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Hendersonville Lightning Article
Support for Greenways

Support for greenway expansion gains momentum in Henderson County and cities.  Read the article in the Hendersonville Lightning by Bill Moss which mentions the Ecusta Trail, the NC-280 Multi-Use Path, and the Oklawaha Greenway and the possibility of a Regional Trail System.  We need your support!  Read the entire article

Tour d'Apple

The Tour d’Apple is an exciting ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. It includes a Century (100 miles), a metric-century (100km), as well as 45 and 25mi options.  The ride takes place on Labor Day, September 4th and begins at 8:00am from Blue Ridge Community College.  http://tourdapple.com












 

Blue Ridge Parkway Pavement Maintenance

Blue Ridge Parkway managers are introducing a maintenance strategy designed to extend the life of pavement on this historic route. Several sections of Parkway between Milepost 27 and 175 have been identified for work as part of a Pavement Preservation Program (PPP). Work on these projects is expected to begin July 5, 2017, with the project taking approximately twelve weeks to complete.  


The pavement preservation technique that will be used on the Parkway is known as chipseal,which involves the application of liquid asphalt and stone chips to the road surface. On the Parkway, chipsealwill be applied along with a fog seal application to minimize loose gravel and accumulation. This technique can require up to two days to cure properly.

Anticipate loose gravel on the road surface during the cure time for the pavement. Bicyclists and motorcyclists, in particular, are asked to exercise extreme caution as loose gravel on top of the paved surface, during the required curing time, could result in loss of control.   For more info


Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games 2017

2017 was Bryan Fish's first year as Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games director, and it turned out to be a baptism by fire. The bicycle time-trials were postponed a week because of the cold, wet weather and dangerously strong winds. Then, two days later, UNCA had a power failure, so both swimming and track also had to be rescheduled. In spite of these setbacks, Bryan and his dedicated band of volunteers did a great job with the rescheduled TTs. There were no problems with starting, marshalling or timing. Everything went smoothly.  for more info and results

Hendersonville - Rhythm & Blues

The next Rhythm & Brews concert and bike corral of the season in downtown Hendersonville will be August 17th. Please ride your bike to the event and park it at the corral that will be on the corner of S Main St and E Barnwell, two blocks from 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.  We can always us help too! Please contact Joe Sanders at joesanders0522@gmail.com.  more info



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


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

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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