North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a brand new fifteen mile fun ride and the annual half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50 mile half century 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 and in conjunction with the ever popular Mountain Sports Festival.
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.
Friday, May 24th 4-6pm:
Packet Pick-up and Registration at the Wedge at Foundation
Saturday, May 25th (Wedge at Foundation)
7 am to 8 am - Registration/Packet Pick-up
8:30 am - Half Century Route Start
9:00 am- 15 Mile Fun Ride Start
11:00 am 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.
50 Mile Ride:
|$45||EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Nov 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 25thth, Ride Day|
*New* 15 Mile Fun Ride
|$30||EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Nov 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.
Sunday, May 12th 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.
**Below shirt is from 2018. The 2019 shirt image coming soon!**
This event is being organized by iDaph Events. It is a part of the Mountain Sports Festival held at Carrier Park.