Firecracker Ride

Holly Springs, NC

The 28th annual Firecracker Ride is back for 2021!

Kickoff your 4th of July by joining hundreds of cyclists for a great ride and a great cause!

Proceeds from the ride benefit the Greater Carolina's MS Society to help fight this challenging disease. 


COVID Safety Note:  COVID restrictions are relaxed meaning masks are not required if you are vaccinated. But please be responsible and wear a mask if not vaccinated. 

Come early for the ride and stick around for the after-party with music, food and tasty beverages! 

New for 2021

This year the Firecracker ride will be chip timed by our friends at Precision Race with a KOM/QOM on Rt 42.



July 4th, 2021
    • 7:00 AM EST Registration Opens
    • 8:00 AM EST Mass Start (100k first, followed by 50k minutes later)
Pricing (excludes processing fees)
  • Register by June 20 and your registration fee ($40 plus processing fee) includes 1 Firecracker T-shirt with the opportunity to purchase a hat or an additional T-shirt for $15 (each)
  • Register between June 21 and July 4 and your registration fee does NOT include a Firecracker T-shirt and you will NOT have the opportunity to purchase a hat or additional T-shirt.
    • June 21-July 3 $45 (plus processing fee)
    • July 4 $55 (plus processing fee)
  • There may be a small number of T-shirts and hats available on-site the day of the event (July 4).


Start of the ride and after party will be at CBC Brewery with music, food trucks and beer! 
    • Carolina Brewing Company
    • 140 Thomas Mill Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540
    • Click here for Directions


  • Parking will be available in the area around the Brewery. 

Routes and Support

    • Duncan Junction, NC-42 Holly Springs
    • SkyMart, Old Rt 1, Merry Oaks
    • It’s All About Horses, Apex

On-Course Nutrition

Among your choices at rest stops on the course will be avariety of Hammer products.


Packet Pickup

Pre-registration packets can be picked up at All Star Bike Shop in Cary. Get 10% off regular priced in stock items while in store during packet pickup! (excludes bikes, some restrictions apply)
Pickup dates/times:
    • June 30, Wednesday – 10:00am-5:00pm
    • July 1, Thursday – 10:00am-7:00pm
    • July 2, Friday– 10:00am-7:00pm
    • July 3, Saturday – 10:00am-5:00pm

After Party

  • Post-ride festivities run from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • CBC Brewery will host the family-friendly after party with music, food trucks and beer for sale along with a limited supply of complimentary drinks.
  • CBC will donate 10% to MS for every beer sold.
  • Food will be available for purchase from the following food trucks:


When & Where

Jul 4, 2021


8:00 AM

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Holly Springs, NC

Carolina Brewing Company


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