Monday, March 11, 6:30 PM at Trek Bicycle Raleigh Holly Park

NCBC is pleased to present a special evening with Karen Giamber and Trek Travel.  Please join us as we discover the joy of luxury cycling vacations from one of the world’s leading cycle touring companies, voted a 2018 Travel+Leisure “World’s Best Tour Operator.”  Dream about it, then start planning your cycling vacation of a lifetime – starting tonight!

Featured Tour – Andalucia: Sun-drenched Sevilla to Historic Antequera, September 29 – October 4, 2019   

If you’ve dreamed of Spain, you’ve dreamed of Andalucia. This is quintessential Spain. Andalucia is limestone peaks, mountain passes and spectacular views. It is exquisite tapas, rich olive oils, classic Spanish wines and the special Jamon Ibérico. But most of all, Andalucia is the birthplace of Spanish romance, where flamenco and a vibrant history combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Picasso called this place his home. You’ll call it amazing. Ernest Hemingway was enchanted with this region of Spain. You, too, will fall under its spell.

There will be Discount Coupons available for this tour.
Light refreshments will be served.
Bring a friend!

Trek Holly Park is located behind Trader Joes at 3020 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.

Dinner ‘OnYour Own’:  Please patronize one of the several fine restaurants in close proximity to Trek Bicycles at Holly Park, and join us at the store.  Earlier start time – the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 followed by our feature presentation.

NCDOT’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program promotes physical and environmental health, supports tourism and local economies

Monday, February 11, 2019 at Hickory Tavern

Hanna Cockburn, Director of NCDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Division, joins us for an overview and update of North Carolina’s bicycle program, Established in 1974 and the first of its kind in the nation, the NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Division:

  • Integrates bicycle and pedestrian safety as well as mobility and accessibility into North Carolina’s overall transportation system
  • Maintains a network of more than 3,000 miles of state and regional bicycle routes
  • Educates citizens of all ages through statewide safety campaigns, such as Watch for Me NC, and promotes biking and walking to and from school through Safe Routes to Schools

Come hear the latest!

We meet at 6:00 to eat, and the meeting will start around 7:00. NCBC meetings are open to the public.

About Hanna Cockburn:   Hanna has practiced transportation and land use planning in the public sector in North Carolina since 1998.  She joined NCDOT in February 2018 as the Director of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Division.  Last month, Hanna was appointed Interim Director of the Public Transportation Division..  Hanna holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell College and a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Minnesota State University. She is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners and a 2015 Local Government Fellow. She serves as the Vice President for Professional Development for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association and serves on both the AASHTO Council on Active Transportation and Technical Committee on Non-Motorized Transportation. 

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 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 – 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

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

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.


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.