Cycle North Carolina Mission:
To promote physical fitness and health, provide economic impact and publicity to rural communities across the state while showcasing the state's beauty, scenic attractions and cultural diversity.
About Cycle North Carolina:
In 1997, North Carolina Amateur Sports, the North Carolina Division of Tourism, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Capitol Broadcasting Company discussed the idea of starting a fully supported cross-state bicycle tour in North Carolina. Two years later in 1999, the Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to Coast" fall ride began its innagural trek across the State of North Carolina. Since then, CNC has attracted participants from all 50 States and 8+ Countries, stopped overnight in 95 North Carolina towns, traveled more than 4,900 miles on the scenic backroads of the state and passed through more than 600 North Carolina communities. Cycle North Carolina has been voted "Best Biking in America" by the League of American Bicyclists and selected as one of the best events in the United States.
In 2004, CNC introduced it's first 3-day Spring Ride held annually in April. This event offers 1, 2 or 3 days of cycling with various mileages to suite all ages and skill levels. All routes are loop rides and fully supported with rest stops, bike mechanics and event support vehicles.
Cycle North Carolina is hosted by North Carolina Amateur Sports, a 501 (c)3 non-profit charitable organization.