Join us this May for the annual Bike the Banks Crystal Coast Lighthouse Challenge bicycle rides. This North Carolina cycling event is part of an ongoing effort to promote the coast as one of the top bicycle-riding destinations.
What type of riding courses will be offered?
Cyclists can choose from three rides that vary in length:
- 10-mile Fun Run: along the bicycle and pedestrian path in Emerald Isle
- Fort Macon 50-miler: a roundtrip ride to Fort Macon State Park along Highway 58
- Crystal Coast Century: a 100-mile roundtrip to Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Bike the Banks Schedule:
Cape Lookout (100 miles): 7:30 am
Fort Macon (50 miles): 8 am
Emerald Isle (10 miles): 8 am
Bike the Banks Entry Fees:
The entry fee is $25 for the Fun Run and $40 for the Fort Macon and Century rides.
Registration Link: active.com
Bike Rentals: Participants should bring their own bikes or make plans to rent one. Search our list of Emerald Isle bike rental companies to find the perfect bike for your ride.
Make sure to vote for the local business with the best bike themed floral arrangement during this year’s first annual Emerald Isle Bikes and Blooms, where visitors to the area are welcomed to explore the community and its local businesses.