Bike Here

We didn’t invent the bike, but we can attest that the culture, community and some passionate local companies with the bike in mind, have put biking in Western North Carolina on the map. Henderson County is home to 184+ miles of prime bike paths and trails, varying from greenways, mountain trails, 120 miles of NC Bicycling Highway and over 280 routes on Map My Ride. With over 700 miles of trails in the area, Western North Carolina hosts the largest number of cycling events on the east coast.

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Cane Creek Cycling Components has been making the bike better for over two decades in Western North Carolina. Best known for their headsets, the company has the luxury of testing their products in their back-yard. As active cyclists who are heavily engaged with cycling events and trail improvements in Western North Carolina, Cane Creek Cycling Components has helped developed a product and a workforce that has fostered a contagious biking culture throughout the region.
With so many trails to choose from, deciding what to ride in Pisgah can be a daunting task.  A locals favorite is simply called "Laurel/Pilot".   Located near North Mills River Campground, Laurel Mountain, and Pilot Rock are quintessential Pisgah: long technical climbs, hike-a-bikes, steep rocky descending, and of course plenty of roots.  If you only have one day to ride, these trails can't be missed."
-Eric of Cane Creek Cycling Components

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Want to purchase Cane Creek Cycling products? With two locations, Sycamore Cycles not only offers the best bikes and products around, they make sure each rider is on the trail best suited for them. The boutique bike shop has been a staple in the bike community for those interested in biking Pisgah, DuPont and the 300 trail miles in between. Sycamore believes that Western North Carolina is the acclaimed “Cycling Capital of the South” and is actively engaged to grow a passion for biking in the community. They participate in numerous cycling events throughout the region are help clients find trails that best fit their needs.
The region is growing more attuned to biking and is actively creating more bike routes. The camp industry has worked closely with the bike community to create trails and advocacy for youth biking. Even Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is working to develop more trails for the community. FFR Trikes, Ohlins and Moorewood Bikes also manufacture and test their product in Henderson County. Cyclcocross continues to be a major event for the region and spurs on more bike related events each year including the Assault on Mount Mitchell.  It is easy to see why Bike Magazine calls the area “America’s Best Kept Secret.”


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