City of Asheville Bond Proposals
City of Asheville residents have the opportunity to vote upon three bond proposals as part of the November 8th general election. These bonds will provide the city and its residents with money to complete approved, but unfunded capital projects around the city in three areas - Parks & Recreation, Affordable Housing, and Streets, Sidewalks and Bike Lanes. The Club encourages its members who are eligible to vote to study the matters and vote at the upcoming general election. more info
Save the Date: BRBC Holiday Party
The annual BRBC Holiday Party and annual meeting will be Sunday, December 11th from 6 - 9. Stay tuned for place and more details! Become a BRBC officer: We will be electing officers for 2017 at the party. Our officers help to make the BRBC the fine club that it is. We encourage members to step up and join the leadership team of this club. Contact Craig Mosley at email@example.com if you are interested.
NC Senior Games Bicycle Time-Trials, 2016
Ten Ashe-Villains went to the NC Senior Games cycle time-trials on October 2nd, and what a day they had. The venue for the three events, one-mile, 5k and 10k was, as it is every year, at the State Trooper Training Center in Raleigh. It has a wonderful one and a half mile circuit that includes hills and curves, and is more like a road than a track. It is also, of course, traffic free. The weather was near perfect, cool and a little misty at first, but soon clearing to warm, partly cloudy conditions. There were over 90 competitors, most of them in 2 or 3 of the races. See the picture and read the whole story!
BRBC Joins Project Hero
The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is proud to announce that we will be partnering with ProjectHero Asheville. Project HERO Asheville, NC is a group of Veterans, active duty military, firstresponders, and their supporters, loving life on a bicycle.
NC Bike Summit held in Asheville
The NC Bike Summit was a great success. There were lots of good speakers. WalkBikeNC hosted the event. Be sure to go out to their website. It serves as a gateway to access the many bicycle and pedestrian resources across the State. The website is organized by the five pillars, safety, health, economy, mobility, and environment. Within each pillar portal is a summary of existing conditions, recommendations, action steps, and other resources. The website also includes a link to the new state bike route map application site (ncbikeways.com) along with a listing of bicycle/pedestrian advocacy groups.
Another Great Reason to Join BRBC
The BRBC Board is happy to announce that the Club has subscribed to Ride with GPS making it available at different levels to members. All members will have the Premium level benefits for rides and routes in the BRBC library. A few things that you will be able to do as a "premium" member is download a pdf version of a route and upload the the gpx (and other formats) to your device of choice. Get all the details
Bike Lane Clean Up Schedule
The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club has adopted several bike lanes in Asheville. The next bike lane clean up is set for December 11. This date could change if too many people have conflicts so look for an email blast to be sent before each event. Many thanks to Michael Racine for organizing our bike lane clean ups. If you have questions, Michael can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-707-8920.
Join Brent Bookwalter as they bike beautiful Black Mountain and Swannanoa Valley, NC in the 3rd annual Bookwalter Binge Charity Gran Fondo on Saturday, Oct 29. The routes are an 86, 62, and 30-mile timed and fully- supported rides that will take experienced and novices alike through the fall foliage of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the company of past, current, and future cycling celebrities. All proceeds go to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
Asheville on Bikes presents the tenth annual Pumpkin Pedaller on Saturday, October 29th. The annual costumed community ride gathers at New Belgium Brewing at 2:30 pm, and rolls forward at 3:00 pm. The ten mile ride meanders through urban Asheville. Halloween Party at New Belgium at 5:00 pm. Enjoy music, food, and camaraderie. The Pumpkin Pedaller is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to RSVP at AoB's Event Page ride in costume and review the route prior to the ride. For more info: http://ashevilleonbikes.com/
Support the Ecusta Trail
Read a great editorial that the President of our Club wrote on 10/20/15:
Please support the Ecusta Trail!
Why Join BRBC?
Support bicycle advocacy in Western North Carolina
Support bicycle education programs in Middle Schools
Support the development of new cue sheets
Your Benefits of Membership are:
- Notification of over 170 rides per year
- Meet other cyclists
- Access to ALL 225+ cue sheets developed by Ralph Draves
- 10% discount on parts, accessories, and clothing at the participating local bicycle shops:
- Discounted registration to The Fletcher Flyer (June 5, 2016)– $5.00 off registration
- Discounted membership to International Mtn.Biking Association – $5.00 off regular membership fee
- Discounted membership to League of American Bicyclists – $5.00 off regular membership fee
- Invitation to our annual year end party
BRBC is 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit organization and donations are
tax deductible to the extent permitted by the IRS.
Ride Mileage Log
Members of the Blue Ridge Bicycle club
have a new and easy way of recording
their miles ridden per day, week, or month and
it will give you your total miles ridden at the end of year.
The ride mileage contest will end on Dec. 1, 2015
Get your mileage recorded by then!
The winner will be announced at the holiday party.
Reminder to Members of BRBC
AFTER YOU HAVE LOGGED IN: Please be sure to click on the interests module (Go to your member Profile in the upper right hand corner of the screen > Website Box > Interests). These interests are grouped into categories. By clicking on your particular interests, you will get emailings regarding rides and events that you may want to participate in. At anytime, you can modify your interests and/or opt out of getting emails. (Forgot your password? Just email email@example.com.)
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