Before the Ride Transportation
Bus pickup location and long term parking in Swansboro, NC:Hampton Inn Swansboro
215 Old Hammock Road
Swansboro, NC 28587
We will be using the vacant lots located directly behind the Hampton Inn Swansboro for long term parking.
Bus pickup location and long term parking in Cary:
Cycling Spoken Here
1377 NW Maynard Road
Cary, NC 27513
Cycle North Carolina offers two transportation options before the ride even begins. Cyclists can either leave their vehicle at the end of the ride or at Cycling Spoken Here bike shop in Cary, NC (good option if you are flying to NC). Included in the transportation options is the transport of your bike. All bikes bikes will be loaded on a CNC bike transport truck and taken to the start of the ride.
Below are the details for each option.
- Leaving your car in Swansboro and taking the bus to Jefferson on Saturday, September 30? This option allows you to leave your vehicle at the Finish Line in Swansboro and take a bus up to the start of the ride. This way, your vehicle will be accessible when you finish on October 7 in Swansbor. The bus will depart Swansboro on Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 am. Check-in will beginning at 8:00 am. Travel time is typically 5.5 to 6 hours. Long term parking will be available behind the Hampton Inn Swansboro.
- Leaving your car in Cary and riding the bus to Jefferson on Saturday, September 30? This option allows you to leave your vehicle at Cycling Spoken Here (1377 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513) bike shop in Cary, NC and catch the bus to Jefferson, NC. Depending on your schedule, this option may require a return trip back to Cycling Spoken Here from the End of the Ride in Swansboro (see the After the Ride Transportation details). Long term parking will be available at Cycling Spoken Here. The bus will depart Cycling Spoken Here on at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 30 with check in beginning at 9:00 am. Travel time typically ranges from 3 to 3.5 hours.
The 2017 Transportation fees are listed below:
Swansboro to Jefferson: $80
Cycling Spoken Here (Cary) to Jefferson: $65