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.

Clips – New Belgium Beer & Film Tour Returns

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New Belgium  Clips Beer and Film Tour  2016 return to Asheville on Friday, August 26th from 7-10pm. Clips is one of Asheville on Bikes biggest fundraisers of the year.  Help us keep AoB rolling forward; volunteer at the event or bring your friends out that night! Volunteer for Clips 2016  

 

Contact Rachel@ashevilleonbikes.com if you have any questions.

 

At the end of each summer Asheville on Bikes and New Belgium Brewery host Clips Film and Beer Tour in Pack Square Park. You will find new friends, old friends, tasty suds and a rockin’ film festival. All films are created by people just like you! Bring your blankets and sit under the stars or be a part of the evening and consider volunteering. See you at the end of August!

Summer Cycle ’16 presented by Oskar Blues

Summer Cycle ‘16 presented by Oskar Blues Brewing

Summer Cycle '16

Sunday, June 26th 2:30pm – 8pm

The Summer Cycle is AoB’s annual summer social ride. This year, we’re changing up the program, route, and rolling in a new direction. Come join us and let us know what you think.

Summer Cycle Details:

  • 2:30pm – Ride gathers at Second Gear
  • 3:00pm – Ride rolls out
  • 5:00pm – Ride culminates at Kolo Bike Park
  • 8:00pm – Parting is such sweet sorrow

Summer Cycle '16 Route

The route is 13.7 miles and includes 683 ft of climbing.  The ride includes wayfinding markers and pedal patrol. We’ve added a family specific pedal patrol so that families can ride safely in a group with support from AoB volunteers.

We need plenty of volunteers for the Summer Cycle, so review the volunteers options and pick a time and place that works for you. Sign up to volunteer.

The Summer Cycle gathers at Second Gear (444 Haywood Rd, 28806) in West Asheville and rolls through a variety of neighborhood streets and greenways, before culminating at Kolo Bike Park (1 Resort Dr, 28806) on the Crowne Plaza Campus. Once there, participants can enjoy Oskar Blues Brewing, food trucks, mountain bike riding, and socializing. 100% of all Oskar Blues Brewing products sold support AoB.

Asheville on Bikes appreciates our sponsors: Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Second Gear, Skylanes, Sarver Realty Group, Kolo Bike Park, and Crowne Plaza Resort.

Volunteer at Mtn Sports Festival Bike Corral

Bike Corral

Volunteer with AoB at the Mountain Sports Festival’s bicycle corral May 27th – Sunday, May 29th. AoB hosts a bicycle corral, to encourage bicycle participation by providing people a safe spot to store their bicycles while they enjoy the festival.

AoB will be parking bikes from Friday through Sunday with a variety of time options that suite your schedule. There is a time slot for the  early birds, afternooners, and night owls. Simply, review the times and dates on the AoB volunteer form and select the ones that work best for you. An AoB representative will follow up with you to confirm the details.

Thank you for volunteer with Asheville on Bikes. When you show, we grow.

Bike from Work – Support AoB & Friends of Connect Buncombe

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National Bike to Work Week is May 16-20 and a handful of WNC breweries are hosting Bike from Work week and supporting Asheville on Bikes and Friends of Connect Buncombe.

Enjoy a beer, support bicycle advocacy, and have your bike tuned at Wedge, HiWire, Highland, Wicked Weed and New Belgium Brewery on your way home from work. Proceeds from pint sales will be split between bicycle advocacy organization Asheville on Bikes and greenway non-profit Friends of Connect Buncombe. Each brewery will host an evening of bike-centric activities. On Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at New Belgium Brewery, the breweries will donate collective proceeds to the two non-profits.

Bike from Work Week Brewery Stops

Mon., May 16 – Wedge Brewing Company, 37 Payne’s Way, Asheville, NC 28801

On Monday, Wedge will donate a $1 from India Blonde Ale & Witbier and has invited The Tacoed Wheel, a mobile bike repair shop, to join in the evening. Wedge will show Breaking Away as their outdoor movie that evening, starting at 8:30pm.

“We appreciate all the support the Asheville bike community has given the Wedge,” says Tim Schaller, co-owner of Wedge Brewing. “We are happy to have an opportunity to give a little back, and have some fun.”

Tues., May 17 – Hi-Wire Brewing-Big Top Location, 2A Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC 28803

Hi-Wire Brewing, in collaboration with Motion Makers Bicycle Shop, will be hosting the second day of Bike From Work Week at their Big Top location ( 2 Huntsman Place). Hi-Wire will donate $1 from all full pour beers and will be discounting $1 off of their four flagship beers including the Hi-Wire Lager, Prime Time Session Pale, Hi-Pitch IPA, and Bed of Nails Brown. Food will be available from Foothills Local Meats, a permanent food truck at their Big Top location.

