Bike Rides & Routes

The club offers group rides for all skill levels. Please check the list below to learn more about the types of rides we offer, then visit our ride calendar to view our ride schedule. For information and tips about participating in a group ride, please visit our rider info page.

Annual Signature Club Rides

6 Park Metric Century
The Six Parks Metric Century ride is an annual bike ride started in 2004 and is typically held during the month of May. This ride travels through Halyburton Park, River Road Park, Snow’s Cut Park, Carolina Beach State Park, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and Greenfield Lake for a total distance of approximately 62 miles. For details on this ride check our ride calendar.

Tour De Blueberry Ride

 

Weekly Club Rides

Coffee & A Roll… Sunday Morning Ride

Tuesday Morning Ride

Flaming Amy’s Wednesday Night Ride

Thursday Morning Ride

Saturday Morning Ride

 

Click the button below to view all CFC bike maps & routes.

CFC Bike Maps & Routes NCDOT Bike Maps & Routes

 Disclaimer:  Bicycle riding comes with inherent risk.  All maps, rides and other documents listed here are for informational purposes only. The Cape Fear Cyclists and the authors of any maps assume no liability for the information provided.  Research the local riding conditions before you embark on a ride.  Road conditions, weather conditions, and traffic densities vary constantly. 

WMPO Bicycle Routes (PDF 1.7MB)
http://www.wmpo.org/

A county map indicating which roads throughout the county feature bicycle facilities such as off-road paths, bicycle lanes, etc.

Gary Shell Cross-City Trail (PDF 2MB)
http://www.crosscitytrail.org

The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail is primarily an off-road, multi-use trail which will provide bicycle and pedestrian access to numerous recreational, cultural and educational destinations in Wilmington. The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail will provide a future bicycle and pedestrian connection from Wade Park, Halyburton Park and Empie Park to the Heide-Trask Drawbridge at the Intracoastal Waterway.

Ann Street Bicycle Boulevard (PDF 420k)
http://rivertoseabikeway.com/asbb.html

With the help of a Fit Community 2009 grant from the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund, the City of Wilmington constructed North Carolina’s first bicycle boulevard, which connects the historic neighborhoods of Ardmore, the Bottom, Brookwood, Carolina Place, Forest Hills and Old Wilmington to Williston Middle School, Gregory Elementary School, Fit for Fun Center, Sherridale Morgan Physical Fitness and Boxing Center, Robert Strange Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, Dreams Center for Arts Education, downtown Wilmington and the Riverfront Farmers’ Market. The Ann St. Bike Boulevard is the westernmost section of the River to Sea Bikeway.

The bicycle boulevard concept, which originated in Berkeley, California, is a strategy whereby bicycles are given priority over motor vehicles on an existing roadway corridor. The bicycle boulevard involves internal policy changes, as well as infrastructure components, which include curb extensions, alley resurfacing, high-visibility crosswalks, pavement markings, and signage.  The Ann Street Bicycle Boulevard features Wilmington’s first Rapid Flashing Beacon to increase visibility of pedestrians at the intersections of Ann St. and 3rd St.

Blue Clay Road– Mountain Bike Park (PDF 2MB)

Blue Clay Bike Park is an off-road, single track trail system for mountain bikers.  These trails were funded through a Bikes Belong grant and constructed by members of the Cape Fear Cyclists Club in conjunction with New Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. The challenging six mile trail is located on Juvenile Center Drive just west of the Blue Clay Road and North College Road intersection in the northern section of the county. Riders younger than 13 years old must have adult supervision, and riders 13 to 17 years old must carry emergency contact information. Helmets are required for everyone, and the trail is closed when conditions are wet. Click here for trail conditions and updates.

Pleasure Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Greenway
http://islandgreenway.org/

The Island Greenway is an idea developed by citizens of Pleasure Island and supported by Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, New Hanover County and the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization. The proposed Island Greenway will begin at the boat ramp at Snow’s Cut Boat Ramp (north end of the island), follow the existing path along Carolina Beach State Park up to Harper Ave, continue along Dow Road before veering east to utilize fire lanes behind the island’s residential area, join the aquarium’s existing path system, and then extend past the Ft. Fisher historical and recreation sites to the boat launch at Federal Point.  The proposed greenway will be an off-road path, connecting all of the island’s parks and providing a safe, active transportation route for residents and tourists.   For the Island Greenway to become a reality we need your support.

Route 1: River to the Sea Bikeway (PDF 2MB)
http://www.rivertoseabikeway.com/

The River to the Sea Bikeway (WMPO Bicycle Route 1) is an 11-mile, on- and off-road bicycle route that follows the Historic Beach Car Line, which carried vacationers from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach by trolley. The bikeway is comprised of neighborhood residential streets, off-road multi-use paths, and a few busy arterial roadways.

Route 2: Cross Sound
Route 2A: Cross Sound Alternate
Route 4: Echo – Sound
Route 6: Pine Valley Loop
Route 7: Independence
Route 7A: Independence East

Brunswick Nature Park (PDF 1MB)

West Pender Rail Trail

The West Pender Rail Trail is a proposed multi-use trail that will follow the abandoned Atlantic Coastline rail corridor, which runs form Wilmington to Fayetteville (~85 miles).  The effort to convert this rail corridor to a rail trail is led by the West Pender Rail Trail Alliance (WPRTA). The WPRTA is a non-profit community initiative dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in western Pender County by converting this abandoned railroad corridor into a multi-use community heritage trail.

Most of the proposed corridor is free of development and ownership has reverted to adjacent landowners. Significant sections of the proposed trail run parallel to US 421 through land currently slated for industrial, commercial and residential development. Our goal is to acquire land or easements to develop a continuous trail from the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial in Wilmington to Moore’s Creek National Battlefield Park in Currie NC.