Cycle North Carolina's "Mountains to Coast" Fall Ride Begins This Weekend


North Carolina is a wonderful place to bike whether you enjoy a leisurely ride on the beach or one of the many bike trails throughout the state. There are also a lot of great cycling events, for both amateurs and professionals alike, that allow you to fully experience the grandeur and stunning beauty of the state.

Cycle North CarolinCycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Fall Ridea offers one of the largest cross-state bicycle tours in the U.S. In its 15th year, the Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to Coast" Fall Ride promotes the scenic beauty of North Carolina while incorporating small-town visits, downtown celebrations, live music, local food and beverage samplings and so much more. The bicyclists travel at a leisurely pace while enjoying the rural country roads and gorgeous views of our beautiful and diverse state.

This year's "Mountains to Coast" Fall Ride runs from September 28 through October 5th beginning in Spruce Pine. It continues on with overnight stops in Morganton, Troutman, Asheboro, Holly Springs, Goldsboro, New Bern and finishes in Atlantic Beach. Last year's ride set an attendance record including more than 1,100 bicyclists from 38 states, as well as participants from Russia, Great Britain, Switzerland and Canada. This year promises to be even bigger and better.

The full schedule for this seven-day bike riding event can be found on the Mountains to Coast daily schedule page. If you're interested in participating in this type of event, a Spring Ride is currently in the works. You can visit the Cycle North Carolina's webpage for upcoming plans or visit the Cycle North Carolina Facebook page for the latest updates.
Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Fall Ride Finishes on the Crystal Coast
If you'll be vacationing on the Crystal Coast on Saturday, October 5, be sure to come down to Atlantic Beach that morning to cheer on the cyclists as they finish their seven-day ride. It is quite an accomplishment and they'd appreciate the support. It's also a great opportunity to ask them about the ride and get the inside scoop on what's entailed if you have an interest in participating in an upcoming event.

We hope to see you there! If you'll be in Atlantic Beach for the finish, let us know. We always love hearing from our readers. Happy cycling!

*Photos courtesy of Cycle North Carolina.