Everyone needs to plan on arriving 15 minutes before the ride is scheduled to ROLL OUT behind McDonald’s at the intersection of Rtes. 50 and 210 in Surf City. This will be a ride of approximately 45/35/25 miles according to which version of the route you ride. You are responsible for printing your own copy of the map(s). Do not expect the ride leader to provide any at the start of the ride. If you do not have facilities to accomplish this then email a request to the ride leader to possibly make one for you. Also, note that there are two route maps – the ride leader will announce whether the route will be ridden in the normal or reverse direction prior to riding dependent on the wind.
There will usually be three pace groups. The “Fast” or A Group riding at an average pace of 18+mph, the “Strong” or B Group riding at an average pace of 16-17mph, and the “Moderate” or C Group riding at an average pace of 14-15mph. (When the ride allows there will be a “Leisurely” or D Group riding at a sub 14mph average pace over a shorter distance with a no-drop policy. This will be noted in the ride announcement header.)
Weather varies with the season, so dress in layers or apply sunscreen accordingly, and of course, wear a helmet. Bring plenty of beverage & snacks because much of our riding is in rural areas.
Route Map(s): Print both – direction of the ride is determined by wind direction
Topsail Island/Snead’s Ferry Map
Topsail Island/Snead’s Ferry Map (in reverse)
Everyone needs to plan on arriving 15 minutes before the ride is scheduled to ROLL OUT.
If the temperature at the start time is below 32 degrees or there is a steady rain, the ride is canceled
First-time guest riders are welcome. If you enjoy the experience, we encourage you to Join Us or pick up a membership form at a local bike shop! Your membership not only supports the club and cycling advocacy but also extends insurance coverage to you on club rides and entitles you to discounts at local bike shops.
Please take a moment to review the CFC Ride Policies, if you are not already familiar with them.