Charlotte - Event Information
Welcome to your go-to guide for 24 Hours of Booty Charlotte! Here you can find the most updated information about the ride, the food, the campground and more. Click the links below to find out more.
Early Packet pick-up
Visit TRYSPORTS Southpark location on Thursday, July 24th 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Located at 721 Governor Morrison Street. There is plenty of parking with extra space available in the parking deck next to Earthfare.
Event day Packet Pick-up
Requirements for packet pickup:
- You must pick up your own packet in person and show your photo ID to participate in the event. Upon receiving your packet, an orange wristband will be placed on your right wrist. Keep your wristband on throughout the event so you can enter and exit the course and have access to all the meals and snacks!
- You must meet your fundraising minimum before picking up your packet.
You can speed up the packet pickup process by fulfilling your requirement before packet pickup day. If you aren't able to fulfill the requirement before pickup, you will be directed to the Donation Station on site.
- Participants under 18 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver to obtain their packets. Waivers for minors will be available at Packet Pick Up on Thursday and Friday.
Our friends at TrySports love 24 Hours of Booty week so much that they planned special deals just for you! We were so excited to tell you about the deals that we got a little ahead of ourselves with the list in the Packet Pickup email. Check below for a list of corrected deals!
1. Bike Packages - Looking for a new bike? Check out sweet packages here.
2. In Store Promotion During Packet Pick Up - 24 Hours of Booty riders will receive a coupon to get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more that night (excluding the light package) and 10% Off Entire Purchase starting Sunday, July 27th.
3. Light Package Deals - On Thursday night only, you'll be able to purchase a CatEye 135 - Omni 3 Combo Light Kit at a special price. It includes red rear light and front LED headlight for just $29.99 (regularly $34.99).
4. Try a Pinarello! Demos will be available during 24 Hours of Booty for a test spin on the Booty Loop. Stop by the Pinarello demo tent next to TrySports in the expo, or check them out in the store!
Reboot Packet Pick Up
Reboot packets will be available at the registration tent at Myers Park Traditional School on Saturday, July 26th starting at 9:00 a.m.
Reboot riders will not be able to pick up packets before Saturday morning. A few things to remember before you come to packet pickup:
- Each rider must pick up their own packet. The only exception is an immediate family member picking up a packet for another family member that is riding.
- Make sure you bring a photo ID with you!
- Riders must meet their minimum of $200 before picking up their packet. If you haven't met the minimum, save some time at packet pickup by making a donation online.
From I-85 and the Airport
Take Billy Graham Parkway exit 33, South. At the intersection of Billy Graham and S. Tryon, Billy Graham changes to Woodlawn Road. Continue on Woodlawn Road for 2.5 miles to Selwyn Avenue. There is a Queens University of Charlotte sign just before Selwyn Avenue. Turn left onto Selwyn. Turn left onto Queens Road West. In 0.8 miles turn left onto Selwyn then right on Wellesley Avenue and follow event signage.
Take Woodlawn exit 6A, South. Continue on Woodlawn Road for 2.5 miles to Selwyn Avenue. There is a Queens University of Charlotte sign just before Selwyn Avenue. Turn Turn left onto Selwyn and continue for 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Queens Road West. In 0.8 miles turn left onto Selwyn then right on Wellesley Avenue and follow event signage.
Parking will be located in Parking Deck A adjacent to the Myers Park Traditional School field. Please do not park in the South Deck - there will be no parking signs. If you have friends and family who are coming to cheer you on please have them park outside the loop and carpool when possible.
Parking Tips - Please carpool!
Parking is always tight during 24 Hours of Booty. Here are a few things that will help make things go more smoothly
- If you plan on staying the full 24 hours, use the parking garage
- If you plan on going home during the event and coming back, park outside of the loop
- Please be respectful of the Myers Park neighbors and don’t block any driveways or squeeze into spots
- Please do not park in any other parking lots or decks on university property. Vehicles will be towed.
Gear drop is back by popular demand. Please follow these directions and help us keep cars flowing.
Gear Drop Tips - Bring a buddy!
An experienced 24 Hours of Booty participant will give you this advice, “Many hands make light work.” Bring a crew of friends to unload your equipment. You will thank us later.
Gear Drop Directions
Please follow these directions and help us keep cars flowing.
- Wellesley will be accessible only from Selwyn coming south. No left turns will be allowed (except for residents).
- Volunteers will lead vehicles to the gear drop parking lot adjacent to the athletic fields.
- After gear has been dropped off, vehicles will have the option to park at the Parking Deck A or exit to park outside of the loop
- Additional parking can be found at Myers Park High School by entering from Runnymede Lane. Please ride your bike back to the venue.
