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Friday, February 25, 2011

March Ride Schedule

The ride schedule in March is going to change slightly. We will ride on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays in March, instead of the 1st and 3rd Sundays. Again the dates on those rides are the 2nd and 3rd Sundays in March. The scheduling change is due to UNCA Spring Break starting the first weekend in March and my wife and I are taking a much needed vacation.

Other News, I'd love to see some of our people participate in this event:
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.
Stephen at Trips for Kids WNC is looking for some volunteers on Sunday April 3rd for Take A Kid Mtn Biking Day Spring Edition at Dupont State Forest. He is looking for all sorts of help from running a grill, working on bikes, leading rides or directing traffic. All skills levels are welcome to help out. If you are interested in this hit Stephen with an email.
Also Asheville On Bikes is having their super fun bicycling advocacy event Bike Love on Saturday, February 26th. 
**Update** More Events

Asheville Idiotarod This is kind of a branch off into running which is not normally this group's focus, but this race is particularly fun.
Again, super pleased with last weeks turn out. Hope to see you all soon.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Fantastic Sunday Ride! Ride Vids, and March Ride News.

Wow, what a ride guys. Thanks for coming out and supporting the Pedal Punks and most importantly pat yourselves on the back for getting out and riding in this beautiful weather! Below is a little video of Sunday's ride. Hope you enjoy.

DownTube Films Presents

Here's the link in lieu of a direct post.

A little side note, March is going to be a weird month we're going to be doing the ride on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays in March due to prior commitments on the first Sunday (read: UNCA Spring Break). I know you'll have to wait 3 whole Sundays for the next ride, but then you'll get two in a row. Our staff scientists assure us that this is a safe dosage of Pedal Punk.
Thanks again everybody for coming out, and we'll see ya next time.

Peace, Love and Chain grease.


P.S. We made the Mountain Xpress

Pedal Punks at The Bywater

Update: Will try to get the video up shortly, I'm having trouble with the format for some reason. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday Ride.....a belated post

It's that time again, time for the bi-monthly Bikes and Beers ride with Asheville Pedal Punks. We'll start a little earlier this week. We'll meet at 4:00 and get going at 4:10 to allow for stragglers. As per our usual we'll end our ride at the Bywater and enjoy some quality beverages before retiring to our homes and ultimately to facing another week at work, school, or joyous early retirement (or unemployment, it's all about perspective). Hope to see you all out.



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Super Bowl Ride, Bikes, Beers, Brats, and Bywater Football

Sunday, as Karen Into pointed out to me at last week's Tourist Trap AlleyCat, is Super Bowl Sunday. So for a special day, a special ride. We'll start out at the usual meeting spot and end up at The Bywater. We'll take a 10 mile ride around Asheville and then get down at the Bywater. This ride will start at 4:30 pm, that way we can make it to The Bywater for the 6:30 kick-off.
I'm going to pick up some brats, buns, and a little charcoal for grilling at The Bywater (however this may change as it seems that they may be providing food as part of the festivities.) Let me know if you need a vegetarian option.
Football pads, cheese heads, decorated bikes and random football attire is encouraged. I'd like to see someone ride the whole way in field cleats. In case you (like me) didn't know its the Pittsburgh Steelers  vs. Green Bay Packers so dress accordingly. Like always, helmet-less riders are sentenced to a mandatory shunning and must buy the whole group a round, bring a light if you have one, dress for the weather and the party, and bring water. If I've forgotten anything let me know. This is going to be an awesome time and I can't wait to see all you Pedal Punks on Sunday.