Our Weekend at Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride in Forest City

Once a year cyclists converge on the small town of Forest City, North Carolina, for a 2-day cycling event in the Western Carolina mountains. We decided to join the more than 360 participants this past weekend.

Cycle North Carolina Mountains Ride

Getting there was the hardest part

Lady Garmin was trying to direct us down no-truck roads, and as we were basically driving the equivalent of a semi, we decided that included us. Our best option was to drop the rig in a nearby Methodist church parking lot and send out the scout team.

Thank you, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, for the use of your parking lot!

Once the scout team, a.k.a. Mike, returned from his mission, we re-hitched and drove over to the next obstacle—parallel parking Beauty & the Beast! Took a little while, and much patience because we had more help than we needed, but we did it!

The atmosphere of CycleNC

We must say that the people who put on the CycleNC events know how to do it right. We’ve done all three—Mountains, Mountains to Coast, and the Coastal rides—and they all run like well-oiled machines.

Mike getting ready for his ride

Needless to say, we were impressed by the organization and hospitality of the CycleNC staff and people of Forest City.

Check out CycleNC for all the details on their upcoming rides.

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