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Here’s what the money does at Asheville on Bikes:

  1. It teaches. Our education work creates new bike riders and teaches important life skills to middle school kids. We’ve been improving our program for more than 7 years, get rave reviews, and would like to grow to other campuses and student groups.
  2. It persuades. Our advocacy work helps determine what gets built in Asheville and Buncombe County. Our work includes tactical urbanism projects where we build bike and pedestrian facilities on our streets with volunteer help and donations. We also write a lot of public comments, but we are a small nonprofit that attempts to shadow the work of the French Broad River MPO, the North Carolina DOT, the City of Asheville, and Buncombe County. We can do more and be better matched to influence these well-funded institutions.
  3. It creates happiness. Our events increase the number of people biking and create joy. We love to celebrate riding a bike. Help us improve the events we host and get more people out on their bikes.
  4. It gets results. Read about our impact.

Did you know that:

Donate and we can do even more.

  • $500 can put a kid on a bike at Asheville Middle School in our after-school program, including all the gear.
  • $1,000 can power the work to research and write additional advocacy documents, make public information requests, and publish public comment guidelines.
  • $5,000 can run an election-year candidate forum or upgrade a public ride or event.
  • $7,500 can build a study, like the Merrimon Rd Study which influenced the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Asheville.
  • $10,000 can power scholarships and grants made to other groups, selected for their ability to solve specific bicycle and pedestrian problems.
  • $20,000 could expand our youth cycling program beyond Asheville Middle School and to other campuses and spaces.
  • $100,000 would allow us to finalize phase 1 of AVL Unpaved and begin work on phase 2.
  • $250,000 could change the scope of our work for years to come, allowing us to become a meaningful partner with regional land trusts. We could help avoid a future where key connectors disappear before a government entity can get up to speed.

Donate now. We have the capacity to put your donation to work.

We welcome larger donations! Please contact us for more info.

Hundreds of riders assemble for the Pumpkin Pedaller bike ride