All route mileages are subject to change as the Cycle NC Staff is constantly out on the routes in search of great rest stops, smooth roads, low traffic counts, construction free zones and unique towns. Routes are not final until the Cycle NC Staff make the last check one week prior to the event. All cue sheets and maps will be emailed out to registered participants the Monday before the ride starts.
Tentative Daily Mileages:
Day 1: Blowing Rock to Hickory - 63 miles (elev. +2941 ft)
Day 2: Hickory to Spencer - 67 miles (elev. +2457 ft)
Day 3: Spencer to Siler City - 69 miles (elev. +3184 ft)
Day 4: Siler City to Clayton - 73 miles (elev. +2818 ft)
Day 5: Clayton to Greenville - 76 or 100 miles (elev. +1362 ft)
Day 6: Greenville to New Bern - 67 miles (elev. +645 ft)
Day 7: New Bern to Atlantic Beach - 68 miles (elev. +800 ft)
The Cycle NC Cue sheets featuring turn by turn instructions and an overview map will be available electronically in PDF format. The links to the pdf files will be e-mailed directly to all registered participants to view and download prior to the start of the event. In addition to the cue sheets, directional signs along with road markings will be located at each turn along the routes.
If you find your bike needs some assistance during the ride, Cycling Spoken Here will be at the start/finish and at various rest stops on each days routes to get you repaired and back on the road.
Support and Gear Vehicles (SAG)
All the routes are fully supported by CNC SAG vehicles to provide assistance to riders in need. If you need help, pull off the road and pat the top of your head and they will stop to assist you. Personal SAG's are not allowed on the routes at any time.