Bike Valets at the 146-room Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte offer an array of Trek Bikes for complimentary guest use, and the hotel features 150 bicycle parking spaces for hotel guests. Bike Valets are fully-trained in bicycle maintenance and repair and provide pedal-prone guests with equipment orientation, a local bike map, a water bottle and safety helmet to use. Women’s bikes also include baskets, in case shopping at the dozens of nearby stores is on the agenda. Another stop of interest to many guests might be a bike visit to Uptown’s nearby Farmers’ Market, specializing in fresh produce, cheeses and organic breads. Each Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte guest rider receives a bike lock to use, so that he or she can saddle up at the various bike racks throughout town, returning to the hotel for welcome-back chilled water and towel service.