Outer Banks Duathlon

Enjoy the beauty of the central and southern Outer Banks in the spring with the challenging but altogether entertaining Outer Banks Duathlon. This race starts in Nags Head, where runners, joggers and walkers will cruise on foot through oceanside beaches and scenic wooded terrain, before putting the pedal to the medal and transitioning to a 23 mile bike ride through the unpopulated southern regions of the Outer Banks. The bike ride will include crossing the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet and a trip through the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, two of the most scenic landscapes found anywhere on the East Coast. After the event, a post-race party is held for participants, spectators, and their families, with finisher awards presented to all race-goers. Open to fitness fans of all ages and skill levels, the Outer Banks Duathlon is a great event for testing your stamina along some of the most gorgeous stretches of the OBX coastline.

Outer Banks Bike Week

For riders who want a break from the elbow-to-elbow Myrtle Beach scene, the Outer Banks Bike Week is a fantastic place to congregate, celebrate, and enjoy miles of open scenery without all the crowds.

Outer Banks Bike Week is usually held during the third week in April, with bike week headquarters stationed at the local Kill Devil Hills Harley Davidson store. At this locale, bikers can enjoy live music, daily events, and good NC BBQ throughout the day, or ride off to a number of other scenic locations throughout the Outer Banks.

The beaches of the OBX has always been a popular but secretive destination for bikers, as the open miles of NC Highway 12 along Hatteras Island and the northern beaches of Corolla provide incredible views of the open water, in addition to quiet roads that are rarely travelled, especially in the shoulder season month of April when Bike Week is held. An annual event that is growing in popularity, many local restaurants now offer bike week specials on staples like cold beers and hot wings, and several hotels or vacation rental companies also offer additional discounts to bike week riders. Bikers will also enjoy events such as a bikini contest, known as the Miss Outer Banks Bike Week competition, several bike shows, a poker run, and a beer belly contest.

For a beach bike week that's big on hospitality but also provides ample room to roam, head to the Outer Banks. With miles of new terrain, incredible views, and lots of bike-friendly businesses welcoming two-wheel guests, it's no surprise that the Outer Banks is gaining recognition as one of the East Coast's best destinations for a fun beach bike week.