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Black History Month/ Mike Asselta Memorial*

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Surry St. Near Waterline Brewery
721 Surry St.
Wilmington, NC  28401
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Wayne Marquino
910-228-2982 (p)
910-228-2982 (c)
Club Ride - Fun in the Sun
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only



Black History - Mike Asselta Memorial Ride


Ride Description:

This 26 mile ride starts and ends on Surry Street near Waterline Brewing and meanders through the Greenfield Lake area and Halyburton, Wade, and Empie Parks.  At the end of the ride we will visit the downtown historic sites of the 1898 coup and the underground railroad. This ride is in honor of Michael Asselta (RIP) who first led this ride starting in 2020.


Ride Instructions & Rules:

  1. Please sign the new CFC liability waiver when you arrive 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 near the ride start location.


Ride Pace:

This is a Fun in the Sun stay together ride. The pace will be 12-17 mph and all riders must be able to ride this pace to keep everyone together.  Come out, meet new people and enjoy good conversation while riding. 


Ride Map

Cape Fear Cyclist uses Ride with GPS for its ride maps. The Club page can be found here: CFC Ride with GPS Maps

The ride map for this ride is located here:Asselta Memorial Ride Map    


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.

Information on the 1898 Coup can be found at:  Wilmington 1898 Coup


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