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

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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.

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.