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This is a list of interest categories and the interests within each category. Click on an interest to learn more about that item. If you are logged in, you will also see the members who have declared that interest, with a link to their member directory entry. Click the info link icon   to view additional information about the interest group.

Advocacy


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The BRBC coordinates the bicycle rodeo program in Buncombe County. We are always looking for volunteers. During rodeos we teach kids the basics of safe bike riding by sending them to 5-6 stations where they learn specific skills for safe cycling. There 1-2 volunteers at each station teaching skills. We also need volunteers to fit helmets, check and fit bikes, and to handle registration. These are fun events for all involved.
Coordinator:
Claudia P Nix

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The club has taken the responsibility to help the city of Asheville and NC DOT by adopting the bike lanes along Lyman Street from Amboy Road to 12 Bones and Riverside Drive from Broadway to Hill Street. Four times a year volunteers meet at the Clingman Cafe around 9 AM for a light breakfast compliments of the club and then divide up into groups and spend two hours picking up trash and sweeping the bike lane. Come join us with this project as "Many hands make light work", Mike Racine has agreed to coordinate this project. An announcement will be made in the club newsletter just before each clean up or you can contact Mike at mykrbykr@lycos.com to learn the when the clean ups are scheduled.
Coordinator:
Claudia P Nix

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The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. For more than a decade, the attendance of bicyclists like you at the Summit has helped increase investments in bicycling at the state and local level. In 2014, federal bike funding expires. The 2014 National Bike Summit unites local voices to build momentum in Congress. Join us: Together we can create a more Bicycle Friendly America.
Coordinator:
Joe Sanders

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The mission of the NC Bike Summit is to foster collaboration between North Carolina's various bicycle movements, efforts, and endeavors; educate local government staff, bicycle advocates, and policy leaders; promote cycling as a valid form of transportation; and highlight North Carolina's dedication toward becoming a premier bicycle friendly state.
Coordinator:
Joe Sanders

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Attend monthly meetings and report to BRBC Advocacy Chairperson. Vision: For Asheville to be a community of connected pathways that is healthy, safe and accessible for people of all ages. Mission: To educate the public about bicycle and pedestrian transportation. To advocate for the development and maintenance of safe, convenient and inter-connected facilities and to promote the benefits of walking and biking for individuals and community health.
Coordinator:
Claudia P Nix

BRBC Club Volunteers


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The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is proud to bring you the Fletcher Flyer, our annual Club fund raiser. We need lots of volunteers. It includes the full, metric, half century, and thirty mile rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville. It is the least Hilly ride in Western North Carolina, but it has plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is terrific mountain scenery without the long mountain climbs.
Coordinator:
Ben Elderd

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Contact new members welcoming them to the club and asking in what ways BRBC can help them, printing reports on membership for Board review

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Help with leading BRBC rides for beginners to advanced riders (See list of rides posted under Interests.)
Coordinator:

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Help with organizing social events for BRBC which could include the Volunteer Appreciation Party and the Christmas Party and others

Rides


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These sessions are intended for riders who are just beginning to cycle, for those returning to cycling, and for those who want/need to improve their skills before taking on road riding. There are two venues: One in Asheville and one in Hendersonville: The Asheville location is the 500m oval track in Carrier Park (the "Mellowdrome") on Amboy Road in Asheville. As time and skills/confidence allow, a short ride from Carrier Park out the Greenway to Rhododendron Park & Hominy Creek Road and back may be included. The Hendersonville location will be Jackson Park or Oceola Lake. As time and skills/confidence allow, a short ride down the Greenway or down 4th Ave. bike boulevard and back may be included. Objectives include: To learn bike safety, to improve confidence through improved bike handling skills, to understand the basics of group riding, and to gain bike fitness... all while riding in circles! Generally at least one of these will be offered once a week April-October.

