Information and Registration

The Guard 2 Beach ride is a multi-day cycling event that starts at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, NC and finishes at the Carolina Beach Road Armory in Wilmington, NC. The event covers roughly 75 miles each day (40 mile option), for a total ride distance of around 150 miles. Don’t worry if this seems too long for your skill level though, because there are shorter options available and different ability groups = it is not a race!

This year’s ride will honor our National Guard fallen HERO 1LT Ashley White who was Killed in Action. To read about her, go to – there is a great book (Ashley’s War) about her and a movie in the works.

The purpose of this ride is to bring together civilians/friends, veterans, active service members, police/fire/… and all patriotic citizens within our broader community to support one another through a physical outlet and fellowship.

The CARS ride is held to promote, educate, raise awareness, and encourage positive interaction between motorists and bicyclists. All proceeds benefit BikeWalk NC and their bicycle safety education program.

Come out to enjoy food, beer, and music. There will also be several keynote speakers.

There will be 30 and a 62-mile routes, a 25-mile greenway ride, and a kids rodeo. All rides will be fully supported with rest stops and SAG support.

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