NCBC’s very own Sridhar Sourirajan will present hs recently-completed LEJOG Tour, one of the world’s iconic bike rides.  Sridhar will share the highlights of this thousand-mile journey from the southern to the northern tip of the British Isle.  A magnificant trip, indeed!  Come share Sridhar’s s

Dinner at 6, Presentation at 7:  We meet at 6:00 PM to eat, and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00. NCBC meetings are open to the public.


Please Note Our Dinner Location!  

Our meetings are held at the Hickory Tavern, located in the Parkside Town Common, 1156 Parkside Main Street in Cary.  

About Sridhar Sourirajan:   Sridhar is a long-time NCBC member and one of the Triangle’s most accomplished randonneurs. A veteran of Paris-Brest-Paris, Sridhar has deftly combined his business travels with cycling in all parts of the world, and he has shared several of his past trips with the club.  His most recent presentation was about his cross-country PAC Tour in 2016. 

Time: Registration open at 8:00am, all rides start at 9:00am

Online Registration

Cost: $30 for NCBC members
$35 for non-NCBC members

If you’re not already an NCBC member you can join now at www.bikereg.com/ncbc-membership or complete the membership form and bring it with you along with your check made out to NCBC.

Routes: 72/52/39/22 Miles

Notes: We’ll have a big cook-out after the ride, and CBC will provide their tasty liquids. The 72-mile route is quite hilly; the other routes are relatively flat.

Information and Registration

The Guard 2 Beach ride is a multi-day cycling event that starts at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, NC and finishes at the Carolina Beach Road Armory in Wilmington, NC. The event covers roughly 75 miles each day (40 mile option), for a total ride distance of around 150 miles. Don’t worry if this seems too long for your skill level though, because there are shorter options available and different ability groups = it is not a race!

This year’s ride will honor our National Guard fallen HERO 1LT Ashley White who was Killed in Action. To read about her, go to ashleywhitestumpf.com – there is a great book (Ashley’s War) about her and a movie in the works.

The purpose of this ride is to bring together civilians/friends, veterans, active service members, police/fire/… and all patriotic citizens within our broader community to support one another through a physical outlet and fellowship.

The CARS ride is held to promote, educate, raise awareness, and encourage positive interaction between motorists and bicyclists. All proceeds benefit BikeWalk NC and their bicycle safety education program.

Come out to enjoy food, beer, and music. There will also be several keynote speakers.

There will be 30 and a 62-mile routes, a 25-mile greenway ride, and a kids rodeo. All rides will be fully supported with rest stops and SAG support.

Find more info at www.carsride.org

Join us as Matt Lodder, the Cycle Surgeon, describes the latest trends and new products that are changing the face of cycling!    Your stable of bikes may grow after seeing this!  Please join us for a fun and informative evening.

Please Note Our Dinner Location!  
Our August meeting will be held at the Cycle Surgeon at 1256 NW Maynard Road 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.

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.

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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.

Adopted in May 2016, the BikeRaleigh Plan builds upon the work completed since the 2009 Bicycle Plan. It provides a framework for the City of Raleigh to improve safety and comfort for bicycling in the next five to ten years.

Join us as Mr. Trung Vo, Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager for the City of Raleigh, as he describes the multitude of cycling events and good works happening in the ‘City of Spokes’.  Raleigh’s cycling culture has expanding rapidly along with the growth of the city, and you will be amazed at the breadth and extent of its programming.

About Trung Vo:  Trung Vo is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager for the City of Raleigh and does everything he can to make bicycling and walking safe, comfortable, and convenient forms of transportation and recreation. His work as a licensed engineer and certified planner includes planning and designing bikeways and walkways, education and outreach, and the implementation of Raleigh’s newest transportation option: bikeshare. Trung bikes to work every day and frequently rides for fun with his wife and one-year old son.

Please Note Our Dinner Location!  

Our meetings are held at the Hickory Tavern, 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 7:00NCBC meetings are open to the public.