Asheville, North Carolina.
Asheville Named First Official First Bourn Destination Training Village Location
In the shadows of Mt. Mitchell, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi and standing at 6,683′, Asheville is one of the true cycling and mountain training destinations in the east. Curving around the city is the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile road at the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountain range extending from just south of Asheville all the way north to Charlottesville, VA. Pro Cycling teams have been known to call Asheville home for training weeks for its challenging and impressive terrain. Known for cooler temps in the summer and year-round cycling, Asheville continues to establish itself as a mecca for outdoor sport, breweries, fine restaurants, and fine culture. Recovery day? Spend it at the famous Biltmore Estate, known as America’s largest home built by George Vanderbilt in the 1800’s. Asheville helped inspire First Bourn’s vision and will be among the first. #BoulderEast