Gear Drop Times
- General Rider Gear Drop - Friday, July 25th from 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Pick up - Saturday, July 26th anytime after 10:00 a.m.
The 24 Hours of Booty campground is a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy your teammates and friends. Bring your tents, blankets, canopies and other camping gear to set up in Bootyville the campground area. This year's Bootyville will be located on the campus of Myers Park Traditional School.
Purchase a Team Tent and/or RV space:
Team tents are available for rental through 24 Hours of Booty. Teams are welcome to bring their own pop-up tents, but they can also be rented (and set up for you!). 10x10 and 20x20 options are available, as well as tables and chairs. Make your team tent a set-up to remember!
Team Tent Deadline has passed
- The campground will open at 10:00 a.m. for the Top 10 Fundraising Teams and 12:00 p.m. for all riders and teams. Campsites are on a first come, first served basis.
- 24 Hours of Booty does not allow promotions or solicitation in the campground. If you or your team members are interested in promoting a product or company, check here for more information about sponsorships and the expo.
- The campground is an alcohol and smoke free environment. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages or tobacco products to the event.
- Open campfires, grills, flames, generators, cars, and trailers are NOT ALLOWED in the campground.
Shower facilities will be located onsite at Queens University. You can access the Levine Center through the fence on the east side of Bootyville. Please bring a towel and toiletries with you.
You’ll enjoy the sound of bands throughout the event. This year, we will have 2 stages and bands playing on the Booty loop to keep you energized while you ride!
24 Hours of Booty loves our four-legged friends, but you’ll have to leave the puppies at home this year! Due to CMS rules, we are not allowed to have animals on school grounds.
There is plenty of food throughout the 24 Hours of Booty weekend. Three full meals, plus a midnight pizza party and unlimited snacks and drinks will keep you well fueled to meet your mileage goals. We work with great local caterers to make sure there is plenty of variety. There are always vegetarian options available - if you have other dietary restrictions we suggest that you bring additional food to supplement.
Friends and Family Meals
3-Meal Wristbands and individual Meal Tickets can be purchased for friends and family that are coming to the event to support the riders and enjoy the atmosphere. 3-Meal wristbands cost $20 each, which include all meals plus snacks. You can also purchase individual meal tickets for $10 ($6 for kids) for dinner, breakfast, or lunch.
Wristbands and meal tickets can be picked at the event in the store, under the name of the purchaser.
The 24 Hours of Booty course in Charlotte is a 2.85 mile loop that rolls through the beautiful neighborhoods around Myers Park.
There will be an expanded course rest stop this year. It will be fully staffed and include a hydration and snack station, portajons and medical support.
Start Lineup & Survivor Lap
One of the best parts of the ride is the survivor lap and the start line. Opening ceremonies will be at the Start and Finish line, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The survivor lap will be led by Team Camden's Honor Bikes, designed to honor those who have passed, who are battling, and who have beat cancer! Let us honor your friends and family while we pedal for a cure. Please follow volunteer direction and signage to ensure Survivors and Top Fundraisers are up front.
To help make sure neighborhood traffic flows smoothly, a pace car strategy will be in effect this year. If too many cars back up in the Myers Park neighborhood, the police will employ a ‘pace car’ that riders will need to ride behind. This allows police to get cars in and out more easily. If you see the pace car, please ride behind it until it pulls off the course.
The last lap will take place at 6:45 p.m. at the Start and Finish Line. Once this group leaves the course will be closed behind them and any other riders will have to exit the course. Join us for this last lap so we can finish strong together!
While the course is closed and has full police support, we want to make sure the event is safe and fun for everyone. Keep these things in mind as you ride:
- Children must be at least 12 years old and comfortable riding in a crowd to participate.
- Enter and exit only at the start/finish area.
- Helmets are required. Lights (both front and back) are required when riding after dark.
- Obey all traffic laws and rules of the road.
- Aerobars must not be used in a pace line or at any time when other cyclists are in close proximity.
- Headphones and cell phones are not allowed while riding.
- Be aware that cyclists on the course have varying levels of experience. Ride carefully and watch for other riders, vehicles and pedestrians on the course.
One of the great things about 24 Hours of Booty is that riders can set the goal that is right for them! There are cancer survivors riding just a few laps after completing treatment, riding with people who want to hit the 300 mile mark. Check the training page for several plans from our friends at Total Cyclist.
We thank you for all the hard work you have put into fundraising! If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Thank a Neighbor
If you see Myers Park neighbors out and about, make sure you thank them! They graciously open their beautiful streets to us every year and we want to make sure they feel the love. Please be respectful and do not park in the neighborhoods inside the loop.
If you have friends and family who are coming to cheer you on please have them park outside the loop and carpool when possible.