Everything Cyclists Need to Know About Riding in Asheville

Everything Cyclists Need to Know About Riding in Asheville

There are a lot of great ways to enjoy the Asheville area, and one of the best is by cycling the local roads and mountains. Whether you love touring on the road or bombing down a trail, there are all sorts of ways to see Asheville on two wheels. This week we have some great information for all you cycling buffs heading to Asheville for your summer vacation. 

Four great places to ride for families

When we think about cycling there are different types of riding to consider. One of the best is to ride with your family. These are those nice slow rides where you get to see the city, explore local trails and take it easy. Don't worry – for you hardcore riders we have something special later on in the post. 

Bike Biltmore

If you want to check out the Biltmore Estate, biking is a particularly fun way to do it. There are both paved and off-road trails. Have no fear - you can rent a bike onsite at the Biltmore Bike Barn for reasonable daily rates. 

Ride Downtown

Exploring Asheville is a blast on two wheels. There are some hills so make sure to have a bike with gears. This is not the place for a beach cruiser. From riding to your favorite eatery or exploring the River Arts District, Asheville on two wheels is a great experience. 

Ride the Arboretum 

Did you know that the North Carolina Arboretum has miles of great trails that are perfect for first time mountain bikers and families? If you haven't been to the Arboretum you are in for a treat.

Kolo Bike Park

The Adventure Center of Asheville is a great place for families. They have zip lines and mountain biking, and one of the best parts of the Adventure Center is the Kolo Bike Park. The Kolo Bike Park is designed for all rider levels. Whether you’re just learning, taking it easy, or looking to push your edge a bit – you can find a taste of it at the Kolo Bike Park.

Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway

For those who love road cycling, Asheville and the surrounding roads are a dreamland. Rolling hills, long climbs and of course, those flowing, fast descents are all part of your average ride. Of course, there is one famous road every cyclist wants to ride and that is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Riding this iconic road is one you'll never forget. 

Asheville has great bike shops

Don't worry about taking care of your bike during your Asheville vacation. There are several great bike shops in the local area. From simple repairs to that spontaneous purchase of your dream mountain bike (and everything between) our shops have you covered. Here are just a few of the local shops: 

Asheville Bicycle Shop

1000 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, (828) 774-5215

Motion Makers Bicycle Shop

878 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, (828) 633-2227

Liberty Bicycles

1378 Hendersonville Rd Suite G, Asheville, NC 28803, (828) 274-2453

Mountain Biking Heaven 

The mountains around Asheville are the perfect playground for mountain bikers. From almost anywhere in Asheville you can be shredding a local or regional trail that should be on any mountain biker's bucket list. Here are a just a few of the best:

For more information on any of these check in with a local bike shop for the latest conditions and updates. 

1. Bent Creek Experimental Forest is a playground of 6,000 acres of mountain biking heaven, located only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. 

2. Pisgah National Forest- This area is fast becoming one of the premiere mountain biking destinations in North America. Many folks begin at the Hard Times Connector Trail followed by the Ingles Field Gap.

3. Dupont State Recreational Forest- Located in Brevard, NC (just a short drive from Asheville), this area contains over 10,000 acres of forest and is loaded with mountain biking trails. It's a great place to shred during your Asheville vacation. 

All that is left to do is to put the bikes on the car, pack your bags, and of course, book your Asheville cabin. Do you need help finding just the right cabin? If you do, give us a call today at 828-274-6978 or click the button below to begin planning your next Asheville adventure. 

Everything Cyclists Need to Know About Riding in Asheville

Pedal on over to your next asheville vacation.

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