Welcome to AshevilleCycling.com, your one stop site for all cycling related events in the WNC area. Whether your just visiting, new to the area, or a local, we make it easy to find a ride or a race that gets your wheels turning. We can even help plan your trip with biking info, fun off the bike excursions, great places to dine or listen to music, and of course, find one of the craft brews Asheville is famous for! Let us know how we can help you enjoy our beautiful mountains!
 

 
 















America's Best Fall Bike Rides
 
US News & World Report just published an article in their Travel section listing Asheville as one of six locations for the best fall bike riding in the country. You can read the article here.

 
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November 1st
Bookwalter Binge Grand Fondo
 
The BB Charity Gran Fondo is a bike ride located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Cyclists will ride a challenging 83, 30 or 6.7 mile course. Participants will be able to enjoy the colorful fall foliage and have a chance to experience the hospitality and charm of Black Mountain and Asheville. Participants will also be able to ride and converse with past, present, and future cycling celebrities, who will join the ride as guides and guests.

ALL Proceeds will go towards Trips for Kids WNC.

 
November 1st
The Couch Potato
 
The Couch Potato is epic mountain biking with a short enough course to make it doable from "off the couch".   Rolling over rugged mining roads, classic Pisgah single track, cursing climbs and giggling descents, this course will test your skills and desire as you explore the intoxicating terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.  Burgers, brews and a camp fire will be at the finish to comfort you after a long day in the saddle.

New for 2014 – Timed Enduro Section!!! We’ll be timing your descent on Daniel Ridge Trail! This will allow for a safety accountability of riders mid course and showcase the true descenders in the endurance world.  The timer at the start at the top of Daniel Ridge at FS 225 connector will have a hand held chip reading device and the bottom timer will have a small structure in place with a chip reading device attached to a laptop computer.  Riders will not need to slow as they enter or exit either timing area but can continue to ride normally along the route.  The “enduro” section will be included with registration fees and applicable for all participants in the event. We’ll be handing out Enduro awards too!

 
November 2nd
Sycamore Cycles Swank 65
Sample some of Pisgah’s best trails in this great season closer – including the famed Farlow Gap!

The Swank 65 Mountain Bike Journey is mountain bike racing at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air. The race begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triad of cloverleaf shaped loops winding around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest.  Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun single track, tough climbs and hell-raising descents, the exhilarating course will test your skills and desire as you explore the devilish terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.


New for 2014 –
Timed Enduro Section!!! We’ll be timing your descent on Farlow Gap & Daniel Ridge! This will allow for a safety accountability of riders mid course and showcase the true descenders in the endurance world.  The timer at the start at the top of Farlow Gap will have a hand held chip reading device and the bottom timer about 1/4 mile before the rest stop will have a small structure in place with a chip reading device attached to a laptop computer.  Riders will not need to slow as they enter or exit either timing area but can continue to ride normally along the route.  The “enduro” section will be included with registration fees and applicable for all participants in the event. We’ll be handing out Enduro awards too!

This race is limited by the US Forest Service to 200 participants.

 
November 6th
REI Bike Maintenance Basics

Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30 PM – 8 PM Free

Routine maintenance on your bike can keep you riding smooth and prolong the life of your bike. This class is an informative presentation that will teach you how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle. No experience necessary. Participants do not need to bring their bikes for this class. Registration is required. Please register at http://www.rei.com/event/38770/session/102795.

 
November 8th
Asheville on Bikes Pumpkin Peddler
This event was postponed from November 1st due to our first snow of the season!

October means only one thing to hundreds of Ashevillians: the return of the Pumpkin Pedaller, a much-loved, much-anticipated annual event organized by Asheville on Bikes. High-spirited, costumed cyclists will ride this year’s 10-mile route on Saturday, November 8th, beginning at Asheville City Hall and culminating at The Wedge Brewery.


See pictures from this years Pumpkin Peddler on our Facebook page.

 
November 8th
Red Bull Dreamline on TV

The Red Bull Dreamline that was held at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch a few weeks ago is airing this Saturday November 8th on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series at 5 p.m. ET.  Fans can watch the best of dirt BMX on the highlight program, and for now, catch the Top 5 Best Tricks from the event:

 www.redbullsignatureseries.com/event/dreamline-2014/dreamline-2014-bigger-jumps-means-better-tricks

See our photos from the event at our Flickr page.


 
November 13th
REI GoPro Video Editing Basics with GoPro Studio

Thursday Nov 13th 6-8pm

$20 REI member/$40 non-member

Now that you have your GoPro, how do you edit and share your videos? GoPro Studio video editing software can help you get there. Join us for an inside look at GoPro's revamped video editing software and get ready to make your videos "POP". GoPro Studio software makes it easier than ever to create professional-quality videos with your videos. Learn how to create videos from scratch, or use GoPro templates help fast-track to an incredible edit. Trim and mix clips. Adjust video playback speed for fast or slow motion. It's never been easier to make epic videos to share with your friends. This is a hands-on class. To get a chance to do some video editing work during the class, you will need to bring your personal laptop (with GoPro Studio installed) and video files to this class. $20 REI member/$40 non-member. Registration is required. Please register at http://www.rei.com/event/55161/session/102731.


 
November 17th
Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Disc Brake Systems
Monday, Nov. 17, 6 PM – 8 PM
$20 REI member/$40 non-member
Bring your own bike and learn through a combination of hands-on work and demonstrations about your bike's DISC brake system. This is an intensive hands-on bike maintenance class with guidance from an REI Certified Bike Technician. By the end of the class, you will have the information to confidently tune your bike's brake system. Tools are provided and closed-toe shoes are required. BYOB - Bring Your Own Bike - Bikes must be clean and in good working order to be used during the class. If your bike does not meet standards you may still attend the clinic. However, you may be asked not to work on your bike. Register early, class size is limited. Replacement parts not included in class fee. Closed toes shoes required. Registration is required. Please register at http://www.rei.com/event/49302/session/102781.

 
November 22nd
Bent Creek Service Project with Pisgah Area SORBA & REI

Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 AM – 1 PM

Join Pisgah Area SORBA and REI for a service project at Bent Creek. Volunteers are needed to work on Greens Lick Trail. Tools will be provided by Pisgah Area SORBA. All volunteers will receive an REI volunteer shirt (while sizes and supplies last). A light trail side breakfast will be provided. Please bring water, snacks, work gloves, sun block, bug spray, and wear closed-toe shoes. Minimum age to volunteer is 18 years old. Meeting location and more details to come soon. Registration is required. Please register at http://www.rei.com/event/62310/session/103259.


 
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November Events
See our Calendar for a complete list of events.
 


November Weekly Rides
See our Calendar for more details on these rides
  • Every Monday
    • ABRC Women's Road Ride
    • Sycamore Hendersonville Apple Orchard Road Ride
  • Every Tuesday
    • Casual Tuesday Road Ride
    • Etowah Road Ride
    • Sylva Road Ride
  • Every Wednesday
    • Bent Creek Middle Rim Ride
    • Bike Street USA MTB Ride
    • Parkway Road Ride
    • Ski Country Sports Road Ride
    • Weaverville After Work Road Ride
  • Every Thursday
    • Sycamore MTB Ride
  • Every Saturday
    • Spin & Grin Pisgah Forest Road Ride
See our Calendar for Weekly Ride Details

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