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Bikes will be racing around Historic Seventh Avenue District on Sunday

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Bicyclists from across the region will be zipping around a tight urban course in the third annual Historic Seventh Avenue Criterium from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling | Historic Seventh Avenue District | criterium racing

Henderson County News

Re-cycle: Sycamore has more parking, more room and more bikes on Locust

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Sycamore Cycles will have more parking, more floor space and more merchandise when it opens at its new location in the Historic Seventh Avenue District.   Read Story »

Tags: outdoors | bicycling | Historic Seventh Avenue District | Sycamore Cycles

Henderson County News

Six advisory boards endorse countywide greenway plan

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Tags: Henderson County planning | parks and recreation | John Mitchell | greenways | bicycling | Chris Burns

Henderson County News

Watch for bicycles on these roads on Labor Day

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Tags: bicycling | Tour dApple | 2018 apple crop

Henderson County News

To get a head buff, register for Tour d'Apple by Wednesday

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Tags: North Carolina Apple Festival | bicycling | Tour dApple

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Saying no to positive assets

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Ask Joe Sanders what the bicycle community thinks of the current retreat from bike lanes and greenways in road improvement projects and he will gently remind you that you’re asking the wrong question.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling | nimby nation

Henderson County News

Cyclo-cross racing returns to Jackson Park Dec. 9-10

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Tags: bicycling

Henderson County News

Beware of bicycles in today's Tour d'Apple

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Tags: Festivals | North Carolina Apple Festival | bicycling | Tour dApple

Henderson County News

Commissioners balk at greenway extension

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Taking a first look at adding a half-mile segment to the popular 3.6-mile Oklawaha Greenway, Henderson County commissioners on Tuesday got sidetracked by concerns over parking and questions about whether the county could land a $1.9 million NCDOT grant or force the city of Hendersonville to pay for the project.   Read Story »

Tags: Oklawaha Greenway | greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

Registration open for Tour d'Apple

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Registration is open for the fourth annual Tour d’Apple, a Labor Day ride that offers routes from 25 to 100 miles through Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling | Tour d\\\'Apple

Henderson County News

Three-city greenway connection envisioned

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The Village of Flat Rock and the town of Laurel Park plan to work with the city of Hendersonville on a greenway plan that could connect the three municipalities.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Cyclocross racers circle Jackson Park

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Pro and amateur racers warmed up on a course at Jackson Park on Friday in preparation for the two-day North Carolina Cyclocross Series that will attract several hundred riders and pro support teams.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling

Henderson County News

County takes tentative step toward greenway

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Treading cautiously toward a commitment for a greenway extension, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners directed the county staff to look at running a bike and pedestrian trail through Jackson Park.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: They're off!

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Soggy but rested, more than 1,100 bicyclists pedaled off from Jackson Park on their way to Shelby, the second leg of the 475-mile Mountains to Coast ride.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling

Henderson County News

Planning agency seeks input on transportation plan

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The French Broad River MPO is taking public input on a 25-year regional transportation plan update.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | transportation | bicycling | roads | French Broad MPO

Henderson County News

City wants Ecusta Trail on state DOT plan

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Formally requesting that regional planners add the first leg of the Ecusta Trail to the state’s long-range transportation plan, the Hendersonville City Council committed to a “financial contribution” that is “within reason.”   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | bicycling

Henderson County News

TDA support boosts trail momentum

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Friends of Ecusta Trail board member Chris Burns thanked the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority last week for its decision to allocate a half-cent of the county’s 5-cent occupancy tax, which will total roughly $70,000, to support the proposed Ecusta Trail.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Tourism Development Authority | Ecusta Trail | greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 1,000 pedal Fletcher Flyer

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BREVARD — A thousand riders pushed off at 8 a.m. Sunday for the Fletcher Flyer, a series of bike rides that started and finished at Oskar Blues Brewery.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling

Fletcher Business

Asheville wins grant for road and bikeway project

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Asheville has won a $14.6 million grant to complete an interconnected six-mile network of pedestrian, bicycle, roadway and streetscape improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Ecusta Trail video hits the mark

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Don Schjeldahl has plenty of credibility when it comes to industrial development.     Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | bicycling

Henderson County Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: They're off! on two wheels

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The starter might have said "Riders, start your quads and calves" today as more than 300 riders pushed off from Blue Ridge Community College and turned north into the apple country for the second annual Tour d'Apple bicycle ride.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Apple Festival | Tour d'Apple | bicycling

Mills River News

Mills River cautiously endorses NC 280 bikeway

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MILLS RIVER — With as much doubt as enthusiasm, the Mills River Town Council gave a lukewarm blessing to a study for a proposed 15-mile bikeway along N.C. 280 that would cost $8 million.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Sierra Nevada | Mills River Town Board | greenways | bicycling | NC 280 bikeway

Hendersonville News

Cyclists to dedicate Bike Boulevard, ride to R&B concert

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The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club will hold a ribbon cutting for Hendersonville's first bicycle boulevard and offer a group ride to the Rhythm & Brews Concert today.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling | Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Henderson County News

Club offers Tour d'Apple training rides

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Four Seasons Rotary Club and Sycamore Cycles will lead a bicycling training ride from Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21. The free training rides will continue on subsequent Saturdays starting at 9 a.m. from the Blue Sky MD parking lot on King Street across from Sycamore Cycles.     Read Story »

Tags: Tour d'Apple | bicycling

Henderson County News

Bike club offers tips for women riders

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The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club will kick off the spring riding season with an informational meeting at REI in Biltmore Park on Wednesday, April 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling | Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Mills River News

Mills River explores NC 280 bike path

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MILLS RIVER — A greenway along N.C. 280 could connect new breweries, parks, rivers and other bikeways, a planning consultant says.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Mills River Town Board | Ecusta Trail | parks and recreation | greenways | bicycling

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Economic development on two wheels

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To better express what's at stake, the Friends of Ecusta Trail should go ahead and change the name of the proposed greenway to the Jobs Creating Tourism Promoting Economic Development Fueling Exercise Inducing Greenway.     Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Ecusta Trail | bicycling | 2014 Board of Commissioners election

Mills River News

Workshops set for N.C. 280 greenway

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  MILLS RIVER — Bicycle riders and others interested in a bikeway along N.C. 280 in Mills River are invited to attend drop-in workshops this week.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | NCDOT | bicycling

Etowah News

Ecusta Trail advocates launch drive for support

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A simple billboard featuring an image, two words and a web address marks a major new push by Ecusta Trail supporters to raise awareness about the greenway and potentially sway voters in a crucial Transylvania County election.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | greenways | bicycling

Hendersonville Life

Fourth Avenue may be city's first bike-sharing road

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Hendersonville could get its first "bicycle boulevard" soon, thanks to the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club and the City Council.   Read Story »

Tags: bicycling

Henderson County News

Local group soaks up bicycle culture in Minneapolis

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Area bicycling enthusiasts, planners and hospital representatives who soaked up the two-wheeled passion of Minneapolis say they see the potential for more bike use back home.   Read Story »

Tags: transportation | greenways | bicycling

Hendersonville News

Bike club promotes ride to R&B concert tonight

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Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging people to ride their bikes tonight from Laurel Park to the summer's last Rhythm & Brews concert, where they can safely park their bikes in a corral.   Read Story »

Tags: Rhythm & Brews concert series | bicycling | Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Henderson County News

'Roll models' to get free frozen yogurt treat

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Safe bicycle riding and skateboarding in Hendersonville could earn kids a free dessert.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Police Department | parks and recreation | Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake | bicycling

Etowah Sports

Cycling time trial set in Etowah

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ETOWAH — The second time trial in the Lung Buster Time Trial Series in Etowah will take place Thursday evening.     Read Story »

Tags: bicycling

Hendersonville Life

Labor Day Tour d'Apple features 100-mile bicycle ride

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Visitors to the 67th North Carolina Apple Festival can enjoy a bicycle ride along with the rest of the activities. A long bicycle ride.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Apple Festival | Ecusta Trail | Friends of Ecusta Trail | Tour d'Apple | bicycling