Monday, April 5, 2010

WNC Green Building Council Presents the Many Shades of Green Bike Tour

Take a bike ride through Asheville and learn more about green building during the Many Shades of Green Bike Tour on Saturday, April 10, 2010. The WNC Green Building Council is offering a cycling option to coincide with the guided bus tour. The bike tour will include a variety of green properties while also providing participants information on bicycle routes and alternative transportation options in Asheville.

Avid cyclist Justin Mitchell, with Ecohouse/Dwell Realty, will lead a tour of seven properties ranging from a commercial green rehab to the first passive hempcrete home in the country. Green building professionals will be available to answer questions and provide information about green features and construction methods.

The tour will originate at Biowheels Bike Shop and visit properties in the Downtown and West Asheville areas. The ride will be approximately ten miles in total distance; and due to the hilly nature of the Asheville landscape, a moderate fitness level is suggested. Helmets are required.

Time: 12 pm-5 pm
Cost: Free (Pre-registration is required)
Start: Biowheels: 81 Coxe Ave.
Presentation at 12:00. Ride begins at 12:30.
Finish: Biowheels at 5:00

Biowheels is hosting a post-tour Reception with refreshments and light appetizers.

For general information and to register for the tour, visit, email, or call 828-254-1995.

For specific questions pertaining to the bike tour, contact Justin Mitchell at or 828-713-9400.

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