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Anyone here from Charlotte, NC?(4 posts)

Anyone here from Charlotte, NC?gregdogg62
Nov 14, 2002 10:06 AM
I am deciding where I want to locate after I get out of Grad school and have heard Charlotte is a nice town that is really growing? Just wonering what the road riding is like around there, as well as just the overall vibe of the city. Thanks in advance.
Used to live there...HillRepeater
Nov 14, 2002 2:12 PM
I lived there for about 10 years after I graduated college. I moved away about 4 years ago. Charlotte is a nice town - good climate, good economy, lower cost of living than many other big cities...

I can't say I miss it very much, though. It's quite a convervative city, smack in the middle of the Bible belt with an economy highly dependent upon banking - not that there's anything wrong with that, but it does influnce things quite a bit. Lots of suits - very easy to feel uncomfortable going out to dinner after a bike ride. If you're looking to live the 'surburban life' - a family, kids, big house and no stress - Charlotte is probably a great choice. If you're looking for something progressive, vibrant and fun - you may want to look elsewhere.

Of course, it may have changed a lot in the time I've been gone, but I doubt it..

I didn't do any road riding while I lived there - I was just getting into mountain biking when I left. The terrain would be great for it, though. There were several good bike shops in town, and an active mountain biking community.
re: Anyone here from Charlotte, NC?fbg111
Nov 14, 2002 11:52 PM
I'm from NC, but not Charlotte. Here are a few sites that may help inform you:

http://www.ncdot.org/transit/bicycle/
http://www.ncdot.org/transit/bicycle/maps/bike_clubs_nc.html#Charlotte
http://www.cyclenorthcarolina.org/CycleNorthCarolina/
re: Anyone here from Charlotte, NC?turtlemoye
Nov 18, 2002 2:58 PM
I like living in Greensboro NC. about 90 NE of Charlotte with great riding both on and off road. We also have one of the best shops in the country: www.cycelsdeoro.com I don;t work there but do ride for their team.

--turtle