We consider our partners essential ingredients in the recipe for beautiful cycling experiences.
The Velo Girl Rides partners provide great food and drink, gracious lodging, expert bicycle repair and rentals, and help our clients get ready for their adventure with training programs.
We also depend upon our partners in tourism centers, chambers of commerce, and government to help with the blizzard of details we encounter as we provide you a beautiful cycling experience.
Food and Drink
|Dynamite Roasting Company roasts delicious organic coffee beans that are sustainably sourced. Roasted in small batches each day, these beans make a great cup of joe!|
|Red Rooster Coffee Roaster roasts high quality organic and fair trade beans. When our Virginia tours include a night at the Hotel Floyd, we are just steps away from this early morning staple. Just what we need while guiding cycling tours along the Virginia portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
|Addison Farms often hosts our bike tours in their vineyards and tasting room. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Leicester, NC, right outside Asheville, their grapes are carefully grown and harvested on this 55 acre family farm to craft some the region’s most delicious wines.|
|Threshold Provisions is an Asheville-based company that makes delicious and nutritious food for athletes and adventurers. We love these wholesome snack bars made from real food. No tour begins without these bars in stock... and no tour ends with these bars in stock. Our clients love them!|
|Bent Creek Lodge boasts gorgeous gardens and lovely nature trails around the property. This peaceful retreat must be experienced to be fully appreciated.
|Switzerland Inn offers a spa, on site shops, and plentiful amenities in a breathtaking Western North Carolina mountain setting.|
|quaint hotel is part of the Floyd experience. A night here and you’re only a few steps from great food, coffee, shopping and some of the world’s best bluegrass musicians jamming in the streets.
|Liberty Bikes exists to provide an enjoyable, exceptional cycling experience.|
|Motion Makers Bicycles strives to sell happiness by bike! As one of the largest bike shops in Western North Carolina they have a great selection of bikes and always have the equipment and gear you need.
|Boone’s original bike shop has been around for 35 years. Sharing and promoting enthusiasm for cycling, the shop offers a wide variety of bike and gear brands. They’ve proved to be a helpful stop in Boone for the Velo Girl while cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway.|
|best bike shop in Southwest Virginia for the past four years. With a combined experience of over 100 years, their mechanics will get you fitted, tuned up, fixed up, and back on the road. Also a handy stop for the Velo Girl’s Virginia tours.|
|your go to guide for things to do in Asheville and Western North Carolina. You’ll find reviews, guides, and the top picks from locals and visitors. There’s always something fun going on and you’ll find it here!|
|Romantic Asheville is plentiful with resources to plan your trip.
|little town knows how to steal your heart.|
|Leaf Festival, Black Mountain boasts a quaint downtown filled with artisan and local crafter shops and a historic vibe. The current home and headquarters of the Velo Girl, Black Mountain, NC abounds with beautiful scenery and opportunity for adventure. The visitor center website is a great resource for local events and activities in Black Mountain and Swannanoa.|
|Vision Quest Coaching to help every athlete meet his or her health, fitness and athletic goals. State of the art online training programs mean this impactful and results based coaching is available to anyone around the world.|
|Merri-Mac for girls and Timberlake for boys are each residential summer camps located in Black Mountain just a short distance from the Velo Girl Rides shop. The camps offer activities ranging from artistic to outdoorsy (with a strong mountain biking program for both camps) and sessions lasting from one week to a month. These camps specialize in growth for kids through friends and adventure, but there's no reason why the kids should be the only ones to have fun. We create custom cycling tours for camp parents so that you can have your own adventure while the kids are at camp.|