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Blog :: 01-2016

PS - Bike Love 2016 and You Are Invited!


Bike Love 2016 Asheville Saturday, February 13, 2016, show your love by attending Bike Love at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. 


This event is a celebration of cycling in support of Asheville on Bikes. The event includes an Industry Nine whilst drawing, silent auction, membership activation, presentations, and a killer dance party. New Belgium and Isis Restaurant will be hosting a special VIP dinner, and DJ Marley will be spinning from 11pm-1am. 

Bike Love Schedule:

Exclusive VIP Dinner w/ New Belgium and Isis Restaurant.  

Doors Open
Silent Auction
Membership Activation
Presentations by leaders in transportation advocacy, health, and urban bicycle culture.

  • Lisa Diaz Riegel, Executive Director of Bike Walk / NC
  • Terri March, Health Improvement Specialist Mountain Area Health Education Center
  • Ann Silver & Drew Cistola, Asheville on Bikes Youth Program Instructors
  • Mike Sule, Director of Asheville on Bikes

9pm – 11pm
Music by The Digs w/ Ryan Rn’B Barber
Industry Nine Wheelset Drawing

11pm – 1am
DJ Marley

Reserve tickets online

Get Outside At These Asheville Parks


Asheville Parks

With a new year, many strive to make a commitment to get outside more often to be active. Asheville's surrounding mountains offer great escapes from the everyday, however some its parks are the perfect place to clear your head during a lunch or evening break away from the office. With smart phones increasing the constant noise around us, we wanted to share some of our top favorite afternoon parks to escape the daily grind.


Beaver Lake: Take a stroll through the bird sanctuary or if you are a runner it's a great place to run around this small lake located in North Asheville. It's picturesque and quaint, and is the perfect place to get a few minutes of fresh air. 


Carrier Park: Known as one of Asheville's top park locations, this park offers volleyball, a playground, roller-hockey rink, basketball court, track, a paved trail, a multi-use field, great for baseball or soccer, and a picnic pavillion. Connected by a 2.8 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail known as the French Broad River Greenway, Carrier Park is connected to Hominy Creek Park, a popular spot for Asheville tubers to get in the river. 


Richmond Hill Park: This large wooded park is great for trail running, mountain biking, and paying disc golf. Dogs are often seen on the trails with their owners, and it is a beautiful place to take in serenity within Asheville city limits. 


Azalea Park: Well known in the soccer community, Azalea Park is located along Swannanoa River and has soccer fields, picnic pavilions, and a running/walking trail. It is home to competitive soccer HFC, as well as an adult league. Also home to the Azalea Dog Park. To reserve a field, go to the Asheville Parks web site


Montford Park: With tennis courts, a playground, and green space, this park has much to offer. Located in the Asheville neighborhood of Montford, it has convenient access to/from the highway. 'Shakespeare in the Park' by the Montford Park Players during the spring, summer, and fall adds a magical charm to this park. 


Asheville's Restaurant Week 2016


Asheville Restaurant Week

It is almost here, Asheville's restaurant week. A culinary spectacle to celebrate food, conversation, and this foodie towns talented chefs. Asheville's earned a designation as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in the United States, and for good reason. Many restaurants our committed to farm-to-table dining, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


Restaurant week is exciting. January 19-28, it is a time to embrace Asheville's dining options at participating restaurants offering affordable menus for lunch and/or dinner.  Prices offered during restaurant week are designated by location, however will be one of the following:


Lunch: $15 two-course meal for one person.

Dinner: $30 three-course meal for one person.

Dinner: $30 two-course meal for two or

Dinner: $20 two-course meal for two


Reservations can be made at many of the participating restaurants, and a full menu will also be available at regular prices. It is a great week for a date night or friends/family outing in Asheville to enjoy some great food. 


Participating restaurants include: 

131 Main 

Ambrozia Bar and Bistro

The Blackbird Restaurant

Blue Dream Curry House

Buffalo Nickel

The Bull & Beggar 

Buxton Hall 

Carmel's Kitchen & Bar

Chai Pani


Chop House Asheville Downtown

Chorizo Latin Fare

Copper Crown

Cucina 24

Corner Kitchen


Fatz Cafe

French Broad Chocolates

The Junction 

Lexington Avenue Brewery

The Lobster Trap

The Market Place Restaurant & Lounge

Modesto Trattoria


Posana Cade

Red Stage Grill



Ruth's Chris Steak House

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro



Twisted Laurel

Wild Wing Cafe