Activity - Newcomer/Alumni
Newcomers/Alumni Bicycling Group is for those individuals who like to get exercise while enjoying the scenery around New Bern. We feature 'no drop' rides, which means we don't leave anyone behind! We have been working to design options that allow more serious bikers to enjoy a longer distance at a faster pace, but also provide a choice for more leisurely riders to go at a more comfortable pace. We take breaks as needed. Routes will vary, allowing participants the chance to see different neighborhoods and the surrounding countryside
The activity leader checks the weather and weighs other factors as to when an event can be scheduled. Due to these factors, events are scheduled with short lead times (within 1 to 2 weeks). So have your helmet ready!
"Weekly Evening Ride" every Monday night thru the spring, summer and fall months that will start at 6pm each Monday. The designated ride location will be announced each week.
The following gear is requested or required:
1. A working bicycle (brakes, gears) with adequate safety items - lights, reflectors etc.
2. A Helmet is mandatory.
3. Carry adequate water (minimum - 1 pt. / 500 mL).
4. Casual clothing (shorts) and top with bright colors.
Air pumps and / or lights are optional.
Interested members will be emailed details of a scheduled activity several days in advance. Simply show up at the location at the scheduled date and time. There is no limit on the number of attendees. To be added to the group's email list, sign up at a general meeting or call the group leader.
SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING BIKING:
The biking group will schedule rides throughout 2021and 2022, based on weather and other factors.
Our biking group hosts no drop rides, which means we don't go off and leave anyone! We vary the routes, and offer rides of various lengths. Rides are announced via email.
We are not competitive riders, and our focus is to enjoy the countryside and company while getting some exercise. Other than a working bike and plenty of water, you don't need to provide anything else. We often end our rides with a get-together at a nearby restaurant.
June 14, 2021 - Monday Night Biking in Carolina Colours and Taberna
April 26th, 2021 Ride
April 12, 2021
We had a short (7.8 miles) bike ride which started at Union Point Park in New Bern to Glenburnie Park and back. The weather was perfect for a ride along the Neuse River. Riders were Gary, Joe, John, Pete, and Steve.