Wednesday, May 07, 2008

    Blue Ridge Commute

    Seventeen years ago a small group of people launched Bike to Work Day in Asheville. Claudia Nix, co-owner of Liberty Bikes was involved in the early campaign and recalls, at that time we just wanted to promote the National Bike to Work Campaign, encourage more people to bike and to increase awareness about the rights of cyclists. Over the years the event evolved into Strive Not to Drive Week focusing more broadly on a variety of transportation alternatives to the single-occupant car, including carpooling, walking and public transit.