Biking At Wrightsville Beach

Bike riding at Wrightsville Beach is one of the most fun activities in the area. According to bikers at the beach, it’s best to ride in the morning.

There are more than 10 miles of smooth riding from the drawbridge, up and down the beach and back again.

Also, the River to the Sea Bike Route expands from Riverfront Park — just off Market Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington — to Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach. This route, which stretches for nearly 10 miles, takes bikers for a trek along the historic trolley line. Most of the journey is a quiet one, cycling through very peaceful residential areas.

A new 1.2-mile multi-use pathway along Eastwood Road has been constructed near Military Cutoff Road, and a 1.6-mile extension of the pathway to Cardinal Drive is currently under construction. Another 3.2-mile pathway is nearing completion along Military Cutoff Road.

Between Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, there are approximately 40 miles of trails for you and your family to explore, including established bike trails, as well as picturesque side streets. There are also plenty of parks for picnics along the way and salty seashores for sunbathing. Visit www.wmpo.org to download a bike path map of New Hanover County. Fasten your helmet before you hit the trails.

If mountain biking is more your speed, try Blue Clay Trails, 6 miles of off-road trails located on the right side of Juvenile Center Drive off Blue Clay Road under the power lines. Park by the power lines and follow the signs.

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