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CycleNC Coming to Onslow County

“The twenty-second annual Cycle NC ride is scheduled for a Sparta to North Topsail Beach route, from October 3 to October 10, 2020. With beautiful tourist stops along scenic back roads, the “Mountains to Coast” trek is the highlight of the year for many cyclists from across the nation. Cycle North Carolina will begin its full-service, cross-state ride on October 4th in Sparta (October 3rd is a travel and check-in day), and will arrive at North Topsail Beach on October 10th, with 1,100 bicyclists expected to participate. Over the course of the week, riders will bike an average of 60 miles per day. Additional overnight stays are planned for the towns of Mount Airy, Reidsville, Roxboro, Henderson, Smithfield and Clinton.” - Wit Tuttell, Visit NC Executive Director.



What does it mean for Onslow County to host the end location of Cycle NC?

Scott Smith, Executive Director of Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission (JOSC)

We are excited to showcase North Topsail Beach and Onslow County. It is great to be the ending point and culmination of this ride.


What impact will it have on the area?

Scott Smith, Executive Director of Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

According to Cycle NC, the event typically provides $80-$100k of economic impact to the area. It also introduces our area to participants (nearly 40 states represented).


What role does the JOSC play in the event?

Scott Smith, Executive Director of Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

We obviously act as the host. We coordinate the welcome of the riders as they arrive, including an Onslow County Tourism tent. We will also arrange volunteers to assist in various areas.

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