Nearly 1,000 cyclists head to Hickory
HICKORY — Nearly 1,000 cyclists will roll into Hickory this weekend, as the 2019 Cycle North Carolina (Cycle NC) “Mountains to Coast” Ride travels across the state from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Carolina coast.
The 21st annual “Mountains to Coast” Ride is scheduled for a Blowing Rock to Atlantic Beach route, from Saturday to Oct. 5. With tourist stops along scenic back roads, the “Mountains to Coast” trek is the highlight of the year for many cyclists from across the nation.
On Sunday, Hickory will be the second stop on the tour and host the cyclists for an overnight stay at Stanford Park and area hotels. As the cyclists ride into the city, Hickory residents are encouraged to stand along the route from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., cheering and welcoming riders as they come to the end of a 65-mile ride from Blowing Rock to Hickory…..