This past weekend uptown Charlotte was the center of the bicycle universe for North Carolina. Hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts, young and old, attended the 4th Annual NC Bike Summit brought to us by BikeWalk NC. Sharing of best practices and struggles was the common theme for both days of the summit. Folks from all over the state came together to learn and discuss the state of cycling, programming and infrastructure. Featured speaker Gil Penalosa spoke of his 8-80 Cities program and inspired all of us to keep moving forward.
Close on the heels of the closing of the NC Bike Summit was the beginning of the first annual Biketoberfest presented by Sustain Charlotte. Over 300 people participating in this wheels-on event, which meandered through South End and Uptown Charlotte, proved cycling is growing in Charlotte.
Clean Air Carolina was a major sponsor for both cycling events. Whether through advocacy education or engagement, Clean Air Carolina is committed to positive change for communities across the state. To relive the two events through photos and tweets visit our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and what clean air means to them!