Strive Not to Drive

Asheville Strive Week // May 11-18


Strive Not To Drive encourages you to commute, run errands, and explore around your town by any mode other than one person in one car. Bike, bus, walk, or carpool and discover that the fun is in the journey.

Friday, May 11, 10am
Build A Bike Rodeo

Volunteer and learn how to lay out a bicycle skills course. This Bike Rodeo will be installed at 68 Haywood St., a vacant city-owned property that is the topic of an ongoing open-space debate. With your help, this space will become a drop-in-and-use bike course, and it will remain available until Open Streets Asheville on September, 16.

Friday, May 11, 5-8 pm
Roll Outta Work

Roll Outta Work is hosted by Asheville on Bikes. Gather at 68 Haywood St, downtown at 5pm for a 5:30pm ride that ends at New Belgium Brewing for a Strive Week kick-off party. Or head straight to NBB for the festivities, starting at 6:30pm.

Monday, May 14, 10:15am
Walk the Talk on Merrimon Ave.

Join elected officials, transportation planners, and concerned community members as we walk and discuss Merrimon Avenue, one of Asheville's most dangerous and opportunity-filled roadways. Gather at 10:15 at Weaver Park for a 1-hour program that will include a visual impairment simulation, presentations on multimodal roadway design, greenways, and city/college connection, plus two thrilling Merrimon cross-walk experiences!

Tuesday, May 15, 6-8pm
Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Your business would be better if it received North Carolina's Bicycle Friendly Business designation. Bike access attracts loyal customers and happy employees. Join representatives from Liberty Bikes and Cake Websites at New Belgium Brewing for this how-to guide.

Wednesday, May 16, 6:45pm
Ride of Silence

Wear white in memory of those who ride with us no more. Ride of Silence, hosted by Blue Ridge Bicycle Club & Asheville on Bikes, is a somber remembrance of those who went before us as we ride and work together to secure safe streets for future cyclists and pedestrians. Meet at 35 Woodfin St. at 6:45 pm, ride at 7 pm.

Thursday, May 17

Is your part of town walkable? Want to take the bus but not sure where to start? With actions planned in North, South, East, and West Asheville, Walk-On/Ride-On addresses pedestrian and transit questions specific to your neighborhood.

Friday, May 18, 1-4:30pm
Strive Beyond Summit at Sierra Nevada Brewery

WNC's future hinges on more transportation options, from greenways and worker shuttles to buses between counties. At Strive Beyond, two panels discuss the latest movements in active, shared, and sustainable transportation, giving us workable tools to grow western North Carolina's economy and workforce while supporting our aging and underrepresented communities and leaving gasoline combustion in the rear view.

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Friday, May 18
National Bike To Work Day

Today is YOUR day. If you haven't been able to all week, Friday is the day to route a safe way to work by bike.