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Tour d’ Apple

Tour d’ Apple

The annual Tour d’Apple is back! Join us on Labor Day,  Monday, September 6, 2021, for this beautiful bike ride through the mountains and orchards of Henderson County. This ride benefits the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club.

All you need to know for Tour d’ Apple

All you need to know for Tour d’ Apple

Here’s what you need to know about start times, packet-pick up, parking and more!

We are excited to kick off another Tour d’Apple on Monday, September 2nd! This ride begins at 8:00 am from Blue Ridge Community College.

All rides will start 5 minutes apart.

8:00 am – 100 Mile Start
8:05 am – 100 KM Start
8:10 am – 45 Mile Start
8:15 am – 25 Mile Start

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 1st:

1:00-4:00 pm: Packet pick up + Onsite Registration at Sycamore Cycles (743 Locust St, Hendersonville, NC)

If you ordered Tour d’Apple bib shorts and/or jersey you will pick these up with your ride packet.

Monday, September 2nd:

6:45am-7:45am: Packet Pick up + Onsite Registration at Blue Ridge Community College: 180 W Campus Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731

WE HIGHLY SUGGEST GETTING YOUR MATERIALS AT THE SUNDAY PACKET PICK-UP TIME TO SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND STRESS ON EVENT MORNING

6:30 AM Coffee available from Share Well Coffee Co. (bring cash!)
6:45-7:45 AM Packet Pickup + Onsite Registration
8:00 AM 100 Mile Start
8:05 AM 100 KM Start
8:10 AM 45 Mile Start
8:15 AM 25 Mile Start
10:00 AM Chick-fil-A breakfast for 25 milers begins
10:00 AM YAM on site for post-ride massages (bring cash!)
11:00 AM Chick-fil-A post ride meal begins
11:30-2:00 PM Dryman Mountain Boys plays at BRCC
4:00 PM Post Ride Meal Ends
4:30 PM All Routes Close - the ride will be unassisted after this point

PARKING:
There is plenty of parking at Blue Ridge Community College, but with over 500 cyclists, you may want to consider any of the parking areas listed on the map posted above. In addition to the main parking lot, you can assess parking through East Campus Drive and West Campus Drive behind the College buildings.

DIRECTIONS: 

DIRECTIONS:
From Asheville: Take I-26 East, then Exit 53. Turn right on Upward Road; after 0.6 miles, turn right on S. Allen Road. After 0.7 miles, turn left on College Drive. Follow signs to Tour d’Apple.

From Greenville: Take US25 North, then ramp to I-26 West. Take Exit 53, turn left on Upward Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right on S. Allen Road. After 0.7 miles, turn left on College Drive. Follow signs to Tour d’Apple.

From Spartanburg: Take I-26 East, then Exit 53. Turn left on Upward Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right on S. Allen Road. After 0.7 miles, turn left on College Drive. Follow signs to Tour d’Apple.

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All you need to know for Tour d’ Apple

Ride Tour d’Apple this Labor Day

Don’t miss this year’s beautiful ride through Henderson County

Event Date: Monday, September 2nd, 2019 (Labor Day)
Start Location: Blue Ridge Community College

The Tour d’Apple is an exciting ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. It includes a full Century (100 miles), a metric-century (63 miles), as well as 45 mile and 25 mile options. What better way to kick off Labor Day than with this gorgeous trek through some of North Carolina’s most beautiful terrain in the morning! The ride features an exciting course, no matter which distance you choose, complete with plenty of stocked rest stops. The ride begins at 8:00 am at Blue Ridge Community College.

Benefiting the local Four Seasons Rotary Club, proceeds from this ride will support the Rotary Club in assisting many local projects, such as Head Start, Boy Scouts, Bruce Drysdale BackPack Program, Children & Family Resource Center, Team ECCO, Special Needs Sports and scholarships at Blue Ridge Community College. 

“I’ve done over 100 organized rides like this and the 2 most important factors to me personally are a clearly marked course and an ample number of port o Johns at the rest stops,” says a past participant. “Tour d’ Apple gets an A+ in both categories. Probably the best marked route I’ve ever experienced. Job well done!” 

You can register for the ride by clicking HERE. Or visit www.tourdapple.com for more information.

T-shirts in men’s and women’s fitted styles are complimentary for participants registered by August 15th. After this deadline, shirts will be limited and can be ordered for an additional $10 online until sizes run out. Register now to reserve your spot and ensure you get one of this year’s fantastic t-shirt.

Routes: This year’s Tour d’Apple offers four routes of varying distance and ascension. The pinnacle Honeycrisp Unbelievable Century tops the list at 100 miles and 8,000 feet of ascent over Sugarloaf Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain and Jump Off Rock. This ride also includes King/Queen of the Mountains using Strava and is for serious cyclists. The Gala Metric Challenge is 100 km (63 miles) with nearly 5,000 feet of ascent and also treks over Sugarloaf Mountain and Bearwallow Mountain, as well as Terry’s Gap. This ride is for experienced cyclists. The Jonagold Lite is a great challenge for new and returning cyclists, riding 45 miles with approximately 2,300 feet of ascent. There is also the Green Apple Enthusiast option, which clocks in at 25 miles with 1,000 feet of ascent.

