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Lung Buster Time Trial Series

Lung Buster Time Trial Series

We will have 5 Lung Buster Time Trials. These will take place over the course of a month: April, May, June, & July.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Lung Buster: River Road in Asheville August 10 – August 31

Lung Buster: River Road in Asheville August 10 – August 31

The Lung Buster Time Trial series is a five-part series of competitive cycling events. The events take place here in Western North Carolina at five different routes, and the goal is to provide a fun and professional race experience for cyclists while adhering to safe social distancing guidelines. All levels and abilities are welcome!

Due to the pandemic and social distancing and event gathering restrictions, the 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series has a twist with extended durations for participation for each event. Brand New Virtual Series also available, participate ANYWHERE at ANYTIME!

Our unique mix of different racing environments allows riders of different strengths and focuses to level the playing field amongst competitors. Also, having five separate events means that one poor showing won’t ruin your opportunity to do well in the series as a whole. Whether you’re an elite time trial champion or a recreational rider on any bike of your choosing, come out and join the Lung Buster!  We have multiple categories to choose from.

Mills River Lung Buster Time Trial Results and Recap

Mills River Lung Buster Time Trial Results and Recap

Beautiful scenery of Lung Buster Bearwallow Time Trial

Congratulations for completing the Mills River Time Trial

Woohooo you did it! Virtual high five!

We are excited to announce that the results are in for the Mills River Time Trial Series! Thank you for participating in the series! Although we are mostly riding solo these days, we hope the time trial gave you a little more ‘oompf’ and motivated you to do your very best.

We appreciate your support and we hope you continue to join us throughout the series!

Want to see who’s winning awards so far?

CLICK HERE FOR OUR TOP FINISHERS IN THIS YEAR’S LUNG BUSTER! 

 

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: ELK MOUNTAIN TIME TRIAL

Elk Mountain Time Trial Series

Monday, July 27 to Monday, August 17

A challenging, 5 mile hill climb on the popular cycling road, Elk Mountain Scenic Highway in Asheville, NC. With 1,400 feet of elevation gain in just 5 miles, it is quite the doozy! But with amazing views. Once you sign up we will send you course details, routes and any other information you will need to ride this series. 

 

Next cheer night: Elk Mountain Time Trial, Wednesday, August 5th from 6:30-7:30pm

Looking for an extra BOOST of motivation to get your Personal Best? Register for the Elk Mountain Time Trial and ride your race on Wednesday, August 5th anytime between 6:30-7:30pm for your own personal cheer squad. We will have socially-distanced cheer and heckle stations set up out on the course! Friends and family are welcome but must wear a mask and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. You don’t have to ride your time trial on this evening, but if you’d like a (socially distanced) cheer squad please join us!

 

About Lung Buster

The Lung Buster Time Trial series is a five-part series of competitive cycling events. The events take place here in Western North Carolina at five different routes, and the goal is to provide a fun and professional race experience for cyclists while adhering to safe social distancing guidelines. All levels and abilities are welcome!

This series of events is a great way to challenge yourself and provide goals. It doesn’t matter what your current speed is; it is about pushing yourself beyond what you would normally push during a regular, solo training ride.

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is about being part of a community of cyclists who strive for the same goal. It is also about supporting small business. Our iDaph Events company has been changed significantly due to COVID-19, and your participation in events like these help keep our business alive!

History of the Lung Buster

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series was an iDaph event a couple of years ago, but it took a hiatus when time trial series in general started to wane, due to the popularity of cyclocross and gravel events. But COVID-19 changed that.

When COVID-19 hit us, the cycling governing bodies came to the conclusion that time trials are the safest way to have a goal and some fun right now. As soon as I thought about bringing life back into the series, and I figured out there was a way to do it safely and quasi-virtual, it was a no brainer for me.

Time Trial Series offers safe social distancing options

Due to the pandemic and social distancing and event gathering restrictions, the 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series has a twist with extended durations for participation for each event. A Brand New Virtual Series is also available, where cyclists can participate ANYWHERE at ANYTIME!

The five different courses will be marked by our iDaph Team, and we will have certain evenings where we will come and cheer on the cyclists as they complete their segments.

Our unique mix of different racing environments allows riders of different strengths and focuses to level the playing field amongst competitors. Also, having five separate events means that one poor showing will not ruin your opportunity to do well in the series as a whole. Whether you’re an elite time trial champion or a recreational rider, our time trial seris offers multiple categories to choose from.

Remember: You don’t have to kill it. Your personal best is what you can do RIGHT NOW.

Start from wherever you are right now. It doesn’t matter if you were breaking records a few years ago in time trials, triathlons, etc.. Or if you were in the best shape of your life six months ago and you let it go due to stress, COVID19, life, kids… it is fine to start wherever you are at in your life and go for it!

Your personal best if yours in this present moment it is what you can do right now!

We as a community of cyclists need something fun and challenging to look forward to in this uncertain and difficult time.

