Pumpkin Pedaller

Get those Costumes Ready for the 2022 Pumpkin Pedaller

The Pumpkin Pedaller, presented by New Belgium Brewing, is Asheville on Bikes’ (AoB) annual costumed community ride. The event is hosted at New Belgium Brewing on Saturday, Oct 29th.

Donor match challenge!

Added:If HelpHelpHelp us beat the Industry Nine challenge match! If AoB raises $11,000 Industry Nine will match the amount for a total of $22,000 going to AoB programs. 

We’re asking people to donate now and share their support for AoB by investing in one of our three buckets:

  • Advocacy – support AoB’s ability to advance complete streets. 
  • Education – support AoB’s ability to deliver youth cycling programming
  • Impact – support AoB’s ability to grow its staff and capacity  

Our end-of-year goal is $125,000!

Event schedule:

  • 1:30pm – 7pm: Pop-Up Bike Park presented by Kid Cycle Club
  • 2:30pm – 3pm: Ride Gathers + Costume contest photo booth
  • 3pm:  Ride departs from New Belgium Brewing
  • 4pm – 5pm: Staggered return
  • 5pm – 7pm: Continued bicycle frolic

There are 3 routes from which to choose:

  1. Cruiser Route – 4 miles on mostly protected bike facilities.
  2. Main Route – 12 miles on a mix of bike facilities and active roads w/ a few climbs.
  3. Ride More – 15.5 miles on a mix of bike facilities and active roads with a few more climbs and interesting turns.

Download and preview routes using AoB’s Ride With GPS Membership Account.

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Pumpkin Pedaller Costume Contest

This year, we’re hosting a costume contest! Winners will be picked in each of the following categories:

1. Totally off the wall

2. Best use of recycled materials

3. Best use of bicycle

4. Most likely to be re-gifted

5. Most likely to cause congestion

6. Best use of hot glue gun

7. Best play on words

8. Best themed group

Past Pumpkin Pedaller Photos

Thank you to all the riders, volunteers, and AoB’s donors and sponsors for 11 great years of Pumpkin Pedaller!

Costumes are encouraged!


pumpkin pedaller participants
bike riders
pumpkin pedaller costume
pumpkin pedaller captain america