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Cycle North Carolina Rides Through the Triangle

Posted October 11, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Almost 500 bicyclists from 32 states and Scotland are crossing North Carolina from Murphy to Manteo as part ofCycle North Carolina.

The two-week bike tour, organized byN.C. Amateur Sports, started Oct. 2. Many people have been riding from the beginning, while others, likeWRAL-TV5 meteorologist Chris Thompson, have joined the journey for a day or two.

The new Sky5captured Chris on his way from Hillsborough to Raleigh. Wednesday, he takes the trip from Raleigh to Wilson.

Cycle North Carolina is designed to promote physical fitness and health, and to support the state's economy, particularly with respect to eco-tourism.