Bike Love ’17, Sat. Feb. 18th

Bike Love ‘17, presented by New Belgium Brewing, returns on Saturday, Feb. 18th to the Salvage Station. The event includes an early reception, a cycle-centric silent auction, a bicycle raffle, photo booth, and a wide variety of music. In other words, something for everyone.  

Stephanie Morgan, DJ Marley Carroll, and DJ Dr. Filth  provide the grooves to keep the passions pulsing throughout the night.

AoB currently seeks volunteers for several different position to support Bike Love. If you’re interested in investing a bit of time, talent, and elbow grease in exchange for a ticket, please review the volunteer options and pick the one that works best for you.

There are a few ways to enjoy Bike Love. Advance tickets can be purchased online:

  • Reception: This reception is  from 7pm – 8pm and includes a small bites, a New Belgium beer, and ‘17 AoB membership and general admission. Stephan Morgan will perform during the early reception.
  • General Admission & ‘17 AoB Membership: Renew or activate your annual membership for 50% off and secure your Bike Love ticket. Membership packets include AoB spoke card, helmet sticker, and membership welcome letter can be picked up at the event. Secure your ticket and activate your AoB membership. Robust membership help is a simple way to support AoB’s advocacy efforts.
  • General Admission: Keep it simple and secure your general admission ticket
  • Membership: Support AoB’s advocacy efforts and active your membership.   

The evening’s agenda is as follows:

Reception: 7pm – 8pm

General Admission Doors: 8pm

Silent Auction: 7pm – 11pm

Bike Raffle: 11pm

Music:

Stephanie Morgan: 7pm – 9pm

DJ Marley Carroll:   9:15pm – 12:30am

DJ Dr. Filth:  12:30am – 2am

AoB appreciates our annual sponsors: New Belgium Brewing, Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty & JAG & Associates Construction, Mountain Air Roasting, Wedge Brewing Co, Industry Nine Components, Mellow Mushroom, Beauty Parade, Shelia Christofalos, Edward Jones, Clasique Acupuncture and Pilates Studio

AoB is Hiring Youth Bicycle Instructor

Ride your city w/ the next generation

AoB seeks a 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 spring semester runs from February 20th – May 19th. Bike Club  meets once a week for roughly 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 and why?

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

 

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

Please Donate To Help »

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.

Pumpkin Pedaller '16 Banner

 

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.