Endurance Magazine Awards
Looks like the secret’s out! Endurance Magazine readers voted Learn to Ride as Charlotte’s “Best Kids Ride.” The December issue lists readers’ favorite retailers, events, workout spots, and restaurants that support a healthy, active lifestyle.
Over five unique events this past year alone, Learn to Ride volunteers have taught hundreds of kids (of all ages) to ride a bicycle using the “balance bike” method. Events are held in school parking lots and tracks at Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation facilities.
“We are about having children and adults experiencing all aspects of recreation,” said Jim Garges, director of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. “Learning to ride a bike is fundamental to that purpose… Teaching children to ride is of course about fun, but it’s also about health and safety. Ride on!!”
Learn to Ride is a not-for-profit, 100% volunteer series of events to grow Charlotte’s cycling community, one new cyclist at a time. Learn to Ride is made possible by founders Bicycle Sport, Trips for Kids’ ReCyclery – Charlotte, and well-run media + marketing, in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Mecklenburg County Public Health, and support from Unknown Bike and Brew and Crank Mafia cycling clubs, and dozens of volunteers.
The next Learn to Ride event is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017 at McClintock Middle School. Find out more about the program and www.learntorideCLT.com.