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when I tried to renew my membership online at it said that online registration was not
available anymore ... is that true or is it a bug?


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Tom Laskey (not verified)
Must be a bug

I just checked the registration site and it seems to work fine.

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Evan Marks (not verified)
Two different links

"The link on the home page takes you to 2003 membership, which, as you discovered, is no longer available.

Clicking ""Join the club"" on the left side of the home page takes you to the correct link for 2004 membership, or you can just copy and paste it:

Be veerrrrryyyyy careful what ""free gifts"" you agree to on the last page of the form - if it seems too good to be true, well ..."

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Timothy McCarthy (not verified)

I inadvertently used an old file with a link to the 2003 registration when updating the home page. It is now fixed. Sorry.

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Ruo Chuan (not verified)
new member

I joined the NYCC through last week.
Will I receive an actual member card? When can I expect to receive password to access bulletin?
Do I just show up for any ride listed?


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Joao (not verified)

"Staying on topic....

My girlfriend recently renewed her membership, and she did the ""Renewal - Couple Membership receiving bulletin on-line"" with me as the partner member. But the email address she used for my emails has some funky spam filters, and so far at least the message never arived in my inbox, and I'm afraid the same might happen to the all the other emails from nycc as well. Is there a way of changing the email address? Also, as someone else asked, do we get any card along with the membership? Right now there is no way for me to prove that I'm a member in order to get the discounts some bike stores give to club members.


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Claudia (not verified)
Online membership cards

There is a membership card in the online bulletin. It's on the next to last page. Just print it out. I have done this and it was accepted at my LBL. At the moment, the membership card in the Jan Bulletin still says 2003 but I assume that was an oversight and will be retified.

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Tom Laskey (not verified)
Membership Glitches

"Both links on our membership page are now pointing to the Active 2004 membership page.

We've been trying to change the way our membership database is set up but unfortunately, it looks as if our attempts will not work in the way we hoped so we will be going back to the old system. During this aborted transition, everything has pretty much been in a holding pattern. We should have everything back to normal some time in the next week. Those of you who have just joined should be receiving your user id and password shortly thereafter. If you want to change the email address you originally entered during registration, send a note to our membership director at [email protected]. Be sure to include ""NYCC Membership"" in the subject line.

We do not issue membership cards, just show up for a ride with your bike and a smile ;-)"

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Joao (not verified)

Tom wrote:
> We do not issue membership cards, just show up
> for a ride with your bike and a smile ;-)

Should the same method be used when trying to get the club member discount on that new unobtanium frame from a local shop? ;-)

How can a club member prove that they are indeed a club member to the local shops? The printed version has the card with the label on the back of the bulletin, but the online PDF version doesn't have the label and member number.

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tony Mantione (not verified)
membership cards

"On the last page of the bulletin, there is a
printed ""membership card"" that one can cut out and use it to receive the indicated discount @ the participating bike shops listed. So for new members ,wait for your first bulletin to retrieve the card.
,,.,,. Ciao ....Tony M.


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Joao (not verified)

"I'm taking about members who elected to received only the online version. The online version has the ""card"", but the ""card"" doesn't include the sticker with the member's name and number on it like the printed version does."

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Tom Laskey (not verified)
Club Discount

Joao, have you had a problem getting your discount from one of the shops? If so, contact me and we'll work out some way to provide you with proof of membership.

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Joao (not verified)

Tom asked:
> Joao, have you had a problem getting your discount
> from one of the shops?

Haven't tried it yet, but the printout of the card from the PDF file looks like just a plain photocopy without any identifying mark on it whatsoever, and on standard printer/photocopier paper. Quite frankly if I were a bike shop sales person, I wouldn't accept it.

Besides, all it takes is one idiot to print several copies, and give them to all his/her little idiot friends so they can get discounts as well, leaving the bike dealers with the short end of the stick.

Not that the printed version requires a criminal mastermind to reproduce, but at least it requires some effort.


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Alfredo Garcia (not verified)
just bring the paper Bulletin


Off the bike, when I go to Toga, Gotham, or Bike Habitat, I bring the current issue of the Bulletin. It presents itself handy for discounts, although Bike Heaven and Bike Habitat takes my word (as a long-time customer).

For people getting the pdf Bulletin, this can be a case to produce a membership card. Perhaps a business card size (e.g. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, Adventure Cycling and the Hawaiian Bicycling League) format.

Or if it's feasible, a special plastic NYCC card with a barcode or magnetic strip, like the Village Voice discount card, YMCA card, etc.

This would especially come in handy for lifetime NYCC members.

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Brad Ensminger (not verified)
No card necessary at Gotham

I just had 2 new tires put on my bike at Gotham Bikes. When I paid I mentioned the NYCC and they gave me the discount without any fuss.

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JP (not verified)

My experiences in stores has been that I simply mention the NYCC and I get the discount.

While we are saving with this discount, the LBS is also making a sale - discounted, but a sale nonetheless.

No one has ever asked for proof of NYCC membership.

In fact, some stores will give you breaks, if you ask, like no tax, rounding off (total $24, gimme $20). Just ask. One store gave me a BROOKLYN cycling cap becasue I liked it and said so. I guess the squeaky wheel gets the grease ;-) Why didn't I say how nice that Merak was!?!?

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