Electric Bicycles in Charlotte NC

Explore Charlotte NC on Electric, Pedal Assist Bicycles

Charlotte NC, the Queen City, has an extensive trail system that invites eBike Riders to explore the city. 

One of our favorite phrases is ‘Explore your own city‘ on an eBike.

We are organizing as much detail as we can for our eBike customers and any eBiker looking for trail access information in the Greater Charlotte area.

We will go through this based on the Websites and Maps offered to eBikers.

  • Mecklenburg County Greenways 
    • Briar Creek Greenway – Arnold Drive to Masonic Drive
      • Paved Greenway = 0.42 mile
      • What this greenway lacks in length, it more than makes up for in location. The greenway trail provides an important pedestrian linkage between the Merry Oaks and Plaza-Midwood neighborhoods. Nearby amenities include Veterans Neighborhood Park, Merry Oaks Park, Merry Oaks Recreation Center, Merry Oaks International Academy and the Charlotte Country Club. Briar Creek Greenway will eventually stretch over 6 miles from Little Sugar Creek Greenway at Tyvola Road to Methodist Home Park at Eastway Drive.
    • Briar Creek Greenway – Colony Rd. to Runnymede Lane
      • Paved and Gravel Greenway = 0.91 Mile
      • This mostly gravel trail follows Briar Creek behind Myers Park High School from Colony Road to Runnymede Lane. Nearby amenities include Myers Park High School, Alexander Graham Middle School, Selwyn Elementary School and Myers Park Country Club. Briar Creek Greenway will eventually stretch over 6 miles from Little Sugar Creek Greenway at Tyvola Road to Methodist Home Park at Eastway Drive.
    • Campbell Creek and Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway
      • Paved Greenway = 4.76 Miles; Cottonwood Nature Trail = 1.5 Miles; McAlpine Creek Cross County Course = 3.1 Miles (5K)
      • Campbell Creek Greenway runs along a headwater tributary to McAlpine Creek between Lockmont Dr. and Margaret Wallace Road. Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway connects to Campbell Creek Greenway at Independence Blvd. and continues to Sardis Road. Don’t miss the remains of abandoned turn-of-the century Lucas family grist mill midway along Campbell Creek Greenway trail! Charlotte’s original Greenway Park, McAlpine Creek Greenway, built in 1978, was the first public greenway trail ever acquired and built in the western piedmont of North Carolina.
    • Four Mile Creek Greenway – S. Trade St. to E. John St.
      • Paved Greenway = 2.26 Miles
      • This greenway links downtown Matthews with Squirrel Lake Park and connect neighborhoods from E. John Street to S. Trade Street. This greenway is an asphalt trail with boardwalk. This is the first greenway in the Town of Matthews.
    • Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenway
      • Paved Greenway = 2.70 mile
      • Urban Irwin and Stewart Creek Greenways are joined by the Wesley Heights Connector. The urban part of the system connects Wesley Heights neighborhood and Third Ward. Nearby amenities include Uptown Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium, Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, Ray’s Splash Planet, Irwin Avenue Elementary School, Johnson & Wales University, Frazier Park, James Dennis Rash Third Ward Neighborhood Park, Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Our Children’s Memorial Walkway and Martin Luther King Park.
    • Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Cordelia Park to 12th Street
      • Paved Greenway = 0.95 Miles
      • This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between 12th Street/Alexander Street Park andCordelia Park. Cordelia Park contains amenities such as a basketball court, outdoor swimming pool, sprayground, picnic shelters, play equipment, and walking trails.A section of trail within Alexander Park exists, and a connection between Alexander Street Park a greenway bridge connects to Siegal Point and 12th Street. Alexander Street Park offers soccer fields, a playground, outdoor shelters, basketball and tennis fields.
    • Little Sugar Creek Greenway: E 7th Street to Morehead Street
      • Paved Greenway = 1.29 miles
