Pumpkin Pedaller

The 11th Annual Pumpkin Pedaller is coming October 27th, 2018

The 2018 Pumpkin Pedaller is set for Saturday, Oct 27th at New Belgium Brewing. Join hundreds of costumed riders and fill the streets and greenways of Asheville’s downtown and neighborhoods. This year, we have three route options for all ages and levels of riders. It’s FREE, so come on out!

Pumpkin Pedaller ’18 Schedule of Events

  • 2:30pm – Gather at New Belgium Brewing (21 Craven St., Asheville, NC 28806)
  • 3:00pm – All-ages roll around New Belgium’s event grounds
  • 3:15pm – Main rides roll out. Choose your route!
  • 5:00pm – Culmination Party at New Belgium
    • Costume contest winner announced
    • Bicycle gear raffle
    • Beer & food trucks on site
    • Live music
    • Tons of fun!

Choose from 3 route options plus an optional Ghoulish Grounds climb! Costumes encouraged!

  • All-ages roll around New Belgium Brewing event space
  • 1 mile loop through the River Arts District
  • 7 mile route which just touches in North Asheville
  • 11 mile route featuring Reed and Glenn Creek Greenways
  • Optional Ghoulish Grounds Climb
  • View maps & routes on RideWithGPS

All routes interconnect—just like our community! We encourage participants to review and pre-ride the routes to best match the route with their riding abilities. All rides (except the all ages roll around) take place on active and open streets, so make decisions accordingly. More event info on Facebook!

Celebrating our 60th community ride: help AoB raise $60K in 2018!

This year’s Pumpkin Pedaller marks a major milestone for Asheville on Bikes: it’s our 60th community ride! We estimate that 25,000 have rolled with us through our streets since the launch of our first community ride back in 2007, and we owe it all to our members and donors. As such, we’re officially kicking off our end-of-year giving campaign at this year’s Pumpkin Pedaller, with a goal to raise $60,000 by the end of 2018. The Pumpkin Pedaller rides and festivities are free as always, but any donation you can make is highly appreciated!

You can also donate now—it will count toward our $60,000 goal!

Your donation will help AoB with our advocacy and education work, including our new Street Tweaks urban redesign project.

Make it a weekend & join us for DRAFT Meetup on Oct. 26th

Pre-game for Pumpkin Pedaller and mingle with bicycle industry and advocacy leaders at our first People for Bikes DRAFT Meetup event on Friday, October 26th at Archetype Brewing. Doors open at 6PM. Grab a beer, mingle, and stick around for programs and speakers to learn what’s happening on the WNC bike scene.

Past Pumpkin Pedaller Photos

Thank you to all the riders, volunteers, and AoB’s donors and sponsors for 10 great years of Pumpkin Pedaller!