Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging people to ride their bikes tonight from Laurel Park to the summer's last Rhythm & Brews concert, where they can safely park their bikes in a corral.
The Friends of the Ecusta Trail encourages the use of bicycles as a simple and attractive transportation (and parking) solution. Volunteers from the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club will offer a free, safe and convenient parking area on Third Avenue behind the stage. Donnie Kirkwood of Sycamore Cycles and other downtown merchants will be offering prizes to those who ride and park in the designated area.
Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk plans to the group ride from Laurel Green, the city park at Laurel Park. Organizers invited all City Council members and candidates to join the ride. Riders will depart at 5:30 p.m. and leave the concert at 7:45 p.m.. The bicycle club asks that riders arrive by 5:15 for check-in and a brief safety talk. Helmets are mandatory. For information call Joe Sanders at 828-243-6732, or send an email to President@BlueRidgeBicycleClub.orgmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should it be necessary to cancel the ride because of rain the announcement will be posted on http://blueridgebicycleclub.org/weekly-rides-and-more/
Tonight's show features George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners. The city has reduced the space available for chairs so there will be more room and people to move around. The concert series has been a popular addition to downtown music offerings and has grown in each of the three dates so far.