We are excited to present a truly gorgeous trek through some of North Carolina’s most stunning scenery on the Labor Day holiday. Register now to ensure your spot and we look forward to meeting all you cyclists on September 2nd!

LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE?

Be a part of our King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge! 

2 entries (KOM/QOM) for best time of the day Bearwallow for the Metric
2 entries (KOM/QOM) for best time of the day Cabin Creek for the Century
2 entries (KOM/QOM) for best time of the day Jump Off Rock for the Century 

 

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Hunter Subaru LPC Triathlon was a SUCCESS!

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Congratulations and thank you to all the participants of this year’s Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon and Kids Splash & Dash at the Leila Patterson Center!!

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Our heartfelt appreciation to all the volunteers, sponsors and staff, whose time and efforts were integral to implementing this fun, retro-themed triathlon!

A BIG thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Leila Patterson Center for providing all of the volunteer support pre, during and post-event!!!


A Notable Congrats to:

Overall male winner:  Jay Curwen

Overall female winner: Anne-Marie Phillips

 

Team division winners:  2 person team - Chilly & Mom

Kids Splash and Dash Winners (Advanced Category): Connor Smith (male) and Abby Smith (female)

Promo Prize Pack Full of Love winner: Joy Hill

 

AND CONGRATS to ALL THE KIDS that completed the Kid’s Splash and Dash today!

 

 

We hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did and will join us next year!
RACE RESULTS

VIEW LPC TRI RESULTS

 

Special thanks to Paul Jackson Photography for taking YOUR race photos today. Show him your thanks by purchasing a race photo or two! We appreciate his support and coming out to our events to capture your special memories.

2015 Hunter Subaru LPC Triathlon and Kids’ Splash & Dash Pre-Event Details

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We are just a couple of days away from the 2015 Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon and Kids’ Splash & Dash!

All Pre-Event Info can be found HERE, Swim Start Order List HERE under the SWIM+START section
HUNTER SUBARU LPC TRIATHLON WEEKEND CALENDAR:

Fri, July 31st at Leila Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732:

  • 3:00-5:00 pm - LPC Triathlon & Kids’ Splash N’ Dash PACKET PICK-UP & ONSITE REGISTRATION at Leila Patterson Center, (if you register on Friday, you must still stop by Registration on race-morning to be marked and get your chip!)NOTE: Please note the packet pick-up close time on Event Day. WE HIGHLY SUGGEST GETTING YOUR MATERIALS AT THE FIRST PACKET PICK-UP TIME TO SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND STRESS ON EVENT MORNING~~ 5:00 pm – PRE-RACE MEETING at Leila Patterson Center. Event flow and logistics will be discussed. (Those new to triathlons, or want additional race information, are encouraged to attend!)
  • Specialized PT will be on-site to offer PT services to our race participants at packet-pickup on Friday and at the race on Sunday! 

Saturday, August 1st at Hunter Subaru:

PACKET-PICKUP - Saturday, August 1st - 2—4 p.m @ Hunter Subaru, 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791 (if you pick-up your bib on Saturday, you must still get body-marked on Sunday, race morning!)

Sunday, August 2nd at Leila Patterson Center:

  • 6:45-7:30 am - Hunter Subaru LPC Tri PACKET PICK-UP & ONSITE REGISTRATION & BODY-MARKING/CHIP-TIMING PICK-UP at Leila Patterson Center.
  • 8:00 am – LPC Triathlon Race Starts
    Swim Start List and Overall and individual course maps are available on the iDaph Events website.  Kids’ Splash & Dash will start right after adults finish the triathlon race, approx. 10:30 a.m. The advanced kids (timed event) will start first and then the intermediate (un-timed), and beginner (un-timed) kids last. 
  • Remember: no headphones allowed on course - you will be DQ’d if found with headphones!  This is for everyone’s safety!
  • Approx. 10:00 a.m. - KIDS – Join Parisi Speed School of western N.C. for a brief warm-up; perfect for the kids participating in the event!  
  • 10:30 am – Approximate time the last runner finishes. Spectators are required to wait until the last runner has finished to leave.
Didn’t Get a Chance to Register Ahead of Time?!  On site registration available until race day weekend at $70 for an individual, $110 for a 2 person team, or $125 for a 3 person team.  Kids can still sign up to participate in the Kids’ Splash & Dash for $25!

 

 

If you are new to triathlons, volunteering, or want additional race information you are encouraged to attend the Pre-Race Meeting:

  1. Friday, July 31 at 5:00 PM
    In front of the Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. Event flow 
    and logistics will be discussed for both the full LPC Triathlon and the kid’s splash and dash event. 

NOTE: Packet pick-up RACE Day ENDS at 7:30 AM. LPC Throwback Triathlon participants must pick up event packets by 7:30 AM, race starts promptly at 8AM.
WE HIGHLY SUGGEST GETTING YOUR MATERIALS ON FRIDAY TO SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND STRESS ON EVENT MORNING.

 


 

 

Special Thanks to our iDaph Partners & Sponsors of the 2015 Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon!

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Want to become an iDaph Sponsor?
Contact us at: sponsorship@idaph.net

 

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Thanks to Joey’s Bagels, Sycamore Cycles and Parisi Speed School of western N.C. for supporting the 2015 Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon!