Related Links and Resources

Activiate Asheville is a wide-ranging group of Asheville area organizations that has joined together to encourage people in our community to get moving and live healthier. We are dedicated to making Asheville and the surrounding area the healthiest communities in North Carolina.

Asheville On Bikes

Bicycle Related Injuries. Injury prevention tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bicycle Rules and Safety. General information on how to be safe on the road.

On The Road: Bicycle Safety. The importance of cyclists paying attention to safety norms, rules and regulations while on the road.

Bicycle Information Center Information and resources on bicycle safety.

Bicycle Riding Tips. Safety tips for riding bikes in the city.

Bicycle Safety Tips. Tips for children, adults, seniors and motorists.

Bike Safety Tips and Statistics. Information and suggestions on how to ride safely.

Bike Safety. Parents guide to bike safety for the family.

Bike Safety Tips. Information and recommendations on how to ride bikes safely.

Bicycle Helmet Effectiveness. Information on helmets and their effectiveness in the event of an accident.

Bicycle Helmet Information. Cornell guide with information about bike helmets and usage.

Bicycle Helmets. Information from the Berkeley Parents Network about bicycle helmets.

Bicycle Helmets. Sizing information along with why it is important to have a properly fitting helmet.

Bicycle Helmet Usage Law. Legal information from the National Highway Transportation Authority.

Bicycle Safety Equipment. Outlines the equipment needed for safe cycling.

Bicycle Equipment Safety Tips. Information on bike and roller blade equipment

Safe Biking Tips. Tips on how to use bicycles safely.

Bike Safety Education. Checklist of items to consider for safe biking.

Teaching Children Bicycle Safety. Information on how to teach bike safety to children.

Biking Tips. Safety tips for the bike and cyclists.

Interactive Bicycle Safety. Online bicycle safety information.

Blue Ridge Commuter Connections is Western North Carolina's commuter assistance program, to assist you with a smoother commute.

The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling and is administered by the The League of American Bicyclists.

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The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

The City of Asheville has available a North Carolina Bicycle Commuter's Guide. To request a printed copy of the guide contact Kathy Molin, Transportation Demand Coordinator. Her telephone number is 828-232-4564 and her email address is The guides are free to the Asheville public. They can also be picked up at local bicycle shops and the chamber of commerce or city hall in the engineering office on the first floor to the left of the elevators.

City of Asheville Pedestrian plan.

City of Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department.

The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhood Associations.

The City of Austin, Texas has developed a YouTube video about traffic safety and sharing the road.

Contact your members of congress. has a Kid's Bicycle Safety Guide available. It contains resources to help kids understand the importance of safety while cycling.

Cycling Skills & Cycling Safety is a 20 page Acrobat® guide for adult cyclists.

French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization has many resources about local transportation issues.

Healthy Buncombe is a coalition on individuals and organizations interested in making policy changes that will enable our citizens to be more healthy and fit.

"How to Not Get Hit by Cars". Important lessons in bicycle safety.

Who Owns the Road? A video from Eugene, Oregon.

International Safe Routes to Schools Program

Kids and Bicycle Safety are tips for bicycle for kids from the National Highway Transportation Administration.

Land-of-Sky Regional Council has many regional Transportation Options for the Asheville, North Carolina region

The League of Illinois Bicyclists, with funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation, has a nearly seven-minute video on motorist-bicyclist safety.

National Center for Bicycling & Walking whose mission is to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities.

North Carolina Dept of Transportation Division of Bicycle & Pedestrian Transportation has a wealth of information about bicycling in NC and the NC Safe Routes to School Program. Go here to register for the SRTS regional workshops being held across the state in October.

The City of Olympia Washington has an informative site including cycling, walking, and roundabouts (traffic circles).

Ride Your Bike Safely offers numerous links regarding proper equipment, dealing with motorists, riding at night, and disabled cyclists, among others.

Transportation Alternatives, advocates for cycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation (NYC).

The “Ultimate Bike Safety Guide” offers additional bicycle safety links.

Pro cyclists reflect on bike safety and their experiences in this video.

A video on the rights and duties of bicyclists is on YouTube at Among other things, it shows bicyclists how to ride in traffic, including controlling the lane and using left turn lanes to turn left.

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Want to know how walkable your neighborhood-or prospective neighborhood-is?, a website that calculates a community's "walkability" rating, can help.