Strive Not to Drive

Asheville's Strive Week // May 12-19

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.

May 1 - May 30 // Commute Challenge
Let's add your miles to the Commute Challenge. Be entered to WIN A Bike just by joining the challenge. Track 3 bike, walk, carpool, or transit trips and unlock free local gifts from LoLo - Locals Supporting Locals. Sign up at www.strivenottodrive.org/challenge

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Saturday, May 13, 2-12 am // Walkable Wall Street
Come by bike, foot, or bus to get a Walkable Wall Street Passport. Fill your Passport and get a Strive Not To Drive prize! Free bike parking, provided by Asheville on Bikes

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Saturday, May 13, 8:30pm // Bright Light Biker
Meet at 8:30 during Walkable Wall Street with a well illuminated bike and let's roll out at dark to light up Asheville by bike. The ride route circles back to Wall Street for post-ride beverages and fun.

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Saturday and Sunday, May 13 - 14 // #MoveItMom Bike Giveaway
Is mom on the move this weekend? Post a photo of mom or your family walking, riding, or enjoying exercise with hashtag #MoveItMom and you're entered to win a FREE BIKE from WNC Bicycle Dealers' Association. Walk your greenways, ride your bike lanes, or play in your local park, but steer clear of cars. Post your photo to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and we'll handle the rest. A randomly-selected winner will be notified and announced via @StiveWeek on Facebook.

 

Tue, May 16 // Transit Rider Appreciation Day
Breakfast + Buskers in the Bus Station!
Asheville Redefines Transit offers 25¢ fares all day. Plus enjoy a complimentary morning snack 7-10am at the Transit Station at 49 Coxe Ave, and enjoy Buskers at the Bus Station, 3-6pm during afternoon transfers. PLUS, all Buncombe County Mountain Mobility Trail Blazer trips are FREE all day!

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Tue, May 16, 4:30pm // Walk the Talk on Coxe Ave
Join elected officials, transportation planners, and community leaders as we walk and discuss one of Asheville's most quickly developing roadways. Meet at the ART Transit Station at 4:30pm. The walk works its way south on Coxe at 5pm. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 7pm // Ride of Silence
Ride of Silence is hosted by Blue Ridge Bicycle Club & Asheville on Bikes. Remember 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 6:30 pm, ride at 7 pm.

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Thursday, May 18, 4pm // Asheville on Foot, A Scavenger Hunt
Whether you've lived here all your life or you're a newly-landed Asheville local, there are little known facts and micro-attractions that you wouldn't know about without exploring the city at a pedestrian's speed.

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Friday, May 19 // 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.

Friday, May 19, 5:30pm // Roll Outta Work
Roll Outta Work is hosted by Asheville on Bikes. Meet at Pack's Park at 5:30pm for a 6pm 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.

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