River City Cycling Club



26th Annual TarWheel Century
Saturday, April 13, 2019
33, 62 and 100 rides, plus 1 and 5 mile fun ride.

Hosted by Elizabeth City Downtown Inc.

Register here at Active.com

Mail-In Registration and Brochure

Ride Information

Maps and route sheets


The 26th Annual TarWheel Cycling Event takes place on a scenic, flat, countryside course through the beautiful northeastern NC counties of Pasquotank, Perquimans and Chowan. The ride starts 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! Some of you will pedal through the quaint little town of Hertford and Edenton. 

*We've added 1 mile to 5 mile fun rides for the kids and riders who want to enjoy shorter neighborhood routes.  

There will be coffee, water, juice, and light snacks before the ride; 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 hot dogs and drinks post-ride. Massages available post-ride, also.  

Come early on Friday evening, April 12th for the Early Packet Pick-up and Social at our local brewery and get a ticket for a free craft brew. Stay through Sunday and enjoy our charming little town and some optional (non-supported) rides. 





Directions to 2019 TarWheel


New Start/Finish Location: 719 Riverside Avenue, Elizabeth City, On the downtown waterfront


Area Lodging:


Elizabeth City, NC




Hampton Inn
402 Halstead
(252) 333-1800

Days Inn
308 S. Hughes
(800) DAYS-INN
Comfort Inn
306 S. Hughes
(252) 338-8900

Best Western Plus
848 Halstead Blvd.


Fairfield Inn
1640 City Center
252-333-1003 www.marriott.com/orfec



Bed & Breakfast
Grice-Fearing House
200 S. Road
(252) 333-1792

Elizabeth City B&B

108 E. Fearing
(252) 338-2177


Culpepper Inn
609 W Main Street

(252) 335-9235


Foreman House B&B
311 West Church Street


The Pond House Inn
915 Rivershore Road



North River Campground
Shawboro, NC
(252) 336-4414