Time: The festival starts at 10:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm.
Free Ride Lane: There will be a free-ride lane around a downtown block that you can ride any time during the event.
Obstacle Courses: We'll have three obstacle courses on Main Street and West Avenue - two easy and one advanced. The obstacle courses will have rumble boards and humps, ramps, balance beams, seesaws, limbo bars and more. Riders can try out the courses all day. We may even change them up mid-event.
Time Trials with Prizes: A time trial course will be set up on West Avenue. Riders can attempt the time trial as many times as they want to get their best time. There will be five age groups. The fastest time in each group will win a free Family Summer Swim Pass to the Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center. The age groups are 5-6, 7-9, 10-12,13-15, and 16 and up.
Bicycle Safety Class: The Lenoir Police Department will host a Bicycle Safety class on North Main Street. Participants who complete the class will receive a free bicycle helmet while the last. The helmets are provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
The Impossible Backwards Bicycle: The Impossible Backwards Bike (IBB). If you ride the IBB 12 feet without touching the ground, you win a prize!
Prizes! Everyone who comes to the festival can register to win a prize. Visitors should go to the information tent and ask for a ticket. Tickets are free and limited to one per person. You must be present to win.
Touch a Truck: The City Police, Fire, Public Works, and County EMS will have vehicles on site.
Let us know on our Facebook event if you're planning to attend. Click here to go to the Facebook event.
- 10:00 am - Welcome from Mayor Joe Gibbons, thank you to our Sponsors
- 10:00 am to 1:30 pm - Bicycle Safety Classes (free helmets)
- 1:45 pm - Time Trial and Prize Winners announced (must be present to win.)
- 2:00 pm - Event Close
Bring Your Own Bicycle & Helmet!
In North Carolina, children under 16 who are riding on a public roadway, public bicycle path, or other public right-of-way must wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Click here to read the State's bicycle helmet law.
If you don't have a helmet, plan to take the bicycle safety class and get a free helmet while they last.
World Bicycle Day
In April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day. The resolution for World Bicycle Day recognizes "the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport." (Source)
Click here to visit the UN's World Bicycle Day website.
The map below shows the festival area and icons for restaurants, shops, restrooms, activity areas, and the water station. Click the following link to download a PDF of the map - Lenoir Bicycle Festival Event Map 2022 (PDF).
Thank you to our generous sponsors! If you attend and enjoy the Lenoir Bicycle Festival, please support the sponsors listed below.
We're going to have some great prizes to give away during the festival. You must attend the event to register to win prizes. You must be present to win. Check back for updates!
Rock N Road Bicycles in Hickory, NC, donated at Stone Mountain Bike Co. Paramount 100 to give away during the festival. Visit the Rock N Road website at www.rocknroadbicycles.com.
In addition to the Paramount 100, staff will be giving away four other bicycles!
Other prizes will include Google Chromecast and Stadia controller, bicycle lights, Summer Family Swim Passes, and Sports Program Registrations.
We have 200 bicycle helmets donated by NCDOT to give away to anyone who participates in the bicycle safety class during the event. Read more at bit.ly/41Zp8uL.
We have swag, and we'll be giving some of it away during the festival!
Here are some photos from the 2022 Lenoir Bicycle Festival.
A girl finishes up the Time Trial.
A local resident helps his son finish up one of the obstacle course.
A couple shows off their classic, all-original Schwinn bikes.
A family rides the loop downtown.
A staff member of Magic Cycles in Boone, NC, provides free bicycle repairs and checks during the Lenoir Bicycle Festival in 2022.
A mom co-rides with her child.
A boy finishes up one of the obstacle courses.
Children wait for their turn at the Time Trial course.
A man shows off his gold, low-rider bicycle.
A woman poses with her Margaritaville bike.
A boy conquers the hard obstacle course.
A man tries the Impossible Backwards Bicycle.
Raffle winners pose with their prizes.