Cyclists gearing up for TarWheel ride April 13


The 26th annual TarWheel cycling event will be held in Elizabeth City, Saturday, April 13.


From staff reports

Monday, February 18, 2019

Bicycling enthusiasts mark your calendars for April 13, the date of this year’s TarWheel cycling event. 

The 26th annual TarWheel ride is Saturday, April 13. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at Charles Creek Park on Riverside Avenue in downtown Elizabeth City. An hour later bicyclists participating in the Century ride, which is 100 miles, will get underway, and riders in the 33-mile and 62-mile events will take off shortly after at 8:10 a.m. 

This year’s event courses wind their way through Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County and to as far away as parts of Perquimans and Chowan counties. 

“You'll cycle by multiple waterfront areas and the majestic countryside, passing farmlands, pastures, barns, and historic homes,” states a news release at toursim website visitelizabethcity.com. “You'll pedal by horses, cows, birds, turtles and other wildlife. Our countryside skylines are amazing. Some of you will pedal through the quaint little town of Hertford and Edenton.”

Last year’s TarWheel was held in Camden County, with riders starting and finishing at Camden County High School. 

This year’s event will also include 1-mile and 5-mile fun rides for families and children starting at 9 a.m. The event is being hosted by Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. 

For more information, call 252-338-4104 or visit the River City Cycling Club online at rivercitycyclingclub.com or visitelizabethcity.com.