Fletcher Flyer – The Third Year

Year Three of the Fletcher Flyer By Charlie Clogston In 2006, Charlie Clogston moved to be ride director of the Hilly Hellacious and Joe Sechler took over the Fletcher Flyer. In his first year, Joe mostly continued the processes that were in place, to avoid too much change in his first year. But he spotted potential improvements in every process.  He recruited Jim and Val Smith to take over the registration area and they brought a new perspective. The biggest change that year was when the … [Read more...]

The Woman Behind the Jersey

by Joe Sechler (past Fletcher Flyer Ride Director) A bit of trivia for you regarding Kathy Sarns, the designer of the BRBC FF commemorative jersey, which is fantastic, in my opinion. In June of 2006, my wife and I did a private group, 12 day rafting trip through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska terminating at the Bearing Sea, the Arctic Ocean. Upon completion, we came back through Anchorage. During the summer, there is a art, craft and food festival downtown each Saturday. We … [Read more...]

Fletcher Flyer – The First Year

In anticipation of the second decade of offering the Fletcher Flyer, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at our past. I hope you enjoy learning about the Flyer and are ready to make history on our 11th annual ride. -- Ben Elderd The First Year by Charlie Clogston The concept of a relatively flat riding event came from the mind of our webmaster Greg Wilcox. He observed that all of the cycling century events in WNC were climbing rides and they touted the number of feet of climb … [Read more...]