Underwater Bike Race
Genresports fundraisers
FrequencyAnnually, 4th of July
Location(s)Onslow Bay, North Carolina
Coordinates34°33′55″N 76°58′30″W / 34.56528°N 76.97500°W / 34.56528; -76.97500[1]
CountryUnited States
Most recentJuly 4, 2015[needs update]

The Underwater Bike Race is an annual underwater cycling charity fundraising event organized by Discovery Diving in North Carolina.[2][3][4]

The Underwater Bike Race is held at the artificial reef created by the sinking of the USS Indra, 12 miles from Beaufort Inlet. Riders are allowed to do anything to get to the finish line. It could be swimming, pushing, pedaling, or dragging. No motorized bikes are allowed. Also, no more than one person per bike.[5]

Underwater bicycle racing is a popular sport in the state of North Carolina. They have a traditional Underwater Bike Races a couple times a year. It is also for people to have fun with, and prepare for the races. They normally do the races of coasts or in large deep swimming pools.[citation needed]

There is no limit to how many people race, and only certain kinds of bikes are allowed.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Mobile Riverine Force Association (October 4, 1999). "History of The USS Indra (ARL-37)". Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Obremski, Bonnie (July 27, 2004). "No sweat cycling". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ Kistler, Evans (July 1, 2009). "Underwater bike race a July 4th mainstay". Carteret County News-Times. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Birmingham, Maria (April 9, 2013). WeirdZone: Sports. Toronto: Owlkids.
  5. ^ "Underwater Bike Race on the Crystal Coast | Project 543". project543.visitnc.com. Retrieved 2021-01-22.