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Elwell Ferry with Ferry Ride (62 miles)

When:
Saturday, July 27, 2024, 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Where:
Johnson Corner
9031 US-421
Currie, NC  28435

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Phil Honsinger
828-226-9678 (c)
 
Mark R Johnnie
910-231-1120 (c)
Category:
Club Ride - All Speeds
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Elwell Ferry – Ride the Ferry (62 Miles)

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Ride Description:

Originating from Johnson’s Corner, the Elwell Ferry ride meanders through beautiful Pender County country side and includes a short ferry ride across the Cape Fear River at about the halfway mark of the ride. This ride is about 62 miles with a shorter 53 mile option, with and without the ferry ride available to riders. 

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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 www.capefearcyclists.org 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 start time, the ride will be cancelled.

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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. https://capefearcyclists.slack.com
  2. Monitor the CFC Slack channel “Saturday-am-ride-schedule” before the ride for last minute ride information or cancelation.

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Ride Parking:

Parking is available at the store located at Johnson’s corner.  Please adhere to parking zones so that trucks are able to access fuel tanks.  The following link shows parking locations.  Johnson's Corner Parking Map

 

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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.

 

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Ride Maps:

  1. Ride Maps are located on the CFC Ride with GPS site at:Ride with GPS map 62 Mile
  2. Ride with GPS map 53 Mile

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General Information:

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.

 

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