Frequently Asked Questions
What is included with an NSRide Membership?
What is the NSRide 1-week Guest Pass?
Why do you charge for the membership?
Are the membership fees pro-rated?
Do I have to register online?
What is the demographic profile of the membership?
How do I join the club?
How do I get the membership card?
I have not received a membership card yet. Can I still ride?
Bikes and e-bikes
What kind of bike do I need to bring?
Are e-Bikes allowed on NSRide group rides?
Are there e-Bike specific groups or e-Bike only groups?
What are the rules for e-Bikes that are riding in groups with regular mountain bikes?
- It’s not what you ride, it’s how you ride
- Never overtake the ride leader or fall behind the sweep, and aim to ride at the group pace which will be determined by the Ride Leader.
- Don’t flaunt your e-bike power, don’t be too talkative on long/steep climbs, some won’t have breath to talk
- Choose the level of ride (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced/Expert) based on your technical descending capabilities, not whether you can keep up on the climbs. The Ride Leader can advise which group will best suit if you have not ridden much with NSRide
- It’s up to you whether you choose the faster climbing ‘Spicy’ group, or the more relaxed ‘Chill’ group, as long as you are confident that you can ride at that pace on both the climbs and the descents.
- Ensure you have sufficient range in your battery for the planned ride duration, and allow additional margin for delays or a longer than anticipated ride. This is typically 2.5hours for a weekday ride and 3.5 hours for a weekend ride.
- Please read these guidelines and check the E-bike box (if available) when signing up for rides