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13th Annual Fletcher Flyer

 
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Don't Hesitate. Don't Procrastinate.
 Last year's Flyer sold out, reaching its cap of 1,000 riders.  
Registration is running 25% ahead of last year.
As of 4/11/16 we had 700 riders registered.
 
 
Sunday, June 5, 2016
 
4 Ride options- Full Century, Metric Century, Half Century, Half Metric Century 
 
Start/Finish at Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28732
(BRBC Members get $5.00 off registration)
 
 
 
 
 

City of Hendersonville Comprehensive Bicycle Plan - Needs Your Input!

 
 The City of Hendersonville is developing a comprehensive bicycle plan that will help Hendersonville become more bicycle friendly. Please come take part in the planning process by telling us what you think during the plan's public meetings! You do not have to be a resident to participate!  Click on Flyer to get more details.
 
Interactive Workshop: May 16, 5 to 6 pm, Land Development Building, 100 N. King Street
 
Planning Drop-In Session: May 17: 9 to 1 pm, Operations Center, 305 Williams Street
 
Closing Presentation: May 17: 6 to 7pm,  Operations Center, 305 Williams Street
 
Go to the link below that will allow you to designate where you ride and where you would like to see an improved bicycle infrastructure.  The rides do not have to begin or end in Hendersonville.  The routes may only pass through the City or have some destination within the City.  http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/hendersonvillebikeplan.html

BRBC Joins Project Hero

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is proud to announce that we will be partnering with ProjectHero Asheville. Project HERO Asheville, NC is a group of Veterans, active duty military, firstresponders, and their supporters, loving life on a bicycle.

 

NC Bike Summit in Asheville Sept. 16-17

BikeWalk NC is holding their annual bike summit in Asheville on September 16 -17. Mark your calendars for this event. There is a local planning committee working on developing the conference. We are looking for other people to join our committee and help make this an exciting event for the entire state.

 

Contact Julie White at juliewnc@charter.net if you are interested in helping out.

Bike Lane Clean Up Schedule

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club has adopted several bike lanes in  Asheville. Our first clean up date is set for Saturday, March 26.  Other clean up days will be on the second Saturday of June, September, and December: June 11, September 11, and December 11.  These dates could change if too many people have conflicts so look for an email blast to be sent before each event. Many thanks to Michael Racine for organizing our bike lane clean ups.  If you have questions, Michael can be contacted at mykrbykr@gmail.com or 828-707-8920. 

Another Great Reason to Join BRBC

The BRBC Board is happy to announce that the Club has subscribed to Ride with GPS making it available at different levels to members. All members will have the Premium level benefits for rides and routes in the BRBC library. A few things that you will be able to do as a "premium" member is download a pdf version of a route and upload the the gpx (and other formats) to your device of choice.  Get all the details

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games

A heads-up for all you geezer jocks and jills: the Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games 2016 bicycle time-trials are scheduled for Thursday evening April 28 at the Riverside Drive course near Marshall. Entry is open to all athletes aged 50 and over during the year, regardless of residence. 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.  There are 5-year age groups ad infinitum i.e. 50-54, 55-59, etc. For more info
 

Support the Ecusta Trail

 
Read a great editorial that the President of our Club wrote on 10/20/15:
 
 
Please support the Ecusta Trail!
 
 
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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

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
 
PLEASE NOTE!!!
The ride mileage contest will end on Dec. 1, 2015
Get your mileage recorded by then!
The winner will be announced at the holiday party.

Reminder to Members of BRBC

AFTER YOU HAVE LOGGED IN:  Please be sure to click on the interests module (Go to your member Profile in the upper right hand corner of the screen > Website Box > Interests). These interests are grouped into categories. By clicking on your particular interests, you will get emailings regarding rides and events that you may want to participate in. At anytime, you can modify your interests and/or opt out of getting emails.  (Forgot your password? Just email info@blueridgebicycleclub.org.)

 

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