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/

AoB’s Birthday – Beer and Bites for Bikes

Asheville on Bikes‘ turns 8 years old and we’re celebrating with New Belgium Brewing at The Market Place on Wednesday, December 3rd from 6 to 9 PM.

Chef William Dissen of The Market Place pairs small bite plates with a variety of New Belgium’s craft beers. Pairing plates are $10.00 and Asheville on Bikes receives 10% of every purchase.

Molly Parti will dj the birthday party and Asheville on Bikes’ Director, Mike Sule presents at 7pm.

Ride your City to the Birthday & enjoy the Bites and Beers on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.

Act fast to reserve your tickets now!

Pumpkin Pedaller ’14

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October means only one thing to hundreds of Ashevillians: the return of the Pumpkin Pedaller, a much-loved, much-anticipated annual event organized by Asheville on Bikes.

High-spirited, costumed cyclists will ride this year’s 10-mile route on Saturday, November 1st, beginning at Asheville City Hall and culminating at The Wedge Brewery.

Gather at 2:30 at Asheville City Hall 
Pedal at 3pm about the City
Culminate at 5pm-ish at The Wedge Brewery

Facebook Event Page

Pre-order your Clingman Cafe meal online for a no-fuss, roll-up lunch. AoB gets 10% of proceeds.

Show our scrumptious sponsors some love!

Pumpkin Pedaller '14 Sponsors

 

Ready to serve on the Pedal Patrol? Asheville on Bikes is currently seeking volunteers for Pumpkin Pedaller. Simply fill out this form and we’ll get you scheduled. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1683Ku5k3YWuXLdHYOVWOYrxd9yPT7NDyC3ExyduD-d0/viewform

Pumpkin Pedaller 14 route

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Pumpkin Pedaller '14 Route

 

Watch the Wonder of On-street Bike Parking

In August, Asheville on Bikes demonstrated for Asheville the wonders of on-street bike parking, which parks 10-15 customers on bikes in the space generally provided for one car.

Big thanks to King Daddy Chicken & Waffle for providing our demo site (and enjoying the boost to business that parking a larger volume of customers provides).