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.

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!


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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Top Female Finisher: Sarah Alexander          57:54.5

Top Male Finisher: Oliver Porter                     59:53.3

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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




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!

The Final AVL WBL!

The Final AVL WBL!

Join us for the Final Ride!

Hosted by Bold Rock and
SAG Support by Carmichael Training Systems (CTS)!

Location: Bold Rock, 72 School House Rd, Mills River, NC 28759
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.




Please note that you will still need to SIGN IN AT THE RIDE but this will save you time on ride morning. 



Please download and/or print and bring a cue sheet for the ride you will be participating in on Saturday. We will not be providing printed cue sheets. 

A Ride (drop ride) – ROUTE & CUE SHEET
B+ Ride (drop ride) – ROUTE & CUE SHEET






Motion Makers Bicycle Shop is throwing a party for the Asheville Winter Bike League participants! Come celebrate our AVL WBL season and hang out with new and old friends at Motion Makers after our final ride on January 26th from 6-8pm.

Important: RSVP on the Facebook EVENTif you plan to attend so that Motion Makers can order enough pizza and drinks for everyone!

During the party there will be discounted merchandise available and a raffle for Industry Nine Hubs! We will also hand out prizes to participants that completed the entire AVL WBL Series!