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Check out the CCORS website for new information regarding new Categories, race info, and more.

DEC would like to welcome our newest local sponsors, Ridge Supply and Marine Chevrolet to the series! A big thank you to these local businesses for their support to our Jacksonville cycling community as well as our awesome MTB race series!

www.downeastcyclists.com/CCORS-2017
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Wilson Boulevard to be completely open for traffic Friday, Dec. 23

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The entire length of Wilson Boulevard will completely open to all traffic beginning Friday, Dec. 23, according to U.S. Navy Captain Christopher Adams, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installations and Environment, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

The ten-year, three-phased, $203M project began as an answer to the over-stressed main gate during the USMC Grow the Force initiative in 2006. The network of roads, bridges and an added main gate constitutes more than seven miles of roadway.
       
The new roadway named for General Louis Hugh Wilson, Jr., a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and the 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps, will significantly reduce the traffic flow that is currently routed through officer housing from the Wilson Gate, which was opened earlier this year.

Prior to the new construction, the only way to access the Tarawa Terrace area was via Highway 24. The new gate and road will provide access to emergency services for military families without them having to leave the base. The project also features a safe and separate pedestrian path that parallels the entire length of the roadway to accommodate bicyclists, runners and walkers.

"The successful planning, execution, and now completion of the new Wilson Boulevard base entry road project is the result of nearly 10 years of hard work and dedication by hundreds of contractors, civilian Marines, Marines and sailors.  It's simply impossible to thank them all for this herculean effort, but each has earned my complete gratitude for their efforts and professionalism," said Brigadier General Thomas Weidley, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations East.

"My hope is that everyone who has worked on this project derives a tremendous amount of satisfaction knowing they've played a critical role in reducing the traffic congestion that has plagued this base for years.  When you consider those quality of life improvements that benefit the most number of people, this one ranks at the top of the list."

In addition to Wilson Gate and Boulevard, there were several upgrades to existing roads aboard the base such as the widening of Brewster and the new service road into the Naval Hospital and Wounded Warrior Complex.
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: The Main Gate and a portion of Holcomb Boulevard will be CLOSED to both inbound and outbound traffic from 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 through 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 for road construction and paving operations.

Holcomb Boulevard will be closed in two sections from the Main Gate to the intersection of Brewster Boulevard and from Old Sawmill Road to Birch Street.

The Piney Green gate will be open during this time for both inbound and outbound traffic, and the Wilson Boulevard gate is open 24/7.

As a reminder, Old Sawmill Road remains closed to all traffic until further notice in vicinity of the intersection with Piney Green Road, and hunters requiring access to the Game Warden and Conservation Law Enforcement Office will need to access Old Sawmill Road by entering the Wilson Boulevard gate, exiting onto Brewster Boulevard, turning right onto Holcomb Boulevard to turn left to access Old Sawmill Road.

There will be no access through the work zone other than construction traffic, and Fire and Emergency Services are aware and will respond accordingly using approved detour routes.

Variable message boards along with NCDOT approved signs and other traffic control devices will be used to inform motorists of the road closure and detour routes.

Motorists should plan their routes accordingly and expect potential traffic delays, especially during peak travel times.

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Jacksonville bicyclists rode 14 miles to raise bike awareness on Sunday. The ride was in support of their friend, 85 year old Retired USMC CAPT Dan Sosa who was struck by an SUV in September while riding in Jacksonville. Source: Jacksonville Bicyclists…

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*BOLO* 2013 Speciaized Carve Comp 29 medium or large frame stolen from Jacksonville area. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of this bicycle, please contact the Bicycle Gallery or your local authorities.   Source: Stolen Bike

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Results for 2016 CCORS #7 BNP in Winnabow, NC United States. Race timer for Interval wave start Cycling – mtn cross-country race. Source: 2016 CCORS #7 BNP | Race results | Webscorer

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So this isn't related to cycling, but who doesn't like a good bluesy rock jam? This is one of my friends from back home killing his axe to earn a new one in a contest by Zakk Wylde. Check out the song and like & share!

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Thanks to excellent weather conditions last weekend, nearly 100 mountain bikers enjoyed the 6th race in the 17th annual Coastal Carolina Off-Road Series at Henderson Pond Mountain Bike Trail on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sunday. Source: Cycling club…
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