21st Annual Firecracker Ride 50K and 100K

  • July 4, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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I will be out of town, but wanted to let folks know about this ride.  It was really fun last year: Join us for the 21st Anniversary of the Firecracker ride as 900+ cyclists get together to celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic ride through Wake County.



Ride begins at Saltbox Village in Cary.

 

Please park off of Commonwealth or Kilmayne just north of the Hibernian.

 

View Interactive Map on MapMyRide.com View Interactive Map on MapMyRide.com 50K Route  [GPX] 100K Route  [GPX]

As in previous years, the ride will start from Saltbox Village in Cary. Rest stops with food and refreshments will be provided on both routes. Hibernian Restaurant and Pub will again host a post-ride party.

The below information is the current 2013 plan, but is subject to change. Updates will be made as the dates approaches so check back.

Bring the family! Hibernian will also be open during the ride allowing your non-cycling companions to enjoy treats while they wait for you. We'll have:

  • plenty of sodas and watermelon to help everyone keep cool,
  • live music,
  • the July 4th Tour de France stage will be shown 'live'
  • the first 700 registered riders will also receive free frozen custard from Goodberry's.

 

Massage services will be provide after the ride by Hands On Health for $1 per minute up to 20 minutes with 20% of proceeds going to MS.

A buffet is available for purchase below for $11.50. Buffets may also be purchased on the day of the ride at the Hibernian Restaurant for $13.00. Join all the cyclists as we take over the Hibernian with the Tour de France all the TVs! Come root your favorite team or rider on that day's stage with a fine draft beer.

As in previous years, we cover the BikeReg fees and the first t-shirt when you register today!

  • Online Registration for Ride and T-shirt Closes: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 12:01 AM, Eastern Standard Time
  • Pre-registration packets can be picked up before the ride on Saturday, June 29th and Monday-Wednesday, July 1-3rd at the All Star Bike Shop, located at the Salt Box Village in Cary.
  • Online Registration for Ride with no Pre-registration Packet Closes: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time
  • Day of registration is open at 6:30 AM.

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  • Natalie

    Nice route, good ride support.

    July 5, 2013

  • Rick

    Where are people meeting?

    July 4, 2013

    • Thomas S.

      To the left of check-in

      July 4, 2013

    • Glenn

      Your other left!

      1 · July 4, 2013

  • Gary W.

    Who is riding 100K?

    July 3, 2013

    • Lisa

      I signed up for 100k. I think Ann also did. I will be taking it slow and easy.

      July 3, 2013

  • Janice

    Am signed up; planning on doing the 100K. (I will probably start early to avoid the mass start and because I don't ride fast.)

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • Glenn

      I'm doing 50 but might like to start early as well.

      July 3, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    I signed up for the 100k as I need to increase my mileage before New Bern. This will be 20 miles more than I have ever done, so I hope to tag along with some folks from this group.

    July 3, 2013

  • Natalie

    Who is doing the 50k?

    July 3, 2013

    • Glenn

      Me.. old and slow..:-)

      July 3, 2013

    • Natalie

      Me too...plus a bum knee. Seems there will be a few of us on the 50k! See you there.

      July 3, 2013

  • Margaret-Anne

    Myself, Barry & Annette are doing the 50K. I'll have my Team on Draft jersey on. We like to ride with a group doing a 15mph pace. Come join us!

    July 3, 2013

    • Natalie

      Cool...I am new to the group so do not yet have a jersey. I plan on wearing my All Star jersey. I will be there early as I have to register. Look forward to meeting you guys.

      July 3, 2013

  • Gary W.

    Surprise, surprise, surprise! I can make it!

    July 3, 2013

  • Kevin

    Haven't signed up but plan to do 100k

    July 3, 2013

  • Steve S.

    I'll be there for the 50K

    July 2, 2013

  • Daniel

    Yep, my third on in a row.

    June 20, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Not 100 percent sure I'm gonna do this. If I do, I'll do the 100k.

    June 16, 2013

  • Rick

    Registered for the 100k!

    June 13, 2013

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