On July 5th, the City of Raleigh will be closing the Neuse River Greenway at mile marker 14.5, between the trail access at Crag Burn Lane and the Allen Drive parking area, to conduct needed repairs to bridge structure 98.

The Allen Drive parking area will also be closed, on July 2nd, to provide construction material and equipment staging for the projects general contractor.

This map shows the location of the closed section of trail. The expected closure is anticipated to occur from early July 5th 2018 to the end of November 2018, depending on weather conditions and other construction delays.

A designated detour is not provided due to limited street or sidewalk connections available in the vicinity of the bridge repair project. For more information please call 919-996-3285 or go to parks.raleighnc.gov

Original Posting

See the event posting here for location and other information.

Ride is free to NCBC members. If you’re not an NCBC member, you can “preregister” via the online NCBC membership form, or you can bring a completed copy of the paper membership form with you along with your check made out to NCBC for $15.

Routes

If you are not joining with a paper membership form, then please print, read, and complete the Rally Waiver Form and bring it with you.

Registration is in the picnic area in front of the Shearon Harris Visitors’ Center. Parking is behind the center.

Registration opens at 7:00AM, all rides start at 8:00AM

Want to help? Please check out the Sign-Up Form to see where help is needed.

The 100K route is purposefully challenging, with two difficult climbs. The 40 mile and 22 mile routes are relatively flat. The maps indicate the location of the sag stops and stores along the route. We’ll have water, Gatorade, and snacks at the rest stops and at the start/finish.

The National MS Society was one of the first non-profits to incorporate large-scale cycling events into their fundraising efforts.  Today, there are many such rides, evidence of the power and appeal of bicycling to rally people to a cause.  Today, the BikeMS Historic New Bern Ride is one of the organization’s largest and best of their events held throughout the country.

Join us as Samantha Ammons describes the role of events like Bike MS New Bern in helping her organization generate funds and support programs to aid victims of MS and most importantly, support research toward a cure.  She will also talk about the logistics of this huge cycling weekend, and the challenges of organizing an army of volunteers, suppliers, and 2,000 cyclists keen on a ‘rolling party on wheels’ as the New Bern weekend has been described.  Many NCBC members and hundreds of cyclists throughout the Triangle take part in this event.  Please join us for a fascinating and inspiring presentation!

About Samantha Ammons: Samantha (Sammie) Ammons is the Senior Specialist for the BikeMS Historic New Bern Ride, serving in that capacity since 2014.

Please Note Our Dinner Location!  

Our meetings are held at the Hickory Tavern on the second Monday of the month, located in the Parkside Town Common, 1156 Parkside Main in Cary.  (Click here for directions.)  Please note that we meet at 6:00 to eat, and the meeting will start around 7:00. NCBC meetings are open to the public.