Active Board of Directors. 12 Active board members meet every other month. These members are from diverse backgrounds including cycle shop owners, other business owners, university faculty and staff, and local government.
Active Membership. BAC Members have come out in force to support official BAC Events as Volunteers. Members have served on committees and helped develop BAC goals in the community.
Advocacy. Members have worked diligently to make cycling more visible, accessible, and safe in the Boone area. As an active 501c‐3 non‐profit, BAC has helped secure grant funding for Cyclo.Via, Rocky Knob Park, and other projects.
Annual Meeting. Conducted our 2nd‐annual membership meeting with over 40 people in attendance.
BAC Member Day at the Shops. On January 19 the fine folks at Boone Bike and Magic Cycles opened their doors after hours for BAC members and provided a festive environment with deep discounts.
Bikes as Transportation. BAC is working for those who commute. Closely worked with elected officials and NCDOT on the Watauga County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, specifically, a Bike Element Map which highlighted areas where appropriations for bicycle improvements are needed. Many BAC representatives also present at public meetings for the NC Highway 105 widening project.
BSG Support. For the second year, BAC has supported the Blood, Sweat, and Gears event by staffing a rest area on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Cyclo.Via! This first-annual event closed the streets of Boone to vehicles! This was a huge success with hundreds of attendees. Video.
Kids Events. Conducted an extensive Kid's Spring Bike Rally with high attendance. Also, conducted Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day in conjunction with IMBA.
Membership Growth. over 175 individuals (increase of approximately 20% over 2010). 2012 Membership information HERE.
Partnerships. Development continues rapidly in this area, particularly as we establish relationships with organizations who are similar to our mission like High Country Recreation, and Watauga County Pathways.
Rocky Knob. In conjunction with Watauga county and Watauga TDA, BAC continues to help develop and hold events at the county's first public Mountain Biking Park. Over 3000 hours of volunteer labor contributed through Dec. 2011.
Web and Social Media Development. More communication with members including two newsletters. A busy website with an active user forum to share ideas, rides, and items for sale.
photos courtesy of Kristian Jackson.