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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.

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

Get ready to ride FAST | Lung Buster Time Trial registration is now open

Get ready to ride FAST | Lung Buster Time Trial registration is now open

5 EVENTS. 5 MONTHS.

All abilities and levels of cyclists welcome! There is no doubt that this bike series will help you improve your bike fitness and make you stronger. You will push yourself harder on the bike than ever before! And you don’t have to have fancy bike equipment to join in on the fun. Whether you are a seasoned cycling veteran or a new bike rider, try something new this year, join us for some cycling fun this spring and summer. These events are designed and produced for the love of our entire cycling community. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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.

 
ONE-OF-A-KIND RACE SWAG
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT YOU GET….
  • Includes access to participate in all 5 events (participate in one, two or all five…)
  • Can participate as an individual (solo) and/or as a 2 person team, or both, for no additional cost!
  • Maps, course profile, parking, and information provided for each event
  • The official, super comfy, 2021 Lung Buster Time Trial Series shirt for FREE!
  • A super cool, commemorative medal
  • Free shipping of goodies
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate
  • Download Personalized Bib
  • As many attempts as you want on the course for an entire month! Upload results to event Results Page as soon as you have completed the race so that we can keep the friendly competition going throughout the month.
  • Access to our Strava Club for this Series
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Ride Tour d’Apple this Labor Day

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 

 

Past iDaph Blogs

IC Imagine – Fine Arts 5k Results

IC Imagine – Fine Arts 5k Results

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Rock the Quarry 5k Results

Rock the Quarry 5k Results

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Results are In for the Asheville Triathlon!

Results are In for the Asheville Triathlon!

Thank you to all of our participants this year! We were glad to have everyone out here for this wonderful event.

Top Female Finisher: Sarah Alexander          57:54.5

Top Male Finisher: Oliver Porter                     59:53.3

2 Person Relay: Mina Madness                       1:29:01

3 Person Relay: Tri-Amigos                              1:14:05

Overall Results