Thank you for joining us on this picturesque 50-mile ride on May 26th through the country-side and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

The Annual NCOBS/Collier Lilly Ride is on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:30am at Wedge Brewery at Foundation in Asheville, NC

North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50 mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at the Wedge at Foundation in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend and in conjunction with the ever popular Mountain Sports Festival.  




Friday, May 25th 4:00-6:00pm

Packet Pickup and Registration at the Wedge at Foundation

Saturday, May 26th (Wedge at Foundation)

7:00-8:00 am Registration/Packet Pick-up

8:30 am - Half Century Route Start

11:00 am until 1pm Post Ride Food and Celebration

1:00pm: Course Time Limit*

*Course Closing: Riders can take as long as you would like to finish the event, however, at 1pm the ride becomes unsupported by volunteers and officials and the ride hub festivities with food/drink will end.*





NEUTRAL START UNTIL Riverside Drive/Broadway intersection
50 Mile Half Century Route

 Start at the Wedge at Foundation
0.08 Turn RIGHT on Lyman St
0.55 Veer to the right (By the old 12 Bones)
0.57 Turn Left on Riverside Dr (By the old 12 Bones)
1.0 go straight through intersection at light
1.33 Watch for railroad tracks
2.9 turn left at light to stay on Riverside Rd
5.1 turn left on Old Leicester Rd
5.30 Cross bridge, veer right to stay on Old Leicester Rd
5.9 Cross over Olivette, continue straight to stay on Old Leicester Rd
6.5 Turn right on Old Leicester Hwy
8.27 Stay to the left to stay on Old Leicester Hwy
9.3 Turn Right on Sluder Branch Rd
11.9 Turn Left on Alexander Rd
12.13 Turn Right on Short Sluder Branch Rd
12.55 Turn right on Martin Branch Rd
13.15 Turn Left on Gibbs Rd
14.31 Turn left on Turkey Creek Rd
14.6 Turn Right on Icenhower Rd
16.2 Turn Left on New Leicester Hwy
17.0 Turn Right on N Turkey Creek Rd
18.4 Veer to the right to Earlys Mountain Rd  
20.54 Turn Right on Sandy Mush Creek Rd
23.12 Turn right on New Leicester Hwy
23.2 REST STOP – REEVES GROCERY – (toilets) New Leicester Hwy
25.7 Turn left on Don Felmet Rd
27.65 Turn left on Turkey Creek Rd
28.8 Turn left on Bear Creek Rd   
29.68 Turn right on Jarrett Farm Rd
30.0 Turn right on Marshall Rd
32.2 Water Station
32.9 Merge onto Cedar Hill Rd
32.95 LEFT on Fletcher Martin Rd
Stay to the right to stay on Fletcher Martin Rd
35.7 Turn right on Old Marshall Hwy (Riding along the river all the way to Carrier Park)
41.34 Stay straight, road becomes Riverside Dr
44.3 Stay to the right to stay on Riverside Dr
46.72 Turn right on Lyman St
47.2 Turn LEFT onto Old Lyman Street/Wedge at Foundation
47.35 Finish at Wedge Foundation

Interested in the previewing the route including elevation gains and mile markers? Check out the course HERE


Find out everything you need to know about the ride HERE!