Run Fast, Earn Cash

Start your year off right with the New Year’s Resolution Run! You might come away from the run with more money in your pocket, than when you started. 
Maybe your resolution for 2017 is to run a race every month. Start off with your year right with the Downtown Asheville, New Year’s Resolution Run on January 1st. This year, we will continue the tradition of locally-made, pottery awards for our overall and age group winners.
But there is more… a new prize worth running for…. for the fastest in the bunch and the middle pack runners!
New to the 2017 New Year’s Resolution Run, an opportunity to walk away with some cash. Cash Prize money will be offered for first, second and third place overall in both the male and female categories. If you are one of those speedy people who will place at the top of the runners for this 5K race, come out and join us on January 1st. 
Are you a middle packer? Don’t fret!  We are offering a middle of the pack cash prize award! The winner will be the finisher in the exact middle of the pack. 
Sign up today for the New Year’s Resolution Run and guarantee to start your new year off right with us!

START LIST ANNOUNCED: Etowah Lung Buster Time Trial


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Lung Buster: The very name embodies pushing one’s mind and body to its aerobic limits. And in the 2014 Lung Buster Time Trial Series, that’s exactly what we expect to see. This series is a great test for participants of all abilities, and a great way to gauge your standing and progress in your cycling endeavors. And with awards, medals, cash, bragging rights, and course records all on the line, you better not leave your inner competitor at home!




cyclist 36 at TTlogoThe Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a competitive racing series of ycling events in Western North Carolina held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are. The series includes 2 challenging hill climbs and 3 flat & fast courses, so you’re sure to have a course perfect for you!     

About the Lung Buster Time Trials

The 2014 Lung Buser Time Trials are non-USAC sanctioned events. Cyclists will not need a USAC license to ride this year in the events. 
We are so excited for a beautiful evening of cycling in Etowah and can’t wait for all of you to have the chance to test your legs on this mostly flat course. We are still looking for a few more volunteers -course marshalls and at the start line. If you have someone coming with you to the event and they would be willing to help please have them contact us at events@idaph.net. We would appreciate it!
**REMEMBER you must pick up your bib by 6pm even if you are pre-registered! Registration closes promptly at 6pm. If you can’t make it then please have someone get it for you.**
For safety and to eliminate confusion for our finish line timers. NO WARM-UPS on the time trial course when the event starts at 6:15pm. Warm-ups suggested on Cummings Cove Road.
Pre-registered start list:
6:15 David Dixon
6:16 Tracey Drews
6:17 Wes Wiseman
6:18 Sean Perry
6:19 Brett Fisher
6:20 Bill Baldwin
6:21 Marilyn Senz
6:22 Herb Freeman
6:23 Mark Lundblad
6:24 Cara and Andy Applegate
6:25 Willie McCourt
6:26 Anne Marie Phillips
6:27 Gail Kattouf
6:28 Kim French
6:29 Bonni Schervone
6:30 Christi Britt
6:31 Patti Moore
6:34 Stewart Alford
6:35 James Martin
6:36 Marshall Gordon
6:37 Lat Purser
6:38 Tim McMullan
6:39 Trevor Wallis
6:40 Randy Whitt
6:41 Chris Seman
6:42 Daniel Schumacher
6:43 Belvie Jenkins
6:44 Mike Squires
6:45 John Hock
6:46 Steve Byrnes
6:47 Rick Castaneda
6:48 Lee Duncan
6:49 Rick Ziobro
6:50 Bobby Jones
6:51 Tom Kaczmarek
6:55 Courtney McDonald
6:56 Wendy Coin
6:57 Thomas Cason

Etowah TT Directions to Registration:

From Asheville, NC: I-26, Airport exit 40, Right on NC-280, follow 4.7 miles, turn Left onto Haywood Rd/NC-191, turn Right onto School House Road, Slight right onto Ladson Road, Ladson Road becomes Banner Farm Road, Turn slight right onto Brevard Rd/US-64, Turn left onto Cummings Road, Turn left into Cummings Pkwy.—  Cummings Cove golf club house as at the top of the hill on the right. Registration is under the tent and parking is available in the lower parking lot.
From Hendersonville, NC and Greenville, SC: Highway 25 N to I-26 West.  Take exit 49B (64W-4 Seasons Blvd/Brevard RD) this will loop you onto the correct direction on 64W. Follow signs for 64W, also called Brevard Road. Follow for approx 9-10 miles to Cummings Road (turn left), follow road till signs for Cummings Cove Golf Course and turn left onto Cummings Pkwy. Cummings Cove golf club house as at the top of the hill on the right. Registration is under the tent and parking is available in the lower parking lot.



2014LBTTetowah1Thursday, April 24th | Etowah Time Trial 1 Etowah, NC | Quiet 20k (12.4 mi), mostly flat and gently curving out and back along scenic River Road in Etowah. | REGISTER



There are many opportunities for volunteering at the event if you want to come and check it out or are racing this weekend and want to take it easy on Wednesday or  Thursday. You can go to VolunteerSpot.com to sign up. Of course, volunteers will be taken care of with food and drinks. Plus, Volunteers participate for FREE at one of our upcoming events!





Thank You from Pisgah Omnium





Thank you and congratulations to everyone that made it out to participate in the Inaugural Pisgah Omnium. It was great to see so many cyclists and new folks out for the Independence Day weekend events!

Hunter Subaru and Subaru logo croppedThis event could not have happened without the support from our presenting sponsor Hunter Subaru, and all the amazing supporting sponsors and omnium partners including Bi-Lo, Sycamore Cycles, Crosstown Velo Team, Oskar Blues Brewery, the UPS Store, Panera Bread, The Waverly Inn! Thank you to all the police and officials keeping the event safe and for all the cool schwag for our participant prizes. These events couldn’t be pulled off without all of your support!

CoachingServicesThank you Volunteers! Special shout out to Pisgah Cycling Club and the Crosstown Velo team plus Sycamore Cycles you all worked tirelessly to make the events a success, thank you all so much. We so appreciate all your time and effort! Your time and energy makes a real difference time and again!

A warm thank you to the City of Brevard and the community that embraced the criterium and made it safe and fun for everyone. A big thanks to the Green River Fire Department and district for keeping the roads clear for our cyclists, the USAC officials and the Henderson County VIP’s.

We were thrilled to have so many great memories captured at the three races by Paul Jackson Photography. Please support him and his efforts for coming out this weekend. His photographs are amazing and we thank him so much for coming out and being part of these inaugural events!

Congratulations again to all the participants that “achieved their optimum at the Pisgah Omnium” and made it through to finish!


All results are posted on our website HERE and official results are posted on the USAC website.


facebookWe are already planning an unforgettable experience for our event in 2014! We hope that all you will join us again next year and we encourage you to register early to secure your spot in the races! Keep up-to-date via Facebook at the iDaph events Facebook page.

Interested in becoming a USA Cycling Official?

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Are you a cycling fan and want to get in on the action at cycling races? Are you looking for some extra money? Asheville and Western North Carolina NEEDS more USA Cycling officials! This weekend USAC is conducting a clinic this Sunday, June 23  for anyone interested in becoming a licensed USA Cycling official.  The clinic will be held from 9 am to 5 pm at Judy Rhyne’s office located at: 323 W Jones Street, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27603

All interested parties should register for the clinic by contacting Judy Rhyne.  There is no cost for the clinic other than the $35 license fee which is paid to USA Cycling.  Judy Rhyne | President, Carolinas Cycling Association | 910-603-5638 | judy.rhyne@ncacc.org


Vote for iDaph Events as the ‘Best of WNC’!

BestofWNC2013_VoteForUs_250x250It’s time to vote for iDaph events in the 2013 Mountain Xpress Best of WNC reader survey!

Help make us #1 in 2013!

You only have to vote for 25 categories and the poll is easier to use than ever. You can skip around from section to section, and even save your ballot and come back. Our suggestions are below, but feel free to write us in wherever you think we fit!

Polls close on Wednesday, June 5.  Don’t wait! VOTE NOW!

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Smell the Team Spirit & get MOVING as you Du the Asheville Du Corporate Challenge!

Successful business operations are all about getting your team motivated, collaborating, and ready to approach every task with hard-nosed determination and gusto. With all the synergy and excitement you and your team have brought to the business arena, bring these traits into the limelight in the Corporate Challenge at the upcoming “Du the Asheville Du” Duathlon at Biltmore set for March 23. An alluring addition to an already provocative multi-sport event, this challenge proffers you the chance to bring glory to your company’s good name and reputation.

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You may participate in this challenge as a soloist or alongside your colleagues, and we encourage large companies or clubs to have multiple teams (read “intra-organizational rivalry”) to further up the ante. Any company or club, profit or non-profit, may participate, and all full- and part-time employees are eligible for the challenge.

Corporate Challenge individual competitors will complete all three segments of the race themselves, and 3-person relay team members will complete one of three legs: Run #1, Bike Leg, or Run #2. There will be prizes awarded for first, second,and third places for individuals as well as team relay competitors. Further awards will include best-team spirit, costume contests for best company ‘themed’ teams, and recognition for the company that has the most individuals or teams in the race.

As you race across the fabled expanses, old world scenery, and carriage paths at Biltmore, your bike and your body will move forward with the spirit of your business at your side. A strong performance here will undoubtedly be a positive reflection of the nature of your organization as a whole. As part of the Asheville Duathlon experience, you will both take in the majesty that is the Biltmore Estate and simultaneously support the good works of Elben Charities.

An event like this is a sure-fire way to bring you employees closer together, both in the race and in the office. It will be a time to have some clean fun, see your peers on a different level, inspire healthy competition, and a chance to earn some bragging rights. Whether you and your team pull Red Bull and coffee-powered all-nighters, or take a more conservative approach, all (legal) methods are welcome as you display your cohesion and camaraderie in this challenge.

Now’s the time to lay out your game plan and drive the ball down the field. Offer bonuses, give away reserved parking spaces, or even propose first picks on office donuts as performance incentives: just do whatever you’ve gotta do to take charge and fire up your crew for this challenge. We wanna see what the local business community members can do when asked to drop the Armani suits and stiff collars and slip into their athletic attire. Set the date this March to utilize your multitasking awesomeness powers in driving your feet and pedals and Biltmore.

Think your business or club has what it takes? If so, please go to imATHLETE and create your corporate team today. Make this race your oyster. Open it up and take the pearl that lay inside: talk about a great chance to earn some respect around the office water cooler!