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+)

BikeFest 2021 A-20 coffee stop meeting time 100 miler @ ~20 mph

This MeetUp is to communicate a common start time for those registered for BikeFest 2021 and who are interested in riding together. The goal is to have a nice sized group of smooth riding and rotations around 20 mph. Ie....Minimize pain and maximize fun.

Please RSVP so I know who to look for. I will be in the start area wearing a Tarwheels Jersey at 8:00 AM. We will depart promptly at 8:10 AM.

Based on the course, we can plan for 2 brief stops (Stop #2, and #4) for hydration and baked goods but also can adjust to the desires of the group. Looking forward to a great Saturday ride in Orange County!

Here is a link to the 100 mile route:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37340827

A/A- Classic, Saxapahaw Donut Run (59 @ 21 mph)

Wilson Park

Saxapahaw Donut Run: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37726808
Plan for no water stop.

The A/A- Classic Ride started in 2013. Here's what to expect:
- Average speed of ~21 mph (depending topography, wind, group size, etc.);
- Pit stops, not rest stops (if no one needs a water stop we won't stop)
- Competitive sprints and/or climbs at predetermined locations, after which we regroup;
- Smooth (we hope!) group effort, mostly double pace line with some rotating pace lines;
- Short pulls on front of 1-2 minutes;
- We stop for mechanical issues but this is not a no-drop ride. That said, you're welcome to sit on the back and not pull--just don't contest any competitive segments if you do.

If you're not a Tarwheels member, please sign and submit this waiver: http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

B18 - CANCELLED because BIKEFEST

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: NO RIDE THIS WEEK. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT BIKEFEST!

The week's route is typically posted by Thursday night.

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/).

Sunday Ride from Herndon Park **9:00 AM** Big Woods, 43 mi 17-18 mph

Rest Stop at Lakeside Grocery/BP, Mile 29. Make take alternate return route depending on number of riders.

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.

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/35864098

If route not posted by 8PM Friday, there will be no ride this week.

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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