The Transylvania Times -

Gotta Have More Cowbell!


March 29, 2018

In order show support for the riders of the Assault on the Carolinas, free cowbells are available for anyone who wants to cheer on the cyclists as they ride through Transylvania County on April 7.

The Assault is the primary fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest, which will award more than $35,000 in grants this year to support community needs in three areas: children and youth, education and health. Grant recipients have included the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, SAFE, Bread of Life, Sharing House and many other organizations that play a vital roll in Transylvania County.

Why cowbells? The tradition has origins with snow skiing in the Swiss Alps. Cowbells were used by farmers to keep track of their cattle. The proliferation of Swiss dairy cows provided Alpine ski fans with an abundance of these unique noisemakers, which are commonly heard at skiing events. With the popularity of cycling in Europe, it was a natural migration for cowbells to move into the cycling world.

The free cowbells will be available while supplies last at The Transylvania Times office at 37 North Broad Street in Brevard and at Sycamore Cycles at 112 New Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest.

Anyone who is planning to watch the Assault should be sure to grab a bell and show their support for the riders by making some noise!


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