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26th Annual TarWheel Cycling Event

TarWheel Cycling Event

DETAILS       PLAN        LODGING        REGISTER         PACKET PICK-UP 

Elizabeth City is proud to present the 26th Annual TarWheel Cycling Event!  Explore our scenic, flat, countryside course as you travel through the beautiful northeastern NC counties of Pasquotank, Perquimans and Chowan. You have the option of 33, 62, or 100 mile rides, and/or shorter 1 mile to 5 mile Fun Rides.  The rides start on the waterfront in downtown Elizabeth City. You'll cycle by multiple waterfront areas and the majestic countryside, passing farmlands, pastures, barns, and historic homes. You'll pedal by horses, cows, birds, turtles, and other wildlife. Our countryside skylines are amazing! Some of you will pedal through the quaint little towns of Hertford and Edenton.  

 

DETAILS

TarWheel Scenic BikeThe 26th Annual TarWheel Cycling Event will Start and Finish at the downtown Elizabeth City Waterfront and the routes will take you through the beautiful, flat countryside and along the waterfronts of Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Chowan Counties.

Ride options are 33, 62, or 100 mile rides, and/or shorter 1 mile to 5 mile Fun Rides.  For the kids and riders who want to enjoy shorter neighborhood routes,1-mile to 5-mile fun rides have been added.

There will be coffee, water, juice, and light snacks before the ride; and our usual great SAG stops during the ride with the famous devilled eggs, banana bread, smoothies, sweet potato biscuits; "sweet cycling crack," PB & Js, and more! Enjoy hot dogs and drinks post-ride. Massages available post-ride, also.

REQUIRED: Signed Waivers; Helmets; Adult permission and ride supervision for any young adult or kid under the age of 16

7:00 am Registration/check-in opens
7:45 am Riders Meeting
8:00 am Century (100) start time
8:10 am Third Century (33) and Metric Century (62) start time
9:00 am Fun Rides
5:00 pm Ride Support closes 

Registration & Check-in: Charles Creek Park, Downtown Elizabeth City, 719 Riverside Avenue, Elizabeth City (use this area for dropping off bikes/gear and walk up check-in). Parking in surrounding parks: Waterfront Park and Dog Corner Park

Click here for downloadable 2019 TarWheel route sheets:
33 miles
62 miles
100 miles

2019 STRAVA TarWheel maps:
TarWheel 33 2019
TarWheel 62 2019
TarWheel 100 2019

2019 RideWithGPS TarWheel maps:
TarWheel 33 2019
TarWheel 62 2019
TarWheel 100 2019

 

PLAN

TarWheel Pailin's AlleyWe invite you to "Make a Weekend of it in Elizabeth City!" Arrive on Friday evening, April 12, and enjoy our downtown restaurants, pubs, and brewpub. Or stay over for optional (on your own) rides on Sunday, April 14.  We will be providing you with a list of restaurants, events and activities happening that weekend.  

For those of you arriving on Friday, we will be hosting a packet pickup event Friday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Pailin's Alley, 606 B. East Colonial Avenue.  Those registering and checking in on Friday night will receive a coupon for one Free Craft Beer at Ghost Harbor Brewing Company that they can use through the weekend. 

 

LODGING

TarWheel in Elizabeth CityStay the night and receive a special TarWheel Cycling rate from the lodgings listed below.  To see a complete list of our hotels and B&Bs, click here

Hotel Block Rates: 
To receive the special TarWheel Cycling rate, rooms must be booked by April 1, 2019.  The TarWheel discount rate is offered by the following lodgings.

All four offer a complimentary breakfast to get your day off to a fabulous start!

 

REGISTER 

Are you ready to ride?  There are two easy ways to register for the event.

 

PACKET PICK-UP

Come early on Friday evening, April 12th for the Early Packet Pick-up and Social at our local brewery, Ghost Harbor Brewing Company and get a ticket for a free craft brew.   We invite you to "Make a Weekend of it in Elizabeth City" and stay through Sunday and enjoy our charming little town and some optional (non-supported) rides.  Take a look at our Events page and see what else is going on while you're here.

 

2019 TarWheel Event Partners

City of Elizabeth CityTarWheel RiverCity CyclingTarWheel Visit Elizabeth CityTarWheel ECDITarWheel Pasq Sheriff


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