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Annual TarWheel Cycling Event

TarWheel Cycling along the riverfront in Elizabeth City, NC

DETAILS       PLAN        LODGING         PACKET PICK-UP         REGISTER

Gear up and get ready to ride; the new date for the 28th Annual TarWheel Cycling Event is April 15, 2023! We're excited to be able to welcome cyclists back to Elizabeth City while keeping health and safety top priority.

Explore our scenic, flat, countryside course as you travel through the beautiful northeastern NC counties of Pasquotank and Perquimans. You have the option of 33, 62, or 100 mile 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! 

This year's ride will be in memory of Ed Taylor, who passed away on April 9, 2022, the day of the 2022 TarWheel Cycling Event. Ed was a huge part of the area cycling community, led and organized the TarWheel Cycling Event, and was president of the River City Cycling Club for many years.  

DETAILS

bicyclists in TarWheel Cycling EventThe 28th Annual TarWheel Cycling Event, April 15, 2023 on a scenic, flat, countryside course through the beautiful Pasquotank County in northeastern NC. You have the option of 33, 62, or 100 mile rides.  The rides start on the waterfront in downtown Elizabeth City at Dog Corner Park (600 Southern Avenue). 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!

This year's ride will be in memory of Ed Taylor, who passed away on April 9, 2022, the day of the 2022 TarWheel Cycling Event. Ed was a huge part of the area cycling community, led and organized the TarWheel Cycling Event, and was president of the River City Cycling Club for many years.  


There will be coffee, water, juice, and light snacks before the ride (we'll be bringing back our famous Balls, Bacon, Bananas, and Brews); 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 a "hot dog bar" with lots of add-ons (including bacon) and drinks post-ride.  


Come early on Friday evening, April 14th for the Early Packet Pick-up at Pailin's Alley (606 E. Colonial Avenue) and get a ticket for a free craft brew. Stay through Sunday and enjoy our charming little town and some optional (non-supported) rides.
 

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

PACKET PICK-UP: 
Friday, April 14, 2023, 4:00-7:00 pm, Pailin's Alley, 606 E. Colonial Ave, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. *Free Craft Beer Voucher for those picking up packets on Friday evening!*

Saturday morning: April 15, 2023, 7:00-9:00 am, Dog Corner Park, 600 Southern Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

REGISTRATION & DAY-OF CHECK-IN:
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7:00-9:00 am, Dog Corner Park, 600 Southern Ave., Elizabeth City, NC 27909

PARKING:

Parking available at Dog Corner Park (600 Southern Ave.), Waterfront Park (508 S. Water Street), and City Municipal Parking Lot (309 S. Poindexter St.)

SATURDAY, April 15, 2023:
7:00 am Registration/check-in opens
7:45 am Riders Meeting / Honoring Ed Taylor
8:00 am Century (100) start time
8:10 am Third Century (33) and Metric Century (62) start time
NOTE: Ride starts are flexible; Rides are not timed.
5:00 pm Ride Support closes 


ROUTES:

**Will be updated.**


PLAN

outdoor dining Pailin's AlleyWe invite you to "Make a Weekend of it in Elizabeth City!" Enjoy our downtown restaurants, pubs, and breweries. Or stay over for optional (on your own) rides.  We will be providing you with a list of restaurants and other events and activities happening that weekend!

Come early on Friday evening, April 8th for the Early Packet Pick-up and Social at our local brewery, Ghost Harbor, and get a ticket for a free craft brew at one of our downtown breweries/draught houses. Stay through Sunday and enjoy our charming little town.

Also check out the Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. Facebook Events page. It's an ongoing list of events and activities happening in downtown and the many shops and restaurants that downtown boasts.

 

LODGING

elizabeth city riverfront and boat docksStay and relax in Elizabeth City! We boast a wide variety of accommodations and friendly, welcoming hosts. We have name-brand hotels and quaint, historic inns to choose from. Our innkeepers are great sources for information on the best dining, shopping, and fun so you can make the most of your visit!

If you are looking for a unique stay in our riverfront city, check out our vacation rentals: you can stay on a house boat, in a newly renovated historic downtown apartment, or even rent an entire house to spread out with your family! 

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our beautiful city!

 

REGISTER 

Click Here to Register
Early Bird Registration thru February 28 -  $45
March 1 through April 8 - $50
After April 8 - $55

***Online registration ends April 14th at 7pm***

Price includes registration; pre-ride coffee, snacks, water; SAG stops; post-ride hot dogs/drinks; and event t-shirt (if registered by April 5th). No refunds or rider exchanges.

T-shirt and/or t-shirt size not guaranteed for registrations received after April 5, 2023.

Dress for the weather. The event is rain or shine.

For more information contact Deborah at 252-338-4104 or elizabethcitydowntown@embarqmail.com

 

We can't wait to see you!

We invite you to "Make a Weekend of it in Elizabeth City" and stay through Sunday to 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.

 

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