North Carolina's Bogue Banks Hosts Cycling for the Coast Bike Ride


Bogue Banks, part of North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks region, is a 21-mile stretch of beautiful barrier island beaches accessible by two bridges; one near each end of the island. Bogue Banks runs east to west with southfacing beaches. Bogue Banks includes the towns of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach, Salter Path and Emerald Isle. Historic Fort Macon is also located on the island.

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Bogue Banks is a wonderful place to bike ride with its scenic coastal landscape, charming Crystal Coast towns and picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Bike along the streets, on the sand or take advantage of the Emerald Isle bike path.

There's a new biking adventure to be had each and every day. Make sure you put it on your itinerary next time you're vacationing in Emerald Isle or the surrounding Crystal Coast area.

Cycling for the Coast Bike Ride

Bogue Banks hosts a cycling event this month which celebrates this part of the North Carolina coastline. Cycling for the Coast happens on Saturday, September 13 from 8a.m. to noon. The Cycling for the Coast event begins and ends at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. The ride benefits the North Carolina Coastal Federation of the central region and its education and restoration programs.

The Cycling for the Coast bike ride is in its fourth year and is a great family-friendly event for all ages and biking ability levels. It offers 20K, 40K and 80K course options. Online pre-registration runs until Thursday, September 11. Registration is available the day of the event beginning at 6:30a.m. Registration costs are as follows: members, $35; non-members $50; members family registration, $65; non-members family registration, $80. (All non-membership registration fees automatically include a membership.)

Cycling for the Coast After-Party

After the Cycling for the Coast ride, enjoy an after-party at McCurdy's Restaurant on the Atlantic Beach Causeway. Cyclists, family and friends can relax and enjoy a picnic-style lunch on the waterfront deck. Natty Greene's Brewing Company of Raleigh provides free beer to the age 21 and over cyclists. Drawings for gift certificates and prizes are also included in the after-party.

We hope to see you there. It's a great way to see part of the Carolina coast, while also supporting a wonderful local cause. Let us know if you're riding in the Cycling for the Coast event. We'd also love to hear about your favorite local bike routes. We look forward to seeing you on Bogue Banks!