The Blue Ridge Rollergirls closed out their home season with an extravaganza of athleticism and spectacle, dispatching opponents the Appalachian Boone Shiners and advancing to the Division 2 playoffs in Wichita, Kan.
The Autism Society of North Carolina’s two-day fundraiser kicks of with a pre-party at Wild Wings Café on Friday, July 22. On the following morning, stand up paddle board racers of all skill levels are invited to complete a 3-mile course on Lake Julian.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local designer’s lightweight electric-powered bike and a youth football team’s fresh start in the 2016 season.
Rob Sebrell views Foundation as more than just a skatepark. “It’s a sculpture garden of sorts,” he says. “A public, creative space.”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features David LaMotte’s first album in a decade, a community skate park’s much needed insurance policy and a local chocolatier’s expansion.
The 16th annual Mountain Sports festival is a marriage of music and sports that caters to participants and spectators alike. The festival village, located at Carrier Park, will feature bands, beer, food and, of course, viewing access to a variety of sporting events.
A pair of college professors from the Asheville-area have a new, comprehensive book about disc golf. The duo is on shelves at bookstores and they have upcoming appearances at Pisgah Brewing Company and Barnes & Noble.
For movers, Ladies Workout Asheville’s anniversary fundraiser offers an obstacle course and walk-a-thon. Casual attendees are welcome to browse vendors to a DJ set, enter a raffle, participate in work-out demos and take the little ones inside a bouncy house. Festivities take place in the gym’s parking lot on Friday, May 20.
Teams from across the country will soon descend on Western North Carolina for the 2016 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. After years of dominance by Western locales, last year’s event was held here under a two-year contract with USA Cycling. This year’s edition, slated for Friday to Sunday, May 13-15, will see top college […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a visual artist’s transition into the coloring book market plus a motorcycle rider’s self-made gadget to protect his helmet between rides.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a 40-in-one, credit card-sized tool, a filmmaker’s Asheville-set psychological thriller and a bamboo bicycle maker’s equipment upgrades.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an organic, wood-fired pizza truck start-up plus two local outdoor sport enthusiasts’ water- and snow-compliant board.
Walk any downtown Asheville street and you’re likely to encounter some quirky storefronts offering unusual products. Together, these “specialty shops” or boutiques, most of them locally owned businesses, are a key component of the city’s distinctive flavor, attracting thousands of tourists each year and helping fuel the economy.
Racers and organizers both had their fingers crossed as competitors zipped around the often muddied and frozen course on the Biltmore Estate during the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships, Jan. 5-10. In the end, the event drew high praise from all quarters. Adam Myerson, a 30-year-veteran bike racer and pro from New England, wrote: “Nationals course evaluation: best nats course I’ve ever ridden. Maybe best U.S. course ever, period.”
What started as an idea six years ago, is now reality: The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships got underday Tuesday in Asheville. The championships, being held Jan. 5 – 10 at the Biltmore Estate, promise to draw thousands of racers, spectators and media representatives from around the country. The races are open to the public.
Asheville DJs Justin Mitchell and Marley Carroll will spin at the after-party for the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships in Asheville. Event planner Megan Archer has also arranged a bike-themed raffle to benefit Trips for Kids WNC.
“It’s a great way to kick off the year — starting right off the bat with a goal like a 5K,” race planner Daphne Kirkwood says. “Whether you run or walk it, it’s a way to build momentum. … If you’ve already done something on New Year’s, you’ve started out on the right foot.”
ART/CRAFT FAIRS Caldwell Arts Council 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir, 754-2486 • Through WE (12/23) – “Satie’s Holiday Sale,” 75 crafters and artists exhibiting. Mon.-Fri.: 9am-6pm. Sat.: 10am-3pm. Free to attend. BENEFITS Dancing, Drums, and Dreams Benefit AshevilleRhythm.org • TH (12/31), 8:30pm – Tickets to this New Year’s Eve celebration with music by Free Planet Radio and Kevin Spears benefit […]
“I’ve lived here for six years and felt I truly understood this offbeat, dog-loving, music-playing, beer-drinking conglomeration of a city. Using the Fitbit, though, was like watching Asheville in slow motion.”
Asheville florist Janet Frye is headed to California later this month to help arrange thousands of flowers on four floats designed by award-winning Charles Meier for the Rose Bowl Parade. Frye was personally invited in September to join a four-person team of florists to work a week preparing the floats for the nationally-televised New Year’s […]
Tomorrow, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will welcome hikers and hiking enthusiasts to Black Dome Mountain Sports for Hiker Happy Hour, an evening of stories, networking and idea-sharing.