Our goal at the Spirited Cyclist is to help grow and support the cycling community and this includes everyone, no matter your age or the type of bike that you ride! Whether it's helping a child learn to ride a balance bike, demoing a mountain bike on the trails, or test-riding an e-bike, we believe life is better on a bike!
With that being said, keep an eye out for the Spirited Cyclist tent at future events and stop by to say hi! Our team is proud to be a part of local events where we might be promoting safety and education, providing ride support and service, or offering bike demos.
Spokesfest at the Park
You're never too old to go play at the park! This fall we joined forces with a few friends to host an event that celebrates North Meck Park. The Tarheel Trailblazers were there, we brought our mountain bike demo fleet for everyone to try out on the trail, Bikin' Dads Adventures set up an obstacle course for little kids, and MTB CLT held a free clinic for kids of all ages.
Come test ride bikes with us! Demo Day is a free event that we host the first Sunday of every month at North Mecklenburg Park. Our team will be out there from 9am-1pm with a fleet of mountain bikes for you to try out on the trail.
This is a beginner trail that is approximately three miles long and you're welcome to take as many laps around as you'd like. Our team is there to answer questions, share product knowledge, and help set the bike up for you to ride.
Balance Bike Fridays
On Friday afternoons, from 12-4pm, you can catch us at Discovery Place Kids in downtown Huntersville. The reason we're here is to help educate parents on balance bikes and help kids learn how to ride and have fun.
Look for the Spirited tent outside on sunny days and inside when it's too hot or rainy. We'll have a variety of Strider bikes and helmets for kiddos to test out.
Our whole goal is to help build confidence through balance bikes so children are able to learn at a young age and enjoy riding a bike through adulthood!
Bailey Bike Build
As a kid, there's no freedom quite like riding a bike but in addition to freedom, cycling can also be used as an academic, health, and social tool to help children succeed.
The Specialized Foundation created Riding for Focus, a school-based cycling program, to help students with ADD and ADHD better focus in class. Bailey Middle School in Cornelius is one of 130 schools in the nation to implement this program!
On July 11, 2019, the Specialized Foundation delivered twenty-one mountain bikes to our warehouse and our team spent the day assembling them and going through final safety checks for Bailey Middle School.
Read more! Check out the featured articles in the Herald Citizen below!
National Bike to School Day
What is your commute to work or school like? Instead of driving, are you able to ride your bike or walk? The month of May is considered National Bike Month where everyone is encouraged to bike to work or school.
This past year, on National Bike-and-Walk to School Day, parents, teachers, volunteers, and police offers gathered together on the Village Green in downtown Davidson to walk and bike with children to school.
We were excited to see so many children participate and adults help make this a fun and safe day for everyone.
Senior Fun & Fitness Day
This past spring we were at Jetton Park for 2019 Senior Fun and Fitness Day, hosted by the North Meck Senior Center. Our team was there promoting fitness and fun via bikes!
We had a variety of electric-assist bikes and comfort hybrid models with low step-thru frames for everyone to test ride. Our goal was to provide fun, fitness, and education for a long, happy, and healthy life.
Warm weather means we're out and about at events like Earth Jam, which was held at Robbins Park in Cornelius. This event was held in celebration of Earth Day where the community was welcomed to enjoy free, "green" activities including crafts, nature walks, wildlife habitat improvements, and more!
Riding a bike is an easy and fun way to "go green" and that's why our team was at Earth Jam offering test rides. We had everything from kids bikes and balance bikes to bikes with electric-assist. If you haven't tried an e-bike yet, be sure to stop by the Spirited tent at our next event, they're guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon
"Swim, bike, run for kids with cancer and their families." This year was the 5th Annual Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon for kids ages 6-18. The event is not timed and welcomes kids of all abilities. The purpose of the Pinky Swear Tri is to raise money for kids with cancer and their families meet basic needs such as housing, food, and transportation.
Part of our team was at the tri again this year providing mechanical support and safety checks. We're proud to be apart of events like this not only because it's an incredible cause but it gets kids active and riding!
Tri At The Trump - Bike Support
The next time you're at a local triathlon, keep an eye out for the bright red Spirited Cyclist tent, usually near the bike transition area. Our team is there to provide pre-race bike support, whether it's air in the tires, swapping out a set of race wheels, our a quick flat changed, we're there to help!
Curious about E-bikes, have questions about them, or want to try one out? The Lake Norman Area E-Bike Friends host periodic meetups in effort to spread the word about electric bikes!
These meetups are anyone who has an E-bike as well as those who are looking to learn more or experience what riding on feels like. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow E-bikers and to go on a group ride together.
There will be another meetup in the future that we will post on our website as well as Facebook so keep an eye out!