What we're about

The Carolina Tarwheels Bicycle Club is a non-profit (501c) organization welcoming all cyclists who enjoy riding with great folks who share the same passion. Our goals are to offer weekly organized bike rides for all levels of riders, to promote safe cycling, to provide bi-monthly club meetings with topics relevant to cycling, and to host one of the best organized rides in the area, our annual Bikefest (http://www.ncbikefest.org/) event in Hillsborough.

Money raised by the Tarwheels is donated to other non-profit organizations that support cycling including organizations that donate bikes to children, promote safety, and promote cycling.

Our members also serve on various cycling advocacy committees in our community as a voice for cyclists and to integrate our sport safely with pedestrians and motorists.

We welcome new members and encourage individuals to join (http://tarwheels.net/wp/join/) our organization, enjoy our rides and social activities while promoting our sport and supporting our community.

To find out more, please visit our Web (http://tarwheels.net) site, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tarwheels) page and outline of member benefits (http://tarwheels.net/wp/join/).

Upcoming events (4+)

B18 - WP52.2 Sax via Chicken Bridge **10:10am**

Wilson Park

This is a group ride aiming to average 18 (+/- 0.5 ) mpg. A "constant effort" paceline group, slow up, fast down. Those in front need to be aware of group (increasing power creates gaps) and call out location of holes.

Due to the pandemic (and to manage paceline size), there is a limit of 20 participants (may vary depending on ride leader availability) and RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start at WP or plan to join the ride on the road. If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you. Please bring a mask for use when physical distance cannot be maintained (e.g., rest stops, roadside mechanicals) and observe standard courtesy of waiting to spit or blow nose until you've rotated to back of paceline.

Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

This week's route: WP52.2 Sax via Chicken Bridge. Rest stop at Cup 22 or Saxapahaw General Store at mile 31.5.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41359417

It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

*** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

B19 SUNDAY EDITION **10:05 AM** Saxapahaw 52 miles

Wilson Park

Moving ride to Sunday with hopes of no rain, but will be chilly at start. Pace 18-19 ish.

Rest stop at Sax General Store, Mile 31.6.

A "constant effort" paceline group, slow up, fast down. Those in front need to be aware of group (increasing power creates gaps) and call out location of holes.

RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start at WP or plan to join the ride on the road. If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you.

Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

This week's route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41359417

It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

*** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/))

and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/)..)

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No Stop - Herndon Park to Hortons Pond (31.4 mi) **10:00 AM**, 15-16 mph

C. M. Herndon Park

One pace group (15-16 mph) and there is no rest stop, though we can stop for water breaks as necessary.

To manage pace line and group size, there is a limit of ~15 per pace group. RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start with the group or plan to join the ride on the road. If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you. 15-16 mph group is not structured around a pace line.

Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

This week's route:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/40709703
http://tarwheels.net/pdf/40709703

It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

*** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pace lines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

It's the Tour de Chapel Hills!, 2.1.

Weaver Street Market

Looks to be a wet Saturday (and a wet week to follow), so let's set out sights on Sunday. Expect a somewhat chilly day even heading out at 11, with a relatively comfortable upper 40's start, and 50 degrees by the finish (peak "heat" of the day).

Now in it's 18th year, the TdCHs is a series of hill intervals around town. As such, it suits a fairly broad range of riders, and we regroup after each segment. And it's fun! (oddly), and an effective training tool to build power and form during the off season. We'll be doing a longer version of the standard TdChs today, heading to Southern Village and The Reserve; expect 25-30 miles with 2500 to 3000 feet of climbing. Set your own pace on a segment, and even opt out occasionally, if you're not having your best day. The standard route will be a regular weekday evening ride throughout the winter, so this is a great opportunity to check it out if it's your first go (because, daylight, and warm-ish).

So come on out--Weaver Street Market (Carrboro), see you there! Tod

Please note: The steep grades of some of the segments make for a challenging ride. It is appropriate for B level riders and above.

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