      • This extraordinary section of greenway and stream restoration extends 1.29 miles from East 7th Street to Morehead Street. It represents significant collaborative efforts, public commitment and community pride. Part of the Carolina Thread Trail and the Trail of History, the generous greenway trail winds among plazas, event areas, fountains, dining, trees, landscape areas. It connects Central Piedmont Community College, Elizabeth Park, Thompson Park, retail and dining areas and Carolinas Medical Center. The special places within the linear park have already hosted art events, weddings and other celebrations. Offering festivals and events as well as passive recreation,this corridor also serves the increasingly important function as a commuter route to uptown Charlotte for those who choose active transportation. Little Sugar Creek Greenway reach from East 7th Street to Park Road.
    • Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Morehead Street to Brandywine Rd.
      • Paved Greenway = 2.88 Miles
      • This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between Carolinas HealthCare System, the amenities at Freedom Park (sports fields and courts, a lake, amphitheater, playgrounds, outdoor shelters, and the Mahlon Adams Pavilion), Charlotte Nature Museum, Park Road Elementary School, and Park Road Shopping Center.
    • Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Tyvola Road to Huntingtowne Farms Park
      • Paved Greenway = 2.37 Miles
      • This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between a number of amenities within Marion Diehl Park, Huntingtowne Farms Park and Park Road Park. This Greenway is a haven for raptors. Barred Owls nest on the greenway and can be heard throughout the day. The careful observer can find species of hawks: Red-tailed, Red-shouldered, Cooper’s, and Sharp-shinned. Ospreys have even been spotted following the creek corridor during spring and fall migration.
    • Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Huntingtowne Farms Park to I-485
      • Paved Greenway = 2.39 Miles
      • This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between neighborhoods and several amenities within Huntingtowne Farms Park, the Carolina Pavilion Shopping Center and the LYNX Blue Line I-485/South Bv Station. Construction is currently underway to extend the section of greenway to the President James K. Polk State Historic Site.
    • Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways: Pineville-Matthews Rd. to Rea Rd.
      • Paved, Gravel, and Boardwalk Greenway = 5.8 Miles
      • This horseshoe shaped greenway runs 5.8 miles through south Charlotte and passes under Interstate 485. The trail is composed of a variety of surface types including asphalt, gravel, and boardwalk. Nearby amenities include the Shops at Piper Glen, McAlpine Elementary School, Toringdon Market Shopping Center and Endhaven Elementary School.
    • Mallard Creek & Clarks Creek Greenways: Fairlea Dr. to E. Mallard Creek Church Rd. (Kirk Farm Fields Community Park)
      • Paved and Gravel Greenway = 7.40 Miles
      • This is our longest greenway, stretching more than 7.40 miles and enjoyed by many user groups. Mallard Creek Greenway is part of the Cross-Charlotte Trail, a partnership between Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte that strives to develop a 26 mile contiguous trail. This greenway will connect the SC/NC State line to Cabarrus County. The western end of these greenways is a paved trail through many university area neighborhoods. In the middle is a gravel trail through University Research Park. The eastern end is a paved trail passing through mature floodplain forest, under I-85 and Highway 29, and on to the Kirk Farm soccer fields near UNC-Charlotte. Near Kirk Farm Fields, it connects to Toby Creek Greenway, where the system extends for an additional 2.64 miles to W. Rocky River Rd. Nearby amenities include the Light Rail station, UNC-Charlotte, Toby Creek Greenway, Kirk Farm Fields Community Park, University Research Park, Mallard Creek Elementary, Town Center Plaza, University Regional Library, Lowes and Target.
    • Campbell Creek & Upper McAlpine Creek
      • Paved Greenway = 4.76 Miles; Cottonwood Nature Trail = 1.5 Miles; McAlpine Creek Cross County Course = 3.1 Miles (5K)
