River Road Bridge Closure
The NCDOT has announced the closure of the Lords Creek Bridge on River Road (SR1100) from Nov 13, 2017 to May 12, 2018 for removal and replacement. This location is approximately 2 miles South of River Road Park between Watuga Road and River Oaks Drive. River Road is a popular cycling venue and this closure will require detours using a short portion of Carolina Beach Road so caution is advised. Cape Fear Cyclists will schedule rides that avoid this area during this scheduled construction.
Daniel’s Ride – A Rememberance
Daniel’s Ride was a memorial bicycle ride on October 21st to honor Daniel Fetner, as well as all other cyclists killed on NC roadways, coordinated by the Cape Fear Cyclists and Terry Benjey Bicycling Foundation.
Daniel Fetner, 17, had visited several states via bicycle and loved cycling along the coast. His bicycle was a tool of fellowship, freedom, and for friendships to be made. He shared his mileage and incredible photos from the road via social media. Sadly, he was killed on July 19, 2017 when he was struck from behind by an impaired motorist on Civietown Road in Supply, NC. A Brunswick County man was charged with DWI and felony death by motor vehicle.
The memorial ride took place on a beautiful autumn afternoon at Carolina Beach State Park. About 80 people came out to remember Daniel and advocate for safe cycling. Funds were collected for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Bike Walk NC.
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