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Updated:
April 8, 2015

26th Annual River to Sea Bike Ride

From Downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach May 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    The 26th Annual River to Sea Bicycle Ride will take place on Saturday May 2, 2015.  Participants will meet at Bailey’s Park at the 100 block of North Front Street in downtown Wilmington.  Registration is free and will be from 8:00 – 8:20am.  During this time North Front Street between Market Street and Princess Street will be closed to automobile traffic for the registration process.  Participants will depart Bailey’s Park promptly at 8:30.  The ride, which is a slow-paced casual 20-mile round trip ride along the former Beach Car Line and back, will reach Wrightsville Beach Park at about 9:45am. The ride is open to cyclists of all skill levels.  For safety reasons, late arrivals will not be able to join the ride.  Helmets are mandatory and riding is mostly on-road in mixed traffic.  Police support will be provided along the way.  Transportation will be provided by WAVE Transit for those who would rather not bike from Wrightsville Beach back to downtown Wilmington.  Light refreshments will be available at Wrightsville Beach.  Last year, about 250 bicyclists participated in the ride.  T-shirts will be sold for $10, cash or check only.

    For more information, contact Adrienne Harrington at Adrienne.Harrington@wilmingtonnc.gov

     

     

May 10-16 2015


The Cape Fear Region is celebrating the 2015 Bike to Work Week to promote bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation, and to recruit members of the community as regular bicycle commuters.  Join the celebration by riding your bike to work at least one day this week. 

    Please follow this link to register for Bike to Work Week - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BikeRegistration

      2014 Bike to Work Week Data:

      • 133 people participated
      • 45 area employers represented
      • 3,803 total miles biked by the group
      • 29 miles biked by the average participant throughout the week
      • 190 gallons of gas saved
      • $2,225 saved in commuting costs
      • 190,150 estimated calories burned
      • 54 pounds potentially lost

        Historical Bike to Work Week Data and 2015 Goals

        2013

        2014

        2015 Goals

        Number of Participants

        62

        133

        160

        Number of Employers Represented

        24

        45

        55

        Total Miles Biked

        2039

        3808

        4200

        Average Miles Biked per Person

        32.9

        29

        30

        Gallons of Gas Saved

        102

        190

        210

        $ Saved in Commuting Costs

        $1,193

        $2,225

        $2,500

        Estimated Calories Burned

        101991

        190150

        210000

        Estimated Pounds Lost

        29

        54

        60

         

 

 

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The River to the Sea Ride 2009 participants ride along the Colwell Avenue multi-use path.

 

The River to the Sea Ride 2011 participants ride along South Front Street in the Downtown Wilmington

 

Colwell Ave Path

The River to the Sea Ride 2009 participants ride along Park Avenue in the Winter Park Heights neighborhood.

 

Causeway Dr Bicycle Lanes

In the Town of Wrightsville Beach, the River to the Sea Bikeway follows Causeway Dr under the drawbridge.

 

Dawson St Refuge Island

The Dawson St refuge island was installed by NCDOT to help bikeway users cross this busy street.

 

Cape Fear Commutes
The River to the Sea Ride 2009 participants ride along the Colwell Avenue multi-use path.
 

 

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