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Luna Cycles – Top Mountain Bike Shop in the Foothills NC

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Shawn and Jeff didn’t want a bike store.  It needed to be much, much more than that. They knew it should be a place where cyclists at all levels of experience would feel at home…where they could meet others like themselves and learn from and share knowledge with one another.

And so Luna Cycles was born, in Lenoir…one of the picturesque mountain towns in North Carolina.

Luna Cycles is a bike shop – a labor of love established by Shawn Moore and Jeff Welch, who have more than twenty years of experience both as riders and working in the business.  People come from all over to enjoy the mountain bike trails in North Carolina, and sooner or later most of them end up becoming loyal customers of Luna Cycles.  It’s the expertise, the attention to detail and most of all the owner’s dedication to flawless personal service that have given the shop its rock-solid reputation.

When you’re in the area looking at NC mountain cabins for sale, you may be surprised to find a full-service bike shop that’s totally prepared to fulfill any requirements you and your family may have.  Cycling is hugely popular in this part of the state, with organized events for various skill levels and foothills NC terrain that’s perfect for setting up challenging courses.

Luna Cycles is ready to help you have the best possible experience, whether you’re competing, cycling to work or just enjoying a leisurely ride on a local road, greenway or trail.  Mountain towns in North Carolina, with their magnificent natural splendor, clean fresh air and full calendar of local events, are ideal for bike riding all year round, especially in the foothills. 

One of the more famous mountain bike trails in North Carolina is located right in the heart of Lenoir.  Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail is three miles long and the first purpose-built surface trail for mountain bikes in Caldwell County.  And you don’t have to be an expert to take advantage of its fantastic flow, 250-foot elevation change and excellent variety of berms and switchbacks.  The Lenoir Greenway provides direct access to the Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail.

There are scheduled group and competitive cycling events throughout the year.  “Cycle To Serve”, in May, is an annual ride to promote health and wellness and raise funds for the Lenoir Rotary Club.  Participants can choose from three different courses, all of which end downtown.  The month of April brings both the Collettsville Road Race and the Downtown North Wilkesboro Criterium, each of which accept entrants at nine or ten levels of expertise.  And Luna Cycles organizes their own “Tuesday Night World Championships” and “Thirsty Thursday” group road rides.

On your next trip to the foothills NC, stop by and get to know the professionals at Lenoir’s headquarters for anything and everything related to cycling:

  • Sales
  • Service, including
  • Tune-up (truing wheels, adjusting all bearing surfaces, adjusting brakes and derailleurs) 
  • Drivetrain cleaning (removal and cleaning of cassette, chain and chainrings) 
  • Pro Tune-up (a tune-up plus replacement of all cables and housing)  
  • Complete overhaul ( disassemble to frame only, all parts cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled) 
  • Parts
  • Accessories
  • Expert Advice

Luna Cycles bike shop is located at 110 Church Street NW in Lenoir.  Call (828) 759-1990 for more information.  They’re open Monday through Friday from Noon to six and Saturdays from Noon to four.

Anyone who’s visiting Lenoir interested in NC mountain cabins for sale won’t want to miss touring The Coves Mountain River Club, where the homes are both remarkable in beauty and conveniently located near the community’s amenities.  Our gated mountain community, with custom-built houses, cottages, home sites and river frontage properties are surrounded by some of nature’s most breathtaking scenery.  Our property owners enjoy easy access to the fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding and other outside activities that make living in this part of the state so wonderful.

More and more people are finding the small-town ambience of Western North Carolina mountain communities to be an attractive alternative to the hurried-up pace they’re used to in larger cities.  And the towns’ unspoiled natural surroundings and breathtaking views are a great incentive for those who want to maintain and improve their health and physical fitness. 

Call us directly at 828.754.0700 to schedule a tour.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84-page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide, which gives you more information about living in the foothills of North Carolina.

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