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The Mountain Ride is a loop ride event, with routes beginning and ending at the Summey Park campsite in Forest City. The event begins on Friday afternoon with a 17 mile warm up ride led by the Cycle North Carolina Route developers. Once your legs are warmed up, you'll be all set to spend Saturday and Sunday meandering along the rivers and streams through the Blue Ridge Mountains on one of our various route options ranging from 13 miles to 63 miles. The routes feature and highlight the newly completed Thermal Belt Rail Trail that connects three of Forest City's fantastic mountain towns. The best part is that the routes begin and end from the same location, so there's no hassle of moving camp each day!
The Mountain Ride is organized by North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS), a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1983. NCAS created Cycle North Carolina in partnership with Visit North Carolina and Capitol Broadcasting Company in 1999. In addition to the Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride, NCAS organizes the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Ride, the Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride and the Powerade State Games of North Carolina annually.
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