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BIKES,BBQ, BLUES & BREWS

Takes place on Aug 1, 2020

GO THE DISTANCE

The following events are rain or shine. All ticket sales are final. No refunds, cancellations, or transfers.

Homecoming Event

Join us for the Princeville Homecoming festival. Featuring live musical performances, vendors, a Black Farmer's Market, Kid Zone, and more. Fun for all!

30 MILES

Ride 30 miles through the green fields of eastern North Carolina stopping at 1 black owned farm along the way. The ride will end at Heritage Park in Princeville, NC.

5K RUN

Take a run through beautiful eastern North Carolina. Visit the historic Freedom Hill and then head back to Heritage Park for the Princeville Homecoming Festival.

66 MILES

Ride 66 miles through the green fields of eastern North Carolina stopping at 3 black owned farms along the way. The ride will end at Heritage Park in Princeville, NC.

10K RUN

Take a run through beautiful eastern North Carolina. Visit the historic Freedom Hill and then head back to Heritage Park for the Princeville Homecoming Festival.

 
 

INFO

Princeville, NC is the oldest town incorporated by African Americans in the United States and we're celebrating the rich heritage of this town with our first homecoming event. Take a bicycle ride through eastern North Carolina stopping at black owned farms along the way. Or join in our 5K and 10K runs. 

Day 1

Friday

July 31st

Schedule

 Meet and Greet

Speed Networking

Bar Crawl

Pre-ride* 
 

*pre-ride is self guided and leaves from Rocky Mount Event Center. Pre-ride is  36 miles at an elevation of 660ft

285 NE Main street, Rocky Mount, NC

Download the route on the Ride with GPS app

Ride and run Packet pickup location will be nearby and will be announced in registration info.

 

Add ons** in the works:

Farmer's Conference 

Film Festival

*Add ons will be at additional costs to participants. More info to come.

Day 2

Saturday

August 1st

Schedule

9:30am - Ride start time*

10:00am - Run start time

11:00am - Historical Presentation & Self Guided Farm Tour

2:00pm - 7:00pm - Festival featuring DJ Rome and 2 live bands (more info to come) 

 

*Rides are SAG supported with 3- 4 rest stops at farms, mechanical support, and ride marshalls. Cue sheets will be provided. Ride support stops at 4pm.

Download the route on the Ride with GPS app

38 mile route has elevation of 844ft

Metric century has elevation of 3214ft

Ride and Run start location TBA. 

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. Tents and coolers ok.

day 3

sunday

August 2

schedule

Post ride* 

Add ons** in the works:

Gospel Brunch 

Bus Beach Trip

*post-ride is self guided and leaves from Rocky Mount Event Center

285 NE Main street, Rocky Mount, NC

Download the route on the Ride with GPS app

 Post-ride is  35 miles at an elevation of 1114ft

**Add ons will be at additional costs to participants. More info to come.

Accommodations

We have a limited number of rooms reserved at a discounted rate for the Princeville Homecoming event. To book a room*, please follow the link below using code "Princeville Homecoming" or call the hotel directly. Be sure to reference "Princeville Homecoming" when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate.

Book your group rate for Princeville Homecoming

Courtyard Marriott  252-451-4800  Rate - $119 - 125/night

Residence Inn        252-451-5600  Rate - $120 - 126/night

*Both area hotels are located in Rocky Mount, NC. Last day to book June 1, 2020.

Get involved

Vendor Sign Up

We'd love to promote your business!

Sign up below to sell your products or services at the Homecoming Festival that will take place after the Farm Tour. 

Donate or Sponsor

We'd love your support!

We're accepting donations and sponsors for this event. Please follow the link below to get involved.

Volunteer Sign Up

We'd love to have your help!

Sign up below to volunteer for the Farm Tour or Homecoming Festival.

SPONSORS

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PRINCEVILLE HOMECOMING

more than an event, it's a movement

VOL 1: THE BLACK FARM TOUR