Asheville on Bikes (AoB), an advocacy group focused on advancing Asheville’s urban and commuter bicycle culture, is hosting “Bicycle Rights Night” on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Clingman Cafe located at 242 Clingman Avenue in the River Arts District.
Asheville on Bikes works to expand bicycle infrastructure and culture throughout the city of Asheville. AoB’s programs include community rides, an after-school bicycle program, candidate forums and bicycle corrals at city events.
“Asheville on Bikes and the city are making real advancements in active transportation. As our transportation infrastructure changes, more people choose to ride bicycles so there needs to be education outreach to respond to shifts in transportation habits,” shares Mike Sule, Director of Asheville on Bikes. “We’re thrilled to be working with Jones Byrd and The Van Winkle Law Firm to improve bicycle safety.”
Asheville on Bikes will be hosting a bike corral offering free bicycle parking in the Clingman Cafe parking lot. Participants are encouraged to ride or walk. Clingman Cafe and the bicycle corral open at 7:00 p.m.
Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith will present a brief update on Asheville’s transportation issues before Byrd begins his presentation at 7:45 p.m.
Byrd’s presentation will cover everything on bicycle accidents, including how to properly file a police report, hiring a lawyer, a collision checklist from a legal perspective, examples from N.C. case law, and a look to the future of bicycle rights in N.C. There will be a Q&A following the presentation.
Byrd is an attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm located in Asheville. Jones' broad trial practice focuses on civil litigation and dispute resolution. Most recently Jones secured several million dollars for the victim of a bicycle crash.
Bicycle Rights Night
Where: Clingman Cafe in the River Arts District, 242 Clingman Avenue, Asheville
When: Thursday, June 27th. Doors and corral open at 7
The event is free and open to the public. Clingman will be serving from their regular menu.