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Asheville Yoga Center Fundraises for Asheville on Bikes

Yoga studio to donate 10% of proceeds on Jan. 25 to support local charity

Asheville Yoga Center is cycling into the New Year with Asheville on Bikes to help support eco-friendly transportation and bike safety in the community. Starting on January 1, there will be donation boxes in AYC’s studio and boutique locations for monetary contributions. On Thursday, January 25, 10% of drop-in and community-class sales will be donated to the charity along with a direct donation of $250.

“We realize the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and improving our sidewalks, greenways, and infrastructures to ensure the safety of community transportation. We are glad that we can support their efforts,” says Melissa Pennscott, General Manager of the yoga studio.

The nonprofit takes a three-pronged approach to achieving this goal: educating children and adults in the community about urban cycling; advocating for the advancement of transportation policies that meet the needs of all community members; and celebrations in the form of community bike rides and events designed to encourage participation. The signature celebration and fundraiser is Bike Love, which will take place on February 24.

“The goal of Asheville on Bikes is to make transportation safe and accessible for all people in the Asheville Community,” says Mike Sule, Director of Asheville on Bikes.

For more information on Asheville on Bikes, go to ashevilleonbikes.com.

About Asheville Yoga Center:

Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) is a leader in providing world-class instruction and support for personal growth through yoga. Founded in 1997, AYC offers classes, teacher training, and a retail boutique for yoga practitioners of all levels. Learn more at youryoga.com. 

About Asheville on Bikes:

Asheville on Bikes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating the culture of urban and commuter cycling in Asheville and Buncombe County through advocacy & celebration. Founded in 2006, Asheville on Bikes began as a group of 25 cyclists who dressed up and rode in Asheville’s holiday parade, winning a $750 prize for their spirited presence. That prize became the nest egg for Asheville on Bikes’ initial advocacy efforts, including community rides, bike corrals, and many, many emails to city and county staff.

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One comment

  1. sarahmaccarelli@gmail.com'

    What a a wonderful way to contribute to health and the environment.

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