|2014 Cycle "Mountains to Coast" Route|
|Written by Chip Hofler|
|Monday, 24 March 2014 16:52|
The sixteenth-annual ride is scheduled for a Sparta to Hatteras Village route, from September 27 to October 4, 2014. With beautiful tourist stops along scenic back roads, the “Mountains to Coast” trek is
the highlight of the year for many cyclists from across the nation.
Cycle North Carolina will begin its full-service, cross-state ride on September 27th at Alleghany High School in Sparta, and will arrive at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village on October 4th, with 1,100 bicyclists expected to participate. Over the course of the week, riders will bike an average of 60 miles per day. Additional overnight stays are planned for the towns of Mt. Airy, Reidsville, Oxford, Roanoke Rapids, Edenton and Manteo.
The Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Tour is the state’s only fully-supported ride created in 1999 with the N.C. Division of Tourism, Capital Broadcasting Company, the N.C. Department of Transportation and North Carolina Amateur Sports as founding partners. Cycle North Carolina was developed to promote North Carolina’s scenic beauty, heritage tourism, visitor attractions, historic sites, state parks, fitness, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of bicycling to individuals and our state. During the past 16 years, Cycle North Carolina has stopped overnight in more than 100 North Carolina towns and visited more than 650 North Carolina communities.
Registration brochures will be available soon and online registration is already open at www.cyclenorthcarolina.org. Cycle North Carolina will be capping registration at 1,100 riders, so interested riders are encouraged to register early, to avoid missing out on the highlight of the year for bicycling in North Carolina.
In addition to the “Mountains to Coast” Tour, Cycle North Carolina will host the Coastal Ride in Oriental, NC, April 4-6, 2014. Cycle North Carolina will also host its inaugural Mountain Ride in Lake Lure, NC, August 2-3, 2014. Registration for the Coastal Ride is sold out, but registration for the Mountain Ride is open at www.cyclenorthcarolina.org.
For more information on Cycle North Carolina, contact NCAS at (919) 361-1133, or visit the Cycle North Carolina Web site at, www.cyclenorthcarolina.org.
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