When is the last time you hopped on a bike and pedaled your way on a two-wheeled adventure? Do you remember back to when you were a kid and the feeling of absolute freedom that encompassed you once you were on that bicycle and not having a single care in the entire world?
You can experience that again, even as an adult—and Topsail Island, North Carolina is just the place to do it. Grab your bike and let’s go!
Best Places to Ride a Bicycle in Topsail
We’re highlighting a few of the best, but certainly not the only, places to ride your bike for a scenic tour of Topsail Island on two wheels. Try one or try them all during your Topsail beach vacation.
The Topsail Bike and Pedestrian Path begins at the Town Hall parking lot in North Topsail Beach and goes north on New River Inlet Road to the North Topsail Beach Park. The path is for bicycle and pedestrian traffic only, so you’re free to walk or ride without fear of other traffic. There is also a bike lane along Highway 210 which extends south from the intersection of 210 and Island Drive to the Surf City line for your biking pleasure.
Bicycling Around the Topsail Towns
Biking through the towns of North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach is a wonderful way to tour the island. Begin from a different starting point each day and pedal your way along the side streets to see where they lead you. All of Topsail Island has a bike-friendly mentality with lower speed limits than on the mainland. Spring and fall are the best seasons for riding with pleasant temperatures and less traffic than during the busier summer beach season.
You may want to consider biking on the beach which offers incredible views and a really good leg workout. Choose low tide when you can ride near the shoreline where the sand is more compacted and easier to pedal through than the softer, deeper sand. Single-speed bikes work best on the beach, as do beach cruisers which have fat tires. Don’t forget to rinse the salt and sand off your bike when you’re done!
Bike Rentals on Topsail Island
No bikes? No problem! Topsail Island’s local shops have you covered from North Topsail Beach to Surf City to Topsail Beach. Don’t worry about lugging that extra equipment with you on your Topsail beach vacation and instead stop by one of these local sports outfitters to get your pedal on.
Topsail Island Beach Service, North Topsail Beach
Topsail Island Beach Service delivers what you need right to your doorstep in each of the Topsail Island towns. Check out their daily, weekly and combo bike rentals. They offer a plethora of other beach equipment rentals as well.
50 South Surf Shop is conveniently located at the heart of Topsail Island with hourly, daily and weekly bike rentals for you to enjoy. Stop by the shop or book your bike rental right online. They offer a variety of other sport equipment rentals, too.
Herring’s Outdoor Sports, Surf City
Located right in Surf City, Herring’s Outdoor Sports offers beach rentals and more. Included in their selection are beach cruiser bikes and 3-speed bikes with hourly, daily and weekly rates available. See what they have in store and then plan your adventure.
Topsail Vacation Rental with Bikes
Are you looking for a Topsail beach vacation rental that has bikes included? Then look no further. Beach Therapy is the Topsail vacation rental for you! This newly listed, recently renovated vacation property is the perfect beach cottage with all of the amenities you desire.
It boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths along with stunning views of the sound. It has plenty of family-friendly features both indoors and out. It’s pet-friendly, too! Bikes are just one of the amazing perks included in your stay. Take a look around this beautiful Topsail rental and consider it for your next North Carolina beach vacation. Scroll the photo slideshow and read more about the beautiful beach cottage. Let us know if you have any questions!
The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island
Have you heard about the Reel Housewives of Topsail Island? You definitely want to know about this non-profit organization which uses the money raised from an island-wide bicycle ride to help local breast cancer patients and survivors.
The 26-mile bike ride takes place in April of each year, with this year’s Reel Housewives of Topsail Island Bike Ride happening on April 7, 2018. They are changing the route of the bike ride this year—it will start and finish at the Surf City Soundside Park. Registration events are held at various local venues throughout the weeks leading up to the ride.
Like and Follow the Reel Housewives of Topsail Island on Facebook to stay up to date on upcoming events and registration information. Access Realty is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for this event, so come join us at the ride and share your support!
So what do you think? Will you take on a Topsail Island bike tour and pedal your way around town on your next Topsail beach vacation? We hope so!