13th Annual Fletcher Flyer
We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of the registrants of the 2016 Hunter Subaru Fletcher Flyer! Once again the ride sold out. The money we raised will support our ongoing cycling advocacy initiatives, Friends of Connect Buncombe, Muddy Sneakers, and Trips for Kids WNC. Many thanks to all of you who came from near and far to ride!
We would also like to thank our wonderful sponsors and the more than 100 volunteers, local EMT/Fire Departments and Police Departments who helped make this event possible.
Save the date for next year's WNC Flyer - Sunday, June 4, 2017
(The name has been changed to better reflect the area where we now ride.)
Grand Opening of New Extension of Oklawaha Greenway
The City of Hendersonville and the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce announce the official grand opening of the new extension of the Oklawaha Greenway from Patton Park area to Berkeley Mills Park. The ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, July 29th at 4:00pm at the kiosk where the greenway extension begins. (Attendees are encouraged to park at Patton Park and walk to the new extension area where the kiosk is located.) Following the ribbon cutting, Hands On! Child’s Museum will be sponsoring a “Bike Rodeo” for children and families. The rodeo includes a bike decorating station, stop on a dime, a zig zag course, and a long roll challenge. Prizes will be awarded. We would like to recognize the contribution of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). We received a Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation grant that made this new extension possible. Also special thanks to Trace and Company of Mountain Home, NC who were the general contractors for the project. Additional sponsors include: Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, Mountain True, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, SweetFrog, and Friends of the Oklawaha. The public is invited to attend and families and children are welcome to be a part of the Hands On! Event.
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 email@example.com if you are interested in helping out.
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
Bike Lane Clean Up Schedule
The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club has adopted several bike lanes in Asheville. The next bike lane clean up is Saturday, June 11. The other dates are the second Saturday of September and December: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-707-8920.
Support the Ecusta Trail
Read a great editorial that the President of our Club wrote on 10/20/15:
Please support the Ecusta Trail!
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 5, 2016)– $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 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.
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
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