Sound Rivers partners with Cycle NC


Posted on January 19th, 2018

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We Need: Housing for Cycle North Carolina Participants

You Get: A great way to benefit Sound Rivers and our community!

Cycle NC’s coastal ride returns to Washington, NC

Sound Rivers has been given a unique opportunity to partner with Cycle NC to provide local housing for participants in the Cycle North Carolina 15th Annual Coastal Ride. Cycle NC has agreed to partner with Sound Rivers to find local housing for riders, which will, in exchange, provide funds for Sound Rivers’s work. This has been done with great success in recent years in both Edenton and Oriental. It’s a wonderful way to support our town and our beautiful river, and to show everyone how hospitable we can be!

This is how it works. Sound Rivers is asking supporters to donate one or two rooms in their home, or an entire house if that’s the case, to house cyclers. Cycle NC will advertise to ride participants registered for the weekend that a local housing option is available and we will match interested cyclers with donated rooms. The cyclers pay Sound Rivers a per room, per night fee for the use of the room. The event is scheduled for the weekend of April 20-22 with most participants looking for accommodations for 3 nights: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19, 20 and 21. Those who are willing to provide rooms need only supply a clean room, bathroom, sheets and towels for their guests. Meals are not expected, though cyclers may appreciate a little space in your refrigerator. Rooms close to the waterfront are great but many cyclers don’t mind staying in surrounding areas, including Bath and the south side of the river.

This event is great for our town and benefits our local businesses. Already, nearly all commercially available rooms have been booked, including hotels, B & B’s and vacation rentals! Some riders will be camping at Festival Park but many would prefer a comfortable bed at the end of a long day on their bikes and will pay (SRI!) to have one.


Please fill out this form (pdf ) and email to


Email Grace or call 252-946-7211 to donate a room or ask questions.

About Cycle NC

The Washington Tourism Development Authority  is the local host for the event. Registration numbers as of early December had already topped 1400. Riders from more than 25 states have registered to participate in this annual event that kicks off the cycling season. The event was last held in Washington in 2015. Cyclers will bike throughout Beaufort County during the 3-day event, which is  presented by North Carolina Amateur Sports.

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