Strive Beyond

Thinking, Working + Moving Beyond the Car

Asheville Strive Week // May 11-18

Strive Beyond 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.

May 1 - May 31
Strive Challenge

Let's add your miles to the Strive Challenge. Commute, run errands or just move through your town through different modes and be entered to WIN A Bike just by joining the challenge.
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Monday, May 13, 3-6pm
Ride for Reading

Ride For Reading, presented by Asheville on Bikes and Strive Beyond, links the physical wellness of bike riding and the mental development of early reading. It's one-part kids book drive, benefiting Asheville Primary School and one part bike-powered delivery ride. Ride For Reading is a national campaign and this is Asheville's inaugural ride.

Now through Monday, May 13 bring new and used early reading books to New Belgium Brewing's Liquid Center. The drop box is just inside the main doors, on the left. Asheville Primary School students are ages 3-6

Bring your bike and carrying capacity to New Belgium for a 3-mile round trip ride to Asheville Primary School to deliver the books. We'll return to the Liquid Center where riders can socialize during beverage time.

Wednesday, May 15, 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 Pack Square Park (70 Court Plaza) at 6:45 pm, ride at 7 pm. Parking available at 35 Woodfin St.

Thursday, May 16, 10:30-3pm
Walk On / Ride On: Weaverville

Did you know that there is a bus that goes from Weaverville to Asheville? There is, and AARP is hosting a lunch outing that teaches you how to use it. You’re invited to join a Mountain Mobility Trailblazer ride that transfers to an ART Bus to downtown Asheville for a pizza lunch at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co, on Thursday, May 16th. Contact Rebecca at 828-380-6242 to register or with questions

10:35 pick up at First Baptist Church in Weaverville
11:24 transfer to ART N1 at Manor Ridge Apts.
11:50 arrive at ART station
Pizza Lunch at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
1:45pm – Gather at the Art Station
2:00pm – Depart on N1 ART Bus for return trip
2:30pm – Transfer to N. Buncombe Trailblazer at Manor Ridge Apts.
2:55pm – Arrive at First Baptist Church in Weaverville

Friday, May 17, 8-9am
Haywood Rd. Commuter Station at Rainbow Community School

Stop in at Rainbow Community School (574 Haywood Rd.) during your bike and walk commute and be treated to morning refreshments from West Village Cafe and Biscuit Head.

Friday, May 17, 12-1pm
Stroll Outta Work

Join a North Carolina Room Librarian for this lunch and learn style stroll around downtown Asheville. Bring your portable lunch and join other working folks for a breath of fresh air and what's sure to be an informative tour of several blocks of downtown Asheville with an emphasis on transportation in Buncombe County over the past two centuries.

Friday, May 17, 5-8 pm
Roll Outta Work

Roll Outta Work is hosted by Asheville on Bikes. Gather at Pack Square Park (70 Court Plaza) downtown at 5pm for a 5:30pm ride that ends at New Belgium Brewing for a Strive Week wrap-up party. Or head straight to NBB for the festivities, starting at 6:30pm.

Friday, May 31, 3-5pm
Strive Beyond Summit at Sierra Nevada Brewing

This year's Strive Beyond Summit, featuring Beth Osborne of Transportation for America, imagines Western North Carolina 40 years into the future. Through transportation and land-use planning, 2060 WNC has developed more walkable and bikeable places, addressed climate change, and grown our economy by leapfrogging into better transportation options. The summit answers the question: What do we strive for, starting now, to reach this ideal future? 

This event is free. Please RSVP here