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Asheville "FUNDO"

Ride Details

Dates: Sep 11-15, 2020

Distance: 18-75 daily mileage

Cost: $525 per person

Rider Level: All Levels

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This 4 day riding and social event will be designed for rider levels from Recreational to Advanced. The design of this tour keeps us in Asheville for all four nights. There will be one low cost of $525 (five hundred twenty-five) per person for up to four days of riding. You will have all maps and gps routing, van support at 10-15 mile intervals, mechanical support, energy drinks, riding snacks, brewery tour and an occassional van ride for those who are tired. Guests will pay for their own rooms, their own meals and will be responsible for their own transportation and bicycle shipment. A block of rooms is reserved at the Sheraton Four Points in downtown Asheville and available on a first come, first serve basis. Or, you and your group may opt to rent a vrbo or airbnb in the local area.There will be one casual catered meal and a complimentary Wine and Brew social on our first evening. The group ride will be limited to the first 20 riders. Route maps will become available when you sign up.

We will ride quiet, country roads in great little towns near: Brevard • Burnsville • Barnardsville • Mt Mitchell • Lake Lure • Celo • Marshall • and the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway

Tour Details: Sep 11- 15 (Fri- Tues) 4 days Price: $525   Bike Rentals:road bikes $140, e-bikes $300 

Travel Logistics: Fly in and out of Asheville Airport. Arrive to the starting hotel for cocktails and dinner by 6 pm on Sep 11. Riding will start on the morning of Sep 12. Our final ride will complete on Tues, Sep 15 by 3 PM. Room reservations will be necessary by July 11 to hold your room. Once you register, you will be given a pass code to access rooms at the Sheraton. You will make your own deposit to guarantee your space. Room rates for 2 doubles or a king is $139 per room plus tax. Breakfast Packages are $149 per room. A very nice breakfast buffet is available. 

Alternative Housing

Campsites near Asheville: Campfire Lodging Campground    Powhatan Lake Campgroun

Included Event Highlights: Unbelievable riding,  New Belgium Brew tour, Additional information for local attractions, Available Masseuse and Mechanic (tipping suggested)

Extra Charges: Souvenir jersey, Biltmore tours, rafting, mountain bike guide. Roundtrip transportation service for a rider and a bicycle to and from the Asheville airport can be arranged for $75 per person.

Every day will include shorter casual options and "advanced" options. Distances can vary from 18 miles of intown touring to a choice of  metric century rides.

Daily Itinerary

Sep 11 Orientation, Casual Dinner/Beer and Wine Social (included in your package) 6 pm -7:30 pm

Sep 12 Short Ride- Asheville- South on the Blue Ridge Pkwy- Pisgah Inn- Lunch options available (32-64 miles) van options

             Long Ride- Asheville- South on the Blue Ridge Pkwy to -Pisgah- Brevard- Lunch Options- Ride back to Pisgah or Asheville. (miles 64-113)      

Sep 13 Short Ride- 18 miles -/+ in town, Touring of the River Arts District, 15 miles of cycling available on Biltmore Estate touring by bicycle for those who are holding tickets. (Tickets can be reserved one week in advance for everyone interested at no extra cost- you are our guest)

             Long Ride- East Asheville-Lake Lure loop (58.3 miles) -(starting point near Swaneola/Black Mountain)

Sep 14 Short Ride- Weaverville-Loop (25.4 miles)  Afternoon avaible for your choice of activities in town, hikes, floating on the French Broad, art studios. 5 pm New Belgium Brew Tour and  tasting. (in your package) Casual meal on you own at the food trucks.

             Long Ride- Weaverville-Leicester-Mars Hill Loop (50.4  miles) - 5PM New Belgium Brewery Tour and tasting (in your package). Casual meal on your own at the food trucks.

Sep 15 Short Ride- Asheville-Blue Ridge-Craggy Gardens- Hike - and return to Asheville (36 miles)

             Long Ride- Asheville-Blue Ridge Pkwy- Mt. Mitchell (66 miles, 7700' of climbing)

Profiles for longer rides. Ride with Gps mapping available upon registration. Rides may vary slightly if construction or closures occur.

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* NOTE: Afternoon thunder storms are common. Good advise is to start early for longer rides.

 

LINKS TO ACTIVITIES: Explore Asheville    Hiking   Biltmore Estate   The Grove Park Inn     Nantahala Activity Center    Mount Mitchell State Park