Loaves & Fishes pantries and administrative office will be closed Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.


Save The Date, Saturday, August 24, 2019 for the 8th Annual Tour de Turns

SAVE THE DATE for the 8th annual Tour de Turns and Under the Shade Trees Festival, Saturday, August 24 at Carmel Road Neighborhood Park. This original and unique benefit bicycle ride winds through beautiful tree-lined South Charlotte neighborhoods offering 15, 25, 37 and 62 mile routes. Tour de Turns is for all skill levels and includes events for kids, live music by the Natty Boh Duo, lunch and a craft beer garden provided by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. This year’s Title Sponsor is Regions Bank.


Cycling options include: 

  • 15, 25, 37 & 62 mile routes (all within a 6 square mile area!)
  • Youth Cycolcross Clinic and Mini-Race
  • Kids Closed Loop Course/Bike Rodeo by Bikin” Dads Adventures

New this year:

Walking Routes

Under The Shade Trees Festival features:

  • Live Music by Natty Boh Duo
  • Lunch (order online)
  • Craft Beer Garden by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
  • Start/Finish in the shady comfort of Carmel Road Neighborhood Park located at 2365 Carmel Rd. in Charlotte


Tour de Turns aims to turn the corner on local hunger by benefiting Loaves & Fishes, a network of 35 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County, providing groceries for neighbors in need. Regions Bank is the 2019 Tour de Turns title sponsor.


For full details, a schedule of events and to register to ride, please visit www.tourdeturns.org.  Volunteers are always needed! Donations can be made if you cannot attend!


Tour de Turns

The primary mission of Tour de Turns is to turn the corner on local hunger by raising funds for Loaves & Fishes as well as promote neighborhood cycling routes that are safer and more peaceful than cycling on busy thoroughfare streets. For more information: www.tourdeturns.org


Help turn the corner on local hunger! Loaves & Fishes is proud to be the beneficiary of Tour de Turns.

Registration is now open! For more details and a schedule of events, visit tourdeturns.org.