This is the home page of the North Carolina Bicycle Club, otherwise known as the NCBC.
The NCBC is a cycling club in Raleigh, NC (and surrounding areas) whose purpose is:
- To promote bicycling through recreational, utilitarian and competitive activities;
- To educate and promote safety throughout its membership and the general public and
promote the adherence to the motor vehicle laws;
- To promote relationships of bicyclists locally, nationally, and internationally.
| Next NCBC Club Meeting
NCBC March Meeting
Monday, August 12th
6:00pm to 8:30pm
8311 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
Topic: Training with Power
Presenter: Brandon Brown
Did you ever wonder how to gauge how hard your workouts are, and if you are working out with
the correct intensity in your training plan? In the past the very subjective scale of "perceieved exertion"
was used for you to to scale and track the intensity of your workouts. Not long ago, heart rate zone training
became a popular way to determine the amount of work you were doing at each training session, but this has been
notoriously inaccurate as so many factors have an affect on your heart rate. Enter power. The most accurate way
to determine the intensities of your workout plan are through the use of power, at the actual point of where it
is generated, the hub. This torque measurement, over time, yields a precise power reading for you to track your
intensity, as well as long term, how much your cycling is improving. This month's meeting will discuss the various
techniques for determining power, along with a demonstration of the latest technology, CycleOp's PowerTap. Join us
for a techie discussion of these training techniques, and if you have a Shimano 9 speed transmission, test your own
power, if time permits.
NCBC Future Meetings
Monday, September 9th
Presenter: Andrew P. Cioffi
Topic: Cyclists Rights and How it Affects You
Monday, October 14th
Presenter: Tom Howard
Topic: Raleigh Bike Patrol, Tales from the Street
Monday, November 11th
Presenter: Frank Jones, Owner, Frank's Cyclery
Location: Frank's Cyclery
Topic: Professional Wheel Building
| Notes from the webmasters [Prior notes]
| NCBC Summer Rally!
||Sunday, July 14th, 2013 - rain or shine
||100K (62 miles), 40 miles, 20 miles
||At event only - no pre-registration. (membership forms).
Registration is in the picnic area in front of the Visitors'
Center. Parking is behind the center.
||Registration starts at 7:00am, all rides start at 8:00am
Shearon Harris Visitors' Center
3932 New Hill Holleman Road
New Hill, NC [Google map]
||FREE!!! for NCBC members. If you're not a
member, it costs $15 to join (typically we charge $15 for
members and $20 for non-members).
||David Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org
919-924-3039 (home - before 9pm, please)
||The 100K route is purposefully challenging, with three
difficult climbs. The 40 mile and 20 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