Shaw Highway – Maple Hill
This ride originates near Rocky Point, NC and meanders through the country side of Southeastern, NC. The ride is an “out and back” ride which offers riders various ride distance options. Riders who ride the full distance to Maple Hill and back will ride 54 miles. An alternate route offers 40 miles.
Ride Instructions & Rules:
- Please sign the new CFC liability waiver when you arrive at the ride.
- If you need a ride map, please print out the ride map and bring it to the ride.
- Please arrive to the ride start location at least 15 minutes prior to the ride start time.
- Please visit www.capefearcyclists.org and review CFC ride policies.
- If the forecast includes temperatures below 38 F, wind chill down to 32 F, or rain/wet roads the ride will be cancelled.
- 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 “Saturday-am-ride-schedule” before the ride for last minute ride information or cancelation.
Meet and park at the Food Lion Grocery Store off 117/210 behind the Freshway Food Mart and Hardee’s.
The ride offers opportunity for various pace groups. A Group (fast) riders typically average +18 mph. B Group (strong) riders typically average 16-17 mph. C Group (moderate) riders average 14-15 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.
Cape Fear Cyclists uses Ride with GPS for its ride maps. The Club page can be found here: CFC Ride with GPS
The ride map for the 54 mile ride is located here: Shaw Highway 54
The ride map for the 40 mile ride is located here: Shaw Highway 40
Historically there is a store stop rest option near the 23 mile mark. Riders are encouraged to be prepared with sufficient water/liquids and nutrition in the event the store stop location is not open.
First time riders are welcome. If you enjoy the experience, pick up a membership from at your local bike shop or visit www.capefearcyclists.org for instructions on joining the club. Membership not only supports the club and cycling advocacy, it extends insurance coverage to you on club rides.