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.
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:
Note: You must be authorized by an NCBC admin to create club routes. You will be notified by email when this step is complete.
Pertinent RideWithGPS help pages and videos:
NCBC February meeting
Presenter: Steve Lund
Enhancing Visibility for Cyclists
February 13, 2017
"Being Seen" can literally save your life! This is, of course, critical for riding at night but it can also make a huge difference during the day, especially this time of year when the sun angle is low and the shadows are long. Sadly, a recent cycling tragedy in our area may have resulted - at least partly - from lack of visibility.
Would you bet your life on your blinkie? Many cyclists will slap on a blinkie and think they’re good to go. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case and leads to a dangerous false sense of security. There is much more that can and should be done to enhance your visibility while riding.
Come hear how Steve Lund tackled this challenge before he started commuting to work. Bring your own blinkies and front lights to the meeting for some comparisons and discussion. If the weather is cooperative, we will adjourn to the parking lot to do some "real world" testing. Steve will be bringing his bike to demo. You are welcome to bring yours to test under the same conditions.
As a special safety feature, we will be giving away *FREE* Take-A-Look mirrors at the meeting while supplies last. Make 2017 a safe cycling New Year!
We meet at 6:00 to eat, and the meeting will start around 7:00. NCBC meetings are open to the public.
Presentation: Cyclist Visibility.pdf