This ride begins with a scenic roll along the Oaks Trail Greenway and around the Community Garden before leaving town to enter the North Fork Valley. At the head of the valley, the route explores first the Left Fork and then the Right Fork (out-n-back). Both spurs offer stunning views all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway high above. As the route returns to town, it passes by Lake Tomahawk and then up and through the historic Montreat Arch. With Lake Susan at the center, Montreat is the home to Montreat College and many peaceful retreat homes.
The Epic Ride (aka Stupid Hill Meets Dumb & Dumber Ride)
Cedar Creek/Hebron Headwall – Ride #4 50 Miles & Elevation Gain 5,141’ What an incredible ride! This route is definitely my newest favorites. We started in Black Mountain and spent some time warming up on our good friend Route 9 by heading across the continental divide. Then we whooshed down into Bat Cave. This descent […]
Cycling to Andrew’s Geyser
My friends know that I don’t ride my mountain bike nearly enough. I do love being in wooded areas, smelling the fresh air and enjoying the view, but my bike handling skills are much more well suited for the solid surface provided by pavement. I am a true Roadie to the core. But when […]
The Black Mountain Loop
Route Description: This is one of my favorite training rides. It is short and sweet and I can complete the loop in less than one hour. The 10 mile route begins and ends at the Black Mountain Recreation Park located just off Blue Ridge Road on Recreation Park Drive in Black Mountain. This is a gentle […]