Gear up for Cycle NC in Tryon

Published 3:35 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

TRYON – Not only are the horses coming to Tryon, but the bicycles are heading this way as well. Cycle North Carolina (CNC) has selected Tryon as the site for their 2018 Mountain Ride August 4–5.

The event will be staged at Harmon Field where many of the cyclists will camp out. Routes include both on the road and off road options. Off road enthusiasts can select from the hundreds of miles of trails in and around Tryon and the Foothills area such as the Green River Trail near Harmon Filed, or even head out for the trails at nearby DuPont State Recreational Forest.

On road routes will take cyclists through the Foothills horse country, including cruising past local horse farms, the Foothills Nature Equestrian Center and of course the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Other routes will show off the area’s local vineyards and orchards, and wind through local towns such as Saluda, Columbus, Tuxedo and of course, Tryon.

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The routes will offer options for intermediate and experienced cyclists and be open to road bikes, most tandems, trikes and hybrids. Starting and finishing at Harmon Field, the routes will range from approximately 12 miles to 70 miles and some will even offer gravel options.

CNC will provide rest stops every 10 to 20 miles, and will provide snacks, cue sheets, maps and GPS links. Along the routes will be support and gear vehicles and CNC will provide bike mechanic help at Harmon Field.

Hosted by North Carolina Amateur Sports, CNC rides are designed to promote physical fitness and health, provide economic impact and publicity to rural communities across the state while showcasing the state’s beauty, scenic attractions and cultural diversity. Major sponsors for this event are North Carolina News Network, a division of Capital Broadcasting Company; the NC Department of Transportation; and the NC Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.

For more information or to register visit