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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced that Buncombe County is a winner of the 2014 Culture of Health Prize!
 

On September 26th, the Public Health Advisory Council will hold an event to celebrate and share this recognition with the broader community. This will be held in the Kimmel Arena UNC Asheville 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Community leaders, funders, representatives of partner organizations, and the general public are invited. 

 

Claudia Nix will be manning a booth representing the Blue Ridge Bike Club at this event. Please Join Claudia to learn about the many programs and initiatives that contributed to this recognition, enjoy food and entertainment and network with each other.

 
This is a free event and your can register online to attend at: http://cultureofhealthwnc.eventbrite.com.

 

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!
 

 Oklawaha Greenway - Clean Sweep!

 
 
 Donnie - Denise- Charley - Craig - Joe

Grab your Pick Axe and Shovel and don't forget the Rake!

Volunteers from the Blue Ridge Bike Club and Sycamore Cycles in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Hendersonville spent about two hours on Saturday morning to make a clean sweep of the the first half mile of the Oklawaha Greenway from Jackson Park to the Four Seasons overpass.

Oklawaha Greenway Trail travels through the Jackson Park Nature Trail, passes by King Memorial and Sullivan Park, through Mud Creek and ends in Patton Park. Read More About It! >>>

 

 The Fletcher Flyer Pays Off for Bicycling Advocacy in WNC

 
Remember the great time you had riding the Fletcher Flyer? Well, it was a big win for Bicycle Advocacy in WNC!! This is where the proceeds went...These are photos of Ben Elderd presenting a check to Craig Friedrich, President of WNC Bike Dealers Association and Joe Sanders presenting checks to Stephen Janes of Trips for Kids, WNC and Mike Oliphant of Friends of the Ecusta Trial. Other proceeds are earmarked for the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club's advocacy efforts.
Many thanks to our riders!
 
                                                                       

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:

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

Support the Ecusta Trail

Read the article in the Hendersonville Lightning
and watch the 8 minute video on the Ecusta Trail
and then vote "YES"
(on the right hand column of the news article)

2014 NC Bike Summit 

Greensboro October 10-12
The mission of the NC Bike Summit is to foster collaboration between North Carolina’s various bicycle movements, efforts, and endeavors; educate local government staff, bicycle advocates, and policy leaders; promote cycling as a valid form of transportation; and highlight North Carolina’s dedication toward becoming a premier bicycle friendly state.
   
Registration is now openFor more info

Bike and Pedestrian Count Volunteers Needed!

One of the biggest challenges in crafting effective bicycle and pedestrian plans and weighing demand for multi-modal transportation infrastructure is the shortage of accurate data. The numbers of bicyclists and pedestrians using specific corridors and intersections is crucial to understanding and planning for people who walk and bike.  That is why we need you!  Please consider spending 2 hours counting at one intersection on September 16, 17, 18 or 20.    For more details 

Rhythm & Brews Concert

Family Friendly Ride and Bike Valet for Rhythm and Brews Concert

Hendersonville, N.C.  – The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club will once again offer a family friend ride to and bike corral at the Hendersonville Rhythm & Brews Concert Thursday, September 18, 2014.  The Bicycle Club is sponsoring a free bicycle ride and valet bicycle parking in conjunction with the concert series. To encourage cycling to the concerts, free valet bicycle parking will be available at the concert where bicycles and strollers may be left for safekeeping. The ride will depart at 5:30 P.M. The bike valet parking will be available until the end of the concert.

Please note that for the September concerts there will not be ride departing from Patton Park.  Cyclists and their families are encouraged to join the ride starting at Laurel Green, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and White Pine Drive in Laurel Park. This group will travel down the new Fourth Avenue “Bike Boulevard”.  

Riders do not need to be members of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club to participate in these rides. Please plan to arrive early for check-in and a brief safety talk. Helmets are mandatory. Should it be necessary to cancel the ride because of rain, the announcement will be posted on www.blueridgebicycleclub.org. For additional information contact Joe Sanders at President@BlueRidgeBicycleClub.org.

 

About Blue Ridge Bicycle Club:  The mission of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is to promote healthy and fun lifestyles through cycling in Western North Carolina.