Yes, it’s back, on Sunday, July 11 from the Harris Energy & Environmental Center.  We’ll have the same, challenging 64-mile route with three signature climbs, plus somewhat flatter 41- and 23-mile routes.  Mechanical support will again be provided by Danielle Castelli Strader of Torrenti Cycles (check out her new shop in Fuquay-Varina!), and we’ll have the usual rest stop and sag support, and ice cream at the finish. Rides start at 8:00 but you’re welcome to start 15 minutes early or late if you prefer to avoid a crowd.

This year, registration is $30 in advance and $35 the morning of the event (no fee to preregister).  A one-year NCBC membership is included in the price.  If you’re already a member, your membership will be extended by one year.  Here are the important links:

Volunteers needed, of course

Did you notice the volunteer signup link, above? Yes, we need volunteers, for all the usual positions. Please check it out and help where you can. Many positions allow you to volunteer and still ride.

Membership moving to

We’re in the process of moving the NCBC membership management from a massive Lotus 123 spreadsheet I wrote years ago to the modern era with You’ll be hearing more about this in the near future, but it will be MUCH easier for you to view and modify your membership information.


Thanks, and I’ll look forward to seeing you on July 11!

David Cole, director
NCBC Summer Rally