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 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 February meeting
Presenter: Steve Lund
Enhancing Visibility for Cyclists

February 13, 2017
6-8:30 pm

Place: Tyler's Taproom
1483 Beaver Creek Commons Drive
Apex, NC 27502
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"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