Bike Love 2015 Insider Info

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“I look forward to it all year! This gig is solid.”

Bike Love, presented by New Belgium Asheville, returns to Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Sat. Feb. 21st.
VIP: 6pm – 8pm
Presentations: 8pm – 9pm
Free Flow Band: 9pm – 11pm
DJ Marley: 11pm – 1am

Bike Love is sponsored by: Second GearIndustry Nine, Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty, JAG and Associates Construction, Western North Carolina Bicycle Dealers Association – WNCBDA, Greenlife Grocery Asheville, Mountain Air Roasting Suspension Experts, Inc., Clasique Acupuncture & Pilates Studio, & EndlessBikeCo. — at 7 Ton Co.

Be the Change in the Next 8 Hours

Asheville on Bikes knows no dream is too big. Our accomplishments speak for themselves. Will you support our shared goals with a tax-deductible donation in the final 8 hours of 2014?

We work for you every single hour of the year. (There are 8, 760 of those.) How about helping us in your final 8 of 2014?

We work in the following ways:

Equality → Legal: Federal, state and local, highway/traffic codes, legislation [that treat cyclists as full and equal drivers of vehicles] and policies, covering: uniformity, access, movements, and equipment. We actively work with professionals and entities responsible for our transportation system.

Education → Schools and Bicycling Skills: Traffic skills education for the public, transportation professionals, law enforcers, and legislators. We teach kids and adults to ride safely, and we work with various entities to include multi-modal education in existing programs.

Engineering → Transportation: highway and bikeways development, including: designs, controls, construction, and maintenance, including funding sources. We advise, work alongside design professionals, and provide feedback for existing measures.

Enforcement → Police and Courts: Equitable treatment of cyclists through citations, trials and diversions. We mobilize resources and assistance as needed. We ride with officers and work together to create understanding.

Encouragement → Public and private efforts: advertising campaigns, promotions, and outreach. Yep; we do that too.

Evaluation → Public agencies: Measurement of the effects of the other 5 E’s to inform our efforts. Because it makes sense.

Here is the link. Start your 2015 out right – click now!

 

Tuesday is 5% AoB Day with Giveaways and Fun

Starve your fridge! Do your last-minute gift shopping! Giveaways from AoB! $3 pints…

On Tuesday, Dec. 16th it’s Shop ’til You Drop at Greenlife (Merrimon Ave) & Whole Foods (Tunnel Road), when Asheville on Bikes receives 5% of all profits on everything for sale in both stores.

AoB will have a table set up at each location, so swing by, say hello and stock up on all your holiday essentials. See familiar faces, get some giveaways, and support AoB.

Don’t miss: Whole Food’s Tap Haus will also be offering $3 pints on Tuesday, Dec. 16th.

More at our Eventbrite page!

Shop at Greenlife and Whole Foods Next Tuesday!

Starve your fridge! Do your last-minute gift shopping! On Tuesday, Dec. 16th it’s Shop ’til You Drop at Greenlife & Whole Foods, when Asheville on Bikes receives 5% of all profits on everything in both stores.

AoB will have a table set up at each location, so swing by, say hello and stock up on all your holiday essentials.

Thirsty for fun? Whole Food’s Tap Haus will also be offering $3 pints on Tuesday, Dec. 16th.

More at our Eventbrite page!

RSVP’d for AoB’s BD?

CANDLES FOR HANDLES: Mike Sule, left, founder and director of Asheville on Bikes, is pleased to partner with The Market Place's chef William Dissen, right, for Asheville on Bikes' eighth birthday bash. Dissen will prepare four small plates to be paired with New Belgium's craft beers. Photo courtesy of Asheville on BikesWe’re grateful for this coverage in the Asheville Citizen-Times! See you all for Beer and Bites for Bikes, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at The Market Place, 20 Wall St in Asheville.

“Asheville on Bikes has really grown over that last eight years. We play a critical role in transforming our city’s transportation options, provide after school urban bicycle education, and continue to host a variety of outreach events designed to encourage and inspire participation in urban cycling,” says, Asheville on Bikes director Mike Sule.

Throwing a birthday party to celebrate eight years of activism certainly fits the bill for Asheville on Bikes, whose official mission is to “cultivate the culture of urban and commuter cycling through advocacy & celebration.” Accordingly, Beer and Bites for Bikes, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3 at The Market Place, offers an open invitation to anyone interested in the plight and progress of a biking community.

“Asheville on Bikes has really grown over that last eight years. We play a critical role in transforming our city’s transportation options, provide after school urban bicycle education, and continue to host a variety of outreach events designed to encourage and inspire participation in urban cycling,” says, Asheville on Bikes director Mike Sule.

Sule, who will present a State of the Bike address at 7 p.m., is eager to give attendees an organizational progress report. “We’ve been hard at work over the last year honing and developing the organization,” he says. “It’s time to celebrate our accomplishments, honor our volunteers and share our strategic direction with the community.”

Ever an ally of the two-wheeling population, New Belgium Brewing Co. will provide a selection of craft beverages for the evening. While attending the event is free, $10 buys guests one of four such brews along with a small food plate prepared by The Market Place owner and executive chef William Dissen. He has planned the following beer and bites pairings for the event:

La Folie (sour brown ale) — crispy pork belly, local sorghum, acorn squash, bread-and-butter pickles

Ranger (India pale ale) — corn fritters, spicy tomato relish, coriander yogurt

Snapshot (wheat beer) — heirloom farro salad, roasted cauliflower, arugula, confit shallot vinaigrette, sunny quail egg

Abbey (dubbel) — Abbey-glazed Hickory Nut Gap beef short rib, jalapeño-cheddar biscuit, green apple and buttermilk blue slaw

“It’s an exciting opportunity for The Market Place to collaborate with Asheville on Bikes and New Belgium Brewing for the Beer & Bites for Bikes,” says the local chef. “We are all interested in the organic growth and development of Asheville, and multi-modal transportation infrastructure is key in the evolution of our city.” Asheville on Bikes will receive $1 from each sale of Dissen’s pairings.

Since no party is official without tunes, local performer DJ Molly Parti will kick off the festivities with a 6 p.m. set. Organizers are encouraging attendees to RSVP here.

Beer and Bites for Bikes, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, The Market Place, 20 Wall St.

Original article here.http://mountainx.com/arts/asheville-on-bikes-throws-8th-birthday-party-beer-and-bites-for-bikes/