2nd Hit & Run of AVL Cyclist in Nov.

The Asheville Police Dept. (AVLPD) seeks the community help in finding the motorist of a tan Toyota SUV who was involved in a hit and run on the the River Arts District (RAD) on Tuesday, Nov. 29th on Depot St. If you have any information on the motorist and/or witnessed the collision please contact AVLPD at 828 525 1110.

The cyclist who was hit is a 15 year old high school student who rides his bike from Asheville High to the RAD for art classes.  Allegedly, the motorist feigned calling the police, reported to the minor that the police wouldn’t attend to the scene, and then drove away leaving the minor alone.

In order to support AVLPD in contacting the motorist please share Asheville Citizen Times’ “Police search for driver in RAD hit and run with cyclist.” on your social media and share the story with your circles.

 

Let’s continue to work together to improve conditions for all people traveling by all modes in our community.

 

Button Up for Bikes – $5,000 Match Challenge

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Help Asheville on Bikes meet the $5000.00 Match Challenge at Button Up for Bikes  on Thursday, Dec. 8th at Catawba Brewing on the South Slope (32 Banks Ave) from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Tickets for Button Up for Bikes are $40 and include hor d’oeuvres from Farm to Fender, a complimentary beer or glass of wine, a presentation from AoB’s director, Mike Sule, and a live auction designed to raise $5,000.

Purchase your ticket and help us move our city forward. When you show, we grow.

Button Up for Bikes

AoB Participant Survey

 

700 people ride PP'16

Please take a few minutes and share a little about yourself and your relationship to Asheville on Bikes by completing the AoB Participant Survey. When you show, we grow.

On Saturday, Oct. 29th, Asheville on Bikes hosted our annual Pumpkin Pedaller community ride with record turn out. 700 people participated this year. When the ride first began in 2007, roughly fifty people participated. As our organization continues to grow, we’d like to learn more about the people who participate in our events, advocacy campaigns, and education programs.

 

The first Pumpkin Pedaller

The first Pumpkin Pedaller

 

Pumpkin Pedaller ’16 presented by New Belgium Brewing Co.

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Asheville on Bikes welcomes you to ride the city with New Belgium Brewing Co. on Saturday, Oct. 29th at the ninth annual Pumpkin Pedaller. The ride is free, open to the public, and costumes are customary.  This year, AoB introduces a few new features to the ride.

  • Pumpkin Pedaller Begins and Culminates at New Belgium Brewing Co. located at  21 Craven St. – The ride gathers at 2:30pm, rolls at 3pm, and returns at 5pm-ish for a Halloween party with music, food, and activities. 1$ from each beer sold and all tips will be donated to AoB.
  • Local Celebrity Costume Judges – Alli Marshal of Mountain Xpress, Brownie Newman of Buncombe County Commissioners, Jason Sandford of AshVegas,  Jim Lauzon of Lazoom Tours will serve as our costume judges. Judges will be stationed at Packs Park and riders hoping to win will roll up to meet and greet them.
  • Family Friendly Pedal Patrol – AoB will provide additional navigational support for families hauling and riding with children. Keep in mind the ride is 10 miles and includes a few climbs so please review the route and assess your family’s riding ability before the Pumpkin Pedaller.
  • Dynamic Intersections – In order to keep the ride rolling together, AoB’s pedal patrol has a few shortcuts embedded in the route as to keep the Pumpkin Pedaller rolling as one.
This crew provides additional support for families.

This crew provides additional support for families.

AoB seeks a variety of volunteers for Pumpkin Pedaller. If you’d like to support making the ride roll smoothly, please visit the volunteer page and select the volunteer spots that works best for you.

Pumpkin Pedaller '16 Route Keep an eye out for Pumpkin Pedaller maps at local bike shops and shops throughout Asheville. They’re helpful and provide key information about the ride. Maps will also be available before the ride.

AoB thanks all of our sponsors who provide the resources to make this ride happen and keep AoB rolling forward. Thank you New Belgium Brewing Co, JAG & Associates Construction , Gottfried & Mann, Dr of Dentistry , Mosaic Lifestyle Realty, & Sarver Realty Group, LLC .

Pumpkin Pedaller '16 Sponsors

RSVP for the ride and follow updates via AoB’s Pumpkin Pedaller Facebook Event Page.

Volunteer for Pumpkin Pedaller

Pumpkin Pedaller '16 Banner

The Pumpkin Pedaller,  presented by New Belgium Brewing Co, returns on Saturday, Oct. 29th and AoB needs plenty of volunteers to make this event roll. We anticipate record breaking participation. This year’s route is roughly ten miles and incorporates greenways, river arts district, a new section of north asheville, and Montford.  

There are a variety of ways for you to support the Pumpkin Pedaller through volunteering. Below is a brief description of the volunteer opportunities, the times, and dates. Please review and sign up to volunteer through the Pumpkin Pedaller Volunteer Form.

Pumpkin Pedaller Volunteer Opportunities

Wayfinding Wheelers (Friday, Oct. 28th 5pm – 7pm) The wayfinding wheelers spray the way by heading out the night before the ride and laying down chalked stencils that point they way for our ride participants. Some wayfinders roll by bike and others opt for the car. It’s a fun gig but can be a bit messy.

Pedal Patrol (Saturday, Oct. 29th 2:30pm – 5:30pm)  The pedal patrol provides on the ground directional (and sometimes emotional support) for our ride participants. The pedal patrol supports safe habits of riding and is stationed a key locations to provide additional support. AoB participants often report how much they appreciate pedal patrols roadside presence.

Family Pedal Patrol (Saturday, Oct. 29th 2:30pm – 5:30pm) The family pedal patrol is the most recent addition to AoB community rides. This crew invites families to roll with them and is equipped to shorten the route or respond to families’ needs. AoB is committed to growing bicycle culture and supporting families is a great way to keep our city rolling.

Pumpkin Pedaller Party Volunteers (Saturday, Oct. 29th 4pm – 6pm & 6pm – 8pm) These volunteers will fill a variety of rolls during the afterparty. We need people to work the AoB tent, sell raffle tickets, and provide additional support during the party.

All volunteers will be appreciated with beer tokens following their shifts. AoB will host a volunteer meeting on Friday, Oct. 28th from 6pm – 7pm. Beverages and pizza will be supplied. While we’d love for you to participate in the volunteer meeting, if you can’t make it you’re still eligible to volunteer. Once you register to volunteer by completing the Pumpkin Pedaller Volunteer Form, an AoB agent will contact you with further details.   

Apply: Youth cycling instructor position open

AoB Afterschool

AoB seeks youth bicycle instructor for our youth bicycle education program in conjunction with  Asheville Middle School and Asheville City Schools Foundation.

Qualified candidates should have prior experience working with youth, strong cycling skills, and a commitment to safe habits of riding. The potential instructor will need to pass a background check.

The afterschool program runs from Sept. 26th – December 19th. The class meets Monday’s from 3pm – 5pm for 12 sessions. Instructors are asked to attend two to three meetings as well. Compensation is $500 / semester.

To apply, complete the AoB Afterschool Instructor Application. Prepare responses to the following questions: 

  1. What interests you in working with Asheville on Bikes’s youth cycling program?
  1. Describe your experience working with students. What was the age group and what were your responsibilities?
  1. If you could lead a group of students on a five mile ride of Asheville, where would you go andy why?

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Thank you for your interest in Asheville on Bikes youth cycling education.