Elizabethtown to see a wave of tourists in Oct. as visitors pass through for Cycle NC 2024

By Staff Report, posted 1 month ago
Image courtesy of Cycle North Carolina

Wit Tuttell, the Executive Director of Visit NC, announced the 2024 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Route in a pre-recorded video that was posted to the Cycle NC social media channels on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The twenty-fifth annual ride is scheduled for a Spruce Pine to Ocean Isle Beach route, from Oct. 6-12, 2024.  More than 3000 participants from more than 40 states and various countries travel to North Carolina each year to participate in Cycle NC events.

Cycle North Carolina will begin its full-service, cross-state ride on Oct. 6 in Spruce Pine (Oct. 5 is a travel and check-in day), and will arrive at Ocean Isle Beach on Oct. 12, with 900 bicyclists expected to participate.  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 Lenoir, Statesville, Thomasville, Pittsboro, Benson and Elizabethtown. 

“The seventh overnight town is Elizabeth town, which features a number of different attractions including Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery, Jones Lake State Park, White Lake and Browns Creek Nature Park and bike trail,” remarked Tuttell as he described the charms of each of the different destinations for the tour in a video.

Cycle North Carolina was developed to promote North Carolina’s scenic beauty, heritage tourism, visitor attractions, historic sites, state parks, fitness, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of bicycling to individuals and our state.  During the past 24 years, Cycle North Carolina has stopped overnight in more than 100 North Carolina towns and visited over 800 North Carolina communities. 

Online registration is open at and interested riders are encouraged to register early, to avoid missing out on the highlight of the year for bicycling in North Carolina.

Cycle North Carolina is presented by Retire NC. Partner organizations of Cycle North Carolina include: BODYARMOR, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Truist, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Harris Teeter, Morningstar Law Group and the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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