Bike of the Irish 2017

Bike of the Irish rides Beaucatcher greenway

 

On Saturday, March 18th the 11th annual Bike of the Irish rolls through Asheville and you’re invited to participate.  The year the ride begins at Wedge at Foundation, Wedge Brewing Co’s new space located at 5 Foundry Rd, rolls through the River Arts District, into the downtown, and explores the Beaucatcher greenway  (in the rough) before returning to the Wedge for an after ride celebration around 3pm.

 

Bike of the Irish is Asheville on Bikes annual spring ride. Participants are encouraged to  decorate themselves and their bikes in green as they ride the city in celebration of spring and the expansion of Asheville’s greenway system.

The event is free and open to the public. Families are welcome to participate as well. Everyone is encouraged to review and / or pre-ride the route to make sure it’s appropriate for their skill level. The ride rolls through active city streets and an unimproved greenway so riders can expect a  stretch of natural rough service along the Beaucatcher greenway. Participants are welcome to walk their bikes along this portion of the ride. Beaucatcher is a greenway in the rough but it’s truly a delightful place to visit and well worth the effort.

 

Please consider volunteering for Bike of the Irish as several volunteers are needed to make the ride a success. Review the Bike of Irish volunteer opportunities and select the one that works best for you.   

 

Join AoB on Saturday, March 18th for the 11th annual Bike of the Irish.

 

Bike of the Irish Details:

1:30pm  – Gather at Wedge at Foundation

2:00pm – The ride begins

3:00pm – Culminate at Wedge at Foundation.  

 

Things to Consider:

Review the route before the ride.  

Know the weather before you ride.

Pack an extra layer, a warm afternoon cools quickly.

Spending money is a good idea.

A variety of beverages will be available, not just beer.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.