Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night with the Full Moon Fever Bike Ride, with the Durham Community Trail Watch group and Durham Parks and Recreation. The ride takes place Saturday, September 5th, 2020.
There’s no cost to participate, and you don’t need to register.
Please note: the ride has two starting times and locations.
7:30 p.m. – First Ride Start Time
The first ride start is at 7:30 p.m. in front of Mellow Mushroom (410 Blackwell Street) in downtown Durham. That group will ride down the American Tobacco Trail and meet up with the second group that meets at 8:30 p.m. in front of Bean Traders (105 W North Carolina 54). This ride is approximately 32 miles.
8:30 p.m. – Second Ride Start Time
The second group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in front of Bean Traders (105 W North Carolina 54) on Hwy 54 at Fayetteville Street, and ride to the New Hope Church Road Trailhead, and then turn around. This ride is approximately 16 miles.
Both groups will ride together on the American Tobacco Trail to the end of the pavement at New Hope Church Road, and then turn around and head back towards Durham.
Riders are free to turnaround at any point and head back towards Durham or keep going past the end of the pavement to the end of the natural surface trail.
Riding pace is up to each individual rider, but is typically very casual. No riders will be dropped within the main group. The main group will not be responsible for supporting riders separating themselves from the group.
Helmets and lights are required.
There will be no rides with any type of inclement weather. In case of inclement weather, check the Durham Parks and Recreation Facebook and Twitter pages for last minute cancellations. A cancellation statement will be given by 6 p.m. the evening of the ride.
7:30 p.m. group = 32 miles
8:30 p.m. group = 16 miles
There is no cost to participate in this ride, and no sign up required.
- Riders should avoid congregating at the start, any stops along the route, and the finish to avoid exceeding the outdoor mass gathering limit of 25 or less when they are not participating in the ride.
- Anyone unable to maintain social distancing requirements must wear a cloth face covering or mask.
- Riders will need to complete a participation waiver prior to beginning the ride.
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