Save the Dates and Volunteers Needed
Greetings from Friends of Connect Buncombe
Save the Date
Thursday, June 2, 5:30-7 p.m. Fundraiser Kick-off and Release of Benefits of Greenways Video

In June, Metro WInes will be spotlighting Friends of Connect Buncombe as the nonprofit of the month and donating a percentage of proceeds from  Cono Sur wine sales.  To kick off the month, on Thursday, June 2 from 5:30-7 p.m., we will be hosting the release of our new video produced by BClip Productions.  Come by, enjoy a glass of wine, stock up for upcoming occasions, and learn about our new video .  Event is open to the public.  $15 per person.   Metro Wines is located at 169 Charlotte Street. 

Thank You to all of the extras who came out to help with the video production!
Volunteers needed for Fletcher Flyer, June 5th. Sign up today!

This year proceeds from the 2016 Fletcher Flyer at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC will benefit Friends of Connect BuncombeMuddy Sneakers, and Trips for Kids WNC.

We need for volunteers to help. Volunteers will receive a free pair of socks and lunch. 
Please contact Ben with the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club at to get more details and volunteer for one of the following positions. 
  • 1 person - Critical Intersection Director @ Old Rosman Hwy & Calvert Road (8-9:30 a.m.)
  • 2 people - Rider Control (7-9 a.m.) @ ride start at Oskar Blues
  • 1 person - Critical Intersection Director @ Turnpike and Rayhill Rd (10:30-12:30 p.m.)
  • 1 person - Critical Intersection Director @ Tunrpike and Rayhill Rd.  (12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.)
For more information or to register as a rider, please visit the event website 

There is a great line up of brewers who are carrying on the Brewing for Greenways tradition.  Exact dates to be confirmed, but here is a sneak peek:  
  • Mid June - New Belgium Brewing and Wedge Brewing Co.
  • Mid July - Highland Brewing Co.and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Late August - Twin Leaf Brewery and Zebulon Artisan Ales 
  • Mid October - Pisgah Brewing Co. and LAB 
  • Late November - Asheville Brewing Co. and Innovation Brewing Co.

Members will be notified via email.  You can also like us on Facebook to stay up to date on all of our events or visit our Brewing for Greenways page. 

Friends of Connect Buncombe is looking for Sponsors

Individual and corporate sponsorships  are critical to our success.  We hope that you will join us in supporting our cause and to help us expand our work.  We have just released our 2016 Sponsorship Package .

THANK YOU to all of our  2015 Sponsors!
The Sandy Mush Cycle to Farm is coming up October 1st 

New for 2016 - the Sandy Mush ride will start and finish at the New Belgium Tasting Room in West Asheville. New Belgium has been a sponsor of Cycle To Farm since the very beginning FIVE years ago. Just as in the past, New Belgium brews will be available at the Fabulous After Party along with a delicious farm-to-table meal. Proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Connect Buncombe. 

If you are interested in volunteering, follow this LINK If you are interested in riding, follow this LINK .
Liberty Bicycles does it again.  Thank you so much Claudia and Mike Nix!

Liberty Bicycles believes in supporting efforts to make our community more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

In an effort to spread the word about Friends of Connect Buncombe, during their recent bike sale, the company gave  their patrons 110 MEMBERSHIPS to Friends of Connect Buncombe.  Wow!  Thanks for the support.  We look forward to welcoming our new members.