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Neuse River Greenway Trail Skate

Let's go and skate the Neuse River Greenway Trail. The trail is newly paved, runs for 6 miles, and there are no road crossings, making it ideal for skating. Any style of skates are welcome. Here are some photos from our first event on the trail.

What: A no-drop skate of the Neuse River Greenway Trail. See the photos from a previous event.

Where: The Neuse River Greenway Trail Head, off Falls of Neuse Road. It is very important that you study the map carefully since the entrance is tricky to find.

  • I have created an annotated photo that should be helpful. The red X marks the turning to the parking lot.
  • Please allow enough time to find the parking lot. Call me on[masked] if you get lost.
  • There was construction in this area the last time I was there, so access might be tricky.
  • You must ignore all the "ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC" signs! You are not "thru" traffic!

WhenWe'll meet at 1.15pm and start skating by 1.30pm. If you can't arrive early, please try to gear up as quickly as possible.

Distance: The trail runs for 6 miles, making for a round trip of 12 miles.

Ability: Since the trail follows the Neuse River it is mostly flat, but there are some hills and sharp turns, so this trail is for intermediate skaters. Being able to brake is essential; here's a helpful video.

Safety First: Everyone is required to wear a helmet, and wrist guards are recommended.

Hydration: Bring a water bottle, or hydration back pack. Water fountains are typically winterized until the summer.

Bathrooms: There are no bathrooms at the trail head parking lot. But there are porta-potty bathrooms at the end of the trail, where we rest before heading back.

Weather: In the event of questionable weather we will make a go/no-go call 90 minutes before the scheduled start so please check the Meetup after noon.

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  • Jim B.

    Simon, thanks for putting the Easter skate together. It's nice to have a great group to skate with. The atmosphere, while threatening rain, couldn't have been more positive. Thanks again.

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • Simon

      It's my pleasure Jim. It was good to see you again, and I look forward to skating with you soon. Cheers!

      April 1, 2013

  • Thomas

    Awesome skate with a super-friendly group.

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • Simon

      It was great to meet you and Julie yesterday! I hope to see you both skating again soon. Be sure to let me know if the times/locations of our events are not good for you. Thanks!

      April 1, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Trail was dry and in fantastic condition.

    2 · March 31, 2013

    • Simon

      It was good to see you Jim. Thanks for coming.

      April 1, 2013

  • Simon

    Thanks to those that came out and skated today. I hope everyone had fun skating the beautiful trail in today's beautiful weather. Happy Easter; hope to see you soon. :)

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Tomahawk

    I made other plans due to the wetness.

    March 31, 2013

    • Simon

      Sorry you could not make it Tom. It was perfectly dry!!

      March 31, 2013

  • marksibert

    Skated yesterday and got some blisters, so I think I'll sit this one out. Have fun!

    1 · March 31, 2013

    • Simon

      Thanks Mark, we did. Perfect weather

      March 31, 2013

  • Aimee L.

    This meetup was great, perfect weather/great people!!! :)

    1 · March 31, 2013

    • Simon

      Great to see you and Dean again! See you both soon!

      March 31, 2013

  • Simon

    Let's skate! It seems to be drying out! Please update your RSVP if you decide not to skate; I don't wish to skate alone. Hope to see you there!

    1 · March 31, 2013

    • Jan V.

      I'm at the parking and just cycled the trail it good to go

      1 · March 31, 2013

    • Simon

      On my way!

      March 31, 2013

  • Jan V.

    Just cycled the trail it's drying up good

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Tomahawk

    ...along the extended trail. I stopped short, but they were able to go 70 miles!

    March 31, 2013

  • Tomahawk

    It will be too wet for me. Related, I skated with Mark S and Dave W yesterday along the exte

    March 31, 2013

  • Simon

    It's a wet Sunday morning, and it seem likely that it won't be warm enough for the water to evaporate! My guess is that It will be too wet to skate, but I'll post a go/no-go by noon.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Simon

    Healthy attendance! Looking forward to this!

    March 25, 2013

  • marksibert

    I'm a 'maybe' at this point, but hope to be there. I'll update my RSVP if I can't make it.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Jerry C.

    I actually believe I can make it. Should be in town this weekend.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Jim B.

    We had an outstanding St. Patrick's day skate! Great to meet everyone. See you on the 31st.

    March 17, 2013

    • Simon

      Sounds good Jim. Glad to have you along!

      March 18, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Sorry TSC - hockey tourney thay weekend, hope the Ral.Greenway is a good venue.

    March 17, 2013

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