North Carolina Bike Club Web site

Welcome to the NCBC!

The North Carolina Bicycle Club (NCBC) is a road cycling club based in Wake County whose purpose is:

We typically meet the second Monday of each month. Meeting locations vary and are indicated in the meeting email and posting. Folks usually meet around 6:00 for dinner. The meeting starts at 7:00 and runs until around 8:30. You need not be a club member to attend.

RideWithGPS Club Membership

NCBC has a club membership with RideWithGPS, which gives NCBC members free access to the premier features of their web site and smartphone app. To utilize these features, follow these steps:

  1. Open RideWithGPS.com and register as a user (choose a basic account, which is free)
  2. Authorize yourself to the NCBC club account by opening this link and signing in with your RideWithGPS username and password (created in the above step)
  3. After signing in you should see the NCBC logo on the left-hand side of the Home page. Click the NCBC logo and you will be in the NCBC club section.
  4. To create routes in the club library, click the "Sign Into Club" button on the NCBC club page. The banner will turn yellow, indicating you are operating as a club user (as opposed to your private account)

    Note: You must be authorized by an NCBC admin to create club routes. You will be notified by email when this step is complete.

  5. If you already have the RideWithGPS app installed, uninstall it from your smartphone
  6. Install the RideWithGPS app from your respective app store
  7. Log into RideWithGPS from the app. Click the options menu in the upper-left corner and select Club Routes.
  8. In the list of club routes displayed, select the route you want to use.
  9. When the route is open, click on the options menu in the upper-right corner to access premier features such as Ride This, Download, Navigate to Start, and Show My Location.

Pertinent RideWithGPS help pages and videos:

Upcoming events prior events


NCBC Summer Rally

July 9, 2017

Place: Harris Energy Environmental Center (aka Shearon Harris Visitors' Center)
3932 New Hill Holleman Road
New Hill, NC 27562
Google map

Date: Sunday, July 9th, 2017 - rain or shine
Distances: 63 miles, 40 miles, 22 miles
Registration: 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 joing 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.
Time: Registration opens at 7:00am, all rides start at 8:00am
Place: Harris Energy Environmental Center, 3932 New Hill Holleman Road, New Hill, NC 27562 [map]
Registration is in the picnic are in front; parking is behind the building.
Cost: FREE!!! for NCBC members. If you're not a member, it costs just $15 to join, for either individual or family.
Maps: (63 mile)  (40 mile)  (22 mile)
Cue Sheets: (63 mile)  (40 mile)  (22 mile)
RideWithGps
Event:
https://ridewithgps.com/events/38078-ncbc-2017-summer-rally
Volunteer: Want to help? Please check out the Sign-up Form to see where help is needed.
Contact: David Cole dlcole@nc.rr.com
919-924-3039 (before 9pm, please)
Notes: The 100K route is purposefully challenging, with three 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.

NCBC Fall Rally

October 22, 2017

Place: Carolina Brewing Company
140 Thomas Mill Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Google map

Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - rain or shine
Distances: 72 miles, 52 miles, 39 miles, 22 miles
Registration: Online at www.bikereg.com/ncbc-fall-rally-2016 and
day of event [registration form]
Time: Registration open at 8:00am, all rides start at 9:00am
Place: Carolina Brewing Company, 140 Thomas Mill Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540 [map]
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.
Maps: (72 mile)  (52 mile)  (39 mile)  (22 mile)
Cue Sheets (72 mile)  (52 mile)  (39 mile)  (22 mile)
Clip Sheets (72 mile)  (52 mile)  (39 mile)  (22 mile)
Contact: Bob OderkirkKyrk@rocketmail.com
785-550-6550 (before 9pm, please)
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.