Founded in 2003 by a small but very enthusiastic group of local cyclists, the Cross Creek Cycling Club or C4 has grown to be the largest cycling club in the area. Enjoying an active, healthy, and fun lifestyle, the club is dedicated to promoting the sport of cycling and broadening its appeal to male, female, senior, and junior cyclists of all abilities and ages. Our membership is as diverse as anyone can imagine with our teenage riders to our most mature at 60+. Many of our members are active duty or retired military, who with their family members enjoy the sport of cycling in a club environment.
We accomplished many key things that not only enhanced the club as a whole but also our community. Our members volunteered and participated in many community and charitable events like: During the last nine years, members have raised more than $100,000 in support of multiple charitable organizations including the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Wounded Warrior Project; Ride to Recovery; Cumberland and Scotland Counties Habitat for Humanity, The Army’s Army and many others; Provided funds for parts, new helmets and countless hours of mechanical support for the Moses Mathis Christmas Bike-Giveaway that donates new and reconditioned bikes to those that would otherwise not have the opportunity to own one; and provided coaches and partners for the Cumberland County Special Olympics program. There have been many other ride and non-ride activities that have supported the community and club in positive ways.
We are also a USA Cycling (USAC) sanctioned club. A few significant accomplishments we were very proud to receive were selection by USA Cycling as “Best New Club of the Year” for 2004. For 2007 USA Cycling selected C4 for two awards: the 2007 Masters Club of the Year and 2007 Division III Club of the Year; two awards again for 2008: Division II and Masters Club of the year; 2009 Division II club of the Year; 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Masters Club of the Year. From anyone’s knowledge, a single club has never received two awards in the same year. Only one club in the nation receives these awards per year and is a testament to the positive efforts of our members. Currently we have more than 20 USCA Cycling license holders that race throughout the region. During 2004 we hosted a time trial training series, an all category 40-kilometer time trial, as well as a 62-mile training road race on the roads of Fort Bragg. During 2005 we held the Dragon's Challenge Road Race and Time Trial on Fort Bragg, NC that attracted more than 200 racers. In addition, C4 with the support of the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance and the City of Fayetteville re-energized racing in the downtown area with the Patriot's Criterium that included a world ranked riders. For two years, we raised the bar for the Dragon’s Challenge by making it a $10,000, three-event weekend. These events brought in over 550 riders from all over the country as well as the professional team “Team Monex”. For 2007, 2008 and 2009 the Carolina’s Cycling Association awarded the hosting of NC State Criterium to C4 which was very successful in downtown Fayetteville, and co-host/sponsored the Tour de Moore Road Race from 2009-2014. Also for 2014, 2015 and 2016 we hosted the NC Road Race Championship weekend.
In November of 2006, C4 was selected by Sports Illustrated magazine as the featured sports organization in a national ad campaign for the U.S. Army. This of course brought an enormous amount of attention when this was published in the November 2006 issue.