Team Up

Team Up in Cleveland County

In Cleveland County, we value community spirit and know that hobbies are more fun when we experience them together. Our close proximity to Charlotte and Asheville, plus access to the very best of North Carolina and South Carolina’s great outdoors, makes it easy to get involved in all kinds of activities, ranging from sports and recreational groups to language and culture-based meet-ups.

Fitness and Fun in the Carolinas

Proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains and some of the most exciting cities in the Carolinas, combined with our amazing weather leads to various outdoor and indoor sporting activities in the region. Whether you’re a lifelong athlete or a novice looking for fun ways to connect with new people, there’s something for everyone in and around Cleveland County.

  • Asheville Track Club — Asheville Track Club is a premier running club hosting various competitions and races
  • Asheville Ultimate Club — The Asheville Ultimate Club fosters the sport of ultimate Frisbee by providing opportunities to learn, play, and teach in the greater Asheville area
  • Bicycles Shelby and Boost Bike Shop – Located in Shelby, Bicycles encourages the sport of bicycling as a means to a healthy lifestyle through three weekly community rides. Boost Bike Shop, also located in Shelby, serves as a resource for local cyclers.
  • Blue Ridge Bicycle Club — The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club promotes healthy and fun lifestyles through cycling in Western North Carolina.
  • Carolina Backpackers and Campers Meet-Up Group — Carolina Backpackers and Campers Meet-Up Group is an all-level meet-up for people who love to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Charlotte Area Cycling Meet-Up Group — The Charlotte Area Cycling Meet-Up promotes social cycling in the Charlotte area with scenic rides, great people, fitness and fun.
  • Charlotte Social Sports Meet-Up Group — Charlotte Social Sports Meet-Up has everything from social happy hours and mile-run charity events to kickball and bowling leagues, all in the name of fun and creating connections.
  • Cleveland Country Club — With a unique blend of Southern hospitality and professional business etiquette, Cleveland Country Club creates a memorable country club experience with opportunities for golf, tennis, swimming and dining.
  • Cleveland County YMCA — The Cleveland County Family YMCA helps all people and families reach their potential in spirit, mind and body through recreation centers, events and programs.
  • Cleveland County Sports and Run/Walks — View a variety of upcoming sporting events and races in Cleveland County.
  • CrossFit Shelby and CrossFit Kings Mountain — Cleveland County’s two CrossFit locations offer the best of this wildly popular exercise regimen, incorporating high-intensity interval training with team building to form a friendly and non-intimidating environment with “garage gym” feel.
  • GetHiking! Charlotte Meet-Up Group — GetHiking! Charlotte Meet-Up Group helps you explore the abundance of wonderful natural places North Carolina has to offer on foot.
  • SportsLink Charlotte — SportsLink is the Charlotte area’s largest organizer of adult sports social leagues.
  • Yoga in Cleveland County– Drop in for a class at one of Cleveland County’s variety of yoga studios, including Uptown Yoga Loft in Shelby and Daisy Yoga Studio in Kings Mountain.
International Groups and Resources

In Cleveland County, we welcome people and families from all different places and backgrounds, and continue to build a diverse community, in part, by attracting international companies like Uniquetex to our thriving business community. Proximity to Charlotte and its surrounding areas means convenient access to a range of international language and culture groups and resources.

Hobbies and Interests

Our diverse population is passionate about their hobbies—from crafting and arts, to craft brewing and cars. Here are just a few of the groups in and around Cleveland County that help connect those with similar interests.

  • 4-H of Cleveland County — 4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, where hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps.
  • Adult Dance Classes in Cleveland County — Join other adults in Cleveland County at The Academy of Performing Arts in Shelby for jazz, ballet, tap and other dance classes in a social environment.
  • Asheville Asphalt Sisters Meet-Up Group — The Asheville Asphalt Sisters are an all-female motorcycle group who gather for all skill-level fun on the Western North Carolina roads.
  • British Car Club of Western North Carolina — The British Car Club of Western North Carolina gather to drive their British Cars through the beautiful North Carolina mountain roads to parties, picnics, car shows and networking events.
  • Charlotte Film Community Meet-Up Group — The Charlotte Film Community is a group of Carolina area filmmakers, actors, crew, producers, directors, screenwriters, agents and others in the film industry
  • Charlotte Latin Dance — Charlotte Latin Dance members share their passion for self-expression and dance in an environment that fosters fun, fitness and learning through Latin dance for people of all backgrounds.
  • Charlotte Live R&B Meet-Up Group — The Charlotte live R&B group brings together live music lovers to attend and support R&B nightlife events.
  • Charlotte Margarita Lovers Meet-Up Group — The Charlotte Margarita Lovers meet for social gatherings over margaritas and food.
  • Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service — The Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service seeks to educate and connect those interested in amateur radio.
  • Cleveland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program — The Extension Master Gardener program is an educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture through educational assistance concerning lawns, fruits, vegetables, trees and ornamentals by trained and supervised volunteer staff.
  • Dogs & Drinks Meet-Up Group Charlotte — The Dogs and Drinks group meets for drinks and fun with other dog lovers in the greater Charlotte region.
  • Meet Up to Eat Up in Shelby – Hosted by the Foothills Farmers’ Market in Uptown Shelby, “Meet Up to Eat Up” is a monthly moving feast that features local food and local farms.
  • Foothills Quilters Guild — Established in 1986, the Foothills Quilters Guild brings quilting aficionados together monthly at its Shelby headquarters. Members can participate in a range of activities such as workshops, fat quarter swaps and demonstrations and visitors are always welcome.
  • Good Eats & Meets Charlotte — Good Eats & Meets is the largest dining and socializing group in the country, devoted to connecting members with new places to eat, drink and socialize.
  • The Charlotte Art Meet-Up Group — The Charlotte Art Meetup Group gathers all types of artists to discuss techniques, share critiques, work together, network and play.
  • The Charlotte Beer Club — The Charlotte Beer Club supports craft beer and brewers through get-togethers at local establishments in the city’s growing craft brew scene.
  • Travel and Culture Enthusiasts Meet-Up Group of Charlotte — The Travel and Culture Enthusiast Group holds and promotes social trips, plays, music events and museum tours, among other cultural offerings.

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