Cycle NC’s Coastal Ride Draws Over 1,000 Cyclists to Oriental

Cyclist-guests started arriving at River Neuse Suites Thursday afternoon in preparation for the latest Cycle NC gathering.  We’ve hosted the popular group’s events a couple of times now– and what a group of wonderful people!  We look forward to hosting hotel guests and campers the every couple of years that Cycle NC comes to Oriental.

The event kicked off (er, pedaled off) at 9 a.m.-ish Friday morning with over 1,000 cyclists participating.  Various courses were laid out for runs up to 100 miles for the day.

In addition to the campers taking advantage of our lush green lawn, a beer tent was erected as the center of the evenings’ social scene.

Following are some photos taken right before and during the start of the event.  Please disregard the erroneous date-time stamps in the images.  We were using a new-to-us camera.  And it’s just silly to read instructions, isn’t it?