Are your ready for race 2?

We are!

The weather is looking like it’s going to be wet this weekend and hopefully be a really nice day for the race on Sunday. The trails will most likely be too wet to ride without causing damage to the trail. So if the trails are too wet we will be changing things up a bit and we will mark out a cyclocross style course (without barriers) using the meadows and greenway trails at Fisher Farm. It should be a fun day of racing.

So be sure to get registered and come on out for a fun day of bike racing at Fisher Farm, rain or shine!

Mea Culpa

I had posted before our last race that there was a chance that we might postpone the race due to rain. We did indeed race last week.

Somehow my post here to our website did not publish last Sunday morning but the notification to our Facebook page did. I’m sorry if that caused anyone any confusion. We’ll do better next time.

So the next race will be held Sunday March 30th at Fisher Farm park in Davidson.

Photos from the series kickoffs are available on our Facebook page.

Weather update for tomorrow

Hey folks….just wanted to give everyone an update on the kick off of the 2014 CYCL. As you know, they are calling for rain tomorrow. Before you travel, you can either check this website or Facebook page for the updated status of the race. I’ve seen several different predictions when the rain is supposed to arrive. If the rain is substantial and arrives before the first race, we will postpone the event to March 23. If it doesn’t come in until later, we are racing.

2014 dates and venues

It’s taken us a while but we are super excited to announce the 2014 Charlotte Cycling League dates and venues.
North Meck Park – March 16
Fisher Farm Park – March 30
North Meck Park – April 6
Fisher Farm Park – April 27
Come on out and race!

That’s a wrap kids.

That’s a wrap kids.
The rain almost held off for us but you managed to finish strong. Great job out there.

Thanks to our 2013 sponsors. Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, The Cyclepath, Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek store of Charlotte, QueenCity Bicycles, Bicycle Sport, Blood Sweat and Gears, REI, DeFeet international and Carolina Bicycle Company. Our races were conducted by Charlotte Sports Cycling. Course marshal support was provided by the Tarheel Trailblazers.

I think we had a great series this year. I hope you all had fun and learned a few things about racing and yourselves. We sure did and we have a few challenges we are going work on. That’s really the goal for us all. To live, learn, grow, improve and have fun doing it.

Now the CYCL crew is going to regroup and talk about how we can improve the series for 2014. If you have input or suggestions to make the series better and more fun, we’d love to hear them.

Rain rain go away…

Folks, the plan is to race tomorrow rain or shine.
The forecast seems to be unanimous that we will get rain. How much it will be and when it arrives is up for debate. Last year race three was a wet race but the worst of it held off till the last race of the day. Be aware that we will try to keep to our race day schedule but we may delay or accelerate the schedule due to weather. Please be flexible.

So pack your suitcase of courage (and a towel) and let’s have fun despite the weather.

Keep digging! Almost there!

This Sunday is the finale race of the Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 2013 CYCL race series. We will gather again at Fisher Farm Park to crown our 2013 series Champions. Awards will run 5 places deep in every category so be sure to check the series standings to see where you are. You might be a winner and not even know it.

So bring your cowbells, horns, noisemakers, your friends, your family and your “A Game” this Sunday and let’s make it a race to remember.

And they’re off!

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day for a bike race. Congratulations to all of our racers for a great day of racing. I’d like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that getting on the podium is great and all but the real success is getting off the couch, getting on the bike and putting yourself out there on race day. That takes real guts and determination. No matter where you land on that results sheet, you did great. For that, I’m very proud of each and every one of you.

Welcome Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!

CYCL is super excited to announce our 2013 title sponsor, Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!

Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is the Charlotte and Davidson specialist for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Special Needs Patients for Pediatric Dentistry. We can’t think of a better title sponsor to join our growing team of sponsors working hard to grow healthy, happy and active kids in our region.

You can check then out online at, and on their Facebook page and don’t forget to give them a little CYCL love and let them know you appreciate their support of youth cycling.