Cycle late summer and enjoy the rural country–side and farms of Orange, Chatham and Alamance Counties. After you ride you will be treated to lunch and ice cream.16, 34, 56, 66, 87 or 100 miles. Benefits the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas and Glen Newhart, (Durham/www.transplants.org).
At Registration pick up either a Wild Berry or Cookie Dough PowerBar. We have 192 of each, so everyone should get one*! As supplies last! In addition you will find PowerBlasts; Orange Energy Blasts and PowerGels; Strawberry Banana and Orange Dream at the rest stops.
Mass start at 8:30 am and ends at 5 pm. If you need more time start at 8 am.
Same start/finish as Bikefest put on by the Tarwheels, but different roads for the majority of the ride.
SAG support provided by the Triangle Radio Amateurs, roads marked with signs where possible and great pineapple, fruit, P&B sandwiches, cookies some home–made, chips and pickles at rest stops. The first rest stop will feature Dunkin Donuts muffins!
Bike mechanics from the Bicycle Chain will be at the start/rest stop 1 and Durham Cycles will be at the rest stop in Saxapahaw. (Mechanical Support; Century; start and miles 16, 35 and 79 and for the 66 mile route at start, 16, 35 and 45 miles.)
Lunch will be pizza (as supplies last) from Radius Pizzeria &Pub. They are located in Hillsborough on Churton St. and have an outdoors area and place to park your bike with complimentary bike locks. They offer wood fired pizzas, flat bread and foccacia. Tuesdays kids can play with dough from 12 till 2 pm and make their own pizza. We will also have wonderful salads from Mediterranean Deli; apple orzo curry pasta, tabouli and cous–cous, all favorites. There will also be hummus and pita for vegetarians. They are located in Chapel Hill on Franklin St. across from McDonalds. Jimmy John’s is making us subs. There are several locations to chose from! Hgwy 54/Hgwy 55 for example in Durham. Maple View Farms ice cream is always a big favorite.
Additional routes available. 16 mile route. Follow the 34 mile route, but only do the first half. (The first rest stop is at the start finish for all routes. So you could finish when you come back to Hillsborough.) Ice cream will be available anytime as well as rest stop food. Radius Pizzeria Pizza will be available at 10:15 am. Lunch will be available around 11:30 am.
The 66 mile route can be shortened to 56 miles. At the 2nd rest stop in Saxapahaw do not go over the bridge and over the Haw River. Instead backtrack after the rest stop. A sign will say Backtrack 56 at the rest stop.
The 100 mile route can be shortened to 87 miles by not doing a loop. (ie. At mile 57, do not turn right onto Old East Greensboro after the rest stop at the Raygo Marathon Mart in Snow Camp. You will not do Holman Hill. Instead go straight on Snow Camp Rd. Ask the rest stop volunteers if in doubt.) See the cue sheet.
$30 until 9/21. (No sign ups online after 9/19.) Registration available the day of the event on paper.
(No refunds for bad weather.) Rain or shine.
Promotor reserves the right to shorten routes for safety reasons and/or weather.
Cue sheets available the day of. See Cue Sheets above. There is some information on the cue sheets and at the bottom of this website about the routes and signs that will be out to show you the way.
Email me if you want to VOLUNTEER for MS credit (fundraising minimum of $300 for New Bernís MS Bike); email@example.com.
New this year; BAKE COOKIES and/Or Brownies; 3 dozen and ride for $15. You must email me in advance and sign up to bring cookies. Drop the cookies off the day of the event or at the Packet Pick-up at the Clean Machine, Thursday, September 19 between 4:30 and 6:30 pm.
There are a few intersections used twice. Everyone at miles 2.1 and 18.6. There will likely be a police escort out of town and take you through the first pass intersection. Signs will tell you first pass straight on Dimmocks Mill to Ben Johnston Rd. for all = 1st Pass All Straight. 2nd pass 34 mile route goes straight = 2nd Pass 34 Straight. The 56, 66, 87 and 100 mile routes go left onto Dimmocks Mill at mile 18.6 = 2nd Pass 56 66 87 & 100 Left. See cue sheets.
The 34 mile route should be aware that at mile 4.7 and 21.1 use the same intersection. Mile 4.7 Right = a Sign will say 1st Pass All Right (which was a right from West Ten Rd. onto Turner Rd.) 2nd time through at mile 21.1 = 2nd pass go left here onto Mt. Willing Rd.) Sign; 2nd Pass 34 Left.
Watch for the signs. Call if you need help! That is what the radio amateurs are there for.