      • ​Campbell Creek Greenway runs along a headwater McAlpine Creek Greenwaytributary to McAlpine Creek between Lockmont Dr. and Margaret Wallace Road. Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway connects to Campbell Creek Greenway at Independence Blvd. and continues to Sardis Road. Don’t miss the remains of abandoned turn-of-the century Lucas family grist mill midway along Campbell Creek Greenway trail! Charlotte’s original Greenway Park, McAlpine Creek Greenway, built in 1978, was the first public greenway trail ever acquired and built in the western piedmont of North Carolina.
    • McDowell Creek Greenway – Westmoreland Rd. to Sam Furr Rd.
      • Paved Greenway = 1.52 Miles
      • This is the first developed section of McDowell Creek Greenway and the first greenway to connect two towns: Huntersville and Cornelius. The greenway links several neighborhoods to great destinations including Birkdale Village, Westmoreland Regional Park and Robbins Park in Cornelius. This 1.5 miles of greenway extends from Westmoreland Road to Sam Furr Road. It offers a green oasis for town dwellers and excellent access to retail, office and residential areas. This route is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail and the Lake Norman Bike Route.
    • Six Mile Creek Greenway
      • Paved Greenway = 0.92 Mile
      • Six Mile Creek Greenway parallels the county’s southern border and will eventually provide linkages to many neighborhoods within Mecklenburg and Union counties.
    • South Prong & West Branch Rocky River Greenways, South St. to West Branch Nature Preserve
      • Paved Greenway = 4.00 Miles, Overland Connector = 5.17 miles
      • The South Prong & West Branch Rocky River Greenways network adds up to 4 miles of greenway trails and 5.17 miles of Overland Connectors. The South Prong Rocky River Greenway connects downtown Davidson with neighborhoods to the southeast along the South Prong of the Rocky River through the River Run development via overland connectors to West Branch Rocky River Greenway ending at the West Branch Nature Preserve.
    • The Ruth G. Shaw Trail on Toby Creek
      • Length: 1.60 miles
      • This greenway extends from Mallard Creek Greenway to University City Boulevard (NC Hwy 49), completing an important connection to and through the UNC Charlotte campus.
        The addition of Toby Creek Greenway to the Clarks-Mallard Greenway system provides a total of 9 miles of greenway connectivity. A greenway connector trail has also been provided from Toby Creek Greenway to North Tryon Street through the campus woods of the Preserve. This connector allows greenway users to reach additional retail and dining opportunities. Active transportation commuters can be seen continuously biking and walking their way across campus.
    • Torrence Creek Greenway
      • Paved Greenway = 2.36 Miles
      • Torrence Creek Greenway runs 2.36 miles through woods and behind neighborhoods off Gilead Road in Huntersville. The western section of the greenway runs through a meadow, where neighbors say they often see deer. The eastern section passes by a series of large rock formations, with some rocks as big as school buses. Short sections of the greenway are boardwalks that meander through wetlands.
        It’s a great place to hike or ride a bike, especially with children.
    • Hoover Creek & Walker Branch Greenways
      • Paved Greenway = 0.48 Mile
      • Tucked away beside RiverGate shopping center, this .69 mile of greenway is small but significant. This greenway is the first greenway constructed in southwest Mecklenburg County. When you happen upon this trail, it offers a restful excursion through a streamside forest. In the future, Walker Branch Greenway will be connected to extensive trails leading into South Carolina and north on Steele Creek to Olympic High School.
    • West Branch Rocky River Greenway – Grey Rd. (Abersham Park) to Fisher Rd. (Fisher Farm Park)
      • Paved Greenway = .81 miles
      • This greenway is in the Town of Davidson and it connects Abersham Park to Fisher Farm Park. The greenway also connects to over 7 miles of mountain bike trails consisting of a beginner loop, 3 intermediate loops and 4 advanced loops.
  • Carolina Thread Trail
  • Lake Norman Bike Route
  • Cross Charlotte Trail
  • Mooresville to Charlotte Trail
  • Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program

We will continue to expand this section of our Blog to include comprehensive information about Electric Bicycle, Pedal Assist Bicycle and eBike riding in the Queen City of Charlotte NC.