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11th Annual Fletcher Flyer

 
Registration is now open for the the Fletcher Flyer 
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - Start/Finish at Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28732
(BRBC Members get $5.00 off registration)
 
Volunteer
 

And if you need a reason
 to ride
the Fletcher Flyer 


 
The perfect recovery drink!
A root beer float shooter,
compliments of 
Earth Fare and Oskar Blues
 

"Ride like a Girl" . . .Tips and Techniques to Improve your Cycling Skills

We will be holding a women-specific informational meeting about cycling on Wednesday, April 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at REI - Asheville.  Tracey Drews of CTS will be discussing a range of topics that will interest novice to experienced riders.  Some topics include:  getting in cycling shape, cycling skills, ascending and descending hills, the importance of a women-specific bike fit and riding in groups. There will be plenty of time for questions. This will kick off our Women's Ride program.  Invite your friends. (Men are welcome, too!)


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 (SAVE THE DATE: June 1st!)– $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 the annual Christmas Party
  • The BRBC is 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit organization and dues and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by the IRS
Our website has many features.  Please click on the link below to check them all out. Especially look at the Member Interests section that tells you how to get emails regarding rides and events that you may want to participate in.  (Must be a member to subscribe to rides.)
New Website Features

First Bicycle Boulevard in Hendersonville 

We are excited to announce that, thanks to the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club and the City Council, Hendersonville will get its first "bicycle boulevard" soon! On Thursday, April 3, the City Council voted on a request by Bicycle Club president Joe Sanders to make Fourth Avenue a bike boulevard. The boulevard will extend from the western city limit to Jackson Park.  A bicycle boulevard is a motor vehicle and bike sharing roadway that best suited for low traffic, low speed roads (less than 1,500 cars per day, moving at less than 25 mph). 


The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club received a $10,500 donation that will fund this initiative. This donation will cover the costs for “shared lane markings” on the Fourth Avenue Bike Boulevard. It will also pay for "way finding" signs. These sign will offer directions and distances for cyclists (for example, the distance to Jackson Park, directions to City Hall or the Playhouse Downtown).  There will be road markings three feet wide by nine feet long- indicating the travel path for cyclists. “The purpose of the road markings is really two-fold," explained Joe Sanders, "it’s designed to make motorists aware of cyclists and also to help the inexperienced bicyclist see where they should be riding."

We are planning a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with an inaugural ride this spring. We will announce a date and time very soon! 


Bike Skills for Children

Claudia will need a few people to assist with a Girl Scout bike skills program on Saturday, May 10 in the afternoon. Share your passion for teaching children bike skills. More information
 

Senior Games 

The Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games bicycle time-trials are scheduled for Thursday evening May 22 at the Riverside Drive course near Marshall, starting at 5:30PM.  More Information

Strive Not to Drive Week

 Strive Not to Drive (SNTD) is a public outreach and awareness campaign which will take place May 16 - 23, 2014.  It is geographically focused on Asheville and Buncombe County, and encourages people to take alternative transportation modes through fun events, Workplace Challenge, prizes and media outreach. 

Challenge yourself to a day, three days or an entire week of not using a single-occupancy car.  
What are your options? Take the bus, walk, carpool or bike instead!

More info here: