REI Asheville

REI Asheville provides outdoor enthusiasts in the Asheville, North Carolina area with top-brand gear & clothings for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking and more. We’re a complete Asheville area bike shop, offering a full range of professional bike shop services to help keep you biking the streets and trails year-round. Let our staff of friendly experts help you get ready for your next adventure in the Asheville, North Carolina area. We have everything you need for cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, climbing in Pisgah National Forest, hiking the Appalachian Trail and more good times outdoors.

Where to find us

Address:

  • 31 Schenck Parkway
  • Asheville, NC 28803
  • Phone:(828) 687-0918

GPS Coordinates:

  • 35° 29.106' N
  • 82° 33.234' W
  • WGS84

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Normal Hours

  • Mon - Fri  10 am - 9 pm
  • Sat  10 am - 9 pm
  • Sun  11 am - 6 pm

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REI OUTDOOR SCHOOL CLASSES AT ASHEVILLE

Date / Time
Classes and Events
Price
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4/16/2014 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

Climbing Mt. Whitney with Jim Pader Presentation
Many hikers take 3 days for this trip to the summit of Mount Whitney, camping out for two nights. Jim did the 22 miles in ONE day. At 83 years old, he is the oldest man to accomplish this task.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free Closed
4/22/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Richmond Hill Park Invasives Workday with WNCA
The WNC Alliance needs volunteers to participate in invasive exotic plant management/control outings from 10 AM - 2 PM on a few Tuesdays in Richmond Hill Park.

Location: Richmond Hill Park | More Info, Directions

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4/22/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

French Broad River Paddle Trail Workday with WNC Alliance
WNCA and the French Broad Riverkeeper will work on cleaning up, general maintenance and repairing tent sites on Evan's Island campsite. Volunteers needed.

Location: Map: http://bit.ly/1opndae | More Info, Directions

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4/22/2014 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

Backpacking by Bike - Bikepacking Basics
Bikepacking (backpacking by mountain bike) is an increasingly popular way to enjoy the outdoors. Join us to learn about a fun choice for cyclists, couples or even families who like to ride together.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free

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4/24/2014 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Spring Birding in the WNC Mountains Presentation
Spring is a wonderful time of the year here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, especially for birding. Simon Thompson will talk about the birds in the area and the best places to go birding.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free

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4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Outdoor KnoxFest
Outdoor KnoxFest is two full days of Urban Adventure for everyone from outdoor enthusiast to those who simply love to get out and play.

Location: Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center | More Info, Directions

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4/26/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Naturalist Niche Series: Wildflower Walk-a-bout
Identify a variety of spring wildflowers with renowned naturalist and author Ron Lance. Grab your cameras and field guides for this informative, moderate hike to find blooming beauties.

Location: Chimney Rock Park | More Info, Directions

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4/29/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

French Broad River Paddle Trail Workday with WNC Alliance
WNCA and the French Broad Riverkeeper will be building a trail throughout Rhodes Ranch Campsite, cleaning up invasives, and sawing logs in the river that are obstructing the trail. Volunteers needed.

Location: Ingles Parking Lot | More Info, Directions

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4/29/2014 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Hands-On Garmin GPS Basics
Join an REI instructor as he leads you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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4/30/2014 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Hands-On Bike Maintenance - Trail / Roadside Repair
This hands-on bike maintenance class focuses on what to do when you are on your ride and the unexpected happens. Our instructors will share tips and tricks to help you triage the situation in the field to keep you riding.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $20.00
Non Member: $40.00

Please fill in your contact information to be notified if a space becomes available. You may then register and pay for the class. You will not be charged while on the wait list.

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5/1/2014 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Cycle to Farm Metric Century Ride: Black Mountain on July 19
62 miles of stunning WNC scenery on your bike with a twist - the rest stops are hosted by local farms! Ride is on July 19. Register now!

Location: Location given upon RSVP. | More Info, Directions

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5/1/2014 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

REI Members Receive a Discount to Chimney Rock Through 2014
REI members receive $2 off Adults and $1 off Youth (ages 5-15) on regular-priced admission for up to six people at Chimney Rock. Show your REI membership card or pick up the coupon at REI Asheville.

Location: Chimney Rock Park | More Info, Directions

Free No registration required
5/1/2014 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

Special Deal: Break in Your Boots at Chimney Rock
When you buy a pair of hiking shoes at REI Asheville from April 1 through May 31, you will receive a "buy 1, get 1 free" coupon for admission to Chimney Rock (expires Sept. 30, 2014). In-store only.

