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Halyburton Park to Fort Fisher*

Thursday, August 8, 2024, 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Halyburton Park
4099 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC  28412

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Wayne Marquino
910-228-2982 (p)
910-228-2982 (c)
Club Ride - All Speeds
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only


Halyburton Park to Ft. Fischer


Ride Description: Come join this opportunity to cycle 44 miles from Halyburton Park to Ft. Fischer and back.  The ride originates in Halyburton park and leaves the park at the west gate to George Anderson Dr., weaves through Echo Farms and down Independence Blvd. before connecting to River Road on the way to Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher.  Take the time to breath in the salt air before starting the return route.


Ride Instructions & Rules:

  1. A copy of the new CFC liability waiver will be available 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 “Thursday-am-ride-schedule” before the ride for last minute ride information or cancelation.


Ride Parking:

Parking is available at Halyburton Park.



Ride Pace:

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.



Ride Maps:
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 this ride is located here:    Halyburton to Ft. Fisher 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.




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