Tuesday, January 1, 2008

About the Nelson Cycling Club (NCC)

The Nelson Cycling Club is a voice for cycling and nonmotorized trail use interests in the Nelson area. We are a volunteers non profit society that works to improve and maintain trails and trail access, and hosts fun, recreational events. Our goal is to promote and develop off road cycling opportunities and non-motorized trail use in a socially and environmentally responsible manner for the benefit of Nelson area residents and visitors. Although our trails are multi-use we cater largely to mountain bikers of all ages, levels and abilities.

Since our inception in 1995, the Nelson Cycling Club has focused on community events like the annual Kootenay Fat Tire Festival, which includes cross-country, downhill, criteriums and kids events. We are also associated with community bike events such as NRG’s Triple Crown—where riders both climb and descend over 7000 feet in a single day. The club, local businesses and bike shops also host twoonie rides. Something new for the last couple of years has been Sacred’s Synchro and Chinese Downhils and Gerick’s Tag Team Ride. In the 2012 riding season we anticipate more fun twoonie rides and group road rides!

Nelson has an extensive network of bike trails that were built by local community members with a strong passion for biking. As the sport of mountain biking grows, so has the need for trail maintenance. In 2004, the Club initiated a program to improve Trail Maintenance and Stewardship in the Nelson area. With a paid two man crew who do one day of maintenance throughout the summer and special volunteer trail blitzes, the NCC is making sure the trails stay fun and fresh! A big job with 70+ trails!

Membership is for adults, for teens, for kids 12 and under, and for the whole family! When you join or renew, you get great perks like discounts at local businesses (worth more than your membership fee!), and you show your support for the local trails.

We encourage all trail users to become members of the Nelson Cycling Club. Membership is a show of support for the trails in our town and an opportunity to help make the riding more fun.

Membership costs:
  • $25 for adults
  • $15 for teens (13-18)
  • $5 for kids (12 and under)
  • $50 for the whole family!
Membership privileges include:
  • $5.00 discount on our Annual Fat Tire Festival
  • 10% Off Reg. Priced Accessories & Clothing at Gerick Cycle & Sports
  • 10% Off labour at the Sacred Ride
  • 10% Off cycling related products at Boomtown Emporium
Become a Nelson Club Member by:

Cash or cheque through Sacred Ride or Gerick Cycle
Credit card online through Karelo CLICK HERE

The Nelson Cycling Club is a member of the International Mountain Biking Association
Contact Darcey Lutz (d2lutz@telus.net) for further information

If you wish to have something added to the NCC Website, please email Alan Danks (alan@danksi.com).

Please return forms with cash or cheque to Gericks or the Sacred Ride.