From downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina


May 5, 2014

25th Annual River to Sea Bike Ride

The 25th Annual River to Sea Bicycle Ride will be on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.  This is a casual-paced family-friendly bicycle ride from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach.  Round-trip, the bike ride is 20 miles.  The ride is open to all who are interested.  Helmets are mandatory and riding is mostly on-road in mixed traffic.  Police support will be provided along the way.  Registration is free and will be from 8:00 – 8:30am.  Participants will leave Bailey’s Park at the 100 block of North Front Street in downtown Wilmington on May 3 at 8:30am.  Cyclists will reach Wrightsville Beach Park at about 9:45am.  .    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. 

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



Bike to Work Week

May 12-18

The Cape Fear Region is celebrating the 2014 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.  Email the following infromation to Adrienne Harrington Adrienne.Harrington@wilmingtonnc.gov to register –



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2013 Bike to Work Week Data:

  • 62 people participated
  • 24 area employers represented
  • 2,039 total miles biked by the group
  • 32.9 miles biked by the average participant throughout the week
  • 102 gallons of gas saved
  • $1,193.30 saved in commuting costs
  • 101,991 estimated calories burned
  • 29.14 pounds lost   

UNCW had the most participants (11), followed by LS3P (10), and New Hanover County Government (8).

2014 Bike to Work Week Goals:

    • 100 people participating
    • 35 area employers represented
    • 2,500 total miles biked by the group
    • 130 gallons of gas saved


RTB Photo

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.