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 12th Annual Fletcher Flyer

 
The 
 
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)
 
 

 

Black Mountain Riverwalk Trail

 
The Black Mountain Greenway Commission is raising money for the development of the Riverwalk Trail (part of the Greenway System behind Bi-Lo.). Please donate to this worthy cause. Individual donations will be matched with a total commitment by the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club up to $4000. This campaign will run during the months of April and May.  
 
For more details:  Black Mountain Riverwalk Trail   To donate:  Black Mountain Riverwalk Trail Greenway (Non-members can donate by filling in the form displayed after clicking on the button.)

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.
 
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.
 
For more details: go to Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games

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

Hendersonville Awarded Grant by NCDOT

NCDOT Awards 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grants: Hendersonville is one of 10 municipalities from across the state slated to receive assistance with bicycle planning, thanks to grants awarded this month by the N.C. Department of Transportation.   Plans funded are not for one specific project, but represent a comprehensive strategy for expanding bicycle and pedestrian opportunities within a given municipality. These plans address facilities, programs, services and regulations that encourage safe walking and bicycling.  And please be sure to thank your Blue Ridge Bicycle Club President, Joe Sanders for his help in making this happen.  He worked closely with the City of Hendersonville to get this grant written and presented on time.


 
 
 
The 2015 Collegiate Road Nationals are coming to
Asheville 
May 8-10.   More_info

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.

 

 

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 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