Recently, goCarolinas linked up with Charlotte Spokes People for the weekly Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride. The group meets at the Common Market on Commonwealth Avenue before setting out for a 10- to 15-mile casual ride through the Queen City.
The event, which regularly draws over 100 riders, is organized and led by Pamela Murray, and usually includes a stop at an agreed upon watering hole for some refueling along the way.
"The best thing about the ride is all of the different people." -Dave Kaminsky
Our ride took us through NoDa where onlookers clapped and cheered us on as we passed the Evening Muse. We got a little hungry as we passed by Cabo Fish Taco, too!
The sun slowly set as we approached Uptown with the Bank of America building watching us get closer.
Once everyone arrived at the Epicentre and parked their bikes, we headed to StrikeCity for a snack and cold drink.
Back on the road we followed the Light Rail south, then weaved our way back around where the ride began.
Our favorite part about the experience was the diverse, eclectic group of people that rode alongside of each other, talking and enjoying the night. All types of bikes were represented as well, from cruisers with bamboo fenders, to high-end road racing bikes.
The Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride happens every week, rain or shine, and is a great way to get out, get some exercise and be a part of a one-of-kind experience!
For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page here.