About the Event

Event Starts In

What //

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

When //

April 24-26, 2020

Where //

504 South Avenue
Oriental, NC 28571

About Coastal Ride

Event Update:
Cycle North Carolina and officials with the Town of Oriental have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Cycle N.C. Coastal Ride per the recommendation of The Centers for Disease Control to cancel, or postpone gatherings of more than 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.  This decision is disappointing to our staff, but we feel this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, event staff, local residents in Oriental and everyone associated with the event.  Our staff and numerous local groups in Oriental have been working more than a year on this event and we are extremely disappointed that we will not be able to have the event for you in 2020.  If you were signed up for the event, please give us a few days to finalize the details, but we will email you before April 3 to provide information about the refund and credit process.  Don’t forget to cancel your reservations if you currently have lodging, airline and other reservations for the event.


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 5 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 Oriental area including an abundance of coastal wildlife and many historic sites that are deeply rooted to the local communities. 

This small sailing town tends to move at its own pace, which is usually dictated by which way the wind is blowing. With fantastic museums, beautiful art galleries, great shopping and a simply gorgeous waterfront, there will be plenty for you to do while off the bike in Oriental. Those that are feeling adventurous can take a kayak expedition or do a little sailing while those looking to relax might prefer to check out the local shops or pull up a deck chair and enjoy the scenery. And don't forget to check out the live music going on each night at multiple locations in the town.

Famous for its friendly locals and a laid back way of life, your time both on and off the bike at this year's Coastal Ride is sure to show you why Oriental is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in North Carolina. Spots will be limited for the 2020 Coastal Ride so register early as this event will sell out!

Oriental Testimonials

"Love all the coastal towns but especially Oriental. I like the various routes offered for all levels of riders."   - Gwen B.

"I like the leisurely flat riding and staying in one place. The town of Oriental has great people and excellent restaurants and bars."   - Anonymous

"This is a great event! The volunteers are wonderful and the people in Oriental are awesome!"   - George T.

"Everyone associated with the event is great and the town of Oriental is lovely! We take over their town for a few days and they welcome us."   - Arayanna D.

"Oriental folks are always excited and welcoming. No traffic on the routes. Most sparse I can recall on an organized ride."   - Jack J.