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May 14, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Downtown Lenoir

801 West Ave. NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
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Lenoir Bicycle Festival

Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Lenoir Bicycle Festival is a family-friendly event focusing on bicycling and outdoor activity. Held in Downtown Lenoir, the Lenoir Bicycle Festival gives everyone a chance to ride around on downtown streets, conquer obstacle courses and bike challenges, and visit all our great downtown shops and restaurants.

Time: The festival starts at 10:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.

Street Ride: There will be a free-ride lane around a downtown block that you can ride any time during the event.

Obstacle Courses: We'll have three obstacle courses on Main Street and West Avenue - two easy and one advanced. The obstacle courses will have rumble boards and humps, ramps, balance beams, seesaws, limbo bars and more. Riders can try out the courses all day. We may even change them up mid-event.

Time Trials with Prizes: A time trial course will be set up on West Avenue. Riders can attempt the time trial as many times as they want to get their best time. There will be five age groups. The fastest time in each group will win a prize donated by Google. The age groups are 5-6, 7-9, 10-12,13-15, and 16 and up.

Bike Shop Vendor and Bike Maintenance Classes: Local bike shops will set up tents, show their wares, and offer a bicycle maintenance class. See the event schedule below.

The Impossible Backwards Bicycle: The Impossible Backwards Bike. Pay $1 to try. If you ride the IBB 12 feet without touching the ground, you win the pot!

Raffles: We’ll also be selling $1 raffle tickets for entries to win three bikes and lots of other prizes. Must be present to win.

Touch a Truck: The City Police, Fire, Public Works, and county EMS will have vehicles on site that visitors and touch and check out.

Let us know on our Facebook event if you're planning to attend. Click here to go to the Facebook event.

Festival Schedule

  • 10:00 am - Welcome from Mayor Joe Gibbons, Thank you to our Sponsors
  • 11:00 am - Bike Maintenance Class
  • 1:00 pm - Bike Maintenance Class
  • 2:15 pm - Time Trial Winners Announced
  • 2:30 pm - Raffle Drawing for Prizes (You must be present to win and select your prize)
  • 3:00 pm - Event Close

Bring Your Own Bicycle & Helmet!

In North Carolina, children under 16 who are riding on  a public roadway, public bicycle path, or other public right-of-way must wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Click here to read the State's bicycle helmet law.

Festival Map

The map below shows the festival area and icons for restaurants, shops, restrooms, activity areas, and the water station. Click the following link to download a PDF of the map - Lenoir Bicycle Festival Event Map 2022 (PDF).

Lenoir Bicycle Festival Map

Raffle Prizes & Swag

We're selling $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win three awesome bicycles. Plus, we'll have some cool Lenoir Bicycle Festival Swag for sale including water bottles, stickers, and buttons.

Raffle bikesLenoir Bicycle Festival swag


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

  • Lowe’s Hardware
  • Rock N Road Bicycles
  • Google
  • Smoking In The Foothills
  • Print Dirt Cheap
  • 2 Day Banners
  • McCreary Modern
  • EmergeOrtho - Jeffrey P. Keverline, MD
  • Print Dirt Cheap
  • 2 Day Banners
  • Happy Valley Filling Station
  • Lenoir Building Supply
  • Truist
  • Lenoir Rotary
  • Community in Schools
  • Blue Ridge Energy
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Edward Jones - Toni Anderson, AAMS

2022 Lenoir Bicycle Festival poster v1

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