The twenty-first annual Cycle NC Mountains To Coast ride will run from Blowing Rock to Atlantic Beach on September 28 to October 5, 2019.  Nearly 1,000 bicyclists are expected to participate in this unique ride.

Weekend Schedule for Cycle NC

Blowing Rock will welcome the riders with true mountain hospitality! Participants can expect rides along beautiful mountain roads, a Welcome Party, plus some ongoing late summer events:

Friday, September 27
Cone Life & Collections Exhibits at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Music on the Lawn at Ragged Gardens
Bonfire & Live Music at Chetola Resort
Live music at Town Tavern, Twigs, Woodlands BBQ, and Green Park Inn
Oyster Roast at Blowing Rock Market on Main Street
Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad

Saturday, September 28
Cone Life & Collections Exhibits at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Upstairs Tours of Flat Top Manor at Moses Cone Memorial Park
Cycle NC Expo by Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters– at Davant Field 10am-6pm
Welcome Party at Davant Field- Local brews and live music by The Neighbors & brews from Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Boonshine Brewery, & Blowing Rock Brewing! 4-7pm.
Pig Pickin’ at Blowing Rock Market on Main Street
Bonfire & Live Music at Chetola Resort
Live music at Twigs, Woodlands BBQ, and Green Park Inn
Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad
Karaoke Night at Town Tavern

Sunday, September 29
Route opens at 7:30am. Have a great ride!
Excursions for non-riders begin at 8:30am.

Can’t-miss location: Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters is your base for information on the best local rides, gear questions, and outfitting. Plus, they have Blue Ridge Parkway jerseys! The shop is on Sunset Drive, just a short walk (or ride!) from the CNC Campsite.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try out some of our incredible restaurants! From delicious, down-home fare to creative culinary delights, Blowing Rock has variety of cuisine on offer. A walkable downtown will invite you to step into our local shops, galleries, and boutiques. And if you’d like to fit in a little bargain shopping, check out Tanger Outlets.
Multiple hotels in Blowing Rock will be hosting some participants, most within walking distance of the celebrations and downtown attractions. Camping participants will enjoy camping near downtown in the pop-up campsite with traveling amenities.

See the Route Announcement Video Here!

Cycling in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is located right on the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoys direct access to all points in the High Country. This means that challenging circuits and routes are easy to plan and enjoy on local roads. The Town of Blowing Rock welcomes cyclists often, most of whom come to enjoy the views along a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. With plenty of eateries and a variety of overnight accommodations, our town is a natural choice for cyclists looking for a getaway riding experience.

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Businesses like Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters and Footsloggers are trusted sources for cycling and outdoor equipment, respectively. Plus, Rhoddie helps cyclists plan the ideal route, whether challenge or sightseeing is the goal.

More About Cycle NC’s Mountains To Coast Ride

Riders will bike an average of 60 miles per day over the course of the week.  Hickory, Spencer, Siler City, Clayton, Greenville and New Bern are the stops on the route between Blowing Rock and Atlantic Beach. The Cycle NC “Mountains to Coast” Tour is the state’s only cross-state, fully-supported ride. It was 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 NC promotes 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 20 years, Cycle North Carolina has stopped overnight in more than 100 North Carolina towns and visited over 700 North Carolina communities.

Register at www.ncsports.org.  Cycle North Carolina is capping registration at 1,100 riders. So, interested riders should register early to enjoy the highlight of the year for bicycling in North Carolina!

 Cycle North Carolina is presented by Retire NC. Partner organizations of Cycle North Carolina include: Powerade, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BB&T, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Harris Teeter, Morningstar Law Group, the N.C. Department of Transportation and Cycling Spoken Here.