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Bike the Banks Rides

Emerald Isle Town Hall
7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle , NC
May 2, 2020

Event Description

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 riding courses are offered at Bike the Banks?

Cyclists can choose from three rides that vary in length:

  • Emerald Isle Run: a 10-mile ride along the bicycle and pedestrian path in Emerald Isle
  • Fort Macon: a 50-mile roundtrip ride to Fort Macon State Park along Highway 58
  • Crystal Coast Century: a 100-mile roundtrip to Cape Lookout Lighthouse


Bike the Banks Race Schedule:

Cape Lookout (100 miles): 7:30 am
Fort Macon (50 miles):  8 am
Emerald Isle (10 miles):  8 am


Bike the Banks Registration and Entry Fees:

Ride 1: Emerald Isle Ride (10 miles) $25 entry fee
Ride 2: Fort Macon Ride (50 miles) $40 entry fee
Ride 3: Cape Lookout (100 miles) $40 entry fee

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.

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