Welcome to the web site of the Carolina Brewing Company Cycling Club! TeamCBC is a non-profit bicycling club that trains cyclists to participate in Bike MS event held each year in New Bern, North Carolina. With support of our primary sponsor, Carolina Brewing Company, We are dedicated to fighting multiple sclerosis one pint at a time.
Whether you are new to cycling, or just looking for new riding buddies, you've come to the right place. Join us on our upcoming rides. Team rides originate from My Way Tavern or the Carolina Brewing Company. Both businesses are located in Holly Springs.
My sincere thank you for a very successful and fun year of cycling with TeamCBC. I enjoyed seeing most of you and thinking of the rest. Once again you folks prove to me that this club of ours is a wonderful idea and you all make a huge difference in the world. Whatever challenges we all face, and some face more than others, you come through time and again to show your exceptional quality and class.
We had a very busy year for TeamCBC. Let me count the ways....
-It all started last year in October with the Fall Rally.
-Brewery rides throughout the winter.
-The Kool Yule Team time trial in December, which you all have to attend this year, what a blast!
-The Swap Meet in March
-April got a little busier with the Spring Fling, the Spring Rally from Lifetime and numerous benefit rides in April. A whole bunch of us got certified so we know what to do when Hal trips over a turtle....
-Spring and Summer brought lots of mountain rides by those crazy cyclists who like to go uphill over and over again.
-May started with Gears and Cheers and the Raven Rock Rally, followed by CARA's Ride for their Lives and then the Tour de Cure. We even got to clean up Brewery Hill.
-June had the best rest stop the Ironman ever had! and numerous other rides. Plus it started the Summer off with lots of brewery rides! Of course their was the Big Bash with some great tunes and great beer.
-July and August had us all going to rides all over, Mountains, Sea, Iowa and other points all over the world. The TeamCBC jersey pops up everywhere!
-September had BikeMS, another glorious weekend of Bikes, Beer, food, Bikes and a lot of friendship. The Oktoberfest Bash was a huge success and a lot of fun.
Darn we are a busy bunch. My apologies if I missed anything. TeamCBC has a membership of over 900 strong and is still growing. Three rides a week during the warm months and riding on Sundays all winter long. A lot of our Team members keeping in shape during the winter months at Lifetime (I know, riding a spin bike is boring, but you see the results when you get to go outside!). We are a full non-profit tax-exempt club and we'll be doing more in the community this year if possible.
I do want to mention that the club has gotten bit pretty hard by the Ironman bug. I think it is really Jackie and Maria's fault. They led the charge. Now we have a growing membership in the 140.6 club... Plus all those who are now competing in marathons and other endeavors.
Finally, for those who did not know. Our absolute total for money raised in the 2013 BikeMS event as a team was $128,356.72. Unfortunately we lost the contest by a total of $67.00. However I do want to point out a couple of things: 1) The top two teams raised over a quarter of a million dollars. 2) The top two teams have raised over 2 million dollars in the past five years. This is huge! We raised the most ever for TeamCBC. Totally Awesome!!! Congratulate everyone on a job well done.
So, what do we do to follow this up? Let's start over and have even more fun this year!!! If anyone has ideas, things they want to do etc, let us know. Hopefully those who have been off the bike can come back out in the coming year and everyone else gets the chance to ride more often and have even more fum .