12th Annual Fletcher Flyer
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.
Rhythm & Brews Concert and Bike Corral in Hendersonville
Thursday, May 21st will be the first R&B concert and bike corral of the season in dowtown Hendersonville.
Please ride your bike to the event and park it at the corral that will be on Fourth Ave. behind the stage.
The corral will be setup at about 5:00 and it will be open until the concert is over or until the last cyclist goes home. You can rest assured that your bike will be safe.
Let’s show Hendersonville how strong the cycling culture really is. And please tell Bill, Tom, Mitch, Catharin and Patrick thanks for volunteering their time.
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.
Strive Not To Drive Week begins today Friday, May 15.
Pledge to ride your bike instead of driving this week.
The International Ride of Silence to remember and honor those killed or injured while riding their bike will be Wednesday, May 20. Meet at 5:30 pm at the Register of Deeds Office at 35 Woodfin St. Please wear a helmet and bring a light.
This is a short slow ride open to all abilities.
Traffic Skills 101
June 12-14, Greensboro 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 email@example.com or 336.949.ROLL (7655).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
- Notification of over 170 rides per year
- Meet other cyclists
- Access to ALL 225+ cue sheets developed by Ralph Draves
- 10% discount on parts, accessories, and clothing at the participating local bicycle shops:
- Discounted registration to The Fletcher Flyer (June 7, 2015)– $5.00 off registration
- Discounted membership to International Mtn.Biking Association – $5.00 off regular membership fee
- Discounted membership to League of American Bicyclists – $5.00 off regular membership fee
- Invitation to our annual year end party
BRBC is 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit organization and dues
donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by the IRS
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