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Cycle North Carolina

Mountains to the Coast tour of 2016.

The eighteenth annual ride is scheduled for a Banner Elk to Atlantic Beach route, from October 1 to October 8, 2016. With beautiful tourist stops along scenic back roads, the “Mountains to Coast” trek is the highlight of the year for many cyclists from across the nation. Cycle North Carolina will begin its full-service, cross-state ride on

Note: These pictures above are from the approach and entry into Lexington, NC.  To see the full size picture, click on the “Picture List” and then click on each picture.  Share as you wish!

October 1st at the Tate-Evans Park in Banner Elk, and will arrive at the Atlantic Beach Circle on October 8th, with 1,100 bicyclists expected to participate. Over the course of the week, riders will bike an average of 60 miles per day. Additional overnight stays are planned for the towns of Wilkesboro, Lexington, Burlington, Sanford, Clinton and Jacksonville. The Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Tour is the state’s only fully-supported ride created in 1999 with the N.C. Division of Tourism, Capital Broadcasting Company, the N.C. Department of Transportation and North Carolina Amateur Sports as founding partners. Cycle North Carolina was developed to promote North Carolina’s scenic beauty, heritage tourism, visitor attractions, historic sites, state parks, fitness, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of bicycling to individuals and our state. During the past 18 years, Cycle North Carolina has stopped overnight in more than 100 North Carolina towns and visited nearly 700 North Carolina communities.



Barbecue Capital Cookoff Piedmont NC

In the Piedmont of NC, Barbecue is King. Lexington-style that is. The pork shoulder is cooked low and slow……low temperatures for a long period of time. Usually around 250 degrees F for 6 or more hours.

With such a great branding of a food product, its natural that the Piedmont towns would want to capitalize on it. One such town, City of Lexington, NC does so each year. It’s called the BBQ Capital Cookoff.

The below pictures are mostly from the music concert held Friday night, by a local band and the overwhelming attendance by visitors.  It was a great venue to bring the kids and relax over some good country music.