Cycle NC “Mountains to Coast” Tour Just Around the Corner

By / Local Sports / Tuesday, 30 September 2014 04:00

Sparta to Hatteras Village Trek Planned

DURHAM, North Carolina, September 22, 2014 – Cycle North Carolina is preparing an all-new route for another “Mountains to Coast” tour of scenic North Carolina.  The sixteenth-annual ride is scheduled for a Sparta to Hatteras Village route, from September 27 to October 4, 2014.  With beautiful tourist stops along scenic back roads, the “Mountains to Coast” trek is the highlight of the year for many cyclists from across the nation.
Cycle North Carolina will begin its full-service, cross-state ride on September 27th at Alleghany High School in Sparta, and will arrive at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village on October 4th, with nearly 1,100 cyclists already registered.  Over the course of the week, riders will bike an average of 60 miles per day.  Additional overnight stays are planned for the towns of Mt. Airy, Reidsville, Oxford, Roanoke Rapids, Edenton and Manteo.  The route will also pass through many other small towns and communities along the way, including Sandy Ridge, Mayodan, Wentworth, Yanceyville, Warrenton, Littleton, Weldon, Jackson, Woodland, Halifax, Creswell, Columbia, Mann’s Harbor, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton.
In this year’s tour, bicyclists will see some of North Carolina’s most breathtaking sites: Blue Ridge Parkway, Round Peak Vineyards, Nut Bush Recreation Area at Kerr Lake, Historic Warrenton Courthouse, Persons Ordinary, Bay Sire Winery, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Albemarle Sound, Tyrrell County Visitors Center, Collin Bailey Store, Creff Cut Wildlife Trail, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, Bonner Bridge, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, NC Hwy 12, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Hatteras Lighthouse, and much more. Cycle North Carolina is the state’s only fully-supported ride.  Luggage is transported in vehicles from one overnight host community to the next; rider support vehicles are available to aid cyclists who experience physical or mechanical trouble; indoor and outdoor camping areas with amenities are set-up in overnight host communities; and rest stops will be available every 15-20 miles along the route, with beverages and snacks for all participants.  Riders can register for the entire distance, multiple-day options, or single-day options. 
Cycle North Carolina is presented by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism. Partner organizations of Cycle North Carolina include: Powerade, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Harris Teeter, the N.C. Department of Transportation and Cycling Spoken Here. Hosted by North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS), Cycle North Carolina is a fully supported cross-state recreational bike tour of the Tar Heel State.  Formed in 1999, Cycle North Carolina is designed to promote physical fitness and health, and provide economic impact and publicity to rural communities, while showcasing the state’s beauty, scenic attractions and cultural diversity. For more information on Cycle North Carolina, contact NCAS at (919) 361-1133, or visit the Cycle North Carolina Web site at,


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