New bike lanes, businesses featured in Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest (WFAE)

Cycling in Charlotte is getting better. That’s the view of Shannon Binns, Sustain Charlotte’s founder and executive director. WFAE rode along with Shannon for a preview of Sustain Charlotte’s eighth annual Biketoberfest.

Those who participate on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, will get to choose from two routes. Those who prefer a shorter walk or ride can take the 4-mile route that loops around South End.

Those who prefer a longer journey can take the 11-13-mile route that starts in South End and takes participants through the Sedgefield and Dilworth neighborhoods, through midtown and into the center city, and then into west Charlotte and the Five Points area before looping back into South End.

“We try to carve out a route that’s really safe for people of all ages, all abilities to really explore their city and find businesses and parks and greenways that maybe they’ve never seen before,” Shannon told WFAE’s Nick de la Canal.

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