Wednesday, February 27, 2013

City Market Before There Was A Benelux Cafe

North Carolina was once known as the Good Roads State because of its earnest program to pave dirt roads in rural areas. Here's a fun video from the 1950s that talks about the transforming effect that program had on outlying communities. As cyclists, we are now the beneficiary of that program, with hundreds of miles of  quiet rural roads at our disposal. There's nothing I enjoy more than rolling out of the farmlands and into a small town like Eureka or Black Creek or Wade or Mt. Gilead or Liberty or Bahama or Bladenboro or Roseboro or Clinton... The list goes on and on. Every one of those places has its own charm that is best discovered on two wheels.

Participants in Tuesday's Benelux Ride will catch a glimpse of City Market when it served as the downtown Farmer's Market. You'll see it at @ 1:55.  Speaking of the Benelux Ride, be sure to join the fun next Tuesday as part of the Oaks and Spokes cycling festivities.

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