Cup N Cone Tour (externally sponsored event), 30 / 50 / 67 mi

A celebrated ride in the Raleigh area, this ride benefits the National MS Society.

Registration Link:

http://www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=10002

Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 7:30 AM

Green Hope High School

2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd

$27 until 6/30; $32 thru 7/21; $35 day of event Brief Description

The Cup 'n Cone Tour is produced by MS Events and benefits the National MS Society and their fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

Info & Online Registration

http://www.cupnconetour.org

Course Description

Choose from 3 routes: 31, 49, and 67 miles. All routes start/finish at Green Hope High School in Cary and head out toward Jordan Lake. The 49 and 67 mile routes continue on with a challenging climb up the col d' Lystra triple-hump-hill on Lystra Road and then towards Carrboro. The 69 mile route continues on to the quiet roads of Orange County to Maple View Farm.

What's Included?

Turn-by-turn cue sheets, well marked route, SAG vehicle support, and well stocked rest stops are just the beginning. Cyclists on the longer routes enjoy free Maple View Farm ice cream at the mid-point. At the finish, all participants enjoy a free BBQ lunch courtesy of Backyard Bistro in Raleigh PLUS free Goodberry's frozen custard.

King of the Mountain Contest

Who are the fastest men and women on the infamous Col'de Lystra climb? Precision Race will provide disposable chip timing of the climb up Lystra for all participants in the 49- and 67-mile routes. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest men and women.

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  • Dave

    This is a very well run event. There are 3 distances: 30, 50, and 65 miles, and it doesn't change much from year to year. They all are out and back routes, so there is always people on the course. Three of us did the 50 mi route. The pavement is actually better than it has been in prior years due to new pavement. I estimate ~2-3 mi each way of bad pavement on the 50mi but it was not terrible. On the 50 mi route there were a few tricky areas - a couple downhills to stops but they were very easy to see and adjust for. There were a few areas of high traffic but it was manageable and mostly low traffic roads. Some very scenic areas, including some views of Jordan Lake, etc. The event is very well supported with SAG, rest stops, and many other volunteers. Each year they do a "king of the hill" contest up the 2 mi climb "cul de Lystra". Very positive responses from all the cyclists to the presence of 3 skaters at the event.

    July 27, 2013

  • Dave

    Really well done event! Good for skaters!

    July 27, 2013

  • Simon

    I have my kids that weekend, so I cannot attend, unfortunately. Have a great skate!

    July 2, 2013

  • Dave

    Signed up for the 49 mi

    July 1, 2013

3 went

  • Dave
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • marksibert­
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • David
    The TermiSkater, Organizer
    Event Host

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