Asheville on Bikes (AoB), the advocacy group focused on advancing Asheville’s urban and commuter bicycle culture, is hosting its Sixth Annual Bike Love event at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall located on 743 Haywood Rd on Saturday, February 23.
Asheville on Bikes uses celebration to increase awareness about the advantages of improving and expanding Asheville’s bicycle infrastructure. “Each year we kick-off our season of cycling events, we host a variety of community rides and bicycle corrals.” Shares Rachel Reeser bike advocate. “All our work centers on ensuring the advancement of multi-modal transportation improvements.”
The evening opens at 6pm with an exhibit of bicycle plans to show off our region’s bicycle blueprints. The master plan maps illustrate the potential for bicycle connectivity throughout our city and region. “It’s time to share the vision, I can’t think of a better way to kick of the evening.” Mike Sule, AOB Director.
The event includes a silent auction with a “bike local” theme that features bike gear and local touches. All proceeds will support the afterschool bicycle program AOB started this year serving IRL students at Asheville Middle. “Middle school students have really responded to the opportunity to pedal,” says Sule, “We want to make sure they have the skills to ride smart and safe.”
A pre-event raffle for a Specialized Work 2 is taking place at Motion Makers on Brevard Road in February. Raffle tickets are on sale now and the winner will be drawn at the evening of Bike Love. Bicycle raffle tickets are $3 for 1 or $5 for 3.