Big love for Bike Love

Valentine’s Day will be over soon enough, but there’s still plenty of love in the air. Urban/commuter bicycle advocacy group Asheville on Bikes (AoB) hosts its fifth annual Bike Love event on Saturday, Feb. 26.

The party, which takes place this year at Arcade Asheville (130 College St.) from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., celebrates local bike culture or (as the poster puts it), it’s “an evening of bicycle passion to support the enhancement of Asheville’s cycling experience” and (according to a press release) “showcases Asheville on Bikes’ community initiatives.”

The evening includes:
• A commuter bicycle raffle. (Ski Country Sports in donating a Giant Roam I which retails for $600; “Ski Country Sports will fit the winner of the bicycle with the proper frame size so the winner rides in both style and comfort.”) Raffle tickets are $2 for 1 or $5 for 3. 

• A silent auction of bicycle gear.

• Live music by Uncle Mountain, C Scott (Speedsquare, ST. Solitude) and Red Dirt Floor.

Advance tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Ski Country Sports, Pro Bikes, Liberty Bicycles, BioWheels, Motion Makers and Youngblood Bicycles. Admission at the door is $15.

Sponsors for the event are Ski Country Sports, ProBikes, Liberty Bicycles, BioWheels, Youngblood Bikes, Motion Makers SORBA, Suspension Experts, Grove Arcade Copy Shop, Cloud 9 Chiropractic, Clingman Cafe, Early Girl, Beauty Parade and Topo Fusion. 


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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One thought on “Big love for Bike Love

  1. Louis Lange

    Hopefully, it’ll be spring afterwards.Can’t wait to see all the other bikesy folks out there!

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