Bicycles and Building Science

Thanks to Western North Carolina Green Building Council for putting together four wonderful days of events. The Many Shades of Green Extravaganza was a great success. Each night there was something to learn and great people to meet. I enjoyed taking part in all the events but it was the bike tour that I was most excited about.

Asheville has a very high number of cyclist and I knew a few of them would be interested in green properties as well. It was a perfect spring day and the bike tour attracted a great mix of green minded people who could not have picked a better day to ride a bicycle. Everyone had a good time and got some exercise while learning something new. It was great meeting new people and inspiring several people to dust of thier bike and start riding again. Just knowing that Asheville has a few new cyclist that will now think twice about driving across town knowing they can bike there instead made the experience worth it.

Thanks to all the riders who participated in the first green home bike tour, I hope you enjoyed the experience as much as I did. Special thanks to the builders and owners who opened their homes and businesses and provided us with a wealth of information. Big thanks to Robbie McLucas , Biowheels and Pisgah Brewing for the wonderful support, after party, food and refreshments.

Hope to see you all this Fall at the next tour.

Justin Mitchell
Keller Williams Realty

Getting ready to ride at Biowheels.

Souvenirs from ReCycled Concepts.

Grant Gosch with First Light Solar discussing Biowheel's Solar hot water system.

Bill McCurdy of Sun Construction talks about the green features of 411 West Haywood Rd.

A great sight at a green home.

Brain Knight with Springtime Homes talks about his latest green home on Crestmont.

A green fleet of over twenty riders.

Community garden space in a courtyard development in West Asheville.

What a gorgeous spring day.

Taking a look at what will be earthen wall coverings at the Nauhaus.

The "Hemp House" as it is known by most will be a recording setting property in terms energy efficiency.

The smiles say it all. Great ride, amazing properties, and fun people.