Categories for Lung Buster Time Trial Series

Standard Bike - Road, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross Bike, Gravel, Hybrid, Single Speed

Time Trial Equipment (includes time trial bike, aero equipment, aero helmet, aero bars etc.)

e-Bike

Courses are all on paved surfaces

Age Group Divisions:

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Pricing:

Entire Series (5 events) - $90

• Includes access to participate in all 5 events (only need to complete 4 out of the 5 events to be counted in the series)
• Maps, course profile, parking, and information provided for each event
• The official, super comfy, 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series shirt (men’s/women’s fitted) for FREE!
• A sweet Finisher Prize
• Goody bag
• Free shipping of goodies or option to pick up in person at local bike shop
• Downloadable Finisher Certificate
• Download Personalized Bib
• Upload results to event Results Page
• Eligible to receive Random Prizes and Awards
• Ability to purchase extra swag, including our super-sweet Tank Top!
• Access to our private Strava Club for this Series

Individual Events - $20 each

• Includes access to participate in individual events
• Maps, course profile, parking and additional information provided for each event
• Downloadable Finisher Certificate
• Download Personalized Bib
• Upload results to event Results Page
• Eligible to receive Random Prizes and Awards
• Ability to purchase Lung Buster Swag
• Access to our private Strava Club for this Series

Swag:

• Optional Add-on shirt option for $10
• Add-on Tank Top (men’s/women’s) for $20
• Shipping Available for shirts and tanks for $5 or Local Pick-up (FOR FREE) at Bike  Shop - Date/Location - TBD.
• Virtual Registration & Info

RACE SHIRTS & TANK TOPS

Check out our super comfy, easy breathing race t-shirts and awesome tank tops!

Optional Add-on shirt option for $10
Add-on Tank Top (men’s/women’s) for $20
Shipping Available for shirts and tanks for $5 or Local Pick-up (FOR FREE) at Bike Shop - Date/Location - TBD.

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Bearwallow Time Trial Results and Recap

Bearwallow Time Trial Results and Recap

Beautiful scenery of Lung Buster Bearwallow Time Trial

Congratulations for completing the Bearwallow Time Trial

Yay you did it! Virtual high five!

We are excited to announce that the results are in for the Bearwallow Time Trial Series! Thank you for participating in the series! Although we are mostly riding solo these days, we hope the time trial gave you a little more ‘oompf’ and motivated you to do your very best.

We appreciate your support and we hope you continue to join us throughout the series!

UP NEXT: ELK MOUNTAIN

Elk Mountain Time Trial Series

Monday, July 27 to Monday, August 17

A challenging, 5 mile hill climb on the popular cycling road, Elk Mountain Scenic Highway in Asheville, NC. With 1,400 feet of elevation gain in just 5 miles, it is quite the doozy! But with amazing views. Once you sign up we will send you course details, routes and any other information you will need to ride this series. 

 

Next cheer night: Mills River Time Trial, Thursday, July 30th from 6-7:30pm

Looking for an extra BOOST of motivation to get your Personal Best? Register for the Mills River Time Trial and ride your race on Thursday, July 30th anytime between 6-7:30pm for your own personal cheer squad. We will have socially-distanced cheer and heckle stations set up out on the course! Friends and family are welcome but must wear a mask and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. Elk Mountain Cheer Night is Wednesday, August 5th. 

About the Mills River Time Trial

The Mills River Time Trial kicked off Monday, July 13th and runs through Monday, August 3rd at midnight. We are excited for this brand new circuit course on very familiar roads! New course records here we come!

If you are on Strava and haven’t already joined the private LBTT Strava club, join in on the social fun!

All you have to do is follow - iDaph Events Strava Athlete and then we will invite you to the strava club! https://www.strava.com/athletes/50621296

 Results: Submit results on the Race Roster Results Page. Race Roster is working on the ability to see what category (Standard Road Bike, Time Trial equip or e-Bike) when you submit your results! Just a friendly reminder, you will need to take a picture of your electronic tracking device with the distance and time.

We want to cheer you on throughout your time trial journey! Post your selfies, pics and videos on social media using #LBTT for a re-share and virtual high-fives. You can also post them on the Lung Buster Time Trial Event (can be found on the Lung Buster Facebook Page) or iDaph Events Facebook page or on your personal IG page and tag @idaphevents and use the #LBTT hashtag. Also, post your attempts and your final race on Strava (if you are on Strava)!

 

About Lung Buster

The Lung Buster Time Trial series is a five-part series of competitive cycling events. The events take place here in Western North Carolina at five different routes, and the goal is to provide a fun and professional race experience for cyclists while adhering to safe social distancing guidelines. All levels and abilities are welcome!

This series of events is a great way to challenge yourself and provide goals. It doesn’t matter what your current speed is; it is about pushing yourself beyond what you would normally push during a regular, solo training ride.

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is about being part of a community of cyclists who strive for the same goal. It is also about supporting small business. Our iDaph Events company has been changed significantly due to COVID-19, and your participation in events like these help keep our business alive!

History of the Lung Buster

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series was an iDaph event a couple of years ago, but it took a hiatus when time trial series in general started to wane, due to the popularity of cyclocross and gravel events. But COVID-19 changed that.

When COVID-19 hit us, the cycling governing bodies came to the conclusion that time trials are the safest way to have a goal and some fun right now. As soon as I thought about bringing life back into the series, and I figured out there was a way to do it safely and quasi-virtual, it was a no brainer for me.

Time Trial Series offers safe social distancing options

Due to the pandemic and social distancing and event gathering restrictions, the 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series has a twist with extended durations for participation for each event. A Brand New Virtual Series is also available, where cyclists can participate ANYWHERE at ANYTIME!

The five different courses will be marked by our iDaph Team, and we will have certain evenings where we will come and cheer on the cyclists as they complete their segments.

Our unique mix of different racing environments allows riders of different strengths and focuses to level the playing field amongst competitors. Also, having five separate events means that one poor showing will not ruin your opportunity to do well in the series as a whole. Whether you’re an elite time trial champion or a recreational rider, our time trial seris offers multiple categories to choose from.

Remember: You don’t have to kill it. Your personal best is what you can do RIGHT NOW.

Start from wherever you are right now. It doesn’t matter if you were breaking records a few years ago in time trials, triathlons, etc.. Or if you were in the best shape of your life six months ago and you let it go due to stress, COVID19, life, kids… it is fine to start wherever you are at in your life and go for it!

Your personal best if yours in this present moment it is what you can do right now!

We as a community of cyclists need something fun and challenging to look forward to in this uncertain and difficult time.

Categories for Lung Buster Time Trial Series

Standard Bike - Road, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross Bike, Gravel, Hybrid, Single Speed

Time Trial Equipment (includes time trial bike, aero equipment, aero helmet, aero bars etc.)

e-Bike

Courses are all on paved surfaces

Age Group Divisions:

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Pricing:

Entire Series (5 events) - $90

• Includes access to participate in all 5 events (only need to complete 4 out of the 5 events to be counted in the series)
• Maps, course profile, parking, and information provided for each event
• The official, super comfy, 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series shirt (men’s/women’s fitted) for FREE!
• A sweet Finisher Prize
• Goody bag
• Free shipping of goodies or option to pick up in person at local bike shop
• Downloadable Finisher Certificate
• Download Personalized Bib
• Upload results to event Results Page
• Eligible to receive Random Prizes and Awards
• Ability to purchase extra swag, including our super-sweet Tank Top!
• Access to our private Strava Club for this Series

Individual Events - $20 each

• Includes access to participate in individual events
• Maps, course profile, parking and additional information provided for each event
• Downloadable Finisher Certificate
• Download Personalized Bib
• Upload results to event Results Page
• Eligible to receive Random Prizes and Awards
• Ability to purchase Lung Buster Swag
• Access to our private Strava Club for this Series

Swag:

• Optional Add-on shirt option for $10
• Add-on Tank Top (men’s/women’s) for $20
• Shipping Available for shirts and tanks for $5 or Local Pick-up (FOR FREE) at Bike  Shop - Date/Location - TBD.
• Virtual Registration & Info

RACE SHIRTS & TANK TOPS

Check out our super comfy, easy breathing race t-shirts and awesome tank tops!

Optional Add-on shirt option for $10
Add-on Tank Top (men’s/women’s) for $20
Shipping Available for shirts and tanks for $5 or Local Pick-up (FOR FREE) at Bike Shop - Date/Location - TBD.

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Congrats runners! Thank you for joining us at the 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run presented by Hunter Subaru at the Riveter. What an incredible weather day and so much festive fun was had by all! Ya'll out did yourselves with all the creative ugly sweaters this year. It...

Ugly Sweater Run | Event Guide

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2021 Trick or Trail 5k Results

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2021 Trick or Trail 5k | Event Guide

We are so excited for another thrilling, halloween-themed, Trick or Trail 5K presented by Hunter Subaru. The race is such a unique and fun night-time running experience! It is a fundraiser for the Friends of Dupont, so give their volunteers lots of air high-fives out...

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2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k | Registration is now open!

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Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k Results, Awards and more…

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Lung Buster: River Road in Asheville August 10 – August 31

Lung Buster: Elk Mountain July 27- August 17

The Lung Buster Time Trial series is a five-part series of competitive cycling events. The events take place here in Western North Carolina at five different routes, and the goal is to provide a fun and professional race experience for cyclists while adhering to safe social distancing guidelines. All levels and abilities are welcome!

Due to the pandemic and social distancing and event gathering restrictions, the 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series has a twist with extended durations for participation for each event. Brand New Virtual Series also available, participate ANYWHERE at ANYTIME!

Our unique mix of different racing environments allows riders of different strengths and focuses to level the playing field amongst competitors. Also, having five separate events means that one poor showing won’t ruin your opportunity to do well in the series as a whole. Whether you’re an elite time trial champion or a recreational rider on any bike of your choosing, come out and join the Lung Buster!  We have multiple categories to choose from.