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.
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.
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.
Our youth cycling program expanded and runs year round. We partner with Asheville City Schools Foundation, Youth Transformed for Life, Erskine Community, and My Daddy Taught Me That to provide a variety of bicycling experiences taught by League Certified Instructors. Video.
We make public comments on each transportation project in Asheville, as well as posting comment guidance for the public? Read some of our work.
We’ve had thousands of people participate in our events over the years? Ride with us.
$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.
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We welcome larger donations! Please contact us for more info.