The Neuse River Trail, or NRT, is 27.5 miles of paved trail that runs along the Neuse River on the eastern side of Raleigh NC. Since we planned on being in Raleigh for the other great American tradition, Thanksgiving, I decided to plan ahead and bring my bike to do the trail.
Since days are shorter this time of year, I got my wife to drop me off at the northern end of the trail at daybreak. I then spent the rest of the day biking my way south.
I brought my mountain bike as I expected to ride off trail at each geocache. Most of the caches were within 100ft of the trail, so I typically parked by bike by a nearby tree while hunting down those elusive containers.
As you may have guessed, given the name, the trail runs along the Neuse river. It actually crosses this river several times.
... and I didn't even have to set foot inside a store.