Sign Up for the Holiday Party and Annual Meeting
Register by Wednesday, November 21. Cost is only $10.00!
Annual Holiday Party and Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 2. Our party and annual meeting will be held at New Belgium Brewery, 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806 this year. There will be a $10.00 charge (helps cover food and serving costs) unless you only come to the meeting but you must register even if you only come to the meeting. We need a head count to order food and beverages so please sign up by Wednesday, November 21. Also please note that this venue can only allow 150 people so please sign up early to get a spot! Mamacitas will be catering the event.
The party will be from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with dinner served shortly after 7:00 pm. The meeting will begin around 8:00 pm and last about 30 minutes with time to mingle afterwards. In addition to the State of the Club report (activities and financials) and the election of 2019 officers, we have a special guest speaker; Christian Vandevelde retired pro cyclist and now commentator for NBC Sports speaking about his experiences in the pro peloton.
Beverages will include complimentary iced tea, lemonade and water. The first round is on the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club. Wine will be available along with cider. Additionally all tips will be donated back to our club.
(Members only can register, but members may bring guests. You must be logged in to register. If you need your password reset,
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Street Tweaks - Asheville
Street Tweaks is a collaborative effort led by Asheville on Bikes, the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, and the AARP, North Carolina, Mountain Region. We are focused on making public spaces more accessible, safe, and functional for all users. This is a big goal, but we can achieve it effectively and efficiently with the input and help of the community. We will be needing volunteers to help us install the temporary infrastructure on the following three days: Thursday 11/1, Friday 11/2 and Saturday 11/3. Such things as putting in protected bike lanes, painting a mural in the street and making visible crosswalks. These changes will remain for several months and the public will help us evaluate these changes so we can determine whether they have improved the feel and comfort for all users. On November 4th we will have an open streets event on this same section of Coxe Avenue so folks can try out the new street design from noon - 5:00 PM.
For more detailed information or Volunteer Now or contact Claudia Nix at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Cycle-N-Suds event is planned for November 3 at BearWaters Brewing Company in Canton (Haywood County). Come do a ride in that beautiful part of WNC and then socialize with your fellow members from Haywood County.
More detailed information will follow in a few weeks, but be sure to put it down on your calendar!
Want to learn how to ride your bike with traffic safely? CycleSmart is a combination of classroom and on-bike lessons to orient you to best cycling practices.
The curriculum is modeled on the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) curriculum which is taught across the USA. Your instructors have been certified by the LAB to teach the CycleSmart Buncombe classes. To find out when classes are held and to register online go to cyclesmartbuncombe.org
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
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:
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:
- An invitation to join the Sycamore Cycles community card program
- 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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