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May 11, 2006

Cycle Charlotte and Charlotte Adventure Sports Festival

Bike! Charlotte continues with one of teh most important cycling events of teh year as Cycle Charlotte is being held on Saturday from 8:00 - 3:00. Cycle Charlotte is dedicated to promoting a friendlier and safer environment in Charlotte for bicycle transportation, teaching bicycle safety for riders of all ages, and heightening driver awareness of the SHARE THE ROAD concept, and supporting “bike-friendly” changes in the Charlotte Area Transportation Plan. Choose a 2-mile family fun ride, or 10 and 25 mile recreational rides on some of Charlotte's most beautiful streets. Watch unicyclists, acrobatic cyclists, and live music by Gigi Dover and the Amy Broome Trio. Come for all or part of Cycle Charlotte and participate in the finale for the annual BIKE! Charlotte 2006! Visit www.cyclecharlotte.com for all of the details!

Then, hop on over to Latta Park in Dilworth for the Charlotte Adventure Sports Festival from 2:00 – 8:00 pm. The first of what is slated to become an annual event, the festival brings together athletes, outdoor outfitters, and gear vendors for a celebration of outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and healthy, active living in keeping with the mission of the new USNWC facility scheduled to open in Charlotte on June 15. On the concert stage, performances throughout the day will include Americana artist Dave Childers and the Modern Don Juans, rock and roll newcomers The Sammies, and local bluegrass favorites the Moonshine Racers. Local restaurants including Mac’s Speed Shop and Dilworth Neighborhood Grill will be serving their specialties all day. Tickets are on sale now through www.bandtastic.com/USNWC and local retailers Jesse Brown and Bicycle Sport. Adult admission is $20 in advance (www.bandtastic.com/USNWC) and $25 at the door and includes beer, wine, food, and entertainment.

What a Day!

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