Cyclists ascending on Little Washington, N.C.:Dale Brown and Cycles de Oro should be near!

Over 1,000 Cyclists arriving in Little Washington from April 13-15

DURHAM, N.C.-The 9th Annual Cycle North Carolina (CNC)
Spring Ride will kick-off Friday, April 13th, in Washington, NC with 1,050
bicyclists already registered from twenty-five different states (AK, AL, CO,
UT, VA and WA).

The fun-filled weekend will offer three days of cycling and feature some
great Coastal Carolina food, music and festivities. The CNC Spring Ride will
also include many off-the-bike recreational activities in the Washington
area. With views of the waterfront and cycling routes of varying lengths,
participants will have plenty to do while celebrating the start of a new
cycling season in Washington. Historic walking tours, kayaking, boat
cruises, great local restaurants and live entertainment will fill time away
from the bike and provide a taste of spring in Coastal North Carolina.

The Cycle North Carolina Spring bicycle event is a fully supported ride with
support vehicles available to aid cyclists who experience physical or
mechanical breakdowns. Indoor and outdoor camping areas with amenities will
be provided in Washington at the Civic Center and along the waterfront
downtown. Participants will also fill the hotels, Bed and Breakfast Inns and
vacation homes in Washington. The event is expected to generate an economic
impact of more than $500,000 for the Washington area. Cycling routes will
include attractions such as McCotter’s Marina, Goose Creek State Park,
Historic Bath, Acre Station Meat Farm, Belhaven and Aurora Fossil Museum to
name a few.

Evening entertainment will be located at various locations throughout
Washington. Friday night is the official CNC Spring Ride Kick Off Dinner
where all participants can enjoy a free fish and shrimp dinner, catch up
with friends, and meet other cyclists. Dinner, music, and dancing will set
the scene so cyclists can relax and unwind in Washington’s historic

The Cycle North Carolina Spring Ride is presented by BlueCross, BlueShield
of North Carolina. Partner organizations of Cycle North Carolina include:
The N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Powerade, Capitol
Broadcasting Company and Cycling Spoken Here.

North Carolina Amateur Sports is a 501c(3) nonprofit charitable organization
that annually organizes the Powerade State Games of North Carolina, Cycle
North Carolina and Live Healthy 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 .