Asheville on bikes

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:

6pm-8pm
Exclusive VIP Dinner w/ New Belgium and Isis Restaurant.  

8pm-8:45pm
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

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville Area Cycling

Cyclist

Asheville has long been a destination for outdoor adventure.  In recent years it is gaining in popularity as a cycling destination, and the city and local businesses are responding!  From increased access to greenways and bike corrals to a plethora of cycling outfitters offering group rides, to growing advocacy efforts, cycling is on the rise in Asheville.

Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina

One of the many benefits of living in the Western North Carolina mountains is being able to take advantage of the outdoor adventure opportunities all around us. Just 10 minutes southwest of downtown is Bent Creek Experimental Forest, which has miles of gravel roads and single track.

Mountain Biking AshevilleThere are many other world class mountain biking opportunities within a 90 minute drive of Asheville at Tsali Recreational Area, Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest

Get your mountain bike fix right in town at Kolo Bike Park, a mountain bike park with trails designed for progression of skills.  They also host bike camps at their location in West Asheville.  In 2016 they opened a new location for bike rentals near the greenway trails at the Smoky Park Adventure Center.

Bailey Mountain Bike Park, located near Mars Hill north of Asheville, is a gravity-specific bike park with over 1000 feet of vertical elevation for an incredible downhill experience.  This gorgeous piece of land is being developed as a downhill mountain biking destination.  Additionally, lots are available in this development and Mosaic Realty is the exclusive real estate partner of Bailey Mountain.  More information by emailing Justin at Justin@BaileyMountainWNC.com.

Road Biking in Asheville/ Buncombe County

Blue Ridge ParkwayThe Blue Ridge Parkway is a nationally renowned scenic highway that cyclists voyage to for the beautiful mountain vistas from the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 
Buncombe County roads in Swannanoa, Leicester, Hominy Valley and Mars Hill offer fantastic opportunities for road biking and gorgeous rural mountain scenery.  Many group rides from local bicyle shops explore these county roads.

Asheville Area Cycling Organizations

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club seeks to promote fun and healthy lifestyles through cycling in Western North Carolina.  They have a comprehensive cycling event calendar on their website.

Ring of Fire races are a 12 race training series on the safe and fast track at Carrier Park every other Wednesday from March until late July.  There are free kids races as well!

Asheville Cyclocross hosts free clinics at Bent Creek Community Park and has a strong presence at the annual Mountain Sports Festival at Carrier Park.  They also host rides at Oskar Blue’s REEB Ranch in Brevard.

Bicycle Stores in Asheville

There is an incredible array of options when it comes to getting outfitted for your cycling needs in this city!  We suggest trying out some of the group rides offered at shops such as Liberty Bikes, Motion Makers, and Beer City Bicycles to get acquainted with some of the fantastic service providers and their cycling wears.  

Cycling Advocacy in Asheville

Cycling AshevilleMosaic Realty is proud to support the 5th annual NC Bike Walk Summit held this year in Asheville.  At this event, cycling advocates and experts will gather to address issues surrounding economic benefits of cycling, funding strategies for bicycling and advancing bicycle advocacy in the area.  The event is September 16 and 17 this year.

Asheville on Bikes is a bicycle advocacy group that works tirelessly to make this a bikeable community.  They have successfully installed bicycle corals in various parts of town among other initiatives.  They also host a variety of fun-filled cycling events throughout the year such as the Bike of the Irish and Summer Cycle.

At Mosaic Realty, we aim to connect you with real estate that fits your lifestyle.  We have specific knowledge of the areas of Asheville that may appeal to your interests.

For more information on real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at mike@mymosaicrealty.com  or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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Asheville on Bikes Gears Up for Cycle-Centric Events

Cycling Asheville

Cyclists in Asheville have plenty to enjoy around the city. From Asheville’s bike path infrastructure to its greenways, opportunities to cycle around town are growing. Spearheading the pro-pedal movement is Asheville on Bikes, a non-profit that advocates for better biking and walking infrastructure in the city and the surrounding Western N.C. region. The group celebrates bike culture regularly through group rides, educational programs – and fun special events.

Ready to get the good times rolling? Then join Asheville on Bikes for two of its most popular events, coming in February and March.

Bike Love

Road Bikes AshevilleThe 11th annual Bike Love, presented by New Belgium Brewing, returns to Salvage Station (468 Riverside Dr.) the evening of Saturday, Feb. 24. Bike Love is Asheville on Bikes’ annual signature extravaganza and fundraiser celebrating all things bicycle. Come and score popular gear and dance the night away while supporting Asheville on Bike’s mission. The event features a silent auction, a bicycle raffle, a photo booth, and music from top local artists. An early reception for special ticket holders includes small bites, a free beer and a sneak peak at the auction goodies. DJ Marley Carroll and Siamese Sound Club featuring CaroMia Tiller will be on hand to supply the grooves throughout the night. You can purchase tickets in advance online or at a variety of shops around Asheville. For more information, visit https://ashevilleonbikes.com/events/asheville-bike-love.

Bike of the Irish, in Asheville

The 12th annual Bike of the Irish is set for March 2018. Bike of the Irish is Asheville on Bike’s annual spring ride, featuring hundreds of green-bedecked riders and routes that showcase the best of Asheville’s bike infrastructure and greenways. Family-friendly and free to everyone (although donations are appreciated), Bike of the Irish has drawn hundreds every year to cycle along scenic routes including the River Arts District, into Downtown Asheville, and along various greenways before ending in an after-ride celebration at brewery favorites. For more information, visit https://ashevilleonbikes.com/events/asheville-bike-of-the-irish.

Thanks to Asheville on Bikes events like these, as well as the efforts of its members, sponsors and civic partners, Asheville is seeing real change on the ground and in the community in creating a safer cycling-friendly city.

For a personally guided tour of bikeable homes or homes near greenways in Asheville, or for more information on other Asheville real estate, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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