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The average ride pace is 12 to 15 miles per hour for the entire ride, depending on the route's terrain. However, the "cruising" speed may be 15 - 20 mph on some flat terrains. The distance is 20 – 30+ plus miles depending on the route selected. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with good bike handling skills. Regrouping is up to the ride leader. Start time will be weekday mornings in hot weather and afternoons in cooler weather. Bring your own cue sheets (if posted). Location varies.
Coordinator:

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These rides are intended for folks who prefer an easier pace. Generally, the Asheville ride will follow the French Broad river from Alexander Park into Marshall, where there is an opportunity to have coffee or a snack, then return to Alexander Park. This is one of the flattest rides in the area! Occasionally, rides to the tailgate markets in Asheville are offered, also with the option of coffee and pastry from the vendors Additional routes and starting locations can be implemented by folks willing to become ride leaders in their respective geography. The Hendersonville ride will meander around some flatter and low traffic areas in Hendersonville and/or Henderson County. Occasionally, rides to the tailgate in Hendersonville and the Underground Bakery will be offered.

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A casual weekend ride, weather conditions permitting, for anyone wanting to enjoy the Forest Service roads [wide, hard-packed gravel roads, no technical trails] at North Carolina Arboretum and Bent Creek. Rides vary in distance depending on the group. Experienced riders may branch off for a more challenging ride. No one left behind. Rides announced on the BRBC website and by email. For mountain and hybrid bikes. (These rides will resume in the Fall.)

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A Casual Ride for folks who want to enjoy the company of others. Distance can range from 16 to 30 miles. The ride may be divided into two groups to accommodate the variety of riders. No one gets left behind. Rides begin at Liberty Bicycle except for the first Tuesday of the month when it starts from Fletcher Park. The start time varies accounting to the weather and the time of year. For example, in the summer we try to start early before it gets hot and in the winter, we start later to take advantage of the warmer temperatures.
Coordinator:
Claudia P Nix

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This is a ride that varies regarding location and distance and time of the week. This is a C-ride with the average ride pace between 10 to 14 miles per hour. Sometimes it will include some climbing and sometimes it will go along a flatter route. The description will give all the details! Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with good bike handling skills. This is a “no-drop” ride. Regrouping will occur at all major turning points. Emails with details regarding the ride will usually be sent out one to two days before the ride and may or may not be posted on the calendar.

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Thursday through Sunday rides at the discretion of John Loia. The average ride pace is 14 to 18 miles per hour for the entire ride, depending on the route's terrain. However, the "cruising" speed may be 20+ mph on some flat terrains. The distance is 30 plus miles depending on the route selected. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with good bike handling skills. Regrouping is up to the ride leader. Bring your own cue sheets. Location varies.
Coordinator:
John Loia

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Rides are about 1 1/2 to 2 hours long beginning at 6 PM while on Daylight Savings time. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with good bike handling skills and regrouping is left up to the ride leader. The pace is 15 to 20 miles per hour and the distance ranges from 14 to 30 miles depending upon the selected route. Ride starts at Etowah Ingles on US 64. Arrive 15 minutes before posted start time.

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Rides are about 1 1/2 to 2 hours long beginning at 6 PM while on Daylight Savings time. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with good bike handling skills and regrouping is left up to the ride leader. The pace is 15 to 20 miles per hour and the distance ranges from 14 to 30 miles depending upon the selected route. Ride begins in Weaverville from the parking lot at N Main St and Dula Springs Rd (5 Corners).

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A complement to the 'Weaverville After Work Ride', Fall thru mid Spring, when days are shorter and temperatures cooler. Each Wed (weather permitting), midday start. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with good bike handling skills and regrouping is left to the ride leader. The pace is 15 to 20 miles per hour and the distance ranges from 30 to 40 miles. Ride begins in Weaverville from the parking lot at N Main St and Dula Springs Rd (5 Corners).

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A series of long distance rides on weekdays during the spring. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with good bike handling skills. Cue sheets are provided with regrouping up to the ride leader. Days, start locations, routes and start times vary so sign up under Interests to receive e-mails.

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Pace is 15 to 20 miles per hour depending on the terrain. The distance is 35 plus miles depending on the route the ride leader selects. Riders are expected to be self sufficient with good bike handling skills. Regrouping is up to the ride leader. Bring your own cue sheets. Location varies.