• Ride of Silence Participants Witness High Speed Chase

    About 30 riders participated in this year’s Ride of Silence, a memorial ride to honor those cyclists who have been killed or injured in traffic accidents. This year was the fifth year the Ride has been observed in the area. The group had police escorts this year, although they lost one of the police cars […]

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  • BAC Race Team Members Log Volunteer Hours

    This year’s race team has already participated in several cycling events including the Rocky Knob Super D, the Beech Mountain Metric, Cycle de Serve, and the Assault on Mt. Mitchell. Race team members are required to volunteer at least five hours every year, which helps BAC accomplish many of its advocacy activities. So far this […]

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  • BAC Supports Local Law Enforcement Officers in Police Unity Tour

    BAC is proud to support Aaron Billings and Tyson Seitz (from the Watauga County Sherrif’s Office) as they train for and participate in the Police Unity Tour in May 2015. The Police Unity Tour is an annual ride to raise awareness of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The ride also raises […]

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  • BAC Volunteers Help Promote Cycling in the High Country

    2014 was a great year for BAC, with the group mobilizing more volunteers than ever before to plan events and collaborate with other groups who promote active transportation. Here are just a few of the events we organized or helped with this past year. We sincerely appreciate the folks who volunteered their time and talents […]

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  • Don’t Miss BAC’s 2014 Holiday Party and Raffle!

    The Boone Area Cyclists will host their annual holiday party on December 9 at 6 pm at Bistro Roca (in Blowing Rock), which has generously donated space and food for the party for several years. Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Blowing Rock Brewing Company, and Flat Top Brewing Company are also donating beer for the event. Tickets […]

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  • BAC Members Complete Traffic 101

    BAC sustaining members Greg Simmons and Nancy Bargerstock recently completed Traffic 101 training through the League of American Bicyclists. This course is the first step towards becoming a League Certified Instructor. The full day course covers safety tips and bike skills that even experienced riders can benefit from learning. For the last two years, the course has […]

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  • Cyclo.Via is Almost Here!

    The popular open streets event returns to Boone for its fourth year!    Cyclo.Via is only a few weeks away with lots of family friendly fun planned for downtown Boone. The ever popular Freestyle Connection BMX Stunt Show will be back to wow crowds. Local mascots from a variety of businesses and nonprofits including the DARE Lion, […]

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  • BAC and AppCable Collaborate

    ASU’s Department of Communications will soon begin producing new content on local cable. AppCable will launch officially later in the year, and part of its mission, according to General Manager Michael Fields, is to “provide a clearinghouse for High Country not-for-profits, to assist them in explaining themselves to the community.” This project, called AppCable Reaching […]

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