Welcome to the NFBC Web Site!
Your source for all the latest and up to date information on NFBC news, rides, and events. We welcome riders of all skill levels and have scheduled rides to cover all abilities.
NFBC Mission Statement
Our mission as the North Florida Bicycle Club is to encourage all people to participate in bicycling–a fun activity that can be recreation, transportation, fitness and competition. We serve the North Florida community in promoting safer conditions for cyclists and other road/trail users. We are committed to support bicycling through social activities, education, leadership by example and civic involvement.
Our rides are structured so that you may start out at a comfortable level and progress as you gain experience.
We offer excellent Educational Skills classes that are taught by certified instructors to teach cyclists how to ride safely. If you are an experienced rider, you will find plenty of rides to challenge you.
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Membership has its Benefits!! Join the NFBC now, and get discounts on our rides, events and a subscription to our newsletter, WheelSpeak. For more information and instructions on how to join, click on the image below.
If you are an existing member and need to renew, log in and click on the Renew link that appears under your name in the top left.
NFBC at a Glance
Mileage totals are kept for members and posted on the Statistics page and in our newsletter - WheelSpeak, and we have a Century of the Month Club.
There is also a social aspect to our club as riders often gather after riding for socializing and food.
We host picnic rides during the year where we combine riding with grilling burgers and dogs in the summer months and host a Chili cook off with prizes in the cooler months.
There is a monthly general membership meeting with guest speakers on a variety of topics relating to cycling. The club also hosts an annual Christmas party.
25th annual Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The North Florida Bicycle Club brings you a classic one-day bicycle event designed for all road cyclists, the 25th Annual Endless Summer Watermelon Ride.
Enjoy a wonderful bike ride on Amelia Island through Fort Clinch State Park and points along our coastal roads. Come check out the League of American Bicyclists’ 2013 Bronze Level award winner, Fernandina Beach. Take your pick of one five routes: 20, 32, 54, 77 and 100 miles. We’ll provide pre-ride snacks, rest stops, a post-ride lunch, mechanical support, motorcycle escorts, and roving SAGs. This is a great training ride for Bike MS.
Come for the ride, stay for the watermelon!
|Make your ride a vacation destination. Hotel packages are available
“Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless”. ~Sherry Anderson
Have you ever thought about what ESWR/TdF’s would be like without our volunteers?
Think about how many parts of the ride our volunteers touch: registration pick up running smoothly, SAG support for tired riders and broken bicycles. How about the rest stops with the hydration and nutrition distribution? Would you miss them? What about the lunch afterward and volunteers cleaning up after all the riders depart? Would you miss reading about it in Wheelspeak? Seeing the post on the website and Facebook? All of this and more would go away without our volunteers. And right now we have about half of the volunteers we need to insure ESWR provides all of the amenities that have been offered in the past ~ NFBC needs more volunteers!
But you have all heard and read that before haven’t you? However, have you ever thought how many volunteers it takes to run NFBC? Take a look at the rides we host per week ~ each one of those requires at least one ride leader ~ yes ~ volunteers. For each major ride we host ~ ESWR & TdF ~ we need a minimum of 100 volunteers (per ride) ~ yep ~ that’s 200+ volunteers right there. That doesn’t include the ride directors and board members who are involved with the event. What about the holiday party, the volunteer appreciation lunches and the membership appreciation picnics that happen throughout the year. All put on by volunteers. Kind of mind boggling isn’t it?
We are a club over 1250 members strong ~ one of the largest bicycle clubs in Florida, which in and of itself is pretty impressive. But of those members, we seem to have the same volunteers offer their time over and over again. We truly appreciate them giving of themselves, their time and their efforts. But NFBC needs some new volunteers to step forward and give of their time and efforts as well.
If you are not riding ESWR would you consider volunteering to help staff a rest stop or help at the venue? If that doesn’t appeal to you, what about helping SAG for the riders on the course? If you are riding, would one or more of your family members consider helping staff a rest stop so they can see some of the reasons you enjoy riding with NFBC? You all provide the volunteers and we provide the equipment and food to distribute!
If you or family members want to volunteer you can go to the NFBC website www.nfbc.us, click on the “Volunteer Now” button toward the end of the home page and see what volunteer slots are still open. Click on the one the appeals to you. Or you can contact our ESWR Ride Director Don Klima email@example.com . Your volunteerism will be rewarded by our grateful appreciation, a commemorative tee shirt and lunch at the venue the day of the event. In addition to that there will be a volunteer appreciation lunch at a later date so you can meet the others who helped make a difference in the day of our riders!
Come on “Make our day!” VOLUNTEER!
“Volunteers are paid in six figures... S-M-I-L-E-S.” ~ Gayla LeMaire
CyclingSavvy 1st half 2014 schedule posted
The first half of CyclingSavvy JAX 2014 schedule is posted on the NFBC calendar. Contact Jeff Hohlstein at firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or Click Here
to go directly to the new site that lets you view all the classes and sign up, one stop. If you go to this site, it is organized by month with all classes in any given month before moving on to the next month.
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NFBC Meeting Location
The NFBC monthly club meeting is held on the third Tuesday at the Mudville
Grill, 3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville 32207, Phone: (904) 398-4326. The
location is about as central as you can get, with easy access off of
I-95. See the Club Meetings Page
for additional info on this month's speaker and directions.
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