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.

 

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.

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.   

Clips – New Belgium Beer & Film Tour Returns

Clips '15

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.

10th Anniversary of Bike of the Irish

Bike of Irish

On Sunday, March 20th, the 10th annual Bike of the Irish rolls through the streets of Asheville and culminates at Kolo Bike Park located on the Crowne Plaza Resort.

Each spring, the Asheville on Bikes community celebrates the return of spring with an its annual festive ride. Participants decorate themselves and their bikes in green as they ride the city.

The event is free and open to the public, but AoB does ask that you consider making a donation to the organization, renew a membership, or purchase a few tickets to the raffle. Membership, donations, and raffle tickets can be purchased in advance through AoB’s Eventbrite page.

This year’s route is eight miles, includes five hundred feet of climbing, and rolls through downtown, Montford, and West Asheville before ending at Kolo Bike Park. This is a perfect ride to invite the reluctant cyclists in your life as it’s fun, easy paced, and festive.

BikeLove2016Once at Kolo, the festivities will continue with mountain biking, Oskar Blues, food trucks and a chance to win an Chris King wheel set. 100% of all Oskar Blues products sold at Bike of Irish support Asheville on Bikes.

Please consider volunteering for Bike of the Irish as several volunteers are needed. If you’re interested on a volunteer position, simply respond to the Bike of Irish Volunteer Form. There are several times and tasks available. Once your sign-up an AoB agent will contact you with details.  

Join AoB on Sunday, March 20th for the 10th annual Bike of the Irish.

 

Bike of the Irish Details:

1:30pm  – Gather at Packs Park

2:00pm – The ride begins

3:00pm – Culminate at Kolo Bike Park w/ Oskar Blues  

 

BoIRouteThings 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.

Food trucks will be at Kolo.

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

Cars can be dropped at either Crowne Plaza or Westgate parking lot.