Location: Chimney Rock Park | More Info, Directions

Free No registration required
5/2/2014 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT

Rent a TRACK Pack at REI for Free
Kids in Parks and REI Asheville have partnered together to create a TRACK Pack Check Out Program! Come by the store and rent one for free!

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free No registration required
5/3/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Rockin' Naturalist Guided Hikes at Chimney Rock
Explore Chimney Rock's trails with a Park naturalist or State Park Ranger to learn about plants, wildlife, geology and more along the way! Offered every Saturday, May - October, weather permitting.

Location: Chimney Rock Park | More Info, Directions

Free No registration required
5/4/2014 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Bearwallow Beast 5K Trail Run & Festival
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy presents the 3rd annual Bearwallow Beast 5K Trail Run & Festival, featuring more than 1,400 feet of elevation gain over its 3.1 miles.

Location: Bearwallow Mountain | More Info, Directions

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5/5/2014 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

The Physical Camino: American Pilgrim Monthly Meeting
Experienced pilgrims John Miko and Mark Cobb will address how to prepare your body for the physical challenge of walking the Camino.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free

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5/10/2014 8:30 - 10:30 AM EDT

Naturalist Niche Series: Simon Says Bird Walk
As spring migration nears its end, join world-traveled birding expert Simon Thompson at Chimney Rock to learn which birds are staying for summer.

Location: Chimney Rock Park | More Info, Directions

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5/10/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Richmond Hill Park Invasives Workday with WNCA
The WNC Alliance needs volunteers to participate in invasive exotic plant management/control outings from 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays in Richmond Hill Park.

Location: Richmond Hill Park | More Info, Directions

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5/13/2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Ramsey Cascades Hike with Friends of the Smokies
oin Friends of the Smokies for the May Classic Hike to Ramsey Cascades. This hike is 8 miles round trip and strenuous in difficulty with a total elevation gain of 2,200 feet.

Location: Meeting location given upon RSVP | More Info, Directions

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5/14/2014 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Bike Maintenance Basics
Routine maintenance on your bike can keep you riding smooth and prolong the life of your bike. Join an introductory class designed to help you take care of your bike.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free

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5/15/2014 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

Refresh Your Run
So, you want to be a runner? Whether you are just starting or are getting 'back on track,' this class will help you get in the groove and provide training and technique insights to get you back in shape and/or prepare for your upcoming 5-10K or more.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free

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5/17/2014 - 5/21/2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

French Broad Float with WNC Alliance
Join WNCA and the French Broad Riverkeeper on a guided trip from the headwaters on French Broad River over 115 miles into Tennessee, camping out along the French Broad River Paddle Trail.

Location: Meeting location given upon RSVP. | More Info, Directions

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5/18/2014 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

Map & Compass Navigation Basics Class
Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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5/19/2014 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Hands-On Bike Maintenance - Drive Train
Your bikes Drive Train is a key component to efficient riding. Join our certified bike techs to learn about your drive train as well as how to inspect, maintain and adjust front & rear derailleurs to make sure your ride is as smooth as possible.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $20.00
Non Member: $40.00

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5/20/2014 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Southern Appalachian Loop Trail Presentation
The Southern Appalachian Loop Trail (SALT) connects several iconic trails like the AT, Art Loeb, and Mountains to Sea Trail with new segments to create a highlight reel of the Blue Ridge.

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free

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5/24/2014 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Naturalist Niche Series: Chimney Rock Mountain Top Excursion
Follow naturalist Clint Calhoun Off the Beaten Path to see some of his favorite areas in the Park and learn about species living there.

Location: Chimney Rock Park | More Info, Directions

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6/1/2014 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Cycle to Farm Metric Century Ride: Black Mountain on July 19
62 miles of stunning WNC scenery on your bike with a twist - the rest stops are hosted by local farms! Ride is on July 19. Register now!

Location: Location given upon RSVP. | More Info, Directions

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6/1/2014 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

REI Members Receive a Discount to Chimney Rock Through 2014
REI members receive $2 off Adults and $1 off Youth (ages 5-15) on regular-priced admission for up to six people at Chimney Rock. Show your REI membership card or pick up the coupon at REI Asheville.

Location: Chimney Rock Park | More Info, Directions

Free No registration required
6/2/2014 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT

Rent a TRACK Pack at REI for Free
Kids in Parks and REI Asheville have partnered together to create a TRACK Pack Check Out Program! Come by the store and rent one for free!

Location: Asheville REI | More Info, Directions

Free No registration required
6/14/2014 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT

Richmond Hill Park Invasives Workday with WNCA
The WNC Alliance needs volunteers to participate in invasive exotic plant management/control outings from 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays in Richmond Hill Park.

Location: Richmond Hill Park | More Info, Directions

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