Our next hike is scheduled for May 14, 2022 at 2pm at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center.
We will hang out for a bit before and after the hike. We will have some yard games set up and snacks from Rise Above Bakehouse.
People are seriously awesome.
Watch the F.A.R.T. Founder discuss the threat of our club mascot with Jimmy Kimmel.
Join our email list and follow us @FART_AVL and we will alert you about F.A.R.T. happenings in and around Asheville.
Please send any awesome F.A.R.T. pictures or questions to FAshevilleRT@gmail.com
Hi! I’m in Ft. Worth Texas and saw you on Jimmy Kimmel. I will be in NC later this year when I go back to Georgia. I definitely want to be counted as a Friend of Asheville Recreational Trails. Your vanity plate can represent so much…. And it makes people smile. Do you have stickers for sale?
Just saw you on Jimmy Kimmel and can’t say enough about how great this is! 😍😂
You’ve inspired me. From now on I solemnly swear to never attempt to suppress any F.A.R.T, or F.A.R.T. related activities ever again!
I am a F.A.R.T. From afar and would love to start a satellite branch of F.A.R.T. How about Friends of Asheville Recreational Trails, Atlantic South Satellite chapter? If nothing else, the acronym would aptly describe your State’s DMV!
Saw you on Jimmy Kimmel. You are adorable! Love how you figured this out in a positive way. I am coming to Ashville in May for the 1st time for a wedding at the Biltmore. My husband and I are looking forward to site seeing. Your group would be so helpful to us. We are considering retiring and looking for a beautiful area to live. You ROCK!
Great initiative! Fun fact – “fart'” in Swedish means speed (velocity, not the chemical compound). And speed bump is ‘farthinder’. Google ‘farthinder skylt’, the signs are a good laugh.
Hello from Canada! We support you and are happy to be an international member. Looking forward to our F.A.R.T. stickers arriving to add to our walking sticks. Enjoy the ride.
We support you completely and hope you keep your license plate. We need more people like you to lighten and brighten things up a bit and make us smile.
I love this! Glad you are fighting back. Gotta order some merchandise!!
Saw you on Kimmel and love what you’re doing to keep people smiling. Big love from Canada.
And much love from New Zealand!
Is there any age limit or can Old Farts like me join too?
BTW. The FART seal is beautiful and bears a remarkable resemblance to the seal of UNC Asheville. Karly, are you one of our alums?
Sounds like some pretty awesome trails in Asheville! One more beautiful place to add to my trail running bucket list!
Awesome! Just saw you on Jimmy Kimmel. Love it, haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Thank you for making the world a happier place!
Benjamin Franklin would be so proud of you. Farts were such a special interest of his, that he published book on it called, “Fart Proudly.”
People love to invoke the founding fathers in this country to bolster any random argument. Now you have a specific reference, AND a slogan for your t-shirts: F.A.R.T. Proudly!
I’m driving through the first weekend in April – my kids and I would love to join a FART hike if there’s one on Saturday morning!
Saw you on Kimmel. You are so fun and amazing. And by the way, your photography on Instagram is amazing. You have a talented eye! I heard that FART is an “offshoot” of Bold Environmental Ambassadors for Natural Sustainability (BEANS), and that you are forming a partnership with Guards of Asheville Scenery (GAS). If this is true, sign me up for all three!
Seen your story on TikTok! Love it! 😊
Retired crippled FART in Indiana, we support you
I do appreciate that you’ve dedicated your vehicle to recognizing the local appreciation of recreational trails. If I find myself in the area, I’d be honored to attend a F.A.R.T. meeting.
I appreciate the irony of using the acronym on a vehicle license plate since motor vehicles produce a large amount of greenhouse gases but the most greenhouse gases produced by a trail user is the occasional methane discharge.
Good luck with your appeal to the DMV and may you have many happy trails with minimal digestive issues (especially when the trail is busy).
Fart is the Norwegian word for speed. Tell the DMV your plate says speed.
Hey now from the other side of the country, Santa Cruz, Cali..Definitely think it’s a good thing for FART to get more normalcy as it’s just a normal bodily function. I think JK had it right when saying it uplifts us in a times of trouble. Thanks for the good time laughs.
