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Bike expo Today


The Town of Davidson’s ELF (electric, light, fun) vehicle made its debut in April.

May 14. The towns of Davidson and Cornelius will host a bike expo and community ride Saturday to celebrate National Bike Month and to share information about the Cornelius Bicycle Master Plan. The free family event will be held 9 a.m.-noon at the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department.

The Town of Cornelius is developing a bicycle master plan, Bike!Cornelius, to address bicycle transportation. The plan intends to complement the town’s current pedestrian master plan, adopted in 2012, and the parks and greenways master plan adopted in 2015. The bicycle plan is being funded by an NCDOT bicycle planning grant.

The Cornelius PARC Commission continues to update the draft plan according to public input on cycling in this region and its goals to create safe places to ride and park, to give people of all ages and abilities the skills and confidence to ride, and to create a strong bike culture.

The community expo will have demo bikes from local bike shops, safety and maintenance information, and unique bikes such as recumbents, folding cycles, tandems, velomobiles, electric-assist bikes and cargo bikes. Davidson Parks and Recreation will display its new solar-electric ELF bike.

At 11 a.m. join fellow community members on a leisurely one-hour ride through Cornelius and Davidson. The eight-mile route goes through the South Prong Rocky River Greenway in Davidson, up the bike path on Bailey Road and through quiet neighborhood streets on the east side of Cornelius. There will also be a shorter, easier family ride.

Click here for the route map.

Visit www.cornelius.org/BikeCornelius for more information.