After only 21 hours of online registration being open for the WNC Flyer presented by Hunter Subaru, the 2021 event has sold out. Join the waitlist in case more spots become available by going HERE. The 17th Annual WNC Flyer event is set for Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Bold Rock in Mills River, NC. Net proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club and their bicycling advocacy programs in WNC.
STAGGERED, WAVE STARTS AND OTHER CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING ALL THE NC EVENT GATHERING SAFETY GUIDELINES FROM START TO FINISH.
Ride Details for 2021:
The 17th annual Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer will be held in Western North Carolina. The start/finish will be at Bold Rock, Mills River, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, BBQ a Brew!
Riders will have their choice of a century, metric, 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 well-stocked rest stops and an after ride party. The Bold Rock Food truck will have lots of yummy BBQ (or Veggie lunch options) and beer for purchase after the ride.
Find out more on the WNC Flyer website HERE.
The NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride is an annual ride to benefit the North Carolina Outward Bound School in honor of Collier Lilly, a rising junior at Davidson College when he was killed in an automobile accident in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he was employed for the summer. Collier completed an NC Outward Bound course as a recent high school graduate in 1985. The experience ignited in him a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a passion for outdoor adventure. NCOBS challenged Collier in unexpected ways, inspiring him to reach for bigger goal than he had ever imagined.
In memory of Collier, the proceeds from the Collier Lilly Ride for NC Outward Bound School will be given to North Carolina Outward Bound School. Since 1967, North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) has delivered challenging wilderness adventures that teach more than just outdoor skills. Upholding the same ideals and goals as the first Outward Bound School established in 1941 in Britain, every NCOBS course is built around a progression that delivers powerful life lessons by encouraging participants to safely and confidently step outside their comfort zones and travel in spectacular wilderness areas.
Registration may be found at:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
In partnership with the Mountain Sports Festival
*NEW FOR 2016*
All riders who complete the NCOBS Ride, will receive a finisher award made locally in Asheville!
The first 100 participants are guaranteed a ride shirt and pair of DeFeet Cycling Socks.
Get ready to enjoy a picturesque 50-mile ride through the country-side and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A Reason to Ride
Thank you for supporting The North Carolina Outward Bound School half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50 mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at Carrier Park in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is held on Memorial Day Weekend in conjunction with the ever popular Mountain Sports Festival.
Since 2003 thousands of riders have participated in the Collier Lilly Ride, an annual recreational bike ride honoring the memory of Collier Cobb Lilly, a graduate of the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). In 2015 the ride moved from the “flat country” surrounding Davidson, NC to the rugged mountains around Asheville, where NCOBS is based. For the first time, proceeds from this year’s event will fund scholarships for Western North Carolina youth to attend a life-changing NCOBS wilderness course. North Carolina Outward Bound School is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Outward Bound has helped people discover strength of character, an ability to lead, and desire to serve.
Packet Pick Up and Ride Day Registration
Packet Pick up and Ride Day Registration will take place at the Pavilion in Carrier Park from 6:30am-7:30am on Race day. Wheels will roll at 7:45am sharp!
Ride Route and Turn by Turn Course Info
Interested in the previewing the route including elevation gains and mile markers? Check out the course HERE
Owen High School is supporting the ride at the food station and water station on the course. Give them big high fives as you pass by!
How to Safely Cross Railroad tracks
There are a few railroad crossings n this route. Here is some helpful information on how to correctly ride over the tracks:
If you are not comfortable crossing the tracks, no problem! Please dismount your bike and move out of the way of the other cyclists who may wish to ride across the tracks. There are few tricky ones out there!
Enter into our raffle for great prizes! 100% of proceeds will go towards WNC Youth Scholarships to attend an NCOBS course. You can purchase raffle tickets the morning of the ride at the registration table.
This year’s prizes include:
- Osprey Aether 60 in medium red backpack, retail $260
- Osprey Ariel 55 in small brown backpack, $260
- Industry 9 turquoise hubset, retail value of $575
- $25 gift certificate to Green Sage Cafe
- 3 chances to win a pair of Navitat zipline passes
- 5 chances to win a $75 Mountain Khaki gift certificate
- 5 chances to win a $40 Second Gear gift certificate
- An item from the Diamond Brand store
Buy 1 for $5 or 5 for $20!
As with any event, volunteers are the key for a successful and safe ride. If you would like to support North Carolina Outward Bound School by volunteering at the Collier Lilly Ride ride, please contact Carrie Myers. We will need help at registration, rest stops, sag support, set up and breakdown.
Contact Carrie Myers at email@example.com for more info on how to become a volunteer!
THANK YOU 2016 SPONSORS!