Historic Downtown Bike Route

Historic Downtown Bike Route

Park at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

Right turn onto Montford Ave. and cross interstate. Left turn onto Haywood St. Right turn onto North French Broad Ave. Left turn onto Otis St. Left onto Wall St. and historic buildings including the Flatiron building completed in 1926. Left turn onto Battery Park Ave. Right turn onto O’Henry Ave. around the Grove Arcade. Right turn onto Battle Square and view of former Battery Park Hotel built in 1924 by Edwin W. Grove. Left turn onto Page Ave. Right turn onto Haywood St. and Basilica of St. Lawrence Church (1905) designed and built by Rafael Gustavino (who also worked on the Biltmore House). Left turn onto Patton Ave. at the historic art deco S & W Cafeteria.  Right turn onto Church St. at the Drhumor building and pass 3 historic churches.  Left turn onto Aston St. Left turn onto Biltmore Ave. Right turn onto Eagle St. and the “Block”.  Left turn onto South Spruce St. Right into Pack Square Park and view of Asheville City Hall and Buncombe County courthouse. Right turn onto College St. and through roundabout to Oak St. and view of First Baptist Church (designed by Douglas D. Ellington and completed in 1927).  Continue to Woodfin St. Right turn onto Central Ave. under interstate. Left turn onto Elm St.  Right turn onto South Liberty St. through old neighborhood. Left turn onto Hillside St. and cross Merrimon Ave. Right turn onto Broadway and first left onto Cauble St. and continue onto Cumberland Circle. Continue onto Soco St. and cross Montford Ave onto Cullowhee St. Right turn onto Pearson Dr. and next left turn onto Birch St. Continue to enter Riverside Cemetery which includes the graves of Thomas Wolfe and O’Henry. Right turn onto Pearson Dr. Left turn onto West Chestnut St. Right turn onto Montford Ave. and return to Asheville Chamber of Commerce on your right.

Total distance approximately 5 miles.