To Join or Renew:  Please join us or renew your membership on our Meetup page!

Membership in the Tarwheels is $20 per year for an individual or family.  We also offer a lifetime membership option for $200.*

Here are some of the benefits of membership.

Group Rides and Insurance:  The club hosts a number of rides and other events each week aimed at cyclists of a wide range of experience and ability. Most of our rides are on local mainly rural roads with some on local bicycle trails.  Membership in the Tarwheels also allows you to be covered on club rides by our insurance policy with the League of American Bicyclists.

Advocacy and Community Activity: The Carolina Tarwheels are proud members of the League of American BicyclistsBikeWalkNC, the Rails to Trails Conservancy, Triangle Rails to Trails, and works with other local organizations to promote safe cycling in our community.  Our annual BikeFest event, now in its 21st year, has raised $15,000 a year for the last 6 years all of which is donated to support cycling groups and charitable activities in the region.

RideWithGPS Premium benefits:  Tarwheels members have access to the club RideWithGPS account which features the club member benefits package.  The club maintains an extensive library of excellent bicycling routes in the region.

Adventure Cycling Association Benefits: The Tarwheels are a member of the Adventure Cycling Association, whose club member benefits include discounts on their Cycling Route Network Map and their BikE-news electronic publication.

Weekly Newsletter: There is an electronic mailing list for Tarwheels news and announcements and a list of regional rides and cycling events of interest.

Bi-Monthly Club Meetings:  Club meetings are held every two months in various local restaurants. Club business is conducted, and many times an invited speaker makes a presentation on a cycling topic. The meetings are an excellent time for new and old members to get to know each other. Non-members sometimes attend meetings to learn more about club activities.

Rentals: Members have access to the club’s bike travel boxes.  We have two 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 caseRates: 14 days free, then $1/day thereafter; $50 deposit required.  Contact Sharon Roggenbuck for more information and to reserve a box for your next trip.

To Join or Renew:  Please join us or renew your membership on our Meetup page!

If you would prefer to pay by check, please make it out to  Carolina Tarwheels  and send it to:

Carolina Tarwheels

c/o Mark Olsen

14 Pilling Place

Durham, NC 27707

Please include your email address so we can confirm payment.

* The Meetup site does not support the lifetime membership option.  Please send a check with your email address if you want a lifetime membership.