2006 US Go Congress Black Mountain, North Carolina
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The 22nd Annual US Go Congress
August 12-20, 2006, at
Black Mountain, North Carolina

How do you get to Black Mountain?

Airport Shuttle
Public Bus Transportation Options
between Asheville Airport and Black Mountain



Contact Congress Co-Directors Paul Celmer or Peter Armenia.
Contact the webmaster for this site.







Bus Transportation Options between Asheville Airport and Black Mountain

An economical and convenient way to get from the Asheville Airport to Black Mountain is available courtesy of the City of Asheville Transit Department. Please visit their website to obtain details. Route 6 (map is here) runs between the Asheville Airport and downtown Asheville, and Route 28 (map here) connects Asheville to Black Mountain. Route 28A (map) runs within the town of Black Mountain.






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Airport Shuttle
From Asheville Regional Airport:

Arrival on Saturday August 12 (including late night flights)

Accents on Asheville (our shuttle provider) will have a meet and greet person looking for congress attendees. Look for them with a congress sign at the baggage claim area. When there are enough people, you will be taken to the congress site for $12/person. Be prepared to pay in cash upon drop off at the Blue Ridge Center.

Arrival at other times

You can prearrange your shuttle to the Congress site by going to the Accents on Asheville website at https://www.accentsonasheville.net/ (Keycode: USGO, Password: Asheville) and using the online reservation form. You can also call 828-775-6160 upon arrival for a pickup, but you will have to wait 20 minutes for the shuttle to get there. The cost will be $32.00 to Blue Ridge Assembly.

We will have a sign up sheet for departures available during the week.






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The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is a 30 minute drive from the Go Congress site in Black Mountain, and is the recommended arrival point for flyers. The airport has daily non-stop flights from Charlotte (CLT), Newark (EWR), Houston (IAH), Atlanta (ATL), Cincinnati (CVG), and Detroit (DTW) among others and and can be reached via connections from anywhere in the country. Asheville is serviced by the following airlines: Continental, Delta, Northwest, and US Airways. Check their website for complete information. A number of ground transportation options are available from the Asheville Regional Airport, including Accents on Asheville, at 828-251-9013, and Special Occasions, at 828-255-9915, 888-288-9915 or email: metro-trans@juno.com. Additional ground transportation options will be listed on this website as they are developed.

Nearby international airports include the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) (with flight connections available to Asheville Regional Airport, or 2 hours by ground transportation directly to Black Mountain), the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) (1 1/2 hours by ground to Black Mountain), the Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) (2 1/2 hours by ground to Black Mountain), and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) (3 1/2 hours by ground to Black Mountain).

Please note that the preferred final destination airport is the Asheville Regional Airport. Ground transportation from any of the nearby international airports is expensive, and would involve either renting a vehicle or paying a very high fee for public transportation.




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Black Mountain is just off Interstate 40 in Western North Carolina. According to MapQuest, the driving distance to the site of the 2006 Go Congress is:

1 1/2 hours or 78 miles from Greenville, SC
2 hours or 117 miles from Charlotte, NC
2 1/4 hours or 131 miles from Knoxville, TN
3 3/4 hours or 220 miles from Blacksburg, VA
4 hours or 223 miles from Atlanta, GA
6 hours or 362 miles from Richmond, VA
6 1/4 hours or 387 miles from Cincinnati, OH
7 3/4 hours, or 467 miles from Washington, DC
9 hours, or 565 miles from Lancaster, PA
9 3/4 hours or 615 miles from St. Louis, MO
11 hours or 668 miles from Chicago, IL
11 1/4 hours or 693 miles from New York City
12 1/4 hours or 809 miles from Miami, FL
14 hours or 923 miles from Tulsa, OK
33 1/2 hours or 2316 miles from Los Angeles, CA
40 hours or 2738 miles from Seattle, WA

Use this form to let Mapquest calculate the driving directions from your doorstep to the site of the 2006 Go Congress.

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Last updated on July 15, 2010