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We are pleased to announce a new location will open in Cherokee, NC in early May.

With the newly developed Fire Mountain Trail system right next door, bike adventures are already a big motivator for people to visit Cherokee. The 10.5 mile Fire Mountain Trail system, which has been labeled as one of WNC’s “Fast and Flowiest”, has quickly grown as a popular destination. Add to that the proximity of the Western Carolina University trails and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and it puts Motion Makers in a prime spot.

The new store is located in downtown Cherokee on the corner of Big Cove and Acquoni Roads in the Saunooke Village. The shop sits on the popular Oconoluftee River at the trailhead for the River Trail that leads to the Oconoluftee Visitors Center, an awesome low-key bike ride for families. It's also near the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the starting point for several legendary gravel bike routes into Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

The new location will be at 17 Big Cove Road and hours will be announced in the upcoming weeks. For more information about the Cherokee location, stay tuned here, or call 828.586.6925.


Our roots are what you might call "deep". Motion Makers was founded in 1986, and prior to that our owner Kent Cranford began racing and working on bikes in the late 70's. After many adventures, Kent purchased the Sylva store in 2007 and then opened our Asheville location three years later; both with the goal of providing an unmatched experience to the customer. Western North Carolina is a legendary cycling region and we believe that our stores continue to offer the best selection of bikes and equipment so you can always find what you need. 


Our story begins with our people - we love bikes and we sell happiness! What's better than that? Motion Makers is a place where hard core riders and happy enthusiasts come together to manifest our mantra, "provide the best customer experience possible". We are here because we love cycling and we want to share it with you. Everyone talks about great customer service, but we mean real, impassioned, “how-can-we-help-you-and-we-mean-it”, customer service. 

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To say THANK YOU to our customers, we have teamed up with Perkville to offer you rewards! Perkville integrates directly with our system when you make a purchase. The points you earn can be redeemed for discounts & merchandise the next time you shop with us!

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We would be honored if you show your pride by wearing our custom gear! We've made a commitment to selecting the best brands to put our logo on and we work hard to ensure that we offer cycling and lifestyle clothing that we truly believe in. We've got kits, hats, socks, water bottles and more soft goods and apparel. Visit our stores or shop online. 


We stand behind everything we sell. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply return the item within 30 days and we'll replace it or give you a refund. Please read our other policies for more information about shipping, returns and your privacy.