Wed., May 18 – Highland Brewing Company,12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803

On Wednesday, Highland will donate $1 of every pint and Cane Creek Cycling Components will be on site from 5:00-8:00 p.m. offering free demos, swag and a raffle for Cane Creek Cycling Components 110-Series headset. Tin Can Pizzeria will serve up pizzas and Woody Wood will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Run club leaves at 6:15 p.m.

“Asheville’s future as a more connected city, by foot or pedal, is top of mind for me,” says Leah Ashburn, President, Highland Brewery. “Greenways benefit everyone and fit Asheville’s lifestyle. And, what if Asheville was the city where breweries built greenways?”

Thurs., May 19 – Wicked Weed Brewing, 91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

On Thursday, Wicked Weed will donate $1 of every pint of Freak of Nature Double IPA.

“Beer and bikes have always been a wonderful pairing, and in Asheville bringing those two things together to help raise money for these incredible charities just makes sense,” says Luke Dickinson, head brewer and owner, Wicked Weed. “Drink a beer and make Asheville better, not a bad deal.”

Fri., May 20 – New Belgium Brewing21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC 28806

On Friday, New Belgium will donate $1 of every pint. A small gift will be given to anyone who rides their bike. Tune ups will be available. At 6 p.m., the breweries will donate collective Bike from Work proceeds to the non-profits.

“We support Asheville becoming a better city for bicycling and what better way than to do that with beer and friends,” says Michael Craft, New Belgium VIPer Ambassador and national bicycle advocate. “We also support having fun, so come by the Liquid Center, enjoy a beverage and get a view of the City’s soon-to- open greenway while you sip a pint on our deck.”

AoB Welcomes AVL’s First Bike Corral w/ City of Asheville & NCDOT

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Over the last year, The City of Asheville, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), West Asheville Business Association (WABA), and AoB partnered to explore the option of providing a bicycle corral somewhere along the Haywood corridor. A bicycle corral is a series of on-street bicycle racks that can provide parking for fifteen or more bicycles.  

In the summer of 2014 AoB’s director, Mike Sule and Barb Mee, the city’s pedestrian and bicycle coordinator, presented the concept of a bike corral to WABA since Haywood Rd has some of the highest bicycle counts in city. “Following the presentation, everyone supported the addition of a  bike corral. Frankly, I was a little taken back that the entire room was ready to move forward with the corral. Generally, there are a few skeptics. It just goes to show, there is  tremendous support for advancing active transportation throughout the business community,” says Sule.

Once WABA had endorsed the corral, the city was required to secure an encroachment agreement from NCDOT because Haywood Rd is an NCDOT maintained highway. “NCDOT was pleased to have worked collaboratively with the community on the bike corral project, we understand that this is a project of local importance. We were pleased to provide the encroachment agreement,” states Kristina Solberg, NCDOT Division 13 Planning Engineer.   

“NCDOT, Asheville’s transportation department, and the business community were incredible to work with. Each agency understood the value and worked diligently to respond to the need. The bike corral is a clear example that Asheville is a community that knows how to work well together. I appreciate the spirit of cooperation and inclusion throughout this project. I’m also ready to celebrate,” says Sule

First day on the job & a full house.

First day on the job & a full house.

Vice-Mayor Gwen Wisler, who is a bike commuter, herself, and has been active in Asheville’s cycling advocacy will serve as the city’s dignitary at the ribbon cutting. We are excited for the addition of our first on-street bike corral – installing multimodal infrastructure like this is one is a step toward meeting Council’s vision of a well-planned and livable community, and of transportation and accessibility. The City is also thrilled to have business support of this project,” states Wisler.

On Thursday, April 28th the community is welcome to participate in the ribbon cutting to welcome Asheville’s first bicycle corral. The event begins at 6pm. Representatives from each of the partnering organizations will say a few words at the ribbon cutting.

Following the ceremony, Westville Pub welcomes all to continue the celebration with music by DJ Jut Rut and a portion of New Belgium Brewing and Catawba Brewing Co. sales dedicated to support Asheville on Bikes.

Haywood Corral Ribbon Cutting:

6pm – 6:30pm     Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

6:30 – 8:00pm     Westville Pub Bike Corral Celebration

Haywood Rd Ribbon Cutting Event 

Asheville Citizen Times covers bike corral ribbon cutting.