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Bikes, Trikes, and Tandems: The Thanksgiving Bike Ride
An Oriental tradition continues
November 27, 2018

T
his Thanksgiving Day, seventy-eight cyclists continued an Oriental holiday tradition: a morning bike ride around town.

Cyclists meet at The Bean at 9a. It’s a mixed scene with riders of all ages and all skill sets. Some are part of the more serious spandex crowd, those who do fifty mile rides on the weekends for fun. Others are part of the jeans and sneakers set. Both are ready to ride together in a casual tour of town.

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Cyclists on Hodges Street stop and listen for the route.
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Two young riders ready to get started.
Thanksgiving Bike Ride 2018
The ride takes cyclists to the marinas and boatyards of Oriental, staying on the town side of Highway 55.
Thanksgiving Bike Ride 2018
Cyclists often wear helmets on a ride. Gary Ramsey went the non-traditional route.
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Huffy bikes were well represented.
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Most riders had two legs. A handful had four.
Thanksgiving Bike Ride 2018
Bikes for sale, fresh from the Thanksgiving Day Ride – $20. Call Eric 252-249-1907.
Thanksgiving Bike Ride 2018
An electric bike. The power button is above the coffee cup.
Thanksgiving Bike Ride 2018
A green, low step folding bike from Citizen. This rider sailed in to the harbor and joined the ride.
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Several cyclists favored folding bikes, both the single and tandem varieties.
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The first group photo on the stop – Deaton Yacht Service.
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Cyclists rode bikes in all shapes and sizes.
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Cyclists themselves were all shapes and sizes. Six year old Mason rode a bike that looked to have been in frequent use.
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Recumbent bikes came in two flavors: two wheels or three.
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On the road to Whittaker Creek.
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When a bike knows your name…
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This green tandem comes with shoe clips.
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Julia Tingle waves as she completes the last leg of the ride and returns to The Bean.

Posted Tuesday November 27, 2018 by Allison DeWeese


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