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About NFBC

 

Our Vision:

As leaders in the cycling community, we encourage and promote safe cycling as a means of recreation and transportation.

 

Our Mission:

Support bicycling through social interaction, educational activities and advocacy throughout the Northeast Florida region.

 

Our Purpose:

  • NFBC is a social club that works with bicyclists, motorists and law enforcement to encourage safe sharing of the roads, with the goal of education both cyclists and motorists on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Advocate through local and state governments to make our roadways and pathways safe for cycling, and to address the needs and concerns of the bicycling public.
  • Support community education programs beginning at the elementary school level to teach children the basics of safe cycling.

NFBC at a Glance:

The North Florida Bicycle Club seeks to foster camaraderie and safe bicycling in northeast Florida.  NFBC began in the 1970’s as a racing club and evolved over the years into a social club. NFBC has become one of the largest bicycling clubs in Florida, well known for our rides, cycling advocacy and education and Charity Ride and Travel Teams. 

 

We hold organized bike rides seven days a week tailored to riders of all levels. See our extensive offerings on the Events Calendar We focus on safety and endeavor to insure every rider has a pleasant, safe cycling experience.  We track members’ mileages, volunteer participation and centuries. We also have a Century-a-Month Club.

 

Our monthly membership meeting is held the third Tuesday of the month except for July and December.  In December we celebrate the cycling year with a Holiday Party and Awards banquet where we recognize mileage and century leaders as well as overall participation in club activities.

 

NFBC hosts two paid rides each year: the Tour de Forts Classic in the spring and the Endless Summer Watermelon Ride in the fall.  Members receive a deep discount for both of these rides.  Our paid  rides raise monies to support club activities including our Charity Ride Team, Pedaling for Safety campaign and club picnic rides to name a few.  We are extremely proud of our safety campaign and the recognition we have received from the Florida Bicycle Association and Bike Florida for our efforts to make bicycling safer in Florida.

 

Our Charity Ride Team participates in local and national charities including the Katie Ride for Life, Tour de Cure and Bike MS. Our Travel Team represents the club in many of the other great bicycle rides throughout the state as well as some out-of-state rides.  Team members enjoy the camaraderie of fellow club members while riding to support worthwhile causes or traveling out of the area.

 

NFBC membership includes Excess Accident Medical Expense Coverage for any injury sustained on any Club ride not fully covered by member’s other insurance, subject to a deductible and maximum limit.

 

Club picnic rides are free to members.  We celebrate the beginning of summer with the Cheeseburger in Paradise ride at the beach and the fall with the Chili Cook-off ride at a local rail trail. We dare you to try one of the rides and not have a great time with really nice people. 

 

Our club newsletter, Wheelspeak, is published monthly and available online.  In Wheelspeak you will find interesting articles pertaining to cycling, our weekly ride schedule and up-coming events.  We publish a hard copy edition distributed to local bike shops on a quarterly basis.  Speaking of bike shops, as a member of NFBC, most of the local bike shops offer a 10%-15% discount on merchandise (bicycles and repairs excluded).  See our Supporting Bike Shops page.

 

Memberships, sign-ups for paid rides, annual holiday party, etc. are all administered through our website which is hosted by Club Express. We realize you value your privacy and we do too.  Your information will never be shared by NFBC with any other entity.

 

We hope you like what you have read about our club and look forward to seeing you on a ride or at a club meeting soon. 

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES:

INDIVIDUAL:  $25.00

FAMILY:  $30.00

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • CLUB CAMARADERIE
  • FREE ORGANIZED RIDES SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
  • DEEP DISCOUNTS FOR TOUR DE FORTS CLASSIC AND ENDLESS SUMMER WATERMELON RIDE
  • FREE PICNIC RIDES
  • OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR CHARITY RIDE TEAM AND TRAVEL TEAM
  • AUTOMATIC ONLINE  SUBSCRIPTION TO WHEELSPEAK
  • DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL BIKE SHOPS
  • GAP INSURANCE COVERAGE