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We are pleased to announce our new location is now open in Cherokee, NC. at 17 Big Cove Road along with our partner store Outdoor 76. A grand opening celebration will take place June 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in conjunction with the Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend.

The celebration will include refreshments, BBQ, vendor giveaways and more. More details will be made available on Facebook.

Motion Makers and Outdoor 76 are at the jumping point for a plethora of recreational opportunities on the corner of Big Cove and Acquoni Roads in Saunooke Village. The shop sits at the gateway to Smoky Mountain National Park at the beginning of  the popular Oconaluftee River trail head. The newly developed Fire Mountain Trail system is right next door, along with nearby Western Carolina University and Tsali trails. It’s also near the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway and several legendary gravel bike routes in the National Park. Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited National Park in the US and with over 800 miles of maintained hiking trails and natural attractions, it’s a hiker’s heaven. This unique collaboration of specialty bikes and outdoor gear under the same roof in a great community and at the southern gate of the National Park is exciting, to say the least. 

 “Cherokee has slowly evolved into an outdoor gateway for the Smoky Mountains”, says Owner Kent Cranford. “We are excited to offer bikes and gear for the adventures that are literally steps from our front door.” 

Open five days a week (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., our Cherokee store offers bikes and gear from affordable to boutique brands for all types and level of rider along with a bike rental service. Outdoor 76 provides quality, specialty hard goods and apparel to cover all price points - from lifestyle to the most technical needs. Both companies are enthusiastic about their grand opening. Held in conjunction with the Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Event on June 16th and 17th, there will be a lot of activity and enthusiasts in and around Cherokee. 

“It’s hard to put into words how excited we are to be a part of such a comprehensive shop where enthusiasts can talk to experts about multiple outdoor activities, not to mention in Cherokee - a community that loves these mountains the same way we do’, says Rob Gasbarro, a co-owner of Outdoor 76. 

The new location is at 17 Big Cove Road and hours are:






For more information about the Cherokee location call 828.586.6925 or come by!


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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