Strive Not to Drive

Hendersonville's Strive Week // May 12-19

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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.

HENDERSONVILLE EVENTS SCHEDULE

May 1 - May 31 // 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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Fri, May 12, 7-10 am // Fuel Up at the Co-Op
Enjoy free coffee for your carpool and active commute at The Hendersonville Community Co-op (60 S. Charleston Ln, Hendersonville, NC). We will kick off Strive Week with this breakfast pit-stop and healthy conversations about Spartanburg Hwy and other commuter corridors, with an on site broadcast by WTZQ Radio

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Sat, May 13, 12pm // Park It! Greenway Day
Meet at the Jackson Park office for an afternoon spent exploring Hendersonville's miles of greenways and learn about future greenway plans with a leisurely bike ride, hosted by Blue Ridge Bicycle Club and Friends of Oklawaha Greenway. Perfect for an early Mother's Day outing with the family!

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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 announced via @StiveWeek on Facebook on Monday, May, 15.

Wednesday, May 17, 5-8 pm // Brewery or Bust
Converge on Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, NC by bike, foot, bus, or carpool for a brew or two and a conversation about the future of multi-modal connectivity across Henderson County.

BUS - Catch a bus at 5:30pm, provided by The Trolley Company. Meet and park at the lower parking lot of the Henderson County Courthouse on  East 4th Ave., across from the old Grey Hosiery Mill. The bus will return at 8pm, and on the way will drop off any cyclists who do not wish to make the return night ride.

BIKE - Bike a roughly 12-mile route, taking backroads to the brewery. Nobody gets dropped! Meet at Bold Rock Cidery at 5pm to roll out. Limited bus seats and cargo space will be available to those uncomfortable biking back by dusk, but bring a headlight and tailight and be prepared.

WALK - A roughly 1/2 mile hike along the emerging trail system on Sierra Nevada Brewing's property will meet at 6pm in lower parking lot “6 Row," located off of Old Fanning Bridge road near the roundabout.

CARPOOL - Work out a carpool plan with a friend, or try www.ShareTheRideNC.org - putting in your home and Sierra Nevada's address (100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC) to find a shared ride to the event.

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Thursday, May 18, 5-9 pm // Bike to Rhythm and Brews
FREE BIKE VALET PARKING makes it easy to cruise out to Rhythm & Brews Downtown Hendersonville, NC. The concert, featuring The Get Right Band, is the first of the summer series, so you can start a habit of hitting Rhythm & Brews by bike all summer long. PLUS look for the Apple Country Public Transit bus on hand to teach you how to use the bus' bike rack and answer all of your questions about the system.

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Friday, May 19 // National Bike To Work Day
Maybe you've been meaning to, or maybe you already do it every day, but this is your time to bike to work or school and appreciate how active transportation can brighten your day!