#71 of 109 Asheville Things To Do

Beer City Bicycles

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Beer City Bicycles: Your One-Stop-Shop for Bikes and Brews
Written by: Vicky Reddish
Staff Score:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Combining two of the most defining aspects of the Asheville area's modern culture, Beer City Bicycles encourages visitors to simultaneously indulge their love of good brews and two-wheel adventures. From bike rentals and repairs to a fully-stocked store and an even better bar, this unique destination offers all the makings of a good time.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

The brewpub community is alive and well throughout the Asheville region, with locals and tourists alike flocking to the area’s best breweries and bars to sample local brews. Likewise, the region increasingly caters to cyclists, who love both the challenge and the beauty of the mountains. Why not combine these two top niches? This is the clever concept that lies at the heart of Beer City Bicycles. Dedicated to bikes and brews, this unique store offers the best of both worlds.

Whether you’re determined to hit the trails of Appalachia on an old, trusty bike, on brand-new wheels, or on a high-quality rental, you will quickly find a working solution at Beer City Bicycles. Catering to every type of biker, this store is a one-stop-shop for hardcore cyclists and casual riders alike. The shop’s staff members clearly know what they’re talking about and are happy to provide words of wisdom as you prepare for your ultimate bike excursion.

No matter your purpose, you will be taken aback by the sheer selection when you enter the shop. Take some time to browse the many bikes and bike-related items on display. You’ll find everything you need for an amazing — and safe — ride, including helmets, bags, gloves, athletic clothing, and of course, bikes.

Not everybody who visits Beer City Bicycles wants a new bike. Many are perfectly happy with their current wheels. Still, even the best bikes act up from time to time. Fortunately, Beer City Bicycles offers prompt repair services, most of which are completed within 24 hours of the bicycle’s arrival.

Perhaps you’re visiting the Asheville region for a few days and do not currently have access to a bike. No worries — Beer City Bicycles can hook you up with a wonderful model. Rentals are offered over a 24-hour period, so you can enjoy a full day of bike-based fun. A variety of designs and models are available, including road, mountain, and urban bikes. Your rental comes complete with a helmet and cable lock to ensure that both you and the bike remain safe while it’s in your possession.

Regardless of the purpose for your visit, you’ll want to set aside some time to hang out at the bar and enjoy a cold one. The local beer selection is so impressive — and the prices are so reasonable — that you just might find yourself ordering a second brew.

Ultimately, the biggest draw at Beer City Bicycles is the community it promotes. This is where you go to build strong relationships with fellow beer and bicycle enthusiasts. Feel free to swap stories as you browse the store or sip on your favorite brew. You just might emerge with ideas for your next big bike adventure — or better yet, with a new friend.

Insider Tips:
– While the rentals offered at Beer City Bicycles are of exceptional quality, it may be worth your while to transport your rental bike elsewhere before beginning your ride. The store is located on Riverside Drive, which, despite being situated near the French Broad River, is not as equipped for an enjoyable ride as other Asheville area paths and roads.
– On the hunt for an exceptional new bike? Test ride the industry’s finest during one of Beer City’s exclusive demos. These are sometimes listed on the shop’s official Facebook page, so keep an eye out for upcoming events.