Cycle North Carolina Reaches Rider Limit for Coastal Ride in OrientalEvent will be held April 4th-6th for the third time in Edenton.



The 11thAnnual Cycle North Carolina (CNC) Coastal Ride will kick-off Friday, April 4th, in Oriental, NC, after reaching its rider limit of 1,100 cyclists. The participants represent twenty-six different states (CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV), the Disctrict of Columbia and Canada. The CNC Coastal Ride (formerly the Spring Ride) was last hosted in Oriental in 2011, with 1,043 cyclists participating.


In all, this will be the third time Oriental has hosted the Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride. The fun-filled weekend will offer three days of cycling and feature some great Coastal Carolina food, music and historical sites. The CNC Coastal Ride will also include many off-the-bike recreational activities in the Oriental area. Canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, historic tours, wine tastings, local art displays and beautiful sunsets will fill time away from the bike and provide a taste of spring in Coastal North Carolina.


The Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride is a fully supported bicycle event with support vehicles available to aid cyclists who experience physical or mechanical breakdowns.


Rest stops will be set up every 10-20 miles along each route for riders to get off their bikes and explore, while quenching their hunger and thirst. Indoor and outdoor camping areas with amenities will be provided in Oriental at the Oriental Women’s Center, at Lou Mac Park and at the participating residential properties along the waterfront. Participants will also fill the hotels, Bed and Breakfast Inns and vacation homes in Oriental. Cycling routes will include attractions such as Minnesott Beach, Minnesott Ferry, Aurora Fossil Museum, Bayboro and Paradise Cove Marina, to name a few. Evening entertainment will be provided both nights for the cyclists while in Oriental. Friday night, live music will be hosted at the Silos Restaurant. Saturday night is the official CNC Coastal Ride Social where all participants can enjoy a free food, catch up with friends, and meet other cyclists. Dinner will be served along the waterfront on South Avenue, complete with a beverage garden.


After the CNC Social, participants can head over to Toucan’s Tiki Bar and Grill for live music from the Cotton and the Cary White Trash band.


The evening will be capped with the running of the ceremonial Chinese Dragon at 8:00pm at the waterfront campsite. The Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride is presented by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism. Partner organizations of Cycle North Carolina.