Henderson is scheduled to be an overnight stop on the 24th annual “Mountains to Coast” bicycle tide this fall.
More than 900 icyclists from across the country are predicted to begin the trek in Banner Elk, wending their way along a route that will eventually take them to Emerald Isle, according to information from Visit NC’s executive director, Wit Tuttell, unveiled in a videotaped announcement Thursday. Click here to view the clip:
Check-in for the ride is Sept. 30; the ride begins on Oct. 1 and concludes on Oct. 7, with cyclists logging about 60 miles each day. There will be plenty of stops along the state’s scenic backroads as the cyclists make their way eastward.
Overnight stays are planned in the towns of Wilkesboro, Winston-Salem, Mebane, Henderson, Tarboro and Kinston.
The Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Tour is the state’s only cross-state, fully supported ride created in 1999 with the N.C. Division of Tourism (now Visit NC), Capitol Broadcasting Company, the N.C. Department of Transportation and North Carolina Amateur Sports as founding partners. Cycle North Carolina was developed to promote North Carolina’s scenic beauty, heritage tourism, visitor attractions, historic sites, state parks, fitness, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of bicycling to individuals and our state. During the past 23 years, Cycle North Carolina has stopped overnight in more than 100 North Carolina towns and visited over 800 North Carolina communities.
Online registration is open at www.ncsports.org and interested riders are encouraged to register early, to avoid missing out on the highlight of the year for bicycling in North Carolina.
In addition to the “Mountains to Coast” Tour, Cycle North Carolina will host the Coastal Ride in Oriental, NC, April 28-30, 2023. Cycle North Carolina will also host its ninth annual Mountain Ride in Lake Lure, NC, August 4-6, 2023. Registration for both rides is open at www.ncsports.org.
Cycle North Carolina is presented by Retire NC. Partner organizations of Cycle North Carolina include: BODYARMOR, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Truist, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Morningstar Law Group, the N.C. Department of Transportation and Motion Makers Bike Shop.