WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – An estimated 1,000 amateur cyclists from more than 35 states and four different countries crossed the Isabella Holmes Bridge Saturday afternoon, and pedaled across the finish line at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, participating in the 14th annual Mountains to the Coast Bike Tour.
The riders started their week-long trek across the state in the mountains of Brevard to the coast of North Carolina. The event is designed to promote physical fitness and health, economic impact and publicity to communities across the state, as well as showcasing the state's scenic attributes.
This year's participants range in age from 5 years old to 84 years, with an average age of 56 years. According to the North Carolina Amateur Sports, Cycle North Carolina risers are environmentally conscious.