Summer Cycle w/ Asheville on Bikes 6/20

The Summer Cycle – Ride your City in the Summer Sun on Saturday with Asheville on Bikes

Sat Jun 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
River Arts District, Clingman Cafe242 Clingman Ave in Asheville NC

Asheville on Bikes invites all to join us for a summer community ride that highlights Asheville’s surrounding neighborhood roads, anticipated bicycle infrastructure and SORBA’s Richmond Hill mountain bike trail building.

10AM – Join AoB for breakfast & coffee @ Clingman Cafe.
11AM – Summer Cycle Begins
12pm – Siesta w/ SORBA @ Richmond Hill
2pm – Winddown @ Wedge Brewing

Laurey Bikes – Still Time to Help!

Laurey Masterton of Laurey Bikes

I am finally beginning to feel like I live here and that it is okay to be home after this ride. Wow – what a challenging and difficult re-entry time. Just about one month. Sheesh.

I took my bike to the shop today and got it tuned up. When you crash and get parts switched around there is a time of adjustment. I have been back on my bike a bit, enough to know that things were not quite right. But then again, my body has been out of kilter too so I was not sure it was the bike. BUT, there was some tweaking that needed to happen, a cable needed replacing, screws needed to be futzed with. Now, once again, I am ready and will get out there tomorrow. Yay. I thought I would share with you that I'm at the beginning stages of imagining a book project of this ride. It's all very fresh in my mind, not even enough to be able to write clearly about it, but, well, now you know almost as much as I do. Live. Love. Bike. Following the Golden Thread. Stay tuned.

Oh, and just so you know, I am still writing a bit on the blog page so do check in every so often if you are so inclined. I have not been able to figure out how to post something there and have it automatically appear here. Still trying to do that. At the moment I seem to be writing about once a week or less, so it's not the most pressing thing.

And finally, it looks like I will finish the fundraising portion of this ride at around $36,000.00, give or take. So thanks to all of you who chipped in. This money will make a difference toward looking for a definitive test for ovarian cancer and to spreading the word about the signs for early detection. I hope there will come a time when all this is a moot point. For now it is not, so thank you for helping me.

Oh, and if you still would like to be a part, I am still accepting donations. Send a check made out to Jubilee, attn: Laurey Bikes to Jubilee at 46 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

For now – ciao, And thank you. Laurey

YWCA Special Bike and Commuter Pass

Special Pass for Commuters who Bike or Walk

Whether you walk or bicycle to downtown Asheville, you now have an opportunity to shower before heading into the office.

The YWCA of Asheville at 185 S. French Broad Ave. is introducing a trial program called the "Y Commute Pass" which will be offered during the months of June, July and August 2009. This program will allow bicycle commuters and walkers access to the locker room, a locker, and shower for $50.00 for the three months.

For more information, contact Carol Severance at the YWCA, 254-7206 x105.

Asheville on Bikes Mountain Bike Race

French Broad River Festival Mountain Bike Race in Asheville North Carolina

Host is “Asheville on Bikes”
Time: Sat May 2 from 9:45 am to 1:45 pm
Venue: Flood Stage Tent

Ride the edge of the Smoky Mountains in Pisgah National forest at the French Broad River Festival. There are three different race categories for the annual cross country race: The Soft Core – 10 miles, Single Speed – 14 miles, Hard Core -18 miles. The race begins and ends at the festival grounds. Registration is free with your general admission festival ticket. A registration booth will be located in the main festival area. Register on Friday from 4pm – 8pm or on Saturday from 8-9:30.

If you show just for the race, registration is $15. Otherwise, the entry fee is complimentary with admission to the festival. Prizes awarded for each category. In AoB style, prizes will be awarded to the BEST IN SHOW and BEST HOOD ORNAMENT!

Register online and check out the details.

Earth Day @ Martin Luther King Park, Ride your City, Corral your Bike

Asheville on Bikes is hosting an event on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 10:00am – 10:00pm at Martin Luther King Park – 50 Martin Luther King Drive, Asheville, NC

AoB is hosting the first bicycle corral of spring on Saturday, April 18th at Martin Luther King Park located at 50 Martin Luther King Dr.

Gather your friends and family enjoy a pedal about town, then ride over to Martin Luther King Park and corral your bicycle before taking part in the festivities.

Store your bicycle with Asheville on Bikes and receive a pedallers appreciation prize, as well as, catch up on cycling’s current events. There is plenty of pedaller planning in the works, so stop by, stash your bicycle and catch up with AoB.