The WNC Outdoor Collective is a gathering place to create community through local outdoor gear, beer, coffee, + adventure.
Operating as usual
It's SUP season y'all! Check out our selection of stand up paddleboards and gear up to spend all summer long on our great local rivers and lakes. @hellbenderpaddleboards
Meet Josh Coe 👇 "I have been interested in through-hiking the Appalachain Trail since I was 11 years old. On April 30 of 2021 I set out to achieve my dream, and on Oct 3 2021, I sumitted Mt. Katahdin and completed my journey North. The trail was the best adventure I’ve ever had. I have lived in Black Mountain since the fall of 2016 and I love it here. In addition to the AT, I have also backpacked in New Mexico, Alaska, and all throughout Western North Carolina. If anyone wants to talk about their own adventures or learn about the trail, I would love to connect over coffee or a beer anytime!"
Join Josh each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm for Adventure Trivia Night @ The Collective!
Come pitch your idea of “giving back” to the community tonight and get $$$ to make it happen.
This Thursday (5/19) from 5-8 pm, all tips and a portion of beer sales will be donated to @letschooselove2020. A non-profit which "envision[s] a world where love rules. Where people can boldly cross the lines that divide us and come together to envision a new world and a new way of being that works for all."
They provide Mini-Grants to community members who want to start a project which does good in the world! Read more at the link below, and come on out this Thursday learn more about this local non-profit, show your support, and pitch your own project for a chance at a Mini-Grant!
Come learn from photographer, Steve Yocom, for Part One of our Outdoor Adventure Photography | Backcountry Workshop Series.
Steve's photography has been featured on the cover of BACKPACKER Magazine, Visit North Carolina, and Blue Ridge Outdoors! You won't want to miss this half-day photography intensive happening May 21 from 12-4 pm. Spots are limited, so register here!
DYK you can host private events in our space? Click here to inquire about making a reservation!
Meet @ariagonnafollowme 👇 She leads group mountain biking rides on Kitsuma every Tuesday evening! Wanna check it out? Send her a message, or just meet at The Collective Tuesdays at 5:45 pm! All are welcome, but must be comfortable with steep ascents/descents and drops.
Aria has a degree in Outdoor Ed/Adventure Based Counseling, as well as a Level 1 Mountain Bike Instructor Certification. She loves how mountain biking pushes your body to the limits, while also being fun and therapeutic. She also loves how teaching MTB provides an opportunity to help get as many people as possible on the trails and exploring our beautiful backyard!! 🚵♂️
Not only is it going to be a great night tonight with the tap takeover and Hazy 2 beer release but we just found out that the Dirty French Broads will be here. We're looking forward to seeing you at 6pm.
Come by the courtyard for live music this weekend. Bring your own food, or grab something to-go from one of our GREAT neighboring restaurants! Here's what's on the schedule:
Friday 5/6: @thedirtyfrenchbroads 7-9:30 pm
Saturday 5/7: @heretofore_music 3-5:30 pm
@peteyguillard guides rock climbing in the mountains of WNC and takes to Joshua Tree, California all in the FreeFly Sun-Hoodie! We love to see our community member's taking to the outdoors and sharing their adventures. You can book a guided climbing day with Pete through @foxmountainguides
May EVENTS @ The Collective 📆 Swipe for the details, and save this post so you can come back to it!
- Bikes N' Brews | Wednesdays @ 5: 30 PM
- Sunday Cycles | Sundays @ 1:30 PM
(Join us on Ride With GPS at the link in our bio)
- Kitsuma Group Ride | Tuesdays @ 5:45 PM
- Family Trivia Night | Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
- Cup of Jomo Anniversary Party | Sat, May 7
- Women-Owned Business Collective | Tues, May 10
- Weekend Wellness Workout | Sat, May 14
(Register for FREE at the link in our bio)
- Collective Collab | Thurs, May 19
- Outdoor Adventure Photography Intensive | Sat, May 21 (Register at the link in our bio)
May LIVE @ The Collective 📆 Check out the schedule below, and save this post so you can check back later!
May 6 | The Dirty French Broads | 7-9:30 PM
May 7 | Heretofore | 3-5:30 PM
May 13 | The Big Deal Band | 7-9:30 PM
May 14 | Casey Noel | 3-5:00 PM
May 20 | @saylorbrothers | 7-9:30 PM
May 21 | Broken Sound| 7-9:30 PM
May 28 | Perry Wing Combo | 3-5:30 PM
We love helping to get folks outside in any way we can, and supporting local businesses in the process! Check out this list of biking, hiking, climbing, and fishing to-do's in the area. Stay tuned for additions to this list all Spring and Summer long!
Sun's out, UPF's out. That's how the phrase goes, right?
Check out our Sun-Pro Kit ➡️
You all asked, so we're making it happen!!
Join us for family-friendly adventure trivia with host Josh Coe (aka Speedgoat) from Black Mountain Escape and local adventurer who recently completed the Appalachian Trail (2192 miles) in 157 days!
Pack your dinner, rally your family and fellow adventurers, and come down to our Beer Garden on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm to enjoy a night of trivia and win some awesome prizes from The Outdoor Collective.
As always with our outdoor venue, this event will be a "go" if weather permits. We'll see you there!
Filmmaker Chris Gallaway is coming to our courtyard to provide a FREE workshop on adventure storytelling with film, and to show his film "The Long Start to the Journey," about his time on the Appalachian Trail. It's all going down this Saturday, April 16th, here's the schedule!
🎥 1-2 PM | Workshop: "Adventure Storytelling Through Film"
Come talk with filmmaker Chris Gallaway about techniques for capturing your outdoor adventures to share as stories. We'll cover equipment, filming strategies, and deep philosophical questions about the ethics and implications of filming in the outdoors.
🎥 8-9:30 PM | Film Viewing: "The Long Start to the Journey"
Come watch the inspirational film "The Long Start to the Journey" which follows filmmaker Chris Gallaway on his attempt to hike 2000 miles thru the Appalachian Trail.
Cheers to our favorite day of the year, National Beer Day! 🍺 Whatever kinda beer you're into, IPAs, lagers, sours, or gingers, we're stocked and ready to serve 'em up. Come celebrate with us!
We've been pining and prepping for this all winter long. Sunny spring weather is finally here, folks. Let's make the most of these longer days; we've extended our hours!
LIVE @ The Collective 📆 The April band schedule is in, and it is PACKED! We look forward to enjoying tunes with you all Spring long. Save this post so you can check back later!
April 1 | Cuberow | 7-9:30 PM
April 8 | Matt Sellars | 7-9:30 PM
April 9 | Buffalo Kings | 4-6:30 PM
April 15 | Arnold Hill | 7-9:30 PM
April 22 | Matt Sellars | 7-9:00 PM
April 23 | Primitive Studio | 5:30-8:30 PM
April 29 | High Blue Heron | 7-9:30 PM
April 30 | Keepers | 3-5:00 PM
When a community comes together great things can happen!
We’re looking forward to having Black Mountain community tonight in the courtyard to celebrate and support the Black Mountain Greenways. All tips and 10% of all the proceeds will go to the Greenways Committee to advance our trails in and around town! Invite your friends and for an incredible cause!
Hi-Wire Brewing Tap Takeover 🍻 | March 31, 6-8:30 PM
@hiwirebrewing will be here featuring tons of different beers, offering tasting on exclusive, non-distributed