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Posted Thursday, September 30, 2004
Bicyclists prepare to journey across the state
Almost 1,000 bicyclists are ready to embark on a 465-mile trek across the state this Saturday, October 2nd, when Cycle North Carolina kicks off its sixth annual ride. Cycle North Carolina will transform eight towns into a cycling extravaganza for riders from a 37 states, Germany and Canada.
The state’s only full-service, recreational bicycle tour travels from the "Mountains to the Coast." Beginning in Sparta, the tour stops for visits in Mount Airy, Eden, Mebane, Henderson, Rocky Mount and Washington before arriving in Oriental on the 9th.
Riders will travel approximately 60-70 miles per day on this fully supported bike tour. Cycle North Carolina will provide luggage transportation, indoor and outdoor camping, official ride T-shirts, evening entertainment, free mechanical support, rest stop food and beverages, hot showers, SAG vehicles and much more. There are options for full week, three-day, two-day and single day rides.
This year, family and friends will again be able to feel like they are part of Cycle North Carolina by visiting "Virtual CNC" on Cycle North Carolina’s web page. Everyone will be able to enjoy all the sights cyclists are seeing across the state, as well as what is going on daily at each campsite.
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 across the state while showcasing the state’s beauty, scenic attractions and cultural diversity.
North Carolina Amateur Sports, host of the State Games of North Carolina and Cycle North Carolina, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983. 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.
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