We’ll pull my finger – this is right down the street from me. I can’t wait to go to a FART fest!
I’m a proud FARTer!🥾🌲🌳🧭
Just saw a post on TikTok about your situation. Then watched the Kimmel clip. So cool and funny and great. Definitely gonna pick up some FART merch.
In a nation with a constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech, but also has so many wanting to oppress that right, I find it a breath of fresh air hearing about the rapid response to support F.A.R.T.s. I really don’t understand why a anal retentive few want to raise such a stink about a license plate. Let’s meet this oppression face on with full force.
Let me hear your eruption of support!
May your FART never be silenced!
Hello from Illinois. Lived in NC for 3 years in the 80s, a favorite to visit- still!
I love this! I tried to post your site’s address on my Facebook feed but the prudes in their censor dept. keeps knocking it off before I can do so, citing, “technical difficulties”. Will try to figure out a workaround. Good luck!
My wife would be a great fit for you organization. She wanted to go hiking on our first date.
FART, bringing people together!
I hope this works for your license plate! Even if it doesn’t, I’m planning on moving to Asheville when I return to the U.S. next year, and would love to be a part of your club!!!
We would love to have you!
I heard about this from TikTok (@licenseplatetok)! I love trails and vanity plates and I stand behind FART!
This is amazing! I love the cheekiness and then the way you all encourage people to get outside and enjoy nature!
We all know that Ashville recreational trails are great and are a source of pride for the whole state. I had the pleasure of experiencing them whilst passing through back in 1985. Sincerely, a big fan in Utah
You need to get some chapters going. Just over the border in JC, Tn..
We are several Old FARTS here in the South of France and are wondering if a FART trail should be set up here ?
I would like to join the Senior Division, the Old FARTS.
We are senior Farters also Bill
Deep South Texas here, heard about you on Facebook and I hope you were able to keep your plate nothing wrong with it. Too many sensitive people out there.
Count me in as a friend! Fart Proudly!! I’m in California and look forward to hiking with you!
I read about this online. I admire what your doing And to the one whose quick thinking came up with the tell them your a group of people that love beauty of hiking the Ashville mountains trail. I’m from a little town Roxboro Nc. Grew up backpacking the AT in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.I will be leaving my house in 1 month headed to Georgia to the start of the AT and start my journey on a thru hike to Maine. I admire that this group was created because someone got their feelings hurt over the word FART.The next step should be raising money to advertise with tee shirts. I will gladly donate. Hopefully the one that complained will see the clubs tee shirt,And on the back have How you like me now.
We LOVE this group and Asheville Recreational Trails.
Heard about you on Ken and Casey in the morning in Lampasas Tx…this is amazing. I love Hiking
Can you branch off to other “A” cities? I live in Atlanta and hike a lot!!!
You have the support of Barefoot Hikers Asheville! We’ll see you this Sunday!
Do bears toot in the woods?
. . . asking for a friend.
My fiance and I will be in Asheville for our honeymoon in October. We’d love to celebrate our commitment to become old farts together with a FART hike! 🙂
I am looking forward to becoming a proud FART member!
Donate to organizations that preserve and protect the trails of asheville and WNC, that makes more sense.
May I suggest “F.A.R.T.” for the license plate. It fits the character limit and and the periods indicate the organizational provenance, which might help it fly with the DMV.
We can’t sell these but we can give them away so come on out to a meeting or send me a DM @fart_avl
Just heard about this on the radio today while I was finishing up my workday, totally cracked me up, good stuff! We live in the Omaha, NE area, and right now I’m an army of one, however I’d like to volunteer to some day head up the Omaha area chapter. My wife and visited Asheville about 5 years ago, really cool town and some neat history there as well. My dad is fluent in :Latin, so I normally like to farct check with him on translations, however this time, I had to throw caution to the wind, and let ‘er rip, looking forward to my shirt and sticker. If you folks ever decide to challenge the buncha hot air decision from your DMV, JMHO, there may be a hole bunch of believers who would likely agree that said decision just won’t cut the cheese.
Really inspired by what you have done Karly. You turned something ridicuous into something meaningful which is no small act! Loved meeting you (and your family) at your last gathering! Warmly, Shira