Join the NRVBA
Joining the NRVBA gives you full access to our member benefits and helps us support bicycling of all kinds. The member discount (see below) at local bike shops can more than pay for a membership all by itself!
A standard membership gives you access to all club benefits; joining at a silver or gold level provides additional support for the NRVBA's many programs such as
bicycling advocacy and education
youth cycling programs
(and you also get a choice of membership gifts such as a sticker and a t-shirt!)
Get a family membership online:
Get an individual membership online:
Or join by mail:
Download the Membership Application and mail the form to the NRVBA with your payment.
All memberships begin January 1st of each year and expire on December 31st. Applications will be accepted throughout the year, however full membership dues must be paid regardless of start date. Dues cannot be prorated.
We define family as individuals who describe and present themselves as a family for services, regardless of actual or perceived martial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. A family may be a group of related or unrelated persons who share living arrangements, and share expenses and income.
We maintain a ride calendar and post weekly schedules to the club's email list, but we provide more than just rides: we support bicycle-smart lawmaking and projects; are involved in trail-building; support educational biking programs; have organized grand tour watching parties, film screenings and talks on cycling, nutrition, and travel.
The club organizes the annual Mountains of Misery and Burke's Garden Century events, and rides during the week for road cyclists and mountain bikers. Paid members receive a priority code to unlock early registration for Mountains of Misery.
Our local bike shops are big supporters of the club, so support them when you're purchasing bikes and accessories. Mention that you're an NRVBA member to receive special discounts before you make your purchase. (Bring a print-out of your membership confirmation email/letter to save some time hunting through membership lists.)
Members receive a 10% discount for parts and accessories and a 20% discount on clothing. Labor, sale items and bicycles are not included.
Members receive a 10% discount for parts and accessories and a 20% discount on clothing. Labor, car racks and bicycles are not included.
Members receive 15% off purchases. Labor, bikes and select sale items are not included.
Summer Cycling in Vermont
The annual Vermont Bicycling Vacation is a fun and affordable way to enjoy the beautiful New England summer for one or two weeks of cycling and fellowship. This socially-oriented trip is ideal for all skill levels and non-cyclists looking to recharge, relax and enjoy the many area attractions and activities.
The cycling trip includes lodging, meals, riding options, and other entertainment options. Each year the locations are rotated throughout the state, so returning participants can challenge themselves with new routes and terrain.
Travel Cases & Equipment
Going on a trip? Need to take your bike? Borrow the club's bike travel cases for free.
Ride Leader Benefits
If you want to take other people along on your ride, there are ride leader benefits including gift certificates and free jerseys.
Ride of Silence
The Ride of Silence, which is held in May during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.
Since 2008, NRVBA has partnered with Pathways for Radford to host a local Ride of Silence in conjunction with the national event.
Fix Fest & Bike Swap
For several years, NRVBA has hosted bi-annual bike swaps, where the community can to sell, buy or swap old or extra bikes and bike parts.
In 2010, we partnered with Ride Solutions, Sustainable Blacksburg and the Town of Blacksburg to host the Inaugural Fix Fest. Local bike shops are on hand to perform basic safety checks, tighten up loose components and lube chains.