Old Fort Loop bicycle guide asheville north carolina Distance – 38 miles Elevation Gain – 3,125′ Level – Moderate Start – Town Square Park 100 E State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711 The Old Fort Loop begins and ends in the Town of Black Mountain which is located 10 miles east of Asheville. This route is a favorite of local cyclists. Riders […]
Elk Mountain Scenic Loop bicycle tourism guide asheville north carolina Distance – 28 miles Elevation Gain – 3,200′ Level – Moderate Start – Folk Art Center Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville. The Elk Mountain Scenic Loop route begins at the Folk Art Center in Asheville NC and begins climbing along the Blue Ridge Parkway immediately. More […]
Janet Minner had a dream. She wanted to ride her bicycle along the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, but had some doubts. She wondered if her employer would allow her to take enough consecutive vacation days to accomplish this goal. She also felt uncertain about her physical ability to ride 470 miles with nearly 49,000’ of elevation gain, despite her years of cycling experience. And, she wanted to be rewarded each evening with good food and a comfortable bed.
When I purchased my first pair of Castelli Chic Knickers, I imagined that I would use them most during the shoulder season — early fall and early spring. Given that most of fall and winter (so far) in Western North Carolina has felt like shoulder season, I’ve had to race to wash my single pair of […]
High on the list of every cyclist, this remarkable national park unfolds in a continuous ribbon, without a single stop sign or traffic light along the entire way. It is truly a bicycling treasure unique to the United States. Here is an interactive map that will help you imagine cycling every inch.
This is a comprehensive list of the Blue Ridge Parkway tunnels along with some advice about safety for cycling through tunnels.