I stayed in West Asheville which is its own groovy, little neighborhood of shops & breweries & cafes, and in just one day on foot and one on two wheels, I pretty much covered this town. For a city of fewer than 100,000 people, it does have a unique personality and much to offer, though I expected a more bike-friendly environment.
Now that I've visited Burlington, VT, Flagstaff, AZ, Boulder, CO, and Asheville, NC, I'm wondering if I've missed any of the small progressive towns of America!? My #1 vote still goes to Boulder.
Up next, the year in review (by the numbers).