WNC Flyer

WNC Flyer

The 16th annual Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer (formerly called Fletcher Flyer) will be held in the “Cycling Capital of the South”, Brevard, NC.  The start/finish will be at  Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC.  What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ and a complimentary first Brew!

Riders will have their choice of  a full century, metric century, half century, and half metric 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 Flyer is a ride for everyone from first time riders to experience riders.

This is a fully supported ride with six well-stocked rest stops and an after ride party, including BBQ/Veggie Lunch Option for an add-on of $5 for participants and $10 for guests of participants, a Bluegrass band, a beer (1st beer compliments of Oskar Blues) and a root beer float shooter.

Lung Buster Time Trial :: Elk Mountain Results

2014LBTTelkMtnCongratulations to all the participants of the Lung Buster Time Trial Elk Mountain Hill Climb tonight! Thanks for joining us! We love seeing so many of you challenge yourselves by pushing to the limit to reach the top of your game, and the mountain too! Way to go! Pat yourselves on the back, you are part of Lung Buster history!





Elk Mntn Elk Mntn
Cat 1–3
Ethan Burns 22:36 1
Bob O’Gormon 22:42 2
Sebastian York 22:53 3
Cat 4—5
William Hunter 24:11 1
Caleb Smith 24:30 2
Ben Hill 25:26 3
Evan Solida 25:31 4
Paul Pellegrino 25:52 5
Wes Wiseman 27:49 6
Bobby Jones 32:04 7
Herb Freeman 32:22 8
Rick Ziobro 33:46 9
Glenn Rodgers 34:52 10
Dale Freudenberger 34:52 10
James Bound 34:54 11
Tim McMullen 35:53 12
Masters  35+
Dan Leroy 22:35 1
Lee Duncan 24:11 2
Mark Lundblad 25:13 3
Masters  50+
Tom Ratajczak 24:50 1
James Martin 25:37 2
Hank Birdsong 46:16 3
Cat 1–3
Karen Ostergaard 27:09 1
Jessica Ingram 29:30 2
Amy Alexander 29:55 3
Cat 4
Terese Walsh 33:59 1
Christi Britt 34:10 2
Susan Bean 36:42 3
Kristy Carter 37:14 4
Melanie O’Farrell 38:06 5
Masters 40+
Tracey Drews 33:13 1
Lois Davis 44:07 2
TT Division
Masters 40+
Nancy Fitzpatrick 41:20:00 1
Wendy Coin 42:42:00 2

(if you have questions or need something corrected, please contact us immediately at events@idaph.net)

Elk Mountain and LBTT Series results will be available on our website soon: CHECK SERIES RESULTS


Please let us know your thoughts on our event series. Your feedback is valuable! 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Lung Buster End of Season Party will be happening in early September. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

You will be able to get Lung Buster Tees at the party if you missed it earlier!

We couldn’t have done this without the support of our incredible 2014 Sponsors, our enthusiastic volunteers, and everyone that came out tonight! Your efforts and time are so very much appreciated!


Important Updates, Start List & Pre-Event info for Bearwallow Cyclists


Bearwallow Start List:

6:15 Wes Wiseman
6:16 Herb Freeman
6:17 Bobby Jones
6:18 Karen Ostergaard
6:19 Tracey Drews
6:20 Sean Perry
6:21 Steve Reker
6:22 Ben McKenzie
6:23 Jessica Payne
6:24 Roger Payne
6:25 Terese Walsh
6:26 Rick Ziobro
6:27 Wendy Coin
6:28 Jim Siemens
6:29 Tim McMullan
6:30 Glenn Rodgers
6:31 william baldwin
6:32 James Martin
6:34 Tristan Cowie
6:35 Donnie Kirkwood
6:36 Lee Duncan
6:37 Mark Lundblad
6:38 Dan Leroy
6:39 Thomas Cason

It appears the search engines provided us with directions different that most of you recommend for getting to the race start, so be sure to double check your driving directions, and leave plenty of time to park and make your way to the start line! Updated directions found below and on our Bearwallow Hill TT page.

Parking and Registration is at Liberty Baptist Church on Old Clear Creek Road. Parking is approximately 1 mile from Race Staging/Start. The race starts at Boxwood Branch Lane, which is off Bearwallow Road. There is NO PARKING allowed on Bearwallow Road or along the side of Old Clear Creek Road. There are some other side roads off of Old Clear Creek close to registration that you are more than welcome to park at and then ride your bike to registration and to the start line. There is limited parking at the Liberty Baptist Church.  
Please Note:
  • There will not be any port-o-johns at this event. Please use the restroom before you come to the event.
  • Please be respectful of the church goers where we are parking on Wednesday night. They will be having a Wednesday night church service so parking is limited. Carpool if possible and be mindful of the church folks when parking, they are sweet folks for letting us use their parking lot.
  • These courses are open to traffic, so no blocking traffic, adhere to traffic signs and please watch for other cyclists as you are coming to the start area for your designated start time.
  • There will be volunteers on site to assist with traffic flow.

DIRECTIONS FROM FLETCHER PARK TO REGISTRATION AND RACE START:Directions to get to Bearwallow TT Course from Fletcher Park

Release your BEAST at Bearwallow Bike Hill Climb!

2014LBTTbearwallowFrom start to finish, this time trial is uphill. For 4 miles of heart pounding twists and turns, your legs and lungs will be duking it out to see which can leave you feeling the burn the most. Hikers, runners, and cyclists alike migrate to this location to prove their merit and mental fortitude as they struggle to crest a climb fittingly known as ‘Beast Hill’. Not only a great start to kick off our Lung Buster Series, this time trial will be your chance as an individual to get on the bike and charge full speed ahead into the 2014 cycling season. If you’re a master climber, it will be your opportunity to display your virtuosity. Conversely, if you struggle with the uphills set this event up as a challenge to yourself: one you will be able to look back on and know that you enhanced yourself as a more complete cyclist.

Whatever your goal or skill level, we hope that all our competitors will be able to leave…

Henderson County on May 21st saying…

“I came. I saw. I conquered.”


Winners of King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain, who reach the top first, will receive special jerseys provided by Sycamore Cycles.



Directions & Parking:


At Liberty Baptist Church, Old Clear Creek Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792


From Asheville – Take I-240 W, Keep right to continue on I-26 E, follow signs for Interstate 240 W/Interstate 26 E/Interstate 40, Take exit 49A to merge onto US-64 E/4 Seasons Blvd/Chimney Rock Rd toward Bat Cave, Merge onto US-64 E/4 Seasons Blvd/Chimney Rock Rd, Continue to follow US-64 E/Chimney Rock Rd, Turn left onto Fruitland Rd, Continue onto Old Clear Creek Rd, Destination will be on the right.

From Spartanburg – Take I-26 W to Asheville, Take exit 49A to merge onto US-64 E/Chimney Rock Rdtoward Bat Cave, Merge onto US-64 E/4 Seasons Blvd/Chimney Rock Rd, Continue to follow US-64 E/Chimney Rock Rd, Turn left onto Fruitland Rd, Continue onto Old Clear Creek Rd, Destination will be on the right.



Volunteer for the Bearwallow Lungbuster!

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. You can go to VolunteerSpot.com to sign up.  Plus, Volunteers participate for FREE at one of our upcoming Lung Buster Time Trial events!





Test Yourself at the final 2013 Lung Buster TT!

The last Lung Buster Time Trial of the season, the Elk Mountain Hill Climb presented by Liberty Bicycles, is coming up on Thursday, August 15th at 6:00pm! 

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a competitive racing series of cycling events in WNC held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are.

We are looking forward to the fifth and final time trial of the Lung Buster Time Trial series! This event is a 5 mile uphill climb (one way) with scenic switch backs along Elk Mtn Hwy in Asheville, NC, designed to test your lungs and climbing legs! Meet in Asheville at Elk Mountain on Thursday, August 15th, starting at 6pm.

NEW ADDITIONS FOR 2013! New racing categories, USAC classification, Cash Prizes, New Sponsors!

Course Info:

Elk Mountain TT: A challenging 5 Mile uphill climb (one way) with scenic switch backs along Elk Mtn Hwy in Asheville, NC. Course open to traffic. Riders responsible for turning around at the top and riding back to the start. Be  aware of fast downhill section on the return and obey all traffic laws. Start is at the intersection of Elk Mtn Hwy and Tsali Trail. Rider line up will be along Tsali Trail. For more Info, Click HERE! Event Format: Riders will go out in 1 minute intervals by order of registration. Pre-registered riders will receive their start times prior to the race posted on the Lung Buster Time Trial Series Facebook page on Wednesday evening.


Pre-registration is highly encouraged and is available online until Wednesday, August 14th until noon, after this time you will need to sign up at the event site on Thursday. Start times assigned on first to register basis and special requests only available through online registration. On-site registration will be available starting @ 5 pm on event day and closes promptly @ 6 pm, first rider starts @ 6:15pm. Riders will go out in 1 minute intervals by order of registration. Pre-registered riders will receive their start times prior to the race posted on the Lung Buster Time Trial Series Facebook page on Wednesday evening.

Cost: $20 individual race entry fee. Register online at www.imathlete.com for preferred starting spots USAC annual or 1 day license required & are available on site. Minors must have a parent or guardian with them when registering to sign the release form. NO REFUNDS.


Show off your accomplishment by getting one of our custom designed, Recover Brand casual wear t-shirt. We will have them available to purchase on Thursday night.

Lung Buster online event details can be found on our website -  Lung Buster Time Trial Series.


Liberty Bicycles of Asheville, NC

Volunteer!       ………

There are still some 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 Thursday. You can go to VolunteerSpot.com to sign up. Of course the volunteers will be taken care of with food and drinks.


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