Summer 2016 was our first year of operation. Charlotte and Bethanie, two passionate educators and car-free individuals were brought together over a common idea; to spend their summer riding bicycles with kids.
- The roots of bike camp grew out of both their experiences riding bicycles with the students of their schools. Bethanie along with Heather, another educator, were cultivating a strong community with Bicycle Friday, which is a now established Park Road Montessori tradition of riding bikes to school together on Friday. Meanwhile across town in Plaza Midwood, Charlotte along with Nancy, two facilitators at a local Agile Learning Center were also riding bikes with their students for field trips, outings and exploring the neighborhood.
- With support from the locally beloved organization Trips for Kids Charlotte, CLT Bike Camp launched the pilot program. The camp brought the cycling community together in a new and profound way. It was our wish, along with that of parents and community members, to continue. We look forward to another great summer!