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Fletcher Flyer 2014

When:
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Where:
Oscar Blues Brewery
342 MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIAL DR
BREVARD, NC  28712
Contact:
Ben Elderd
Category:
Event Rides
Registration is closed
Helmets are required. Obey NC traffic laws.
Cancellation Policy:
The Fletcher Flyer has a NO REFUND policy. Ride rain or shine. The profits go to good causes.
Since its conception 11 years ago the Fetcher Flyer has raised over $120,000. All profits have gone to support cycling advocacy and education in Western North Carolina. This year a portion of the profits also will go to Trips for Kids WNC, a non-profit which provides mountain bike outings and environmental education for kids who would not otherwise be exposed to such activities, and to Friends of the Ecusta Trail, a nonprofit organized to bring together people to build the Ecusta Trail, a rail-to-trail project connecting Hendersonville and Brevard.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Fletcher Flyer 2014
30 Mile Training Program
50 Mile And Metric Century Training Program
Full Century Training Program
Extra Meal
Extra Meal 2
Extra Meal 3

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

 

Features

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.

The Jersey
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 brbcnc@gmail.com 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.