Who are the Charlotte Spokes People?
The award winning Charlotte Spokes People are the umbrella organization for the Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride, the Sunday Slow Riders, BikeFest, the Charlotte Bicycle Benefits program and Cycling Savvy bike workshop. We would like you to become a member! The only requirement is you ride your bike. It doesn’t have to be far or fast, just get on a bike and go somewhere.
Please fill out this questionnaire to help us get to know you better, and…
Come ride with us!
The Charlotte Spokes People consist of Pamela, Ryan, Marley, and many others who contribute to the biking community in Charlotte. We strive to create a safe environment and informed riders to foster bicycle riding all year round in our beautiful, tree-filled city. The Charlotte Spokes People participate in and help create many bicycling events in Charlotte, including Alternative Transportation Week, Charlotte Bike Fest, PMTNR, Sunday Slow Riders and Cranksgiving.
Pamela Murray (Founder)
Pamela tries to get everyone on a bike by inviting them to the Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride (PMTNR). She rides everywhere all the time.
Favorite Book: Pedaling Revolution by Jeff Mapes.
Favorite Bike: Rivendell Betty Foy.
Surprising Fact: She doesn’t use a cell phone.
Marley Claridge (Founder)
Marley is a bicycle advocate and lover of vegetables. She likes adventures, especially ones powered by what nature gave her, her own two legs.
Favorite Book: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Favorite Bike: Her $50 craigslist mid-60s Sears cruiser.
Surprising Fact: She wasn’t named after Bob Marley.
Ryan Stachurski (Founder)
Ryan loves to build, hack, push the limits of science, and cook with the vegetables from his garden.
Favorite Food: Vegan pizza.
Favorite Bike: Anything with clip-ins.
Surprising Fact: He’s not really Canadian.
Adam has lived in the Charlotte area his entire life. When he’s not riding his bike, he’s reading, running, or hiking.
Favorite Bike: His very tall 1984 Raleigh Marathon.
Favorite Book: Too many to list. He was an English major.
Favorite Accessory: Fenders
Peter sings, bakes, and rides his bike—not usually all at the same time.
Favorite Bike: Kona Rove
Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo
Where He Likes to Ride: The Outer Banks
Pel likes to ride!
Surprising Fact: He uses magic to keep the back of the pack perpetually linked to the leader.
Dr. Leisure McCorkle
Dr. Leisure McCorkle is a cognitive and evolutionary anthropologist that specializes in ritual, language, and communication. Dr. McCorkle is a native of Charlotte, and has been an avid bike rider for most of his life. He also plays music, and has released four albums under the name Leisure McCorkle. Leisure joined the PMTNR in 2013, and has engaged himself in bike advocacy in Charlotte and the greater cycling community. He hopes to join an enthusiastic group of dynamic individuals to spread greater awareness of cycling and community as a member of The Charlotte Spoke People.