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Cycle To Farm Black Mountain 2015
Metric Century, Other
Sat, Jul 18, 2015
Black Mountain, NC
Cycle to Farm Black Mountain - Metric Century
Purchase a Meal for a Non-Rider - Purchase a Meal
Purchase a Meal for a Non-Rider - Purchase a Meal - Child
About This Activity
NOTE Registration for this event will close when all 300 spots are sold or on July 8, 2015, whichever comes first. All non-rider meals must be purchased before July 8, 2015. No meals will be sold at the party.
The Black Mountain ride was the location for the first Cycle to Farm event, establishing the features now offered at all events: a tour of local farms by bicycle, stunning scenery of a beautiful area, tasty food samples crafted by the farms, and products for sale at every farm. And, of course, the Fabulous After Party. Specifically:
In addition to the great Farm Stops, we’re going to take care of you, so you can challenge your abilities and stay safe.
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
And if all else fails, you'll be provided a detailed cue sheet of the route as well
New for 2015 -- All riders receive a locally handmade piece of pottery specially made for Cycle To Farm
Various goodies from Sponsors
Coupons for discounts and freebies from Sponsors
Metric Century - Approximately 63 miles through beautiful country on (mostly) low-traffic roads
Challenging route with plenty of climbing (cross the Eastern Continental Divide three times!)
Approximate total elevation gain 5,200 feet
Almost all rural farmland and forest
This is the same route as 2014.
INNOVATIVE FARM STOPS
What you know of as a conventional "Rest Stop" has been transformed into a Farm Stop:
Located every 10-15 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)
Descriptions of each participating Farm is provided on the website.
FABULOUS AFTER PARTY
Cycle to Farm events are renowned for the yummy farm-to-table meal at the Finish. 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.
Locally-sourced and produced farm-to-table meal (no charge – these are included in Registration Fee)
Live musical entertainment - Laura Blackley and Friends
Stop by to get your bib number and your rider goodie bag; avoid the lines on Saturday morning.
Stay to enjoy live music, dinner and drinks in this lovingly restored landmark of Black Mountain.
NOTE Registration for this event will close when all 300 spots are sold or onJuly 8, 2015, whichever comes first. All non-rider meals must be purchased before July 8, 2015. No meals will be sold at the party.
Saturday, July 18, 2015 – START/FINISH
Black Mountain Recreation Park
715 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
7:00 AM Get Ready
Get there early so that you can enjoy all the fun activities at the Start!
Mechanical support for last-minute bike issues provided byLiberty Bikes
8:00 AM Ride Start
Fun for Non-Riders – After seeing your cyclist off, head out (by car) to Hickory Nut Gap Farm for farm tours, and to meet your riders when they reach this Farm Stop (we'll provide driving directions that avoid the bicycle route).
12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM Fabulous After Party
A farm-to-table meal is provided to all riders and volunteers at the Fabulous After Party. You must bring your bib number to enter the party.
Sponsors, farmers, and family members are also welcome (meals must be ordered in advance - see below)