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Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Tour

NEWTON, NC (Sept. 24, 2018) - The City of Newton is proud to be a rest stop for the Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Tour. More than 950 cyclists will be riding 450 miles across the state from Black Mountain to their final destination at Oak Island.

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department (23 South Brady Ave.) will be one of the rest stops welcoming riders to town on Monday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Riders can look forward to this stop on the tour as it will feature the Urban Flavor food truck and ice cream provided by Mooresville Ice Cream. Volunteers will be grilling hot dogs, as well as serving pimento cheese sandwiches, popcorn and more. Local businesses will be donating products made in Newton, and downtown merchants will be open for riders and families to visit.

The Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Tour is a fully supported cross-state bicycle tour in North Carolina. In 1999, the tour began its inaugural trek across the state of North Carolina. Since then, Cycle NC has attracted participants from all 50 states and 8 countries, stopped overnight in 95 North Carolina towns, traveled more than 4,900 miles on the scenic back roads of the state and passed through more than 600 North Carolina communities. Cycle North Carolina has been voted "Best Biking in America" by the League of American Bicyclists and selected as one of the best events in the United States. For more information, visit Cycle North Carolina's website.

Come on out and welcome these riders during their epic journey as they learn about all Newton has to offer!

If you have any questions, are willing to donate items, or would like to volunteer, please contact Carol Stiles at 828-695-4332 or cstiles@newtonnc.gov.