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Other Cycling Events

Below are announcements of non-Tarwheels cycling-related events. Members may add events to the this page by selecting "Edit this page" above or may send the event information to our Web Administrator/Editor who will add it for them. Please insert in chronological order, include the date of the event, links to event information, and a brief description of the event.

The CBC Club Event Calendar is a particularly good list of rides of interest to area riders.
CBC Calendar Link. Also see Oaks and Spokes' list of Spring Cycling Events in the Triangle.

Sept 15: 26th Annual Tour de Cashiers Mountain
26th Annual Tour de Cashiers Mountain Cycling Experience will be held on Saturday September 15, 2018 across the sky-high, scenic mountain byways of western North Carolina. This popular cycling event has shifted its traditional spring schedule to the fall to accommodate an expanded activities schedule and take advantage of autumn weather conditions. Tour de Cashiers cyclists will follow one of three routes of up to 100 miles across Jackson, Macon and Transylvania Counties. They will ride steep climbs and fast descents at 3,500 feet plus above sea level with more than 10,500 feet of elevation changes and cross through the mountain communities of Cashiers, Lake Toxaway, Sapphire, Glenville, Cullowhee, Highlands and more.
Proceeds from the Tour support local community and economic development through the Cashiers Area Chamber. Please visit for more information about the fun weekend.

Sept 22: Raleigh CF Cycle for Life 2018
Raleigh CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 & 65 miles. Expect amazing energy, themed rest stops, and an incredible finish-line celebration at these daylong rides. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, and support vehicles to help you complete the ride. If you are a biking enthusiast, take your ride to the next level by signing up for CF Cycle for Life and help add tomorrows to the lives of those with cystic fibrosis today! More info and registration at:

There have been a number of bicycle/car accidents and tragedies in previous years in the Triangle. There are many close calls bicyclists experience each and every day while riding. We are raising funds for BikeWalkNC who is our advocate for bicycle safety in the State of NC for all of us. CARS supports their mission and vision: “We envision a state where anyone can choose to bicycle, skate, run, and walk as normal, practical, health, safe and active transportation.”
To encourage safe cycling and to promote positive interactions between bicyclists and drivers - local riders, bike clubs and various organizations will be again hosting the Capital Area Ride for Safety (CARS) on September 23th, 2018. This ride will be leaving from Dorothea Dix Park with two road route distances – 62 mile (100 Km), 30 mile (50 Km), a 25 mile (15Km) greenway ride plus a kids rodeo.
More info and registration: https://www.carsride....

Sept 24: Inaugural Gibbs Cycles Charlotte Bike Ride
Join us for an exciting ride with current and past NASCAR drivers,
as well as ex-pro cyclists including George Hincapie. The ride will begin and end ON the Charlotte Motor Speedway!! ‘Gibbs Cycles Charlotte’ is a cycling event that benefits a ministry called Game Plan For Life that was founded by Coach Joe Gibbs. Currently it is giving men in the North Carolina Prison system an opportunity to attend a 4 year seminary program and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries degree through Southeastern Theological Seminary. For more details and to register go to

Oct 6: Dan River Ride
Ride the rolling hills of the Piedmont of Virginia and North Carolina. Proceeds to Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity. The 35 dollar registration fee for all routes includes t-shirt and River Ride Clean Bottle for the first 100 participants registered by September 11th, 2018. 10 to 80 miles options. More info/registration: https://danriverride....

Oct 13: The 27th Tour de Pig
The Tour de Pig is an official event of the Barbecue Festival in Lexington, NC. It is a day of fun for the entire family. In addition to the choice of 4 rides (100K, 50K, 35K & 20K), participants enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch along with a chance to win door prizes. All routes start and end at the Davidson Co. Community College campus. Pre-registered riders receive a Tour de Pig shirt, a collectible patch, and the barbecue lunch. The ride is furnished with rest stops and ride support.
Our website is:

October 19-20: 7th Annual NC Bike/Walk Summit
The 7th Annual NC Bike/Walk Summit will be held on October 19-20 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The 2018 NC Bike/Walk Summit promises to be packed full of information useful to bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials, tactical urbanists, public health practitioners, and livability and sustainability professionals. Experts from across the state and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience. More info at: https://www.bikewalkn...

Nov 7-11: Festivelo, Walterboro, SC
Our annual four-day event offers you your choice of morning rides in the area: 20-30 miles, 55-65 miles, or 95-105 mile routes – to suit your ambition and skill level. You can ride over 400 miles in 4 days and there will only be 12 miles of overlap! Early Registration is open and the ride is limited to 400 riders so it may fill quickly. More information and registration at:

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About Carolina Tarwheels Cycling Club July 26, 2016 12:13 PM former member

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