In just two centuries, bicycles have become a ubiquitous form of transportation the world over. More than that, they offer a bevy of health and wellness benefits, from improved cardiovascular fitness to increased bone strength and anxiety relief.
If you’ve been meaning to get back on your bike, there’s no better time than now! Western North Carolina’s colors are at their seasonal peak, and there are hundreds of miles of trails to explore. In fact, National Geographic Adventure named our region a top mountain-biking destination and even said we were quickly becoming the Boulder, Colorado of the Southeast—with better riding.
However, if your bike’s been left alone in the garage for too long, you may want to have it tuned up before you take it on the trails. Here are five fantastic Brevard bike shops that will get you back on the trails and moving again.
Earth Mountain Bicycle
Have you noticed a brand new business open on Main Street? Earth Mountain Bicycle is the exclusive Trek Bicycle retailer for Brevard. But you can bring in any make and model of bicycle to their family-owned business, and their certified technicians will take a look at it in their full-service bike repair shop. Stop by their new storefront across from Brevard Brewing Company for a coffee or beer. Check out handmade goods from local artists, or get their thoughts on local trails. They’re available to help connect you with the bike that meets your goals.
66 E Main Street, Brevard | (828) 862-5111 | earthmountainbicycle.com
The Hub and Pisgah Tavern
There’s no better place for awesome bicycles, killer outdoor gear, friendly service, and cold craft beer than the Hub. (It’s one of our agents’ favorite Brevard bike shops!) Their technicians work on all bikes, from cruisers to road and mountain bikes. But their focus is on service. The Hub also offers the latest in demos and rentals. When your outdoor adventure is finished, come back for a local brew at Pisgah Tavern, which happens to be nestled within The Hub. Everyone, including your furry friends, will love their outdoor seating space.
11 Mama’s Place, Pisgah Forest | (828) 884-8670 | thehubpisgah.com
Next Venture Outdoors
Need a new-to-you helmet or child trailer in addition to your bike tune-up? Next Venture Outdoors is an outdoor clothing and equipment shop in the heart of Brevard that specializes in making everything old new again. Save money without sacrificing product quality on their new and gently used name-brand clothing, bikes, camping gear, kayaks, and more. What’s more, Next Venture proudly features a bike service department. They offer tune-ups, repairs, and parts installation on any bike, regardless of where you purchased it.
190 N Broad Street, Brevard | (828) 394-2277 | nextventureoutdoors.com
Squatch Bikes & Brews
Squatch Bikes & Brews is obsessed with riding the local trails that wind through our mountains. And they want to offer you the same experience. That’s why they are committed to delivering the best experience around through competitive service, passionate knowledge, and love for the outdoors. They offer top-quality gear from bike brands you know and love, as well as Squatch-branded items to commemorate your stay in Brevard. Visit them for any level of bike repair, from the most basic tune-up to the most custom and boutique builds.
170 King Street, Brevard | (828) 877-2453 | squatchbikes.com
If you’re looking for a Southern team of bike nerds who are just as pumped about bikes as you, look no further than Sycamore Cycles. They specialize in bike sales, rentals, and repairs. No repair is too big or too small for their team to deliver a fast turn around. Sycamore Cycles also manages a Kids’ Bike Buy Back Program. Your used bikes will be refurbished and donated to Adventure Kids WNC, a nonprofit that provides mountain bike outings and environmental education to local youth.
112 New Hendersonville Highway, Pisgah Forest | (828) 877-5790
743 Locust Street, Hendersonville | (828) 693-1776
Stay Active in Brevard, NC!
There are always new and exciting bike trails to explore in Brevard, NC! As the seat of Transylvania County, the town has also distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, and music. Plus, downtown is a vibrant and walkable hub of independent shops, boutiques, galleries, pubs, and eateries. Tucked along the edge of Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is a hotspot for eclectic in-town living and big mountain views.
Does that sound like the perfect lifestyle for you? Find your dream home in Brevard now!