Winter Bike League, WNC Flyer, and Road Improvements
Asheville Winter Bike League
Don't forget that the Asheville Winter Bike League is still going on every Saturday through January - weather dependent of course.
for more info
The 15th Annual WNC Flyer is set for Sunday, June 3, 2018. EARLY Registration will open Nov. 15! We expect this year's anniversary event to sell out quickly! Visit the ride website for information
Road improvement projects
in Henderson County.
These projects have bike lanes and sidewalks in the plan, but opposition may cause these alternate transportation methods to be removed from the projects. BRBC does not take a formal position on these projects, but we encourage our members to provide input, as they feel appropriate. for more info
NC Senior Games Bicycle Time-Trials, 2017
The WNC contingent to the NC Senior Games cycling time-trials was smaller than usual on September 24, but still came away with a significant number of medals and course records.
The venue for the three events, one-mile, 5k and 10k was held at the State Trooper Training Center in Raleigh. It has a wonderful one and a half mile circuit that includes hills and curves, and is more like a road than a track. The weather was near perfect at first - mild temperatures and calm winds, and although it got hot and quite windy later, it did not deter any of us. There were about 70 competitors, most of them in 2 or 3 of the races.
There were seven Ashe-Villains, (l-r in picture) John Mikkonen, Marshall Gordon, Glenn Rodgers, Jim Martin, Trevor Wallis, and Eric Johnston (missing Geoff Brace), and they came home with 12 golds, four silvers and a bronze. 17 out of a possible 21 medals is a great success story.
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
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:
Please support the Ecusta Trail!
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:
- Discounted registration to The Fletcher Flyer (June 5, 2016)– $5.00 off registration
- 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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