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 15 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.
Oriental 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 fifth time Oriental 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 BODYARMOR Sport Water with electrolytes and BODYARMOR Sport Drink, 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 HEREfor more FAQs!Routes & Format
The Coastal Ride is a loop ride event, with routes beginning and ending at the waterfront campsite along the Neuse River. Friday, Saturday and Sunday offer multiple route options ranging from 15 miles to 100 miles, depending on the day. Each day will take us in a different direction and will explore places with stories to tell like Camp Seafarer, Holt's Chapel, Fulcher's Seafood, R.E. Mayo Seafood, River Dunes, I&M Oyster Company, Squidders Supply Store, Arlington Place and Kennel Beach. 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 Oriental
Dubbed "The Sailing Capital of North Carolina", Oriental sits along the beautiful Neuse River, intertwined with several smaller creeks, where the boating season never ends. Wide waters beckon year-round sailing, cruising, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and for those who enjoy racing, there are regattas just about every month of the year.
Off the water, Oriental offers a wide range of activities including historical walking tours, cycling, tennis, a history museum, art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops, concerts, plays, massage therapy, and beauty salons. Or, if you are looking for a place to kick back and relax, sit a spell in one of the many parks and enjoy the charm of small-town riverside living. Be careful....Oriental is contagious. Many boaters and cyclists alike have stopped "just for the night" and ended up finding the right real estate to make Oriental their home port.
The above passage was pulled from the Town of Oriental website. For more information about Oriental, 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.