The 14th annual WNC Flyer (formerly called Fletcher Flyer) will be held in the “Cycling Capital of the South”, Brevard, NC. The start/finish will be at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ and a complimentary first Brew!
Riders will have their choice of a full century, metric century, half century, and half metric rides which 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.
Kick off Father’s Day weekend with the Better Dads Festival taking place on June 17 in downtown Asheville. This free, family-friendly event welcomes men, women, and children from Asheville’s diverse communities to come explore and celebrate fatherhood in all its forms. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, a poetry slam, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers will invite everyone (festival goers) to consider how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and the many possibilities that exist. For those seeking deeper connection, there will be sharing circles. Musical guests will include LYRIC (who performs with her father), Billy Jonas, and David LaMotte. Come join us for the music and the play and the zest of community. www.BetterDadsFestival.com
The 5th annual Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon is the perfect event in which to challenge one’s self, regardless of competition experience or athletic prowess. It features a 200-yard outdoor pool swim, a 17.5 mile bike on quiet country roads, and a rolling 5k run with an on-track finale in which to summon your mighty kick to the tape! The Kid’s Splash N’ Dash, which begins at 10:30, means even budding athletes can participate in the throwback thrills without adults towering overhead!
For the French aristocrat in all of us, this rough-cut, crown-emerald of a race sweeps participants through a mystical journey, back to a time, when the estate might have resembled an 15th century countryside plantation, complete with a game-stocked forest, working vineyards, and a cold mountain river rushing by. Racers on this day will be lords of the land they claim under fast plowing feet & spokes. The Asheville off-road series of multi-sport events at Biltmore Estate consists of 3 main events, each come with various privileges for participation.
The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing about time limits, as this event is untimed!