Each year, the Village of Clemmons hosts a Pedal and Metal Fest on a Saturday in May. The event has featured bike and helmet checks, several scheduled bike rides for all ages, Touch-A-Truck, kids crafts, balloon animal artistry, face painting, and a bike/trike parade. The event was created to promote bicycle safety and healthy living; however in 2015, the event expanded to include the Touch-A-Truck portion to allow kids and adults to sit inside, touch and learn all about vehicles they usually don’t have the opportunity to be up close and personal with. Community partners offer interactive kids’ activities. Clemmons Bicycle is a major sponsor of the event, leading guided bike rides to teach skills and precautions to ride a bicycle safely.
The event is held at Morgan Elementary School and Village Point Greenway, the Village’s first greenway. The greenway consists of 3900 linear feet of greenway around Village Point Lake and a segment adjacent to Frank Morgan Elementary School. The Village Point Lake also boasts a fishing pier that allows urban community fishing opportunities for residents to fish a stocked lake throughout the year. The greenway is open daily from dawn until dusk. As the Village Point Area continues to develop, a series of greenway connectors will link all 124 acres of the Novant Health development and begin connecting neighborhoods and other destinations throughout the Village incrementally.
The 2017 event will be held on May 20. Adults and children are encouraged to bring their bikes or trikes. The event is free of charge.