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Bike the Banks Rides

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

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.

Bike the Banks Contact Information:
Website: emeraldisle-nc.org
Email: mrt@ec.rr.com


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.


Reserve your stay for the event with Emerald Isle Realty and choose from an amazing selection of Emerald Isle vacation rentals, all perfectly priced to fit your budget.