Myrtle Beach is the first city to complete its portion of the East Coast Greenway, a park and path that will eventually stretch from Maine to Florida.
The city will have a celebration of the achievement on Oct. 8, according to planner Kelly Mezzapelle.
“I was surprised to hear it when they told us that,” she said. “It didn’t occur to me that we would be the first, but it’s really kind of awesome.”
The Greenway will eventually connect cities along the East Coast, and can be used to walk, run and bike. Land for the Greenway has already been set aside along the entirety of its more than 3,000 miles, according to the park’s website.
In the event celebrating the completion, 45 cyclists will ride down the path set aside for the Greenway from Raleigh to Myrtle Beach. As the first riders approach the city, a group of local participants will meet them and complete the ride down to Warbird Park, in The Market Common area.
“We’re gonna party in the Warbird Park for an hour or so,” Mezzapelle said, while waiting for all the riders to arrive from Raleigh.