the Highway 49 exit.