This event supports Consider Haiti, a 501c3 organization that promotes the health and welfare of children in Haiti. Both morning rides will start and finish at the Patton Parker House (279 Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC 2880). Parking will be located in the parking lot on the north side of Chestnut across the street from the Patton Parker House and on legal street parking.
The Gravel Ride is self-supported from a mechanical perspective. There may be 1 rest stop with food and hydration. The route is 38 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing. See the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39374353
There will be timed gravel sections on the Gravel Ride. While the ride in its entirety is "non-competitive" these timed gravel sections will be ranked and the lowest combined times over all 3 timed gravel sections will be recognized at the evening dinner and fireworks viewing. In order to be ranked over these timed gravel segments, riders must have a public Strava account and upload their ride by 3:00pm on July 4, 2022.
- The 3 segments are:
Upper Herron - https://www.strava.com/segments/5040524?oq=Upper%20
The Family Ride will be on quiet streets, bike lanes and multi-use trails. The route is 7.1 miles long with 561 feet of climbing. See the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39715081
You can add on additional family members to the Family Ride for only $5 each, but each member must register individually and sign the waiver.
Both rides are insured with USA Cycling but do not require a USA Cycling license to participate.
T-shirts are included in registrations received by 6/13/2022. We will order additional T-shirts for registrations received after 6/13/2022 but we can not guarentee that requested sizes will be available. Please select the size and type of shirt that you would like to receive during registration. T-shirts are a traditional cotton/cotton blend, performance shirts are a whicking/athletic material.
We will gather for dinner at 6:00pm. Please bring chairs/blankets as we relax on the lawn of the Patton Parker House grounds for good food, socializing, music and the City of Asheville's fireworks display.
Menu (subject to change) includes, Pulled Pork BBQ, Baked beans (vegetarian), Slaw (vegetarian), Garden salad (vegetarian), Potato Salad (vegetarian), Geraldine’s buns. Limited amount of a vegetarian entree option and gluten free buns.
This is a BOYB event.
If you just want to join us for the dinner (no Gravel or Family Ride) or to make a donation to Consider Haiti, please visit Consider Haiti at https://www.considerhaiti.org/
Consider Haiti is a 501c3 organization and contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law. Please check with your tax professional if you have any questions regarding donations to 501c3 organizations.