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Topsail loop (2 bridges) from N Sea Oyster Co. RIDE CANCELED WEATHER

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM
N Sea Oyster Company, Hampstead
674 Old Landing Rd, Hampstead, NC 28443
Hampstead, NC  28443
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Phil Honsinger
828-226-9678 (p)
828-226-9678 (c)
Mark R Johnnie
910-231-1120 (c)
Wayne Marquino
Ride Leader
910-228-2982 (p)
910-228-2982 (c)
Club Ride - All Speeds
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Topsail Loop – From N Sea Oyster Barn 53 Miles


Ride Description:

Similar to past Topsail ride loops: except no extension to Sneads ferry and the start is at the N Sea Oyster barn versus Walmart.  Pre-ride indicates there is no construction or degradation on the roads.  There's an extension on the island north & south to make it as long as 54 miles.


Ride Instructions & Rules:

  1. A copy of the new CFC liability waiver will be available for riders to sign at the ride.  
  2. If you need a ride map, please print out the ride map and bring it to the ride.
  3. Please arrive to the ride start location at least 15 minutes prior to the ride start time.
  4. Please visit and review CFC ride policies.
  5. If the forecast includes temperatures below 38 F, wind chill down to 32 F, or rain/wet roads at the start time, the ride will be cancelled.


Ride Communications:

  1. We currently use the SLACK app to provide up-to-the-minute ride changes and weather info. CLICK HERE to get started.
  2. Monitor the CFC Slack channel “Saturday-am-ride-schedule” before the ride for last minute ride information or cancelation.


Ride Parking:

Parking is available at Sea Oyster Company in Hampstead near Topsail


Ride Pace:

The ride offers opportunity for various pace groups.  A Group (fast) riders typically average +20 mph.  B Group (strong) riders typically average 17-20 mph.  C Group (moderate) riders average 14-17 mph.  If the ride allows there will be a D Group (leisurely) average below 14 mph with a no drop policy.  Because rider safety is the top priority, the ride leader will discuss pace groups in advance of the ride.


Ride Maps:

Cape Fear Cyclists uses Ride with GPS for its ride maps.  The map for this ride can be found here:

Topsail from N Sea Oyster Co. 26 miles

Topsail from N Sea Oyster Co. 37 miles
Topsail from N Sea Oyster Co. 54 miles 


General Information:

First time riders are welcome.  If you enjoy the experience, pick up a membership from at your local bike shop or visit for instructions on joining the club.  Membership not only supports the club and cycling advocacy, it extends insurance coverage to you on club rides.


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