Statesville, NC Chosen as the 3rd Overnight Stop for the 2024 Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to Coast" Ride

Wit Tuttell, Executive Director of Visit NC, Announces the 2024 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Route

Participants Stopping Overnight in Statesville, NC On Monday, October 7, 2024

Wit Tuttell, the Executive Director of Visit NC, has revealed the exciting news that Statesville, North Carolina, has been selected as the third overnight stop for the 2024 Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to Coast" Ride. This annual cycling event, celebrating its twenty-fifth year, is set to take place from October 6th to October 12th, 2024, featuring a scenic route from Spruce Pine to Ocean Isle Beach.
Cindy Sutton, Executive Director of the Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau, expressed enthusiasm about Statesville being a part of this iconic journey. She stated, "We are thrilled to welcome Cycle North Carolina to Statesville as one of the key overnight stops for the 'Mountains to Coast' Ride. This event not only showcases the beauty of our state but also highlights the rich heritage and attractions that Statesville has to offer."

Event Highlights:

October 6-12, 2024

  • Route: Spruce Pine to Ocean Isle Beach
    Overnight Stops: Spruce Pine, Lenoir, Statesville, Thomasville, Pittsboro, Benson, Elizabethtown, and Ocean Isle Beach
    Participants: 900 bicyclists from across the nation
    Average Daily Distance: 60 miles

About the "Mountains to Coast" Tour:

Cycle North Carolina's "Mountains to Coast" Tour, established in 1999, is the state's only cross-state, fully-supported ride. Created in partnership with Visit NC, Capitol Broadcasting Company, the N.C. Department of Transportation, and North Carolina Amateur Sports, the tour aims to promote North Carolina's scenic beauty, heritage tourism, attractions, historic sites, state parks, fitness, healthy lifestyles, and the benefits of bicycling.


Online registration is currently open at Interested riders are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in this highly anticipated cycling event.

Other Upcoming Rides by Cycle North Carolina:

  • Coastal Ride in Washington, NC: April 26-28, 2024
  • Tenth Annual Mountain Ride in Murphy, NC: August 2-4, 2024


Cycle North Carolina is presented by Retire NC, with support from partners including BODYARMOR, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Truist, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Harris Teeter, Morningstar Law Group, and the N.C. Department of Transportation.

About North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS):

North Carolina Amateur Sports, a 501c(3) nonprofit charitable organization, organizes the BODYARMOR State Games and Cycle North Carolina. Dedicated to promoting the spirit of amateur sports, physical fitness, and health, NCAS enriches the state of North Carolina through organized events for all ages and skill levels. 

For more information on Cycle North Carolina and its events, please visit
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