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 Sparta. This transporation option leaves at 10am on Saturday, October 2 so it is suggested that you arrive in Raleigh by the evening of Friday, October 1. The Cycle North Carolina host hotel for Durham is the Sheraton Imperial, located at 4700 Emperor Blvd in Durham. The Sherton Imperial offers a free shuttle from the RDU airport to the hotel. 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 Transport 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
There will be an option to ship your bike to North Carolina. Details on this option are coming soon!
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 North Topsail Beach to Durham after the ride. This bus will leave at 8am on Sunday, October 10. 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.