Since 2003 thousands of riders have participated in the Collier Lilly Ride, an annual recreational bike ride honoring the memory of Collier Cobb Lilly, a graduate of the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). 2015 marked the ride’s move from the “flat country” surrounding Davidson, NC to the rugged mountains around Asheville, where NCOBS is based. The proceeds from this year’s event will fund scholarships for Western North Carolina youth to attend a life-changing NCOBS wilderness course. North Carolina Outward Bound School is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Outward Bound has helped people discover strength of character, an ability to lead, and desire to serve.
In 2019, North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a brand new twelve mile fun ride and the annual half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The NCOBS Collier Lilly 12 Mile Ride, begins at the Wedge at Foundation, and flows primarily along the French Broad River. The route follows Amboy Road to Carrier Park and Hominy Park on various paved roads and greenways and off-road packed dirt greenways and side-roads. This route is for the casual cyclist that enjoys riding bikes for the joyful experience and is comfortable riding on paved and off-road dirt packed surfaces.
The 50 mile ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at the Wedge at Foundation in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend.
Friday, May 24th
4:00pm to 6:00pm - Packet Pick-up and Registration at the Wedge at Foundation
Saturday, May 25th (Wedge at Foundation)
7am to 8am - Registration/Packet Pick-up
8:30am - Half Century Route Start
9:00 am - 12 Mile Fun Ride Start
11:00am to 1pm - Post Ride Food and Celebration
1pm: Course Time Limit*
*Course Closing: Riders can take as long as you would like to finish the event, however, at 1pm the ride becomes unsupported by volunteers and officials and the ride hub festivities with food/drink will end.
|$45||EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Dec 15th -March 31st|
|$50||April 1-April 30th|
|$55||May 1-May 23rd at midnight|
|$60||LATE REGISTRATION May 24th and on Ride Day - May 25th, Ride Day|
The NCOBS Collier Lilly 12 Mile Ride, begins at the Wedge at Foundation, and flows primarily along the French Broad River. The route follows Amboy Road to Carrier Park and Hominy Park on various paved roads and greenways and off-road packed dirt greenways and side-roads. This route is for the casual cyclist that enjoys riding bikes for the joyful experience and is comfortable riding on paved and off-road dirt packed surfaces.
|$30||EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Dec 15th -March 31st|
|$35||April 1-April 30th|
|$40||May 1-May 23rd at midnight|
|$45||LATE REGISTRATION May 24th and on Ride Day - May 25th|
Special Team Pricing (5 or more team participants)
$10 off of each ride registration for teams of 5 or more that register at the same time.
New for 2019! Commemorate your ride with the NCOBS custom-designed jersey by Voler. Deadline to order is March 24th. Men's and Women's fitted styles available for $85, when you order online during registration. Jerseys will be available for pick up at the ride.
Available sizes: Men's and Women's: XS to 2XL.
Size chart here - https://www.voler.com/help/#HelpSizingCharts.
Sunday, May 15th at midnight is the shirt deadline, after this date shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and sizes will be limited and can be purchased online for $10 until the sizes run out.
There will be NO refunds for this event. Entries are non-transferable. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. In the event of cancellation due to "Acts of God," registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year. Expenses for the event have been incurred and are paid up-front regardless if the event takes place or not. In the event of a natural disaster or "Act of God" that would prohibit the event from taking place, the event will not be re-scheduled, it would be canceled.