About the Event

What //

Various loop route options offered daily from 5 miles to 100 miles

When //

April 22-24, 2022

Where //

510 S Broad St
Edenton, NC 27932

Coastal Ride Home Page

2023 Date/Location Annoucement Coming Soon!!!

About the Ride
The Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride offers participants and their families a fun-filled 3-day weekend while both on and off the bike. Start your day by hopping on your bike and exploring one of the many fully supported routes this ride has to offer. Each day will feature a variety of routes ranging anywhere from 10 miles to 100 miles. The flat roads and minimal traffic counts will allow you to fully experience all of the sights and sounds of the Edenton area including an abundance of coastal wildlife and many historic sites that are deeply rooted to the local communities. 

Edenton also has plenty of activities for when you are off of the bike. Those that are feeling adventurous can take a kayak expedition or go on a boat tour.  Those looking to relax might prefer to explore the mix of boutiques, historic sites and restaurants in the downtown area.  This will be the seventh time Edenton has hosted the event.  We look forward to seeing you there!
What Does My Registration Fee Include?
- Indoor and outdoor camping facilities 
- Electronic cue sheets & route maps
- Access to Ride with GPS premium membership features including voice commands and GPS downloads
- Rest Stops with a variety of snacks & beverages including bottled water, Powerade, apples, bananas, Clif Bars, Kind Bars, pickle cups, fig bars, sodas, Sweet 'N Salty trail mix and Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches
- Clearly marked routes
- SAG (Support and Gear) Support
- Catered meal at the Coastal Ride Social
- Beverage gardens and local entertainment & activities
- Portable restrooms at rest stops and at camp
- Shower facilities at camp
- Mechanical support at rest stops and camp
- Access to the Cycle NC mobile app

CLICK HERE for more FAQs!
Routes & Format
The Coastal Ride is a loop ride event, with routes beginning and ending at the waterfront campsite along the Chowan River and Albemarle Sound.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday offer multiple route options ranging from 5 miles to 100 miles, depending on the day.  Each day will take us in a different direction and will explore places like the Sycamore Arabian Farm, Belvidere, The Nicholson House, The Catfish Hunter Museum, The Newbold-White House, Creswell, Columbia, Scotch Hall Preserve, Windsor's Riverman Park and Mini Zoo, the Cashie Wetlands Walk (a treehouse village!), Leggetts Diner and the Sans Souci Ferry.  The best part about the Coastal Ride format is that the routes begin and end from the same location, so there's no hassle of moving camp each day!

For more information on the routes, CLICK HERE.

About Edenton
North Carolina's beautifully preserved first Colonial capital has been described as the prettiest small town in the South.  Edenton visitors enjoy the most intact Colonial courthouse in America (circa 1767), the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, bay cruises, historic trolley tours, paddling on Edenton Bay, free boat slips & a charming downtown near the waterfront.

Edenton is located on the Albemarle Sound and was the capital of the Province of North Carolina from 1722 to 1743.  In 1774, the Edenton Tea Party was the first known political action by women in the British-American colonies.  Today, Edenton is the county seat of Chowan County and boasts many historical homes and sites from its time as a colonial capital.  

For more information about Edenton, NC, CLICK HERE.

About the Organizers
The Coastal Ride is organized by North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS), a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1983.  NCAS created Cycle North Carolina in partnership with Visit North Carolina, Capitol Broadcasting Company and the N.C. Department of Transportation in 1999.  In addition to the Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride, NCAS organizes the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Ride, the Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride and the BODYARMOR State Games annually.