Flying into the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
If you are flying to North Carolina for this year's Mountains to Coast Ride, it is recommended that you fly into the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and plan to take the bus transportation option from Durham to the start of the ride in Blowing Rock. This transporation option leaves at 10am on Saturday, September 28 so it is suggested that you arrive in Raleigh by the evening of Friday, September 27. The Cycle North Carolina host hotel for Durham is the Sheraton Imperial, located at 4700 Emperor Blvd in Durham. You can find more details about this property on the Official Host Hotel List located under the Overnight Accomodations dropdown.
For those that purchase a seat on the bus to the start of the ride, that bus will depart from Durham on Saturday morning from the Sheraton Imperial. Check-in will begin at 9am and the bus will leave at 10am. Included with the purchase of this transportation option is the transportation of your bike as well. All bikes will be loaded on a CNC Bike Transports Truck and taken to the start of the ride.
Anyone choosing to fly into airports other than RDU must make their own arrangements to get to the start of the ride.
Shipping your bike for Cycle North Carolina
Our bike mechanics, Cycling Spoken Here, are your go to people for shipping your bike to North Carolina for this year's ride. Contact their retail store at 919-461-0066 for more details on this process.
Flying out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
If you will be flying out of RDU after the ride, you will want to plan to take the bus transportation option from Atlantic Beach to Durham after the ride. This bus will leave at 8am on Sunday, October 6. You should arrive back in Durham around 11am. We will have shuttles taking people to RDU. Click here to fill our our Shuttle Request form so that we add you to our list.