Friday, October 9th, 2015 – East Coast Greenway Cross-Triangle Bike Ride
Join us for a 47-mile East Coast Greenway Cross-Triangle Ride from Durham to Raleigh. Thanks to great recent greenway progress, over 90% of the ride will be on traffic-separated greenways that are part of the East Coast Greenway’s Spine Route from Maine to Florida!
There will be two rest stops along the 47-mile ride. The first at White Oak Church Rd. along the American Tobacco Trail, and the second at Godbold Park in Cary.
An 18-mile ride option, from Godbold Park in Cary to Raleigh, is also available.
Cue Sheet now available!
Click to download the excel file Cue sheet Durham to Raleigh (turn-by-turn directions)
Cost: Free for East Coast Greenway Alliance members. Non-members can join at a special $25 rate for the event, which includes a 1-year membership to the ECGA. Registration closes Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12 PM EDT!
Shuttles are available before the ride (from Raleigh to the Durham starting location) and after the ride (from Raleigh to either Godbold Park or the ride start in Durham). Shuttle service is $10 per rider. (Not sure if you are a current ECGA member? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-797-0619)
8:00 AM For those interested, a shuttle will take riders from Raleigh to the Durham start. Meet in Downtown Raleigh at the municipal parking lot on Wilmington St. between Jones and Edenton Streets (map below)
9:00 AM Check-in starts at American Tobacco’s Diamond View Park, downtown Durham at 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701. (map below)
10:00 AM – Main ride begins from Diamond View Park
First rest area – White Oak Church Rd. along the American Tobacco Trail (17 miles from ride start)
Second rest area – Godbold Park, Cary (mile 28 from ride start)
12:30 PM – Check-in for 18-mile ride option at Godbold Park in Cary (only for those not doing the full 47-mile ride).
4:00 PM – Shuttle leaves to return riders to Godbold Park and to the Durham start.
Please Note: Through Umstead State Park 5 miles of this route’s trail surface is packed gravel. For this reason, riders may wish to ride with tires wider than road bike tires.
Online Registration closes Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12 PM!
Raleigh: A surface parking lot between Wilmington and Blount Streets can be accessed via Jones Street.
Shuttle pickup at 8:00 AM will be next to this lot, across Blount St. See the map below for parking locations. (Oval indicates car parking, rectangle indicates bus pickup and loading.) Please be on time! This is also where the ride will officially end and shuttle will pickup to take riders back to Godbold Park and downtown Durham.
Durham: There are two public parking options near the American Tobacco Campus in close proximity to the ride start at Diamond View Park. Please see map below. Both the Corcoran St and Church St parking facilities are $8 for all day parking.
Godbold Park in Cary: Two parking options are indicated with ovals on map below. As you can see, the Black Creek Greenway crosses Hwy 54 and parking can be found on either side of the road. Our second rest area will be at this location (drinks, snacks, and restroom).