The Carolina Tarwheels Bicycle Club

A group of bicycle enthusiasts who organize social rides in Orange, Durham, Wake, Alamance, and Chatham counties of North Carolina. We promote the fun and challenge of cycling and advocate for cycling safety and bike-friendly policies in our communities. The Tarwheels are affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists (LAB).

Carolina Tarwheels Club Meeting:  Thursday November 19th 6:00PM

The next Tarwheels club meeting will be Thursday November 19th.  This time we’re returning to the Hickory Tavern, 370-110 E Main St, Carrboro. 6:00 PM order from the menu and our presentation will begin around 6:45.  We have asked recipients of Tarwheels grants, both past and future, to present brief descriptions of their specific projects and, more generally, their ongoing work in the community as well as to receive their awards.  So far, a number of groups that have indicated they will be sending folks to present including the ReCYCLEry, Bike Durham, BikeSmart-GrowSmart, the Durham Bike Co-op, and Oaks and Spokes.  Come on out to hear about the work that the club and BikeFest supports and to see just how varied and dynamic the cycling community in the Triangle is.  You might even find yourself volunteering to work directly with these good folks.  Should be an fun evening.

Come join us for food, friendship and information.  All are welcome.  Jerseys available. Questions?  Call or text Sharon. or 919-215-1309

Carolina Tarwheels Grant Program 2015

Once a year, the Carolina Tarwheels Bicycle Club awards grants from the profits of our annual Bikefest ride in Hillsborough to local organizations that support and promote cycling. In early September, the club called for proposals for our 2015 grant program. The selection was made very difficult as we received uniformly excellent proposals all of which were deemed worthy of support.  At its meeting on October 21st, the Tarwheels' Board decided to fully or partially fund a number of groups working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from cycling advocacy and education to facilitating youth cycling and racing.   The Tarwheels are very pleased to announce groups receiving awards this year are:  Bike Durham, BikeSmart-GrowSmart, Chapel Hill Cycling, Constellation Cycling, the Durham Bike Co-op, Kidical Mass, Luna-Chix, Oaks and Spokes, and the Triangle Bike Works.  Want more information about what these groups do?  Plan to attend the Tarwheels club meeting on November 19th, where a number of them will be attending to describe their work and receive their award.   


New Club Jersey!

The Tarwheels have a new club jersey available.  Only $45. See here for a look at how to get one


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