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WNC FLYER

Presented by Hunter Subaru


A Scenic Ride through the Mountains of Western North Carolina
brought to you by Blue Ridge Bicycle Club


Brevard, North Carolina
June 2, 2024

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club’s 20th Annual WNC Flyer presented by Hunter Subaru is a renowned cycling event that showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of the Western North Carolina region. Cyclists from all around gather to participate in this annual ride, which offers four different routes. Whether you're an avid cyclist seeking a challenging endurance course or a leisure rider just looking to soak in the stunning landscapes, the WNC Flyer has something to suit your riding style. After the ride, the party is at Oskar Blues where they enjoy live Bluegrass music, local BBQ and craft beer.

This event is brought to you by the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club. BRBC has donated over $500,000 since 2004. All profits from the event support cycling advocacy and education in Western North Carolina.

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 18, 2024

Permit pending government approvals  | Race date & course subject to change

why you'll love this RIDE:

  • The first 800 participants to register will receive a pair of free DeFeet socks
  • Awesome swag that can be purchased including a commemorative t-shirt or custom jersey.
  • Four scenic rides with gentle terrain and offered in a variety of distances.
  • Amazing post-ride party at Oskar Blues featuring live bluegrass music, a free BBQ meal and a free beer!
  • Comprehensive rest stops with food, drinks and bike technicians to troubleshoot any problems.
  • A well-organized event with turn-by-turn GPS routes, safety staff and plenty of volunteers.
  • A great opportunity to meet new riders and explore the beauty of Western North Carolina.
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What our previous participants are saying...

"The route and scenery were gorgeous. Not being from the area, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Truly awesome!"

"Well-marked, everyone was friendly, supportive, it was just an ideal day."

"The ride ambassadors were amazing and super helpful. I had the best time meeting new riders and enjoying the beautiful route."
"The highlight was riding the butter smooth rolling hills along farm pastures with incredible views."
"Loved the volunteers/cops at intersections to help with cross traffic and safety. That's such nice touch!! Really beautiful well marked and easy to follow ride."
"Great metric route with that spicy little punch at the end. Food and beer lines were smooth and fast. Police on major intersections. Such a great day. Parking was easy. So so good."

    The Routes

    There are four different routes available and each has been meticulously planned to ensure the most scenic and enjoyable ride possible. Riders will have their choice of a century, metric, half century, or half metric ride that winds through the valleys outside Asheville, North Carolina. While each course has moderate terrain considering the mountainous surroundings, there are plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is beautiful scenery without the long mountain climbs. Whether you’re a first time rider or experienced cyclist, the WNC Flyer offers a fun and challenging course for all.

    Century Ride

    Distance
    100 Miles

    Elevation Gain
    4,595 Feet

    Start Time
    8:00 AM

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    METRIC Ride

    Presented by TC TDA

    Distance
    64 Miles

    Elevation Gain
    2,436 Feet

    Start Time
    8:00 AM

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    Half century Ride

    Distance
    50 Miles

    Elevation Gain
    1,792 Feet

    Start Time
    8:10 AM

    VIEW GPS ROUTE

    Half Metric Ride

    Distance
    32 Miles

    Elevation Gain
    1,250 Feet

    Start Time
    8:10 AM

    VIEW GPS ROUTE
    Post Ride Party!
    Now available for non-participants!

    The post-ride party at Oskar Blues is the ideal way to end a great day of riding. For ride participants, this is included with your registration. If you did not ride, you can still purchase a ticket to the post-party and enjoy the fun! The party includes a BBQ meal (veggie/vegan option available) and a craft beer from Oskar Blues. Kick back and relax with fellow riders with covered seating, live music and giveaways from local sponsors.

    Support a great cause

    In 2003 members of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club decided an organized ride was needed in Western North Carolina that was flatter than the other rides held in the region but still retained the flavor of a mountain cycling event. Hence, The WNC Flyer was born. Since its conception, the event has grown from 216 riders to over 1,000, but the flavor of the event remains the same, one in which every level of cyclist can participate.

    With its tradition and loyal following among regional cyclists, The Flyer provides one of the best sponsorship opportunities in Western North Carolina. 68% of the 2016 field came from North Carolina with 46% living within 50 miles of Asheville. 18% came from Georgia and South Carolina. The 2017 Flyer was voted the Best Road Cycling event in Western North Carolina by Mountain Express.

    Please email Jim Lewis at business@blueridgebicycleclub.org for WNC Flyer sponsorship information.

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    An Authentic Mountain Destination

    If you're not from here, you're going to love visiting here. Experience the thrill of running or cycling amidst the breathtaking beauty of Western North Carolina, where the rugged mountains and pristine landscapes set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. We invite you to make our event your ultimate destination race. Our Visitor’s Guide features lodging options, airport info, and the inside scoop on what to see and do while you’re here.

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