Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina Guide Book

by Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (Milestone Press)
Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina  by Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

96pp/maps
ISBN: 1889596000

This guide outlines 16 routes that are the "favorite rides of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club." They are rated from easy to difficult and range from 8 miles to 64 miles in length. Each ride description includes complete directions, cue sheet, elevation profile, riding time, road surface conditions, points of interest, services, and a detailed map.

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Trails from the "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 16 of 16.
... Preview: Beautiful mountain roads highlight this wonderful ride through rural apple orchard country. Some of the terrain is rolling, but there are also several long, hard climbs and one six-mile-long, fast win ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Skyland, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: This very scenic and quite hilly ride includes a number of points of interest. Though none of the climbs are real killers, some are long and gradual, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the panoramic ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Marshall, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 37
... Preview: This ride is an addition to the Rose Garden route. It's fairly easy and passes through the attractive north Asheville neighborhoods- expect to see many large beautiful homes. For two and a half miles ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: This is one of the flattest rides in the Asheville area. However, you must remember that "flat" is a relative term in the mountains, where nothing is truly level for any sustained distance. Expect gen ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Skyland, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: You'll ride to the small paper mill town of Canton and back on this route. There is one climb over Newfound Gap, but the majority of time you'll spend cruising over rolling hills and through mountain ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 44
... Preview: Be ready for plenty of rolling hills as you ride from small town to small town, past horse farms and alongside the French Broad River. Partway through the route, you'll pass by the famous poet, biog ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Skyland, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 63
... Preview: Beautiful countryside characterizes this ride as you pass through valley farmland set beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains -- it's very pretty. Generally you can expect rolling hills, but there is also on ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 43
... Preview: The first half of this ride rolls through country valleys and farmland, and the second half takes you through residential sections of the city, past retail stores and light industrial areas. On Newfou ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: If you want a really gorgeous ride with lots and lots of climbing, one that's very strenuous and lasts all day, this is it! You'll travel through the Hickory Nut Gorge near the town of Bat Cave and un ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Skyland, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 64
... Preview: The "plunge" referred to on this ride is one difficult descent with sharp curves found on Ox Creek Road. It's short, but very steep. The rest of the ride is characterized by rolling hills leading into ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: An ideal tandem route, this loop remains close to South Asheville for most of its length. About a third of the ride passes through the community business district, while the remainder rolls through ru ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36
... Preview: This wooded residential route through north Asheville neighborhoods is so quiet it feels like a country lane. You'll want to relax, slow down, and enjoy a leisurely pace as you pass by some of Ashevil ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Starting at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this ride takes you out to and through the town of Black Mountain- a small village known for its galleries, restaurants and craft shops. Mo ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Black Mountain, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: Beginning along the French Broad River, this loop rolls over gentle hills through rural countryside. You can expect plenty of really good views on this ride. From the open farmland valleys, you look u ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: The open terrain on this ride makes for some long range views and a rolling ride with many fun ups and downs. As the name implies, you'll travel beside two rivers. The French Broad is big and wide, an ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: This ride gets its name from a really great bakery in the town of Saluda. Since you'll ride all the way down into South Carolina and back up, a stop for refueling at the bakery in Saluda might be a go ... From the guidebook "Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina"
Skyland, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 50
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