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WNC Flyer

WNC Flyer

The 17th Annual WNC Flyer will be held in the ‘Cycling Capital of the South’ on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The start/finish are at Bold Rock in Mills River, NC. What better way to spend the day with a bike ride, bluegrass, BBQ and a brew! More info can be found at wncflyer.com. 

2021 WNC Flyer has SOLD OUT

2021 WNC Flyer has SOLD OUT

2021 WNC Flyer has SOLD OUTAfter 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. 

 

Ride into summer fun with the Collier Lilly Ride

Ride into summer fun with the Collier Lilly Ride

Enjoy a picturesque 50-mile OR 12-mile ride on May 25th through the country-side and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

The Annual NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride is on Saturday, May 25, 2018 at 8:30am at Wedge at Foundation in Asheville, NC

 

 

*NEW 12 MILE FUN RIDE*

In 2019, North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a brand new twelve mile fun ride and the annual half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The NCOBS Collier Lilly 12 Mile Ride, begins at the Wedge at Foundation, and flows primarily along the French Broad River. The route follows Amboy Road to Carrier Park and Hominy Park on various paved roads and greenways and off-road packed dirt greenways and side-roads. This route is for the casual cyclist that enjoys riding bikes for the joyful experience and is comfortable riding on paved and off-road dirt packed surfaces.

 

New for 2019! Order your Jersey today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New for 2019! Commemorate your ride with the NCOBS custom-designed jersey by Voler. Deadline to order is March 24th. Men’s and Women’s fitted styles available for $85, when you order online during registration. Jerseys will be available for pick up at the ride.

Learn more about the 2019 NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride!

WNC Flyer Pre-Event Information

WNC Flyer Pre-Event Information

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GET ALL OF YOUR PRE-EVENT INFORMATION HERE!

Please Read thoroughly through this email to get all of your Pre-Ride Day Information! 

The 14th 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.  342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28712

Please Read thoroughly through this email to get all of your Pre-Ride Day Information! 

 

Registration and Packet Pickup Times and Locations:

Saturday, June 31:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Liberty Bicycles, 1378 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803.

Here’s a good reason to pick up your packet on Saturday; Liberty Bicycles will be giving away 40 prizes throughout the afternoon including some random VIP Parking passes to be used at Oskar Blues on ride morning. Plus, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a grand prize to be announced on Sunday.

Ride Day: Sunday, June 46:30 AM to 8:30 AM  – Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28712

 

Ride Weekend Registration – If the event has NOT sold out before Ride Day, your friends and family can still register in person on Saturday or on Sunday. As soon as we have reached 1,000 participants we will not be able to accept any more registrations. 

Thinking about changing your ride distance? This can be done at Packet Pick Up.  Please pick up your Bib and make your way to the Ride Questions and Registration Table where we can assist you with making this switch. 

 

RAFFLE TICKETS

Purchase your raffle tickets at packet pickup and registration. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you enter for your chance to win the following: Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17 is giving away a complimentary one night stay and dinner for two at Restaurant 17. Hincapie will also provide one kit from Hincapie Sportswear for the cycling enthusiast!

IMPORTANT RIDE INFORMATION

Each Ride will start promptly at the following times:
8:00AM:  Century

8:30AM:  Metric

8:45AM:  Half Century

9:00AM:  Half Metric

Safety Precautions:

There are times that officers may have to stop you for safety reasons. 

NC State Laws - obey the traffic, officers and laws. 

Stay alert and be cautious when crossing dangerous intersections. 

For A Full Schedule of Events and a list of VERY IMPORTANT ride information please click the button below: 

Rider Information Guide


PARKING 
6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Parking available on Industrial Blvd. near Oskar Blues (until lots full or at 7:45am, whichever comes first)

6:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Preferred Parking (for ease of getting in/out before and after the event) – Auxiliary Parking available at the following locations: 

  • Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Parking Lot at 1078 Ecusta Road (accessible to OB via Bike Path/Greenway)
  • Davidson River School – 970 Ecusta Rd.  (accessible to OB via Bike Path/Greenway)
  • Pisgah Forest Elementary – 1076 Ecusta Rd.(accessible to OB via Bike Path/Greenway)
  • Habitat ReStore – 692 Ecusta Road (park in Habitat lot only)

Auxiliary parking lots have portajons or restrooms available. 

6:30 AM – 9:00 AM:  *NEW for 2017!* Finisher Bag Tent open for riders to drop personal items. Items must be in a securely, closed bag with rider bib number attached.

6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Rider Drop Off Zone Open

  • Kiss & Ride drop off point located at TVS (Transylvania Vocational Services, Inc.), 11 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC 28712,  This is at the beginning of  the road to the brewery.  Use this option if someone is dropping you off for the ride and you want to avoid the traffic going into the brewery. Rider Drop Off Zone CLOSED promptly at 7:45am.


7:45 AM: Oskar Blues, Industrial Blvd. Road and Parking Lots – CLOSED to traffic – Auxiliary lots should be used for parking.  



SAG DRIVER Phone Number (please program in your phone) 
828-290-2695

ROUTE INFORMATION

Full Century – A 100 mile route meandering near the French Broad River and the scenic Mills River area. The route includes 4,595 feet of climbing. There are 5 rest stops along this route at miles 15, 32, 48, 67, and 84. (follow green arrows),Cue Sheet

Metric Century  – A 63 mile route meandering near the French Broad River in both Transylvania and Henderson counties. The route includes 2,436 feet of climbing. There are 3 rest stops along this route at miles 14, 27,  and 43. (follow orange arrows) Cue Sheet

Half Century – A 54 mile route meandering near the French Broad River in both Transylvania and Henderson counties. The route includes 1,792 feet of climbing. There are 3 rest stops along this route at miles 14, 23 and 43. (follow yellow arrows)Cue Sheet

Half Metric – A 33 mile route meandering near the French Broad River in both Transylvania and Henderson counties. The route includes 1,250 feet of climbing with a few minor climbs. There is one rest stop along this route at mile 17. (follow blue arrows) Cue Sheet

Enjoy Bluegrass, a Brew and BBQ After the Ride! 
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Food/After Ride Party at Oskar Blues

  • 1st beer complimentary (if you’re over 21) after 12 noon / Root beer float shooters
  • Blue Grass Band – Dear Brother 
  • Lunch for riders is included in the registration fee catered by Mayberry’s in Brevard
  • Advanced Bodywork and Wellness Group will once again be offering after ride massages for $1.00 per minute
 

VOLUNTEER TODAY!
We are looking for hardworking and fun Volunteers for the WNC Flyer on June 4th! Join the team and have a blast while helping! 
SIGN UP NOW

Here is Your Last Chance to Purchase Custom Hincapie WNC Flyer Jerseys and Arm Warmers!

If you missed purchasing a WNC Flyer Jersey or Arm Warmers by Hincapie Sportswear, online ordering is open until Friday, June 9th at midnight! http://wncflyer.com/2017-wnc-flyer-jersey-and-arm-warmers/

   

 

Thank You to All of The 2017 WNC Flyer Sponsors! 

Announcing a Brand New ’50 miler/half century’ Bike Ride!

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE…
A BRAND NEW ’50 miler/half century’ ride!

Bring your bike and join us on May 24th!

The Collier Lilly Ride ’50 miler/half century’ ride benefits the North Carolina Outward Bound School and is part of the Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville, NC.
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 beautiful rolling hills and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend and in conjunction with the ever popular Mountain Sports Festival.

SPECIAL Mother’s Day Promotion:

REGISTER NOW for ONLY $30!

Use code: MOTHERSROCK to get $10 off your registration. 

Mother’s Day Special Offer good today thru Monday, May 11th at midnight.

The North Carolina Outward Bound SchoolCollier Lilly Ride 4 Life - ’50 Miler’ (aka Half Century ride) is so excited to be headed to Asheville, NC on May 24th, and is part of Mountain Sports Festival and starts/ends at Carrier Park.

REGISTER HERE

Proceeds from this ride will support deserving individuals, teachers and veterans in the area who want to attend an Outward Bound wilderness course.


Not a cyclist? Support North Carolina Outward Bound School and volunteer instead. If you are interested in helping out please click this link: SIGN ME UP TO VOLUNTEER!

And please “like” our Collier Lily Ride Facebook page


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