16th Annual WNC Flyer
2019 WNC Flyer
Less than 2 months!
Commemorate your accomplishment with a
16th Annual WNC Flyer Commemorative Jersey
and (new for 2019!) Bib Shorts
made by Giordana Cycling. Deadline is April 9th!
2019 WNC Flyer on Sunday, June 2, 2019!
342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28732
The WNC Flyer has reached over 650 participants!
We expect the WNC Flyer to sell out early this year!
Little River Road Clean-Up
The Little River Community is a popular cycling area. The area includes Crab Creek, Talley, Cascade Lake, Hart, and Everett Roads and Old Hendersonville Highway.
On March 20th, eleven of our Blue Ridge Bicycle Club members participated in the annual Little River Spring Roadside Cleanup. We worked Crab Creek from Talley to Old Hendersonville Highway and Old Hendersonville Highway from Crab Creek to just past the Enon Baptist Church. We collected 25 bags of trash. (The Bud Light cans were in full bloom).
Thanks to Kimberly Cathers, Peggy and Roger Hancock, Steve Nordt, Kristi Wagner, Joe Hanig, Lynn and Peggy Reed, Cycling Advocate Extraordinaire Paula Stone, Jeff Knoll, and special thanks to Dick Miley who loaded the bags into his truck and delivered them to the Brevard transfer station.
| Another great reason to jon the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club: 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. If you don’t already have a Ride With GPS account, then you can start things off by signing up for the free Starter account at http://ridewithgps.com. To gain access to all the premium features of the BRBC routes, then please email Joe Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get all the details and benefits
On a similar note, please consider uploading your rides to Strava. Barb Mee, Transportation Planner for the City of Asheville says that she and other Planners use this tool to help plan long-range road improvements to include provisions for bicycles. See note below: Strava Replaces Mileage Log
| Our website has many features. Please click on the link below to check them all out. Especially look at the Member Interests section that tells you how to get emails regarding rides and events that you may want to participate in. (Must be a member to subscribe to rides.) Click your interests module by clicking on Profile under your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen and then clicking on Interests under the Website Box. These interests are grouped into categories. By clicking on your particular interests you will get emailings regarding rides and events that you may want to participate in. At anytime, you can modify your interests and/or opt out of getting emails. New Website Features
BikeWalk NC is the statewide advocacy organization for bicyclists and pedestrians. They work through education, advocacy and promotion to make it safer and more accessible to walk and bike for transportation, recreation, and health. Walkable, bicycle-friendly communities are more equitable and economically vibrant.
Their Mission: “To inspire and support advocacy and educational efforts throughout North Carolina for an environment that fairly and equitably accommodates bicyclists, skaters, pedestrians, and others using human-powered active transportation.”
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
Support Our Greenways and the Ecusta Trail
|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
|| Read a great editorial that one of our Past Presidents wrote:
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.
Strava Replaces Mileage Log
To use Strava you will need either the App on your Smartphone or a GPS based bike computer. There are two options; a free account or a feature laden monthly subscription plan - Strava Summit. A few of the many advantages of using Strava are: track all of your ride parameters, including heart rate and cadence, it keeps a map of your ride, you can follow friends, and rides can be automatically uploaded. Some inputs require extra sensors. But perhaps the greatest advantage is that Strava compiles ride statistics that allow transportation planners to use the data to plan bicycle infrastructure.
Our thanks to Lee Pirtle for his past help in developing and maintaining the mileage log.
Reminder to Members of BRBC
AFTER YOU HAVE LOGGED IN: Please be sure to click on the interests module. (Go to your member Profile in the upper right hand corner of the screen > Website Box > Interests). These interests are grouped into categories. By clicking on your particular interests, you will get emailings regarding rides and events that you may want to participate in. At anytime, you can modify your interests and/or opt out of getting emails.
(Forgot your password? Just email email@example.com.)
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