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Bike Magazine - Riding Brevard, North Carolina

Area Information

Things to Do

Check out the Chamber of Commerce website and Explore Brevard for exciting information about our great area.

In addition to the great road riding we have available we have some of the finest mountain biking in the southeast, visit Sycamore Cycles & The Hub for more info. Downtown Brevard has great shopping, restaurants, and bars, and that's why the ride will start and finish in the Heart of Brevard.


Where to Eat in Brevard:

Breakfast, Bakeries and Coffee Shops

  • Sunrise Café in College Plaza opens @ 7 AM – Breakfast & Lunch big veggie menu (College Plaza)
  • Bracken Mountain Bakery opens @ 7:30 AM Only has Coffee and Baked Goods. (S. Broad Street)
  • Blue Ridge Bakery – Open 7 am-6pm weekdays Saturday 8 am-4pm has bake goods, lunch items (live music Friday 11-2) (86 W. Main Street)
  • Creekside Subs  opens @ 6 -3 M-Sat 7-noon Sun. -Breakfast & Lunch only (491 N. Broad)
  • Waffle House  – You know what to expect (2290 Asheville Hwy).
  • Cedar Mountain Cafe Breakfast Monday - Sunday 8 - 2, Breakfast ends at 12, Lunch starts at 11


Lunch & Dinner

  • Marco Trattoria – Northern Italian food. (204 W. main St.)
  • Mayberry’s – sandwiches, soups, and salads for lunch and down home dinners (30 W. Main St)
  • The Falls Landing – Brevard’s oldest restaurant-seafood and more- Great food (18 E. Main)
  • KTCHN -  Restaurant with great cuisine (44 E. Main St.) lunch and dinner
  • Square Root –Unique food, fantastic bar. (33 Times Arcade -alley behind OP Taylors)
  • Rocky's Soda Shop – Old fashioned soda shop with classic American Burgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Ice Cream, etc. (46 S. Broad St.)
  • Big Mikes Pizza – Fantastic Pizza and Sub Sandwiches diverse beer selection (12 S. Gaston St)
  • Jordan Street Café –.Open dinner only! Great food. (30 W. Jordan)
  • Dugan’s Pub –Fantastic place for Rueben sandwiches, burgers and fries, Irish dishes (French Broad Place- 29 W French Broad St.)
  • Pescado's -- made to order burritos, tacos, etc. in (College Plaza Center– 265 N. Broad St.)
  • Pad Thai – Thai food. Really good. Very casual (315 N. Caldwell Street)
  • Cardinal Drive-In - Old fashioned drive-in, think "Happy Days" with classic American food. (344 S Broad)
  • El Ranchero Mexican, (76 N Caldwell Street).
  • New China—carry-out or eat-in Chinese & Thai  (College Station Shopping Center intersection Caldwell & Broad)
  • Quixote -- Fine Mexican Dining (43 South Broad, downtown)
  • Twin Dragons -- Chinese Buffet & more (1479 Asheville Hwy)
  • Sora – Sushi & Thai (91 Forest Gate Shopping Center)
  • Hawg Wild BBQ (Hwy 276 at entrance to Pisgah National Forest)
  • Cedar Mountain Cafe Lunch Breakfast/Lunch Monday - Sunday 8 - 2, Breakfast ends at 12, Lunch starts at 11 
  • Cedar Mountain Cafe Dinner Thursday 5:30 - 8 Friday 5:30-8 Saturday 5:30 - 8



Specialty Food & Drink

  • Kiwi Gelato-- gelato and coffee. (67 E. Main)
  • Downtown Chocolates --chocolate, ice cream, and coffee (6 Times Arcade - alley off Main)
  • Brevard Brewing --craft beer and music (63 E Main)
  • Oskar Blues Brewery - tap room craft beer (342 Mountain Industrial Dr off Old Hendersonville Rd)




Hotels/ Motels

Rodeway Inn - Brevard
Sunset Motel (Event Sponsor)


Hampton Inn (Event Sponsor)



Brevard Music Center (Event Sponsor)

Link to Accommodations



Holiday Inn



Deerwoode Lodge and Cabins


Deer Ridge Property Management


Bed and Breakfast & Inns

A historic bed and breakfast located within walking distance of Downtown Brevard.


Red House Inn

Red House Inn

Campbell House Brevard

 The Penthouse on French Broad

A bike lovers' paradise - located less than 5 minutes from downtown Brevard, 5 minutes to the entrance to Pisgah National Forest AND located on the French Broad River!.  This unique property sleeps  6-10, and features amazing custom made furnishings and decor with the biker in mind!  After a long day on the trails or road climbs, enjoy soaking in a HUGE Spa Tub and sitting on the deck overlooking the river or warming up by the fireplace inside OR the fire pit outside. Cool, Sophisticated, Spacious, Convenient, Luxurious, Tricked out and Comfy...are just some words that describe the Penthouse on French Broad.  This upscale, spacious and unique property is the perfect place for your next adventure in The Land of Waterfalls!

Also, check out: 

The Sassy Goose

1844 Reasonover Road, Cedar Mountain, NC


Gear Down Brevard (Lodging for Cyclists, beginning late March)




Davidson River Campground (Pisgah National Forest )

Black Forest Family Camping Resort (Cedar Mountain)
828) 884-2267


Saturday Evening April 4

Remember - the After Party is 1-4 pm downtown Brevard at Water Oaks Suites Parking lot area.  Oskar Blues Brewery hosts an "after" the after party at the brewery with live music 4-8 pm.