The 26th Annual TarWheel Cycling Event takes place on a scenic, flat, countryside course 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 town of Hertford and Edenton.
*We've added 1 mile to 5 mile fun rides for the kids and riders who want to enjoy shorter neighborhood routes.
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," PBandJs, and more! Enjoy hot dogs and drinks post-ride. Massages available post-ride, also.
Come early on Friday evening, April 12th for the Early Packet Pick-up and Social at our local brewery and get a ticket for a free craft brew. Stay through Sunday and enjoy our charming little town and some optional (non-supported) rides.
Event details and schedule
The Annual Tarwheel Cycling Event -- April 13, 2019!
We 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 in downtown. 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 on Friday evening in Pailin's Alley in downtown near Ghost Harbor Brewing Company. If you pick up your packet that evening, you will get a ticket for a free craft beer at Ghost Harbor to use that night or over the weekend, along with some other goodies! Details will be sent to those who register.
***Please note that the location for the TarWheel Cycling Events has changed for 2019. Start and Finish will be 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.
Important ride information to know/remember:
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 Centuray (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 (508 S. Water Street), Dog Corner Park (600 Southern Avenue)
Friday Night Reception/Packet Pick-up: Pailin's Alley, 606 East Colonial Avenue, Elizabeth City.
Accommodations: Visit www.visitelizabethcity.com or www.airbnb.com for a full listing of local accommodations.
HERE'S a link to the Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. Facebook Events page. It's an ongoing list of events and activities happening in downtown, and is constantly being updated.
*Dress for the weather. The event is rain or shine.