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About The Ride The Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride is a perfect weekend getaway for any outdoor enthusiast and their family. Enjoy a 3-day cycling festival featuring a variety of route options each day that focus on showcasing the beautiful landscapes that Western North Carolina has to offer. The campsite is located right along the edges of Lake Lure, just down the road from Chimney Rock. Indoor camping and RV's are welcome on the ride and there are multiple hotel and bed & breakfast inn options as well. For more information about the campsite, CLICK HERE.
What Does My Registration Fee Include?
- Official Mountain Ride participant shirt - 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, 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 Mountain 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
Routes & Format The Mountain Ride is a loop ride event, with routes beginning and ending at the campsite in Lake Lure. The event begins on Friday afternoon with a 15-20 mile warm up ride that is available from 1pm-5pm. Once your legs are warmed up, you'll be all set to spend Saturday and Sunday meandering along the rivers and streams through the Blue Ridge Mountains on one of our various route options ranging from 10 miles to 62 miles. The best part is that the routes begin and end from the same location, so there's no hassle of moving camp each day!
About Lake Lure Voted The Official Best Mountain Lake Getaway in 2016, Lake Lure is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Foothills and surrounded by expansive views. The town is surrounded by a cathedral of mountain cliffs and the forefront is a rushing river and a serene lake. The site of filming for mulitple movies, including Dirty Dancing and the Last of the Mohicans, the location is perfect for any outdoor adventure. Take a hike in the woods, a thrilling mountain bike ride, a climb on a sheer rock face, a day on the water, or hang out a the Lake Lure Beach.
About the Organizers
The Mountain 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 Transporation in 1999. In addition to the Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride, NCAS organizes the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Ride, the Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride and the BODYARMOR State Games annually.