Various loop route options offered daily from 5 miles to 100 miles
April 26-28, 2024
223 E Water St Washington, NC 27889
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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 Washington area including an abundance of coastal wildlife and many historic sites that are deeply rooted to the local communities.
Washington also has plenty of activities for when you are off of the bike. Those that are feeling adventurous can take a kayak expedition or do a little paddle boarding. Those looking to relax might prefer to explore the mix of boutiques, antique shops and restaurants in the downtown area. This will be the sixth time Little Washington has hosted the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
What Does My Registration Fee Include? - Indoor and outdoor camping facilities with indoor bathrooms - 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, BODYARMOR Sports 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 - Fat Tire 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
Routes & Format
The Coastal Ride is a loop ride event, with routes beginning and ending at the Festival Park campsite along the Pamlico River. Friday, Saturday and Sunday offer multiple route options ranging from 5 miles to 100 miles, depending on the day. Routes will traverse through Bath, North Carolina's oldest town, Belhaven, Pantego, Pinetown, Chocowinity, Grifton, Ayden and Grimesland. There are may points of interest on the routes, including Yoder's Dutch Pantry, Simply Natural Creamery, Bum's Restaurant and The Grimes Plantation to name a few. 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!
Snugly nestled along the north shore of the Pamlico River, Washington, NC, is a small town with a storied past. Founded in 1776, the town was the first city in America to be named for General George Washington. Because of this, the city is still occasionally referred to as "Original Washington." With a beautiful and historic downtown, Washington is known for the stately homes nad lovely gardens that make up its residential area, as well as the ornate brickwork featured on the vintage commercial buildings of Main Street. Located directly on the scenic waterfront, downtown Washington offers unique opportunities to the visitor, from world-class restaurants and intriguing antique stores to art galleries, performing centers and more.
For more information about Washington, 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.