Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Route Stopping in Roxboro

The twenty-second annual 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…... read more »


Meet Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter wasn't a man who did what you expected. Born in Person County in 1916 he could've easily resigned himself to life working in a tobacco field. Instead, he turned his ambition and talents toward professional baseball. It was on this kind of field that he became legend.In 1938 Enos Slaughter joined the St. Louis Cardinals at age 22 and went on to become one of the greatest outfielders in the game's history. Known as "Country" to his friends, family and fellow players, Enos was a Southern Gentleman off the field and a fierce competitor on game day. He…... read more »


Cycling is Better in Person

A pedestrian steps off the curb and into the road without looking and promptly gets knocked flat by a passing cyclist. "You were really lucky there," says the cyclist. "What on earth are you talking about! That really hurt!" says the pedestrian, still on the pavement, rubbing his head. The cyclist replies, "Well, usually I drive a bus!" Joking aside, it's getting really crowded on some streets. So much so that in places like Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh cyclists are heading north to Person County for less traffic and more open road. To that end, we have put together…... read more »