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.
For anyone going to New Bern with TeamCBC, here is some info for the ride. Yes you can still sign up (Sign up here). All your other questions are answered below. If not, just let me know or ask someone at the rides and they can tell you!
Here are pdf versions of this year's BikeMS routes and maps:
Team CBC Bike MS New Bern FAQ
Q: Are we camping? How is lodging set up?
A: Everyone is responsible for their own lodging. Many of us will have tents. If you drop your tent off at the Sunday TeamCBC rides, we will set your tent up for you. Some of us are arriving early in New Bern to set up tents for people who have to work and will get there late. TeamCBC has a space at Union Point Park to camp together.
We will also be offering hotel rooms from folks over the next couple of weeks. If you need a hotel or have an extra room, please let me know.
Q: What about showers? Restrooms?
A: There are shower trucks & portapotties at the Union Point Park. Bring soap, shower slippers, and a towel for showering.
Q: What about food? I may starve!
A: MS does not feed you Friday night. They do feed you bagels, small pastries and fruit on Saturday AM and of course you can get stuffed just eating your way through the 100 miles of the ride. Plus they have a pasta dinner after the ride in the evening. You don't have to eat there, but it is free. Plus they have a pasta dinner after the ride in the evening. You don't have to eat there, but it is free. On Sunday they feed you the same style breakfast and provide lunch. It varies on what you get but is edible. There are snacks at the Team Village in the campground as well.
We (TeamCBC) have a soiree on the B&B steps Friday night and a Team picture before the ride (7:25 AM at the Gazebo in the part!). I will be sending e-mails out about all of these things in the next few weeks.
The only food you really need to bring are any power snacks you prefer. BikeMS provides all food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, snacks on the route) on Saturday and Sunday. Friday night, CBC hosts a big team party at a local bed and breakfast.
Q: What should I pack?
Here are a few BikeMS usually tells people:
Money collection envelope and all donations
Identification (drivers license/school ID)
Bike (with inspection sticker)
Helmet, cycling shoes, gloves, rain gear
Sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent
Tire patch kit, spare tubes, and pump
Emergency cash and credit card
***Two cycling outfits***
Change of clothes for Saturday and Sunday after the ride
Toiletries and medications
Additional options as desired:
Water for post-ride hydration
Snacks for between meals
Entertainment devices (books, cards, ipod, etc)
Lamps or flashlights
Tent (if camping)
Benadryl (for Bee Stings)
Q: What about bike inspections?
A: It’s a good idea. I think the deal is that you need to have a sticker saying you passed inspection, in order to get free maintenance from bike mechanics on the route. You can get a free BikeMS inspection at most local bike shops (LBC) as well as from our Team Mechanic Fred. They typically can do it on the spot. Fred will have them as will Tim prior to BikeMS
Q: I am out of town/can’t get checked in this week, can I check in the weekend of the BikeMS?
A: Yes, details of weekend check-in are:
Rider check-in will take place Friday in the Convention Center Ballroom from 4:00 until 9:00 pm. Please turn in your Money Collection Envelope including matching gift forms and all donations collected to date. You will receive your rider number (bib, helmet, and bike), event t-shirt, & cue sheets at check-in. Volunteer check-in will be located in the Convention Center hallway during the same time frame. Volunteers will receive their assignments and event t-shirt at check-in. You only need to check-in once. You must have collected the minimum of $300 to ride at BikeMS and recieve your packet.
Q: Where can I go for more info?
Why, right here.