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Ad-Hoc Ride to Southport Smoke house via Kure Beach Kite Festival, Ferry and return

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 12:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Carolina Beach Food Lion (parking lot)
1401 N Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Barry Johnson
Club Ride - All Speeds
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Ride with the Bear

Ad-Hoc and Alternate Ride


Ride Description :

Special version of the Bear's ride from Kure Beach, hitting the Kit Festival there, riding the Ferry to Southport, riding there, with a stop at the Smoke House and return on the ferry. This will be a road bikes ride.  Pace and distance vary (pending on the group makeup) and the ride is a “no drop” ride.

Ever ride with a Bear?  If so, you know that Bear’s can be unpredictable.  They don’t normally know what they want to do or when they want to do it until the last minute BUT, once they decide, they are ready and roaring to go. So, if you are able to catch up with The Bear, you are in for an interesting and fun ride!


We will start and finish at the Carolina Beach Food Lion parking Lot. Some details are still being ironed out, based on ferry schedule, weather, etc. How do you find out what The Bear’s up to?  There’s only one way to find out and that’s through the Clubs Slack Channel.  Once connected to Slack, carefully monitor the ad-hoc-and-alternative-ride-schedule channel.  This is the only way to know if The Bear is going to ride or remain in hibernation.


Ride Instructions & Rules:

  1. This ride is conducted under the Cape Fear Cyclists COVID ride rules, please review prior to the ride and follow them
  2. Please sign the new CFC liability waiver 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. (Monitor the Slack – ad-hoc channel)


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 “ad-hoc-and-alternate-ride-schedule” before the ride for last minute ride information or cancelation.


Ride Parking:

The ride originates from the parking lot adjacent to the UNCW Tennis courts and across the street from the UNCW Track.



Ride Pace:

This is a no-drop ride that accommodates all paces but is geared towards the casual rider. (15 mph minimum pace capability for Road Rides)


Ride Maps:

Pay The Ferryman Ride w/GPS  map .


General Information:

First time riders are welcome (15 mph minimum pace capability for Road Rides).  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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