REEB RANCH

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The Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, located on the north side of DuPont State Recreational Forest, launched its grand opening last spring, and now offers public access to the bike park, trails, cold beer and food.

“We’re here to be a destination,” said Matt Hartell, general manager of the Ranch. “We want to move away from the weddings and events and focus on being true to ourselves. We want to offer everything the folks at Oskar Blues stand for.”

sloweyThat would namely be less politics and more pedaling. The bike park is open to the public, complete with part of the course from the Red Bull Dreamline BMX contest that took place in 2014, and some more toned-down areas for both kids and adults.

The pump track will allow riders to hone their skills, while little ones will have a safe, maintained zone where they can practice. New for this spring are more trails on the mountain above the farm, where locals have been helping shape a new jump line that will be included in the day pass. The trail is a proper jump line, with corners for slapping and big doubles.

Trail access to DuPont, camping and concerts are also on the schedule. The Loaded Up and Truckin’ “food truck-off and aural pleasure fest” is slated for April 14-15, and the successful Burning Can beer and music festival will return Aug. 10-12.

With their ever-growing events roster, and their expanded public access to the park, Hartell is looking forward to developing the ranch into an all-inclusive biking destination.

And, of course, the Ranch is the perfect place to try out one of REEB’s hand made American bikes. REEB now offers the full suspension SQWEEB, their 650b trail bike, the SixFidy, and their hardtail jump bike, the Dikyelous, all of which will available to rent at the ranch. For more information, visit the REEB Ranch’s new website, www.reebranch.com.

The REEB Ranch is located at 315 Shoals Falls Road off Crab Creek Road, just past the turn onto DuPont Road if you’re driving from Brevard to Hendersonville.

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