The 10th annual Cycle North Carolina, CNC, Spring Ride will kick-off Friday, April 5, in Edenton, N.C., with more than 1,000 bicyclists already registered from 26 states and the District of Columbia. The CNC Spring Ride had a record in participation in 2012 with more than 1,000 bicyclists participating in the ninth Annual Spring Ride in Washington, NC. With only seven more registrations to go to surpass that number, the tenth Annual Spring Ride will surely set the record.
This will be the fourth time Edenton has hosted the Cycle North Carolina Spring Ride. The fun-filled weekend will offer three days of cycling and feature some great Coastal Carolina food, music and historical sites. The CNC Spring Ride will also include many off-the-bike recreational activities in the Edenton area. Canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, historic tours, boat rides and beautiful sunsets will fill time away from the bike and provide a taste of spring in Coastal North Carolina.
The Cycle North Carolina Spring Ride is a fully supported bicycle event with support vehicles available to aid cyclists who experience physical or mechanical breakdowns. Rest stops will be set up every 10-20 miles along each route for riders to get off their bikes and explore, while quenching their hunger and thirst. Indoor and outdoor camping areas with amenities will be provided in Edenton at the National Guard Armory and along the waterfront at Colonial Park on Edenton Bay. Participants will also fill the hotels, Bed and Breakfast Inns and vacation homes in Edenton. Cycling routes will include attractions such as Merchant Mill Pond, Downtown Hertford, Newbold-White House, Laden’s General Store, Museum of the Albemarle, Downtown Columbia, Woodard’s Pharmacy and the Historic S Bridge, to name a few.
Evening entertainment will be provided both nights for the cyclists while in Edenton. Friday night, Downtown Edenton will come alive as “Boogie on Broad” showcases live music, dancing in the street and great food from local restaurants. Saturday night is the official CNC Spring Ride Social where all participants can enjoy a free barbeque, shrimp and chicken dinner, catch up with friends, and meet other cyclists. Dinner will be served at the Historic Barker House on the Edenton Bay, complete with a beverage garden and music.
The Cycle North Carolina Spring Ride is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Partner organizations of Cycle North Carolina include the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Powerade, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Harris Teeter and Cycling Spoken Here.
North Carolina Amateur Sports is a nonprofit charitable organization that annually organizes the Powerade State Games of North Carolina and Cycle North Carolina. NCAS is dedicated to the promotion of the spirit of amateur sports, physical fitness and health to all ages and skill levels through the participation in organized events which enrich the state of North Carolina. For more information on NCAS and its events, please access www.ncsports.org.