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2021 Turkey Pedal
96 cyclists, 5.25 miles
November 30, 2021

T
he annual Turkey Pedal started crisp and cold, but ended with lots of smiling people shedding their heavy coats.

Young and old made up the 96 people who came out for the leisurely event covering 5.25 miles through Oriental on bike. Starting at the Oriental Harbor in front of The Bean, bikers then rode past the waterfront, Sailcraft Services, Whittaker Creek, and Zimmerman Marine (formerly Deaton Yacht Services) before ending at the Wildlife Ramp.

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Veterans of different generations meet each other before the start of the Turkey Pedal.
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A family gets their bikes ready at the starting point of the Turkey Pedal—the Oriental Harbor in front of The Bean.
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Joan Aubele sports a cozy head warmer for the annual Turkey Pedal.
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Pedalers came from near and far to join the town-wide Turkey Pedal, starting at the Oriental Harbor.
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Julia Tingle gets in the spirit.
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Pedalers head down South Ave., past the waterfront, during the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pedal in Oriental.
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Participants in the Turkey Pedal do a U-Turn at Sailcraft Services.
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Gary Ramsey and his (little) Big Red Dog.
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Participants in the 2021 Turkey Pedal were from all ages. Here, Emily Fritz poses with friends.
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Town Dock publisher Keith Smith talks to participants about their next stop onward from Whittaker Creek Marina.
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Participants take a break at Whittaker Creek Marina.
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The 96 participants in the annual Turkey Pedal take off from Whittaker Creek to their final leg of the journey.
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The finish line for the Turkey Pedal—the Wildlife Ramp in Oriental.
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Folks head for home after finishing the 5.25 miles of the annual Turkey Pedal.
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Story & photos by Andrea Bruce.

Posted Tuesday November 30, 2021 by Allison DeWeese


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