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IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER IN PERSON ON THURSDAY! 5-6pm!
The 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!
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.
Thursday, 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!
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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!
This 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!
Thank 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!
We 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.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
It’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!
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.
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!