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 for food and drink are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
The event will feature great food and drink as always, but this year BAC is raffling off several high dollar cycling-related items including a Garmin Edge 510 bike computer, a Giant Dropper Seatpost with WTB seat, and a FREE entry into next year’s Blood, Sweat and Gears Hat Trick (all three rides). You must be a member to participate in the raffle and you must be present to win. Each member in good standing will receive one free raffle ticket with the event admission, but additional tickets will be available for purchase at one for $5 or 3 for $10.
Starting this year, each member who joins or renews for 2015 will receive a BAC membership card that is good for discounts at various local businesses including Boone Bike and Touring, Magic Cycles, Breath of Life Healings Arts Massage and Bodywork, Local Lion, ReGear, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Melanie’s, Our Daily Bread, Banner Elk Cafe/The Lodge, Dunn’s Deli (Banner Elk), Flat Top Brewery (Banner Elk), Pedalin’ Pig BBQ, Black Cat Burrito, Bandana’s, and Haircut 101. Discounts offered by each business vary, so check booneareacyclists.com for more details. Members must present their cards in order to claim the discounts.
The time to join or renew for 2015 and take advantage of these benefits is now! Membership runs from January through December each year, but you can join or renew for 2015 anytime after October 1, 2014. New members receive a BAC t-shirt, and renewing members can buy t-shirts at a discount. All members also receive a BAC sticker and access to an active biking, racing, and advocacy community. Memberships are $25 for individuals, $35 for families, and $100 for sustaining members. If you joined before October 1, 2014, your membership is valid until December 31, 2014, but you will need to renew for 2015 to receive your membership discount card.
The mission of Boone Area Cyclists is to promote cycling culture in the High Country by providing a variety of social and competitive cycling opportunities for cyclists of all types and skill levels, including kids. BAC also represents cyclists’ interests by having a representative on relevant town committees and by supporting other groups in the community who promote active transportation. To learn more about BAC and to join or renew your membership, visit booneareacyclists.com.