The seventh annual Pumpkin Pedaller, sponsored by The Van Winkle Law Firm, rolls Saturday, October 26. As ya’ll know, this one is an Asheville favorite. Between the crisp, cool weather and the outrageous, amusing, and sometimes jaw-dropping costumes, it’s a must-ride.
We’ll gather outside Asheville City Hall at 2:30pm and roll out at 3:00. The route meanders throughout Asheville at a rolling social pace and is designed to encourage cyclists of all ages and skill levels to participate. Know someone who’s bike-curious, but a little intimidated by Asheville’s hills or roads or drivers? This is the perfect opportunity to encourage them to get on a bike—novice cyclists tell us that they feel safe and supported during our rides.
The route includes much of downtown, several north Asheville neighborhoods, and the River Arts District. Following the ride, The Wedge Brewing Company hosts a culminating Halloween celebration. The event also includes a costume contest supported by the Western North Carolina Bike Dealers Association. Ride participants have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate redeemable at participating bike shops.
We’re also looking for a few (more like 50, actually) good folks to volunteer for Pedal Patrol. Your duties are simple, but vitally important to the success of the ride. You’ll help guide participants along the route, keep an eye out for hazards, and model good cycling behavior (using hand signals, obeying traffic laws, etc). In return, we’ll say thanks with a beer token or a Bicycle Benefits sticker. Email Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to sign up. Invite friends, family, or coworkers and volunteer as a team!
We’re planning our costumes right now… what are you going to be?
Special thanks to our sponsor, The Van Winkle Law Firm!