Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS

Sunday, May 24
Half Century 50 Mile ride @ 7:45am
Kids ride @ 1:00pm

The first 100 participants are guaranteed a ride shirt if registered by May 14th. 

Online registration is CLOSED. There will be walk up registration available from 6:30-7:30 on Sunday at the Carrier Park pavilion

Enter into our raffle for great prizes! 100% of proceeds will go towards WNC Youth Scholarships to attend an NCOBS course.

  • 1 pair of the Navitat Ultimate Adventure package tickets- includes a full day of zip lining! Start the day on Navitat’s Blue Ride Experience, have lunch then end the day on their Moody Cove Adventure Check out this zip line package!
  • 4 chances to win a Cane Creek gift set- includes: assorted items such as a zip up hoody, t-shirt, water bottle, and a 40 series head set - Check out the 40 series head set!
  • 4 chances to win a $120 gift card from Mountain Khaki
  • 1 $1000 voucher for a North Carolina Outward Bound School course- Learn more about courses!
  • 1 Industry 9 Road Hubset ($550 MSRP value) Check out these hub sets!

North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. 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 Carrier Park 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 also marks the ride’s move from the “flat country” surrounding Davidson, NC to the rugged mountains around Asheville, where NCOBS is based. For the first time, 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.