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The Flying Bike acquires KidCycle Club

Apr 28, 2024 07:00PM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE - The Flying Bike of the River Arts District in Asheville announces the acquisition of KidCycle Club, the kids' biking school that has supported over 1,000 young riders in Western North Carolina on their two-wheeled journey - on balance bikes, pedal bikes, and mountain bikes.

The KidCycle Club mission of using the bicycle as a vehicle to create confidence and connection in kids of all ages complements the values of The Flying Bike of providing access to bikes and investing in community. Torin and Alice Kexel are the new owners of the combined venture.

KidCycle Club was founded in 2021 by Emi Kubota, Founder and President - inspired by her daughter's journey through swim lessons, ski school, and Kindermusik classes. Kubota felt that children and their parents would learn best when they felt safe and were having fun. 

The Flying Bike was founded in 2017 by Torin and Alice Kexel. This name represents the feeling of freedom when flying on a bike. Their mission is to move people by riding powerful bikes and telling powerful stories, which is what guests experience when they ride along. The Flying Bike maintains a highly sought-after five-star rating on TripAdvisor as the #1 rated tour company out of hundreds in the area. KidCycle Club kids and families give high-fives and five-star reviews, so the two brands will be in good company. 

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About The Flying Bike:
The Flying Bike is a bike tour and rental company located in the heart of the River Arts District, just seconds away from the Wilma Dykeman Greenway. With public, private, group tours, and rentals of both electric and standard bikes, The Flying Bike gives locals and visitors alike a chance to experience Asheville in the best way possible! 

About KidCycle Club:
KidCycle Club teaches kiddos how to ride bikes, so families can enjoy riding bikes with their kiddos! With a focus on safety and fun, KidCycle Club offers summer camps, classes, and private lessons for all young riders from Learn to Stride and Ride levels through intermediate and advanced Mountain Biking levels. 

Source: KidCycle Club