The Burnsville Metric is a fully-supported metric century bike ride open to riders of all ages. This ride is not a race but a beautiful spring ride, suitable for riders of all levels above beginner. A timer will be running for the curious.
The ride is organized by The Yancey County Chamber of Commerce along with a small group of volunteers to promote bicycling and our beautiful mountain countryside, as well as support a long list of nonprofits that also volunteer during the ride.
Annually held on the last Saturday of April, the Burnsville Metric is a great way to start off your cycling season. It is casual but well-supported and comprises some of the most scenic roads in Yancey and Mitchell counties. Burnsville’s Town Square makes a dramatic location for the registration/start/finish/meal proceedings and is also the highest elevation of the ride, a modest 2,821 feet.
The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 28th, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival. This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts. Antique tractors and cars are on display along with the local Farmer’s Market. Music for all ages, food, and rides and games for the kids are all part of this fun, family-friendly day.
We would like to invite you and as many groups as possible to participate in a community-wide, safe, family environment on Halloween. From 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31, the traditional trick or treating for candy will take place at local businesses and around the square. We would like to invite the area businesses, local non-profits, and church groups to decorate their storefronts and participate in this event. If you are a business or organization that does not have a storefront downtown, you can set up in a space on the Square. We would also like to have all types of activities for children on the Square. If you would like to plan an activity on the Square please contact us immediately so that we can plan the appropriate spaces. This is lots of fun for the whole family! Let us know if you want to participate by emailing or phoning your RSVP by October 20 to the Yancey Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 682-7413.