Asheville on Bikes seeks volunteers

Here’s the information via the Asheville on Bikes email newsletter:

Be a Corral Volunteer!

The Bike of the Irish has rolled through town. Bele Chere’s already in the news. The weather’s warmer, the days longer. You know what all this means: it’s corral season again!

Bike corrals are an important service–free, secure bike parking encourages more people to ride to special events rather than drive, and a full bike corral provides a dramatic visual reminder of how many cyclists there are riding our city. AoB relies on volunteers to make corrals happen, and we hope you’ll consider lending a hand this season. Corral volunteers are known to have thicker, more lustrous hair; feet that smell like gardenias when they sweat; and the most melodious singing voices. (No, really–ask a scientist.) If you want to experience some of these benefits for yourself, here are a couple of upcoming opportunities:

Saturday, April 13th
Healthy Kids Day @ Pack Plaza.
11 am – 5 pm
One (1) volunteer needed each shift: 11-1, 1-3 and 3-5 (3 total)

Saturday, April 20th
Asheville Earth Day Festival on Lexington Ave.
12 pm – 10 pm
Two (2) volunteers needed per 2-hour shift: 12-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8 and 8-10 (10 volunteers total)

Never volunteered at the corral before? No problem. You’ll have training and support from some awfully nice fellow bikey-types. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect. As a Corral Volunteer, you will:

Assist with setting up bicycle corral racks.
Check bicycles into corral, giving cyclist a matching valet ticket.
Ask corral users if they want to leave their helmet or anything else on their bicycle.
Maintain a count of all bicycles parked in corral.
Provide security for safety of bicycles in corral (stay aware!).
Check bicycles out of corral, making sure valet ticket numbers match.
Assist with breaking down of racks and corral
Hang out with bicycle-minded folks!
Engage with corral users, be kind, and thank them for riding their bicycles.
Share information with corral guests about upcoming events.

Please contact our Corral Master Extraordinaire, Christian Zamarra (you might know him as simply “Z”) for more info, or to sign up. AoB thanks you in advance!

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  1. Jessie

    The hyperlink from the newsletter was lost in this post. You can reach Z at aobikecorral [at] gmail [dot] com, and be sure to visit to sign up for the newsletter. Thanks for sharing the info, Xpress!

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