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Bicycling Henderson County - is a 184 mile system of bicycle routes crisscrossing the county, showcasing the area's best routes of curvy and hilly, with some challenging climbs. These routes connect various towns and points of interest and provide access to the adjacent route systems. The map is available for download at www.ncdot.org/it/gis/DataDistribution/BikeMaps

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club promote healthy and fun lifestyles through cycling in Western North Carolina. www.blueridgebicycleclub.org

Mountain Biking

Pisgah National Forest encompasses 501,691 acres stretching across the eastern edge of Western North Carolina's mountains. The Forest offers hiking trails, fishing, camping, picnic sites, mountain biking, and spectacular waterfalls. Some of Pisgah National Forest's attractions include Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Pisgah Forest State Fish Hatchery, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, The Cradle of Forestry and the North Mills River Recreational Area. The North Mills River Recreational Area is located just 13 miles from Hendersonville and offers 39 picnic sites, 32 campsites, river fishing & tubing. www.fs.usda.gov

DuPont State Forest was purchased by the State of North Carolina, after DuPont sold its industrial operation in 1996 and 1997; the surrounding land holdings became DuPont State Forest. The forest encompasses 10,268 acres in Henderson and Transylvania counties. It is situated in the Little River valley and includes waterfalls and 80 miles of roads and trails wandering through mountainous terrain. The forest is open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Fishing is allowed with a valid NC fishing license. Hunting is by special permit only, issued by a permit agent of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. www.dupontforest.com/mtb.asp