Bicycle Benefits

Bicycle Benefits is a progressive bicycling program designed to reward individuals and businesses for their commitment to cleaner air, personal health, and the use of pedaling energy in order to create a more sustainable community. The program’s continual growth decreases parking demand, increases helmet use, and improves cyclists’ safety and health by putting more people on bikes.

This site has all of our Bicycle Benefit Business Members that can be found by clicking the links to the left (including their discounts/rewards, addresses, and maps to get there). Get your helmet sticker at most of the participating Bicycle Benefits Business Member locations or become a participating Business Member today and start experiencing Bicycle Benefits!

Here’s the link to the map of participating businesses. Remember to take your helmet inside and ask for your Bike Benefit.  Every time you do, it lets the business know that the program is worth supporting.  Ride your bike and buy local.  Support the businesses that welcome and support bike riding in Charlotte.

Here’s the pocket list so you can easily see all the business listings and offers.  You may want to revisit this every now and then.  We’re quickly growing the program.  We add new businesses all the time.

Common Market - Plaza Midwood Public Maintenance Station

Common Market – Plaza Midwood Public Maintenance Station

Tools and Air for Bikes
Many businesses not only offer bike riders a Bike Benefit, they also provide you with free air.  They have a floor pump you can use.  And through the Bike Benefits program, we’ve purchased pumps at some key locations through town.  We’ve tried to identify at least one Bike Benefit business in each neighborhood so you can keep your tires inflated.  We’ve tried to locate them in businesses who are open the latest and most often.  Thanks for supporting Bike Benefits.  We want to keep you rolling.  The first one in Plaza Midwood was installed in 2012 through a city Neighborhood Energy Challenge grant.  Most of the other ones have been provided by Trips for Kids. And the newest one in South End at Phat Burrito was provided by Center City Partners. These have tools and air pump.  Sometimes the pumps get overused.  If it’s not working, let me know so we can try to get someone out to fix it.  Thanks to Queen City Bicycles for agreeing to maintain the station in South End and to The Spoke Easy for maintaining the station in Plaza Midwood.