Thank you to Washington and Beaufort County

Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2018

To the Editor:


I would like to thank Mayor Mac Hodges, the City of Washington and Beaufort County for the fantastic job that you did hosting our 2018 Cycle North Carolina Coastal event! We are very grateful to Lynn Davis and the Washington Tourism office for bringing our event to Washington. Lynn convinced us that the community would roll out the red carpet for our participants if we brought the event to Washington and that’s exactly what took place in Washington.

We had to close registration in January, because we had a record-breaking participation with 2,000 participants. Participants represented 38 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. We have received numerous compliments about Washington from our participants!

The town officials, county officials, police department, sheriff’s office, emergency management, DOT, parks and recreation and the local businesses were outstanding to work with and everyone worked together to help us host one of our most successful events. The local residents were also very patient with our participants as they rode their bikes around exploring Washington and Beaufort County.

We understand the event generated some of the largest sales days ever for several local businessed and the event provided more than $8,000 to several local non-profit groups. We hope to have the opportunity to work with Lynn Davis to bring the event back to Washington in the Future.

Thanks again to Washington and Beaufort County!


Chuck Hobgood

President NC Amateur Sports