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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)
 
 

 

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games

 A heads-up for all you geezer jocks and jills: the Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games bicycle time-trials are scheduled for Thursday evening April 30 at the Riverside Drive course near Marshall. I will get details of cost and time, and entry form URL, to y’all when the information becomes available.

            Entry is open to all athletes aged 50 and over during the year, regardless of residence, and all age-group medalists in 1-mile, 5k and 10k qualify for NC Senior Games in late September. There are 5-year age groups ad infinitum i.e. 50-54, 55-59, etc.

            A-BSG TT rules are different for USAC. Participants can enter for up to five distances, 1-mile, 5k, 10k, 20k and 40k, but it is combined into one ride with split times determining the results. The course is out-and-back so most riders, having competed the 1-mile, 5k and 10k to the turn-round, continue their race back to the cars at 20k. A few like to prolong the pain and do a second lap. NCSG does not have 20k or 40k TTs, so medalists only qualify for the shorter distances.

            The past few of years I have presented a TT workshop, and am willing to do so again this year if there is sufficient interest, probably at Carrier Park in early- or mid-April. If you are interested in participation, or have other questions, please contact me, Trevor Wallis, at jbwallis@charter.net.

            Please put these TTs on your calendars. They are fun, with little pressure, and are a great opportunity to test your speed endurance.

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

Traffic Skills 101

Join Bicycling In Greensboro (BIG)on March 28 to learn more about bicycle safety and become a League Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.  BIG will host a fast-paced 8-hour Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) class at UNCG.  To learn more, go to http://www.bikegso.org/event-1873260. 

 

June 12-14, BIG will host the League of American Bicyclists as they present a League Cycling Instructor seminar. Successful candidates who complete this seminar will then be able to teach the Ride Smart classes in their own communities. You must complete the TS101 class and be a member of the League of American Bicyclists in order to register for the LCI seminar. Registration is open for the seminar at http://www.bikeleague.org/content/take-class (Unless you are logged into the website as member, the seminar will show as closed to registration.)


For additional information on either opportunity, please contact Bicycling In Greensboro at education@bikegso.org or 336.949.ROLL (7655).


 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.

 

 

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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