Black Mountain’s Epic Cycles bike shop opens second store in West Asheville

Press release from Epic Cycles:

Black Mountain, NC: Epic Cycles, a Black Mountain based bike shop focused on both mountain and commuter biking, has opened a second store at 800B Haywood Rd. in West Asheville. Conveniently located under the newly opened Odd’s Café, the West Asheville location will focus on the commuting customer, and will also offer a various selection of mountain bikes from multiple brands including Kona, Breezer, Jamis, Fuji and Transition Bikes. The shop officially opened on Saturday, September 20th.

Speaking on the opening of the new location, Epic Cycles owner Allan Hightower says, “West Asheville is an exciting area to be in with both its commuting corridor and close proximity to Asheville’s mountain biking hub, Bent Creek. We are excited to be the shop that feeds it. We’ve definitely gained a lot of experience as a shop over the past 15 years here in Black Mountain, and we’re all about making sure that everyone has a positive biking experience. We are hopeful that the West Asheville community can embrace the Epic Cycles team as their trustworthy salespeople, mechanics, and co-bike lovers.”

Hightower decided on a second location about a year ago when he realized customers were travelling across town just for the Black Mountain Epic Cycles location.  Hightower’s customers are to thank for opening his eyes to the need in the West Asheville neighborhood, and a new opportunity to expand. The new shop’s manager, Chris Regec, is a former Epic Cylcles employee and brings 10 years of bike business and mechanics experience to the team.

Epic Cycles is a bike shop originally based in Black Mountain, NC. Founded in 1999, the shop has evolved into the town’s one-stop shop for biking needs, mostly focused on mountain biking. The shop has gained popularity due to its closeout bike options and bike rentals. The Black Mountain store is located at 102 Sutton Ave.

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