Again, the run will officially begin at the intersection of Highway 95 and Route 64 in Rocky Mount, NC at the Highway Diner. We will be starting registration at 7 AM and LEAVING at 9 AM sharp on Friday, May 3rd. We will provide maps for everyone (they will also include a list of notable stops as well as contact info and restaurants).
From there we will take the scenic Route 64 through the low country over to the Outer Banks and into Nags Head, and then we head down to Hatteras to catch the ferry over to Ocracoke Island. The ferry to Ocracoke leaves every hour and is free.
We are going to shoot to be at the Hot Tuna restaurant for a lunch break around 2 PM. From there it is only about a half hour ride to the Hatteras Ferry over to Ocracoke.
Once we get to Ocracoke we are heading inland a few miles to the State Camp Ground. If you went last year you will know why this is the place to camp on the island – perfect beaches and nice facilities. This year, we should make it to the island in time to have a few hours before the sun goes down – just enough time to get some food and buy some beers for the night. Then it’s time for a bon fire and some relaxing.
The first night we will have a bonfire, drink plenty of booze, and have a good time. There will also be some more raffle prizes given out. Since we are staying a second night on the island, we will probably reserve most of the shenanigans for the second night, so as not to get kicked out too soon!
Saturday will be pretty laid back, with plenty to see and do on the island. Many of us will probably set out for some afternoon riding along the banks, check out some of the lighthouses, and enjoy the Outer Banks. There are also lots of great restaurants on the island, as well as shops, and a Blackbeard museum.
Saturday night we will have another big bonfire and give away the best of the raffle prizes. We encourage the majority of your alcohol consumption, practical joking, and unprotected sex to take place on this night.
Sunday we have to be out of the campground by 11:00am, so make those bromances short and sweet!
The total trip is about 230 miles...Not too long and not too short.
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