24 Hours of Booty is this weekend. If you are new to Charlotte, this is a massive cycling event open to all ages and no skill level required.
More than 1,200 riders will be participating in the 15th annual event, which raises money for Carolinas HealthCare Systems’s Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, the Keep Pounding Fund, Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas, Hendrick Marrow Program, Wind River Cancer Retreats, GoJenGo Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
What is the Booty Loop?
It’s a roughly 3-mile course that begins at the corner of Wellesley and Queens Road West in Myers Park. 24 Hours of Booty will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on Friday (July 29), and bike riders will traverse this course for the next 24 hours. The course will be well-marked and coned off from traffic. No worries here. Officers will be stationed at all major intersections to help direct traffic between cyclists, cars, and pedestrians. One lane around the “Booty Loop” will be closed for cyclists the entire 24 hours of the event.
Are they really riding for 24 hours?
You can if you want. But, there’s a rest area called “Bootyville” where you can go to refuel, have some fun, and rest before beginning your next lap. There are tons of fun events planned in Bootyville throughout the night.
Where is Bootyville?
Bootyville is located at Myers Park Traditional School and Queens University of Charlotte — 2132 Radcliffe Avenue. Bootyville is not accessible from Queens Road West.
Where should I park?
Parking can be a challenge. If you’re staying the whole time, you can park in Parking Deck A next to the Myers Park Traditional School field. If you’re just visiting, you have to park outside of the loop. Carpooling is recommended.