Fletcher Flyer: June 3rd, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Chris Despard: Sparks Coaching, Fletcher Flyer 100 and Trips For Kids WNC are teaming up to give you the opportunity to challenge yourself and raise money that will fund more kids on bikes in Western NC.
The 2012 Fletcher Flyer 100 offers a rolling route through the beautiful hills of western North Carolina. The full century is 100 miles and only 4044′ of climbing. This is a great ride for a first time century rider. The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club does an excellent job of supporting the ride with roving SAG wagons and fully stocked rest stops.
Chris will provide the expertise in training. The training program will include two 9 week segments to get you fully prepared to succeed in riding your bicycle 100 miles. In addition , we will provide several different informational classes: nutrition, proper clothing, maintenance etc. We will also have specified weekly training rides, for hands on coaching and practicing skills. If you can ride a bike, you are qualified to sign up for this program.
Minimum requirement is $250 due at before the ride. (while this is the minimum to cover costs, we hope that you will raise much more to support getting more kids on bikes). This will cover the cost of your training program, Fletcher Flyer entry, fundraising incentives, fundraising opportunities, and you will have access to your coaches via e-mail for support. You will also have access to your very own fundraising website, that you and your/team can use to spread the word about your fundraising efforts. We challenge you to raise as much money as possible to support the Trips For Kids WNC program.
February 3rd, 6pm REI Meeting Room Informational Meeting.
Feb 17th – Informational Meeting- location TBD
Get registered today by clicking here: Fletcher Flyer Training Program
- minimum age 18yrs old
-don’t have a road bike? no problem, ask us
Christine Despard is a Level III ASCA swim instructor with 14 years of coaching experience. Her coaching experience includes many years of training triathletes through US Masters Swimming. She is a two time Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for both boys and girls swimming and led her high school team to two State Championships. Christine also competed in US Masters Swimming from 1997-2005, and in many open water swimming events. Her specialty is stroke analysis and improvement.
Christine began cycling after signing up to participate in a fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. After completing her first century ride around Lake Tahoe in 2005, she fell in love with the sport. She returned as a mentor for the program in 2006 and went on to become a cycling coach for Team in Training. She has worked with the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure program as a team captain and coach.
In 2009, Christine, completed certification to become a Heartzones Coach. As a Heartzones Coach she is trained in the latest skills and techniques for multisport applications using advanced heart rate zone training principles.
Christine combines her passion and her love for coaching people to do things they never imagined they could, to first time or seasoned athletes looking to reach their swimming, cycling, and triathlon goals.