The Ride

The WNC Flyer presented by Hunter Subaru 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 experienced riders.

The Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer offers four rolling routes through the beautiful hills of Western North Carolina. The ride will begin with rolling starts from 8:00am – 8:10am.

Wave 1 departs at 8:00am – Century (100mi), Metric (64mi)

Wave 2 departs at 8:10am – Half Century (50mi), Half Metric (32mi)

NEW for 2023: Ride Ambassadors will be leading each ride and wave!

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

WNC FLYER Metric route, “Explore Brevard,” presented by Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority

63 miles, 2,436′ of climb (orange arrows) – 8:00 AM Start Time

Half Century – 50 miles, 1,792′ of climb (yellow arrows) – 8:10 AM Start Time

Half Metric – 32 miles, 1,250′ of climb (blue arrows) – 8:10 AM Start Time

Ride rain or shine! Helmets required.

The WNC Flyer Ride course cutoff time is at 4pm EST. Riders are able to complete their ride on their own unsupported after 4pm; however, all post ride activities and refreshments and volunteer/police support will end at 4pm. 

  • Band at the finish line, beer available at the finish line – 1st beer compliments of Oskar Blues.
  • Five well-placed rest stops. Mechanics at all rest stops.
  • Friendly and helpful SAG support
  • Post Ride Meal
  • Post Ride Massages

Register Early! 

The first 1,000 registrants are guaranteed a pair of custom, 2023 WNC Flyer Defeet Socks!

Packet Pickup Schedule:

Saturday, June 3rd

Liberty Bicycles (Asheville location: 1378 Hendersonville Rd suite g, Asheville, NC 28803)

1:00 – 3:00pm

Sunday, June 4 (ride day)

Oskar Blues (342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28712)

6:30 – 7:45am

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.

Check out the local sites

Find out about our local area attractions and plan for some fun after-ride activities!  Click here

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