For information or comments on specific topics, please pick the appropriate contact below; for general information, send email to

2023 Board of Directors

President Mark Olsen,
Treasurer Robert Lamaute,
Secretary Todd LoFrese
Member Mike Doub
Member Alexis Moore
Member Margit Bucher
Member Cynthia Shimer
Member Michael Venutolo-Mantovani
Member Matthew Wilson
Department Chairpersons
Outreach and Advocacy:
John Rees,
  • Encourage cycling as a sport and transportation option.
  • Represent Tarwheels and cyclists interests to local government.
  • Encourage Tarwheels participation in various community cycling events.
  • Coordinate Tarwheels activities with other cycling groups.
Mark Olsen, Send Message Via Meetup
  • Add a family member
  • Problems with Meetup
  • Problems accessing password
Ride Coordinator:
John Gotthardt,
  • I have a question about posting a ride that is not listed in the FAQ’s “how to post a ride”
  • I have a question about leading rides that is not answered on the ride leader page.
  • I want to learn to be a ride leader
Safety Coordinator:
  • I have a question about safe riding.
  • I witnessed unsafe riding during a Tarwheels ride.
  • I have a suggestion to promote safe cycling.
Insurance Coordinator &
Ride Waiver Collector:

Linda Charles,
  • I was involved in an accident while on a Tarwheels ride.
  • What to do if an accident occurs on a ride
  • Will the club’s LAB insurance cover my injury from a Tarwheels bike ride?
Website Coordinator/Editor:
Send Message Via Meetup
  • I want something added to our Tarwheels Web site.
  • I experience errors/problems with this site.
  • I have trouble using the Tarwheels Meetup site?
Open/Volunteer Send Message Via Meetup
Rentals (members only):
Sharon Roggenbuck,
  • 2 Trico Iron Case Bike Boxes, 1 Medium (up to 56 cm frame) Orucase Airport Ninja travel bag, 1 TriAll3 Sports Compact Velo bike case; and a large transport case.   
  • Rates: 14 days free, then $1/day thereafter. $50 deposit required.
  • Rental policies
  • How to rent equipment
Program Coordinators:
Sharon Roggenbuck and Sheila Tayrose
  • Suggestion for a topic club meeting
  • Information about meetings
BikeFest 2023 Directors:
  • BikeFest Registration problems
  • Questions not answered on BikeFest page.
  • Questions about volunteering for BikeFest
  • Problems using BikeFest Volunteers page.
Route Archivist:
Mike Doub
  • Problems with club’s RideWithGPS account.
  • Access to RideWithGPS account
  • Errors/Updates to routes
Info & Issues:
  • I want to send an email to a club official
  • I don’t know who to contact in the club about something.

Current members may access more contact information at this link.