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 September 24

The next Tarwheels club meeting will be Thursday Sept 24th.  This time we’re returning to the Carolina Ale House, 3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd in Durham. 6:00 PM order from the menu and our presentation will begin around 6:45.

Our speaker will be Kristy Jackson, Research Associate at Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University.  Kristy will be presenting results of ITRE’s research on American Tobacco Trail which measures impacts to transportation, health, and economic behaviors from the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over I?40.  This work provides evidence of the importance of closing gaps to build complete trail systems, rather than just going after more miles of trail.  She holds a Masters in Urban Planning and chairs Oaks and Spokes (, an organization that promotes bicycling culture and community in Raleigh.  

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 the past, we have donated money to a variety of bicycle related organizations and individuals, and for cycling-related causes such as a new parking lot on the American Tobacco Trail, bicycles for children of low income families, and support for organizations like Trip for Kids.

The process for this year’s donations has started, and we invite organizations who wish to receive funding from the Tarwheels to submit a proposal.  Proposals can be for any amount up to $5,000. We expect to have as much as $15,000 to award this year.

The Tarwheels board will review the proposals, and will invite a representative from each proposal to present at the October Tarwheels Board meeting.  Please send a PDF of no more than 2 pages and a budget outlining expenses to  The deadline for Tarwheels grant requests is September 30th, 2015.

Please share with friends and cycling organizations in the Triangle area.

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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