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 12th Annual Fletcher Flyer

 
 
On Line Registration is open for the
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Start/Finish at Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28732
(BRBC Members get $5.00 off registration)
 
 

 

2nd Annual Bike Symposium Has Been Canceled for Thursday, February 26, 2015

 Due to the predication by the National Weather Service of the winter storm to hit our area this evening, the 2nd annual Bike Symposium to be held at the Blue Ridge Community College has been canceled for Thursday, February 26, 2015.  Hopefully it will be rescheduled at a later date.

 Club Meeting - Getting Ready for the Century Season

 
Is my Bike ready? Am I ready? What century do I ride? 
The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club will hold an informational meeting about getting your bicycle and yourself ready for riding in the upcoming Century rides. The meeting will be held at Motion Makers 878 Brevard Road, Asheville on Wednesday, March 4, starting at 6:00 p.m. 
 
  Join these riders looking for answers.
 
Find out how to get your bike in the best shape for long distance rides from the mechanics of Motion Makers.  Find out how to get yourself in shape from Noah and Nina of CTS (Carmichael Training Systems).  Find out about some of the upcoming century rides from the directors of the Fletcher Flyer, Cycle to Farm, Blue Ridge Breakaway, Tour d'Apple, and the Bookwalter Binge.
 
Thanks to Bill Wells of Charles Schwab for sponsoring this meeting.  Did I forget to mention the complimentary beer for those over 21?
 
This meeting is free and open to the public, so bring your cycling friends. 
 
 

Please take AIM survey

The Asheville in Motion (AIM) plan is an important community-driven step to absorb and enhance growth in a way that balances travel needs and creates true choices among the City’s mobility options. This survey is your chance to voice your concerns and desires for the future of transportation in Asheville. The survey includes short questions about general transportation as well as an interactive map where you will be able to pinpoint multimodal issues in the community.  https://ashevilleinmotion.metroquest.com/

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.
 
Go to this link to get more info:  BRBC Mileage Log

 Healthy Lifestyles

 

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is considering developing a “Healthy Lifestyles” bicycle ride program using the exercise guidelines mentioned in the document found in this link:  Healthy Lifestyles Document. We are not sure if this will be part of an existing ride program or a new program.  We would like input from anyone interested in participating in these rides to help structure the program.

 

Please contact Charlie Clogston if you have an interest in this type of ride with any suggestions you might have.  His email is treasurer@blueridgebicycleclub.org.

 

 

Roadside Pullout Poll

  
With all the hills in WNC, sometimes we cyclists hold up cars trying to pass on narrow winding roads. Joe had a conversation with the NCDOT District Engineer for District 14 and he asked the following question: “If there were pullouts for cyclists to use to let cars pass, would the cyclists use them?
 

The Blue Ridge Bike Club is a strong advocacy group for all things benefiting cycling. Every members vote counts. Polls are available to members only and the system will enforce one vote per member.
 
Thank You for Your Participation!

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Support the Ecusta Trail

Read the article in the Hendersonville Lightning
and then talk to your county commissioners and city council.
 Tell them you support the Ecusta Trail!

 
In the Winter Issue of the Rails to Trail newsletter is a great article on the Ecusta Trail. Go to this link to read it:  http://www.ncrailtrails.org/littletoot/WINTER14.pdf