Bike Fest 2023 Brings Cycling, Community, and Celebration to Asheville, NC

Included in the Gran Fondo Asheville on July 16th, 2023

Bike Fest 2023 Brings Cycling, Community, and Celebration to Asheville, NC

Asheville on Bikes (AoB) is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated 2nd annual Bike Fest, presented by Cane Creek Cycling Components. The event kicks off in Asheville on Friday, July 14, and runs through Saturday, July 15. The Gran Fondo Asheville wraps up the weekend on Sunday, July 16. The 2023 Bike Fest promises fun, food, film, and adventure for cycling enthusiasts young and old, right in the heart of downtown Asheville.

“Bike Fest is all about promoting the bicycle culture in our community and beyond, and it offers options for every type of rider,” says AoB Director Mike Sule. “Whether you’re a cycling pro or a weekend enthusiast, there’s something for riders of all abilities.”

Friday night features Industry Night at Gravelo Workshop (793 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC), where you’ll hear stories and learn about the latest products and services from local cycling entrepreneurs, service providers, and industry leaders. These 5-minute presentations offer a unique perspective on the WNC cycling scene and will be followed by a pint and conversation for presenters and attendees. Seating is limited, so RSVP for Industry Night to reserve your spot.

Bike Fest pedals into Saturday at Rabbit Rabbit (75 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC) with cycle-centric activities, including pop-up bike parks and kid’s bicycle demos, how-to clinics, a cargo bike expo, and group ride experiences with Gravelo Workshop & Mtn Haulers. The “Clinics & Gimmicks” portion of the day is one of the highlights of Bike Fest—those interested can view the events and register online. The night ends with Asheville’s first in person Bicycle Film Festival at 8:30pm; purchase your tickets here. If you’re interested in sponsoring or being a vendor at a Bike Fest, please complete the Asheville Bike Fest Vendor Form.

The Gran Fondo Asheville rolls in on Sunday and is the premier road cycling event of the summer. The Gran Fondo Asheville combines the best aspects of bike racing and social rides and offers 100-, 60-, or 30-mile routes through the stunning landscapes of North and West Asheville. Registration is now open to ride or volunteer at the Gran Fondo Asheville. Volunteers can receive a free entry which they can use to attend a future Gran Fondo event, or gift an entry to another rider to ride this event.

Asheville on Bikes’ Bike Fest offers a family-friendly weekend experience for residents of Buncombe County and nearby areas, including Boone, Black Mountain, Weaverville, Hot Springs, Waynesville, Western North Carolina (WNC), Hendersonville, Highlands, Cashiers, Brevard, Greenville, SC, Spartanburg, SC, and beyond!

About Asheville on Bikes: Asheville on Bikes (AoB) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to cultivating the culture of urban and commuter cycling through advocacy and celebration. Asheville on Bikes’ mission is to improve Asheville’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, encourage more people to ride bicycles for recreation and transportation, and make Asheville a safe, easy, and enjoyable city to bike in.

Visit www.ashevilleonbikes.com for more information or to get involved.

 
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