Lake Norman Excursion Announcement

The 2015 Lake Norman Excursion, previously planned for June 6, 2015 in Mooresville, NC will not be held this year. The reasons are complex and the organizers are sorry that the event will not be held. Thank you for supporting this ride so very well for the last eight years, and please check back next year as the organizers will use best efforts to reinstate the ride to create a 2016 event.

Pre-Event Information

2013 Lake Norman Excursion – Saturday July 13, 2013

Pre-Event Information:

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday! The event will take place rain or shine, but the weather forecast looks encouraging. Weather.com says ride start will see 67 degrees and a high of only 82 degrees with only a 30% chance of scattered storms.

Packet pick-up takes place on Friday, July 12th from 10 am-7pm at the Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte (10129 Perimeter Pkwy Dr., Charlotte, NC 28216) and at the event site on Saturday beginning at 6:00 am for 5K runners and 6:30 am for all other events.

Participants who are not pre-registered can sign up for any of the events during both packet pick-up hours.

Registration and check-in for all riders end at 8:00 am sharp.

All participants will be required to sign two event waivers at packet pickup. If you are picking up for another participant, he/she must download the following waivers and send them with you. Click here for Waiver 1, Click here for Waiver 2. Scanned or photocopied versions are okay but you must physically bring them to us at registration-please to do not e-mail them to us. Original inked signatures are required.

All events take place at Lowe's Corporate Headquarters: 1000 Lowe's Blvd, Mooresville, NC 28117. All participants will need to enter campus through the main entrance. To get there, take I-77 to exit 33. Go east off of the exit and veer right at the first road, which is Fairview.  Lowe's Blvd is approximately .5 miles on your right. Drive through the security gate and you will be directed to parking and start locations.

If you plan to register or pickup your packet on Saturday, please download and print the following gate pass to attach to display in your windshield.

These passes will be distributed at Friday packet pickup.

Event start times are as follows:

5K-7 am

60 and 100 mile rides-8 am

40 mile ride 8:10 am

Family Fun Ride-9am

Remember that all 100 mile riders must arrive at mile 31 by 10:45. Riders who do not make the cut-off time will be re-routed to the 65 mile route.

All rides are fully supported with frequent rest stops and SAG vehicles.

We will be presenting awards for the 5K event in the following categories: Top 3  male/female overall, top 3 male/female in each of the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Due to the fact that we have several individuals participating in rides after the 5K event, we will not have an official awards ceremony. Instead, we will announce category winners at 7:55 at the ride start line. Results will be posted at the Cool Breeze Corporate Challenge tent and awards will be available for pick-up there throughout the day. Stop by at your convenience to claim your award.

If you are participating as part of a Corporate Challenge team, please remember to sign in under the Corporate Challenge banner located at the Cool Breeze tent in the registration area.  Remember that immediate family members are included as part of your team.  In order to get credit for your corporate team, you must sign in on race/ride day so please don't forget!

Remember that all cyclists must wear a helmet to be allowed to ride, even the Family Fun Ride. Other helpful reminders to a safe and comfortable experience include sun tan lotion, sunglasses and multiple water bottles. Staying hydrated is very important to your safety and comfort. Plan to drink at least 24 oz. per hour during the ride.

The Trek Summer Sale starts on Friday in both stores, Cool Breeze Cyclery and Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte. Stop by one of our shops after the ride to take advantage of great low sale pricing on a wide range of bicycles and cycling gear. Click here for a preview of the sale on our website. We, along with Lowe’s and the American Red Cross, invest many hundreds of volunteer hours to bring you the Lake Norman Excursion. Get to know us better with a visit to our bike shops.