about Team CBC

our why

Just in case you didn’t know … we have a driving philanthropic goal to help fight the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. To this end, we sponsor rides and raise funds for the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society, culminating annually at the MS150 ride in New Bern. To date we have raised over $1.5 million to help find a cure for MS and have been the top fund raising team for several years at this event.

While our name is Team CBC, perhaps we should call it Club CBC. We are an open cycling group made up of cyclists of all ability levels. But … we are a team… a team of people sharing the joys and camaraderie of group cycling and working together to help fight MS and other philanthropic ends.

Our philosophy

Truly we have a mindset of being a strong advocate for road cycling in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The more people we encourage to ride, the greater presence cyclists have on the roads and ultimately an increased ability to positively impact legislative actions that benefit cyclists. And in the meantime, the health of our local population increases with the higher fitness levels of local riders. You're welcome!

About our future

So ... are you a cyclist or do you want to learn about road cycling? We offer weekday evening rides during Daylight Savings Time when there is enough light to get in an after-work ride. Additionally, Saturdays during the primary riding season we offer beginner/training rides. Sundays we ride throughout the year. We will continue to grow by growing riders. Join us.

founderS

WE Thank These People

Greg Schuck

"In 2002, I received a call from a good friend, Cyril Sagan, who was planning on participating in his first MS150 event. It was a lengthy conversation in which Cyril stressed that he "liked running his mouth and thought he could raise money" to help fight the devastating effects of MS and he needed a sponsor (Carolina Brewing Company) for the team. Knowing Cyril quite well, my initial response was "What do I have to do and how much money is it going to cost the brewery?" He responded "nothing" to both questions. Since I have a close family member who was diagnosed with MS in 1998, I agreed to sponsor the team and TeamCBC was born."

Greg Schuck

"In 2002, I received a call from a good friend, Cyril Sagan, who was planning on participating in his first MS150 event. It was a lengthy conversation in which Cyril stressed that he "liked running his mouth and thought he could raise money" to help fight the devastating effects of MS and he needed a sponsor (Carolina Brewing Company) for the team. Knowing Cyril quite well, my initial response was "What do I have to do and how much money is it going to cost the brewery?" He responded "nothing" to both questions. Since I have a close family member who was diagnosed with MS in 1998, I agreed to sponsor the team and TeamCBC was born."

Bob Oderkirk

In 2007 Bob began to ride with the team. In 2008 he began to organize rides and assisted with organizing TeamCBC for what is now called BikeMS. Rides became a regular part of summer, with rides occurring every two to three weeks during the training season. This gave riders more riding opportunities to get to know each other and jell as a team. In 2007 ride the MS150 participation was approximately 42 riders. In 2008, participation jumped to 91 riders who rode at BikeMS. TeamCBC is now the largest team participating in North Carolina's Eastern Chapter of the Bike MS ride bringing 170 to 200 riders per year.

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