Asheville Bicycle Company is rolling into North Asheville

Ski Country Sports is birthing an offshoot bike shop adjacent to its North Asheville store. The new outlet, Asheville Bicycle Company, will occupy about 3,000 square feet at 1000 Merrimon Avenue in a space that previously housed AAA Carolinas for 15 years. When renovations are complete this spring, the shopping plaza will house “two stores […]

Drenched in pink

June means blooming rhododendrons, and one of the best places to see them has reopened after a yearlong wait: the Blue Ridge Parkway from Bull Gap (milepost 355) to Mount Mitchell State Park (milepost 375). I first visited this area 10 years ago, but in March 2008, the beloved section was closed after the steep […]

Asheville City Council

The Asheville City Council chamber has seen its share of controversy … but helmets? Scores of people wore protective headgear to Council’s Feb. 26 meeting—not because of physical danger, however, but to show support for a new city bicycle plan. On a roll: Helmet-clad cyclists showed up in droves to support Asheville’s bike plan at […]

Askville: Queen bee

Did you hear the buzz? Rachel Reeser Photo By Allie Goolrick Shortly after the Asheville Holiday Parade pranced through downtown on Nov. 17, the judges named “Beelieve in Community”—a combined effort by Asheville on Bikes and the Buncombe County chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association—the best in show. Winning for both “best spirit […]