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Bike Travel Weekend, June 3 - 5, 2022


Intracoastal to River to Ocean

Start Location
1092 Mallard Bay Rd Hampstead, NC 28443
Number of participants
2
Ride Description

We are biking from my house in Hampstead, NC to Southport NC, a small quaint town where the Cape Fear River meets the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Biking is 100% on roads, with cars. Some of roads do offer nice bike lanes. We travel through Wilmington NC where the exact halfway point includes a hearty breakfast at The Basics! Fabulous food and outdoor dining so we can keep an eye on our bikes. Next we will bike along River Rd, beside the Cape Fear River, crossing Snows Cut high rise bridge onto Pleasure Island. At the end of the island we catch the Fort Fisher Ferry (2$ per bike) over to Southport. The last 2 miles from the ferry landing to our destination in Southport is on low trafficked paved road. Friday & Sat nights are in a home overlooking the ocean, Baldhead Island and the lighthouse at the end of Oak Island. Sat includes a 4 mile round trip to Walmart for supplies. Sunday morning we trace this same route back to Hampstead. The first 4 miles and the last 4 miles are on Hwy 17 in Hampstead which includes 5 lanes of high speed traffic but we are highly visible! Some of this travel is on USBR 3 and some on the East Coast Greenway.

Friday details

Mileage
57
Friday overnight location
Friend's house or friend's backyard

Saturday details

Mileage
4
Saturday overnight location

Friend's house or friend's backyard

Sunday details

Mileage
57

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