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.

You may have played with RideWithGPS to look at cycling routes (and you may even be aware that the NCBC has a RideWithGPS club account), but with the RideWithGPS app and web site you can do way, WAY more than that, especially when paired with the newer Garmin devices.

Join us as app developer (and former NCBC president) David Cole shows off the new features of RideWithGPS (some not even yet announced) and demonstrate how you can use RideWithGPS to improve your cycling experience. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without it!  (Did we mention that NCBC has a RideWithGPS club account?)

Our Special Guest, Garmin regional representative Karen Harr will be on hand to present the system of Garmin cycling products, including the Garmin 1030 computer and the Vector 3 power pedals.

Bicycle Chain and NCBC will be providing pizza and beverages, so arrive between6:00 and 6:30 to eat and mingle.  Please note that NCBC meetings are open to the public.  (Click here for directions.)

Presenter: Smith Doss & Claude Monnier
Cycling Northwest Montana

February 12, 2018
6-8:30 pm

Place: New Location!
Hickory Tavern
Parkside Commons
1156 Parkside Main Street
Cary, NC 27519
Google map

Smith and Claude participated in a 2 week bicycling tour in Northwest Montana, including Glacier National Park this past summer. They will share the highlights of the trip, points of interests, trip stories and of course statistics and lessons learned.

Smith and Claude have loved touring on bikes since 1991 and have shared many of their past trips with NCBC members. Their most recent presentation was about their trip to New Zealand in 2016.

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

Note our new location at Hickory Tavern at Parkside Commons!

When it’s too cold outside to ride, why not do the next best thing – watch one!  It will be nice and warm inside the Hickory Tavern.  Join us as Kumar Palaniandy & Friends share pictures and stories about their epic ride along the GAP and the C&O Canal.

We’ll gather at 6:00 for dinner, and our meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM. NCBC meetings are open to the public.