Ride the Fletcher Flyer
The second decade of the Fletcher Flyer will have a new start/finish location: Oscar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ, and a Brew (or Root Beer Float Shooters)!
Like last year, the offering includes the full, metric, half century, and thirty mile rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. Although it is the least hilly ride in Western North Carolina, it has plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is beautiful mountain scenery without the long mountain climbs.
The 2014 Fletcher Flyer offers four rolling routes through the beautiful hills of western North Carolina
Full Century - 100 miles, 4721' of climb
Metric Century - 62 miles, 2466' of climb
Half Century - 50 miles, 2177' of climb
Fletcher Lite - 30 miles, 1136' of climb
A challenge for first time riders
A fast ride for experienced riders
Ride rain or shine! Helmets required
After ride BBQ meal and snacks included in ride fee
Bluegrass Band at the finish line (Reems Creek Incidents)
Beer available at the finish line (1st beer free, compliments of Oskar Blues)
Well stocked, staffed, and placed rest stops
Rest stop food supplied by Earth Fare
Friendly and helpful SAG support
Register Early! Ride capped at 1,000 riders.
The first 500 registered riders will receive official Hi-Vis Fletcher Flyer socks (by DeFeet)
Pick up your packet at Liberty Bicycles Asheville - Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, or at Oskar Blues Brewery on Sunday, June 1 from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
If online registration has closed, you can still register in person at Liberty Bicycles or Oskar Blues Brewery during the hours shown above
Ride for Better Cycling
Presented by the Blue Ridge Bicycling Club (BRBC) and the WNC Bicycle Dealers Association (WNCBDA)
Proceeds go to the BRBC's cycling advocacy programs and the WNCBDA's promotion of bicycling
Over the last 10 years, over $120,000 of BRBC event profits have been spent on WNC cycling advocacy programs.
Your support will help us promote safe and enjoyable bike routes in WNC
New this year: Profits will also be shared with Trips for Kids WNC, providing mountain bike rides to the youth of Western North Carolina, and Friends of the Ecusta Trail, a proposed rails-to-trails project that will connect Hendersonville and Brevard.
Team in Training
Riders from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society s Team in Training (TNT) program will ride in the Fletcher Flyer again this year
Since 1988, more than 420,000 volunteer TNT participants have raised over $1 billion for research and patient services.
A limited number of 10th anniversary Fletcher Flyer jerseys are available at a discounted price of $55. If you want to order a jersey, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the quantity and size information. We will get back to you to let you know if we still have your size available and to arrange for payment. Click here to view the jersey and size information.