Bike Camping: To Beans Creek From the Spoke Easy

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Kevin Kennedy

 

This past weekend the Spoke Easy crew set out to put together a route from the shop on Elizabeth Ave in Charlotte to a little piece of land in northern Pisgah National Forest. The property is proposed to become an adventure cycling destination and the crew thought it would be fitting to connect this remote location by bike with the urban center of the city. 

The goal was to create a route that could be done in three days, self supported and fun. The path included pavement, gravel forest service roads and a bit of jeep trail. The perfect combination for cross bikes.

Day 1 

South Mountains State Park (60 paved miles)

 

  

The crew happy to be there

 Day 2 

Plenty of gravel on day two (est. 40 miles total) 

 

Hammock camping in Mortimer on Wilson Creek

 

Bike storage!

 

Trout fishing in the afternoon
Day 3
Passing through Plumtree, NC 

 

Crossing over into Bakersville

 

Pavement, a nice reprieve from the rugged pass

 

Beans Creek, a sunny finish on the other side
50 miles on day three made for around 150 miles total.
 

 

If this trip sounds like something down your trail, stop by the shop and let us know or reach out to us info@thespokeeasyclt.com.

2016 will be full of new adventures like this one, and we would love to have you join us.  

 


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