Meet Torin and Alice Kexel
Owners of The Flying Bike
We are both adventurers at heart. After college we moved to Japan where we taught English for 3 years. Upon returning to the US, we completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2006. We heard a lot of great things about Asheville on the trail, and as a North Carolina native, Alice was excited to live close to family again. We got married and settled here, where we immediately felt at home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in a town full of good people, music, and food.
We were both avid bike commuters in Japan and our college town of Madison, WI, but the hilly terrain of Asheville made it much more challenging. In 2009 Torin discovered electric bikes, and it was love at first ride. We sold our old Honda Civic and replaced it with an electric bike, which became Torin’s primary transportation. All of his coworkers couldn’t help but comment on the huge smile on his face on his morning commute. Eventually, Alice got her own electric bike too.