BIKE Magazine deems Transylvania County “Ground Zero For Some Of The Best Riding In The Nation”!

Where does the premier mountain biking publication BIKE Magazine go to test and rate 25 of 2012’s most promising mountain bikes and gear for their annual The Bible of Bike Tests edition? If you are a biking enthusiast it will come as no surprise to hear Brevard, NC in Transylvania County or that BIKE magazine says “Transylvania County is ground zero for some of the best riding in the nation”!

BIKE magazine calls Transylvania County “America’s Best Kept Secret” and their team spent weeks here in Brevard back in October testing Cross-Country, Trail, Gravity, and All Mountain Bikes throughout the 400 miles of peerless single track biking trails, 1,000+ miles of gravel Forest Service roads, and 100,000 acres of public lands included in Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest, and Gorges State Park.

As one of the leading mountain bike destinations in Western North Carolina, known for its challenging terrain and offering riders a variety of rock gardens, steep climbs, swoopy descents, and even a few waterfall routes, Transylvania County is also rated among the best for road and endurance cycling.

Not only does BIKE magazine praise Transylvania County for its bike-friendly attitude, but County Planning and Economic Development here in Brevard also encourages bike related businesses to consider the benefits of this area.  It’s no wonder Transylvania County is considered the Cycling Capital of the South!

Click [here] to see photos of the BIKE Magazine team’s rides and get details on the trails that they used.


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