Biking in rural Polk County provides gentle hills and steep grades where you will encounter mountain vistas, river gorges, and horse farms. Below are a few possibilities from the easy to the highly challenging.
Easy Loops Warrior Drive – 4 mile loop. Starting at Harmon Field Rd., turn right on US 176, right on Warrior Dr., right on Howard Gap Rd. and return to Harmon Field. Lake Lanier – 4.99 mile loop around Lake Lanier, in and out of NC and SC.
Challenges Saluda Grade Club – 8 miles from Tryon to Saluda along Scenic Highway/US 176 (900 foot climb).
Other possibible routes can be viewed online at MapMyRide.com, an online resource displaying favorite bike routes through the County.
Bicycle Tours Metric Century Tour – Every July 4, beginning at Harmon Field. Find out more Metric Century Tour Tour de Leaves Bicycle Tour – Third Saturday in October. Check out their website for more details Tour de Leaves.