This ride is conducted under the Cape Fear Cyclists COVID ride rules, please review prior to the ride and follow them..
Each rider should sign the liability waiver at the start and provide an emergency contact number.
Leaves from Halyburton Park (near the east restrooms).
To assist each other en route, please refer to the map. The route leaves the park on the west gate to George Andersen dr, weaving through Echo Farms and down Independence before utilizing River Road to get down to Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. Take the time to breath in the salt air before turning around. The return route from Echo Farms is via St Andrews dr and the south gate on 17th st. This ride is 44 miles.
We currently use the SLACK app to provide up-to-the-minute ride changes and weather info. CLICK HERE to get started. https://capefearcyclists.slack.com
Monitor the CFC Slack channel “thursday-am-ride-schedule” before the ride for last minute info or cancelation. (If the forecast includes temps below 38 F, wind chill down to 32 or rain or wet roads.) Ride leader will cancel via Slack at least one hour prior if conditions are bad.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the ride is scheduled to ROLL OUT. All riders will be asked to provide name and info for themselves and an emergency contact. Non-members will be asked to sign a ride waiver and release. [Members are covered under a waiver signed when registering for the club.]
Weather varies with the season, so dress in layers or apply sunscreen accordingly, and of course, wear a helmet. Bring plenty of liquid & snacks.
You are responsible for printing your own copy of the map for this ride. Do not expect the ride leader to provide any at the start of the ride. If you do not have facilities to accomplish this then email a request to the ride leader to possibly make one for you.
Halyburton to Fort Fisher
Garmin - TCX - GPX
Halyburton-Fort Fisher TCX - Halyburton-Fort Fisher GPX
First-time guest riders are welcome. If you enjoy the experience, we encourage you to Join Us or pick up a membership form at a local bike shop! Your membership not only supports the club and cycling advocacy but also extends insurance coverage to you on club rides and entitles you to discounts at local bike shops.
E-bike riders must have approval prior to the ride by the ride leader. Only Class 1 (pedal assist mode only) e-bikes are allowed on routes. No e-bike motor pacing the front of a pace line. The ride leader reserves the right to ask the cyclist to stay at the rear or leave the group if the e-bike is not being safely operated, as with any unsafe cyclist. E-Bike classifications