"April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks GO."
Spring is upon us! The greenways are coming alive and so are we. Our new website will launch later this month, our new
promotional videos are circulating, and we have several events coming up that we can't wait to share with you!
Want to make a difference in our community this spring? Consider a donation, or get involved in our ongoing initiatives to support Buncombe County's greenways! We value your support. We appreciate your commitment. Together we are Making Greenways Happen.
Marcia Bromberg, Board President
Friends of Connect Buncombe
Join us on Saturday May 19 for a symposium at the North Carolina Arboretum that will focus on generating and sustaining public and political support for greenway projects throughout Western North Carolina.The keynote address will be given by Ed McMahon of the the Urban Land Institute.Advanced registration is required. LEARN MORE
"Before we owned Liberty Bicycles, Mike and I were bike enthusiasts. We got into the business because there were no bike shops in town that carried bicycle touring equipment and no one would order the equipment we needed. Mike bought a business license and we pooled our funds to purchase the equipment we needed." LEARN MORE
The city of Asheville and the surrounding areas continue to expand a network of greenways, providing a safe way to commute for bikers and pedestrians. Derek Turno, board member for the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, said the expansion utilizes existing sections of greenway to fill in as the missing links to connect the city. LEARN MORE
STRIVE NOT TO DRIVE
Strive Week, May 12-19, asks those who move through Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Transylvania counties to do so in the healthiest, happiest, most sustainable ways possible. Join the FOCB and the Commute Challenge and consider using the greenways to get where you need to go by bike, by foot or if you are not located near a greenway, carpool or public transit. LEARN MORE