Cycle To Farm Sandy Mush 2016

Metric Century, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 1, 2016


Asheville, NC


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Cycle to Farm Sandy Mush - Metric Century

$85 $95 Closed

Purchase a Meal for a Non-Rider - Purchase a Meal - Adult

$14 $14 Closed

Purchase a Meal for a Non-Rider - Purchase a Meal - Child (12 & younger)

$7 $7 Closed

About This Activity

Cycle To Farm Sandy Mush

New for 2016 — the Sandy Mush ride will start and finish at the New Belgium Tasting Room in West Asheville. New Belgium has been a sponsor of Cycle To Farm since the very beginning FIVE years ago. Just as in the past, New Belgium brews will be available at the Fabulous After Party along with a delicious farm-to-table meal.

As with all Cycle to Farm® events, this ride will provide participants with a tour of local farms by bicycle, stunning scenery of this beautiful area, tasty food samples crafted by the farms, and products for sale at every farm.  And, of course, the Fabulous After Party.  Specifically:

Fully Supported

In addition to the great Farm Stops, we’re going to take care of you, so you can challenge your abilities and stay safe.

Cyclists At Start

This is what you can expect:

  • Free locally-roasted coffee  (Thanks Dynamite Coffee!)
  • Snack
  • Bike mechanic support at the Start (Thanks Liberty Bikes!)
  • SAG (Support and Gear) Vehicles on course (to help you out, and give you a ride back if necessary)
  • Fire/EMS personnel on the course (motorcycles, vehicles)
  • Event Ambassadors, riding with you to offer help and keep you on course
  • Well-marked route
  • And if all else fails, you’ll be provided a detailed cue sheet of the route as well

Cool Swag

  • Various goodies from Sponsors
  • Coupons for discounts and freebies from Sponsors

Awesome Route

Summiting Doggett Mountain

“Metric Century” – Approximately 62 miles through beautiful country on (mostly) low-traffic roads

  • Approximate total elevation gain X,XXX feet
  • All rural farmland and forest
  • See the route and elevation profile will be posted soon
  • This is the nearly identical to the former Sandy Mush route — only slight modifications have been made

Innovative Farm Stops

Addison Farms Vineyard

What you know of as a conventional “Rest Stop” has been transformed into a Farm Stop:

  • Located every 10-20 miles
  • Tasty samples crafted by the farmers (no charge – these are included in Registration Fee)
  • Great bike food too (fruit, bananas, PB&J, etc)
  • Farmers available to answer your questions about their products and their Farm
  • Buy anything you like on the spot; it will be delivered to you at the Finish (no delivery charge)

Fabulous After Party

Cycle to Farm events are renowned for the yummy  farm-to-table meal at the Finish — at the New Belgium Brewing Tasting Room in West Asheville.  You’ll be joined by the volunteers, as well as some of the Farmers and sponsors, in celebration not only of your ride, but of the community that provides us with local food and a great event.

Live Music
  • Locally-sourced and produced farm-to-table meal  (no charge – these are included in Registration Fee)
  • Meals for spouses/family/friends are available — $14 adults / $7 kids (12 and under)
  • More swag offered by sponsors
  • Representatives from Friends of Connect Buncombe to answer your questions about their work (they receive the net profits from this event)

Keepin’ It Small

  • No more than 300 riders
  • Safety improved with a smaller number of riders on the roads
  • Taste your samples without excessive crowds at the Farm Stops
  • Ensures that the smaller farms have enough product inventory for sale

And keeps the Fabulous After Party community-sized, instead of a zoo!

Event details and schedule

Friday, September 30, 2016 – PACKET PICK UP

Location To Be Annouced
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Stop by to get your bib number and your rider goodie bag; avoid the lines on Saturday morning.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 – START/FINISH

New Belgium Brewing Asheville Brewery
91 Craven Street
Asheville NC 28806

7:00 AM Packet Pick Up Opens
8:00 AM Ride Starts
12:00 PM until 5:00 PM Fabulous After Party

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