We’re BACK as the Official Bike Shop – and More!
Charlotte, NC – Charlotte’s favorite bike shop is BACK for this summer’s 24 Hours of Booty! Bicycle Sport has signed on as the Official Bike Shop of the original 24 Hours of Booty event along Myers Park’s Booty Loop.
“We’ve always supported the riders and volunteers that make 24 Hours of Booty so special,” said Ben Cooley, owner of Bicycle Sport. “It just makes sense to partner with the event that’s such a big part of the cycling community, our neighborhood, and beyond.”
As part of the partnership, Bicycle Sport pledged 2.4% of profits – up to $10,000 – from all new bike sales toward 24 Hours of Booty’s overall fundraising goals. Bicycle Sport will also provide round-the-clock service, repairs and on-the-scene maintenance during the Charlotte event, July 29th and 30th. Leading up to event weekend, the shop will host in-store meet-ups, a series of casual rides, and offer 24 Hours of Booty registrations and merchandise in store.
But don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years. (Sorry, LL Cool J!) Bicycle Sport has sponsored many 24 Hours of Booty teams and riders over the event’s history, and has tuned, prepped or repaired any number of bikes that have limped off the Loop into their Myers Park shop.
“For fifteen years Bicycle Sport has been tied to 24 Hours of Booty and our fight against cancer,” said Peter Davis, executive director of 24 Hours of Booty. “We are thrilled that we can now work together to take care of our dedicated riders and the cancer fighting community. With their world-class 24-hour bicycle maintenance on site at the event, all of our riders will have their bikes in top-shelf condition to hit their cycling goals!”
About 24 Hours of Booty: 24 Hours of Booty is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte that provides extraordinary 24-hour cycling events that are safe, fun and open to all levels of cycling ability. Its purpose is to increase public awareness, funds and support for organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship, including : Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, the Keep Pounding Fund, Brain Tumor Fund of the Carolinas, Hendrick Marrow Program, Wind River Cancer Retreats, GoJenGo Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Its mission is to inspire communities to be active in the fight against cancer. Currently, 24 Hours of Booty hosts events in Charlotte, N.C., Columbia, Md., and Indianapolis, IN and attracts participants from around the country. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit http://www.24hoursofbooty.org.
About Bicycle Sport: A locally-owned and operated full-service bicycle shop in the center of Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood, Bicycle Sport is home to the best bicycle brands, the most knowledgeable staff, a repair shop that’s hands-down the best around. A perennial fave in Endurance Magazine’s “Best Of” awards; at Bicycle Sport, it’s not just about the bike, it’s about the experience.
Contact: Ben Cooley 704.335.0323 or DC Lucchesi 704.577.8459 or Bicycle Sport @ http://bicyclesport.com
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