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50+ bicycle riders in the 2022 River to Sea Bike Ride on Independence Blvd.

33rd Annual River to Sea Bike Ride

The 33rd Annual River To Sea Bike Ride will take place Saturday May 6th, 2023. This event is a 20-mile bike ride along the historic route of the Wilmington Beach Car Line.

Purchase t-shirts and stickers with Eventbrite link.

The event has now reached capacity and online registration is closed. However, same-day registration is still an option, and will have a $5 charge. Exact change is required.

If you ordered a t-shirt/sticker but could not preorder a general admission ticket, you will still need to sign up for the ride on the day of the event.

  • Helmets are required!
  • Check-in is from 6:15 am to 6:55 am at the intersection of Princess Street and Second Street in downtown Wilmington.
  • Bathrooms downtown will be limited as most businesses will not be open yet, so it is advisable to go before you arrive. There will be port-a-johns at the stopping point in Wrightsville Beach.
  • Cyclists will depart at 7:00 am from downtown and arrive at Wrightsville Beach Park close to 8:15am. There is a 15-20 minute break at Wrightsville Beach Park, where bananas and waters will be available, before beginning the second half of the ride back downtown.
  • After the event, the WMPO will host a table at the Riverfront Farmers Market where we will sell any remaining t-shirts and stickers.

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All age groups and experience levels of cyclists participate in this ride but must be able to ride 20 miles at a casual pace. Helmets are required and cyclists should give their bicycle a thorough safety inspection prior to the event. Review bicyclist hand signals so you can use them during the ride when turning, slowing, or stopping.