The Ride

The Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer will start and finish at  Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC.  What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Blue Grass, BBQ and a complimentary first beer!

All ride options wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC.  Although it is the least hilly ride in Western North Carolina, it has plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is beautiful mountain scenery without the long mountain climbs. The Flyer is a ride for everyone from first time riders to experience riders.

2018 WNC Flyer Rider Information Guide REVISED 6/2/2018 due to FLOODING

The 2018 WNC Flyer offers four rolling routes through the beautiful hills of Western North Carolina

Full Century – 100 miles, 4,595′ of climb (green arrows) – 8:00 AM Start Time

Metric Century – 63 miles, 2,436′ of climb (orange arrows) – 8:05 AM Start Time

Half Century – 54 miles, 1,792′ of climb (yellow arrows) – 8:10 AM Start Time

Half Mertic – 33 miles, 1,250′ of climb (blue arrows) – 8:15 AM Start Time

Ride rain or shine! Helmets required

The WNC Flyer Ride course cutoff time is at 5pm EST. Riders are able to complete their ride on their own unsupported after 5pm, however, all post ride activities and refreshments and volunteer/police support will end at 5pm. 

Features

After ride meal and rest stop snacks included in ride fee.

Band at the finish line, beer available at the finish line – 1st beer compliments of Oskar Blues, complimentary root beer float shooter.

Five well placed rest stops. Mechanics at all rest stops.

Friendly and helpful SAG support

 

Register Early! Ride capped at 1,000 riders.

The first 1000 pre-registered riders are guaranteed to receive official Flyer socks

Early packet pick up on Saturday, June 2, at Liberty Bicycles, 1378 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Ride Day: Pick up your packet at Oskar Blues Brewery –  Sunday, June 3 from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM

If online registration has closed, you can still register in person on Saturday or on Sunday at Oskar Blues Brewery during the hours shown above if registration has not been closed because it reached its cap.

 

Ride for Better Cycling

Since 2004 the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club has contributed almost $250,000 in bicycle advocacy in the communities we serve. Our goal is to make bicycling safe for all members of society. To let you know of some things we have accomplished just in Henderson and Transylvania Counties in the recent past:
  • $8,500 toward the 4th Avenue bicycle boulevard [total cost]
  • $10,000 toward the Hendersonville Bicycle Plan [2/3 of the City match]
  • $2,000 toward the Laurel Park Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan [1/2 of the Town match]
  • $2,000 toward the Flat Rock Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan [1/2 of the Village match]
  • Almost $6,000 toward bicycle FixIt stations for Jackson Park, Patton Park, Fletcher Park, and Berkeley Mills Park [total cost]
  • Reserved $10,000 to help with the Ecusta Trail
  • $5,000 toward the Transylvania County Bicycle Plan [1/2 of the County match]
  • $1,500 toward a FixIt Station at Oskar Blues [total cost]
  • $5,000 toward the Fletcher greenway master plan [1/3 of the cost]
  • $5,000 toward advocacy for the 280 Multi-use path in Mills River.