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Collier Lilly Ride for Outward Bound

Distance: 50 Mile Half Century Ride
When: Saturday, 5/27/2017 8:30 am
Where: Wedge@Foundation, 5 Foundy St. This location is the BRAND NEW Wedge Location! Old Lyman Street - directly behind Riverview Station Asheville, NC Location Map

Come celebrate our 50th Anniversary! North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. In 2017 we are riding our 50 miles for 50 years of impact from NCOBS. 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 Brewery's new location 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.

Schedule of Events
8:30 am - 50 Mile Half Century route start

Registration Fee Schedule
$45 Jan 1-March 31st

$50 April 1-April 30th

$55 May 1-May 27th

$55 Race Day

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.

This event is being organized by iDaph Events. It is a part of the Mountain Sports Festival held at Carrier Park. All participants will receive a bike number with disposable bib tag that should be displayed on the front of the bike. Participants will have several options for live results: smartphone, touchscreen kiosk and/or results tent.

This year each finisher will receive a commemorative finisher award upon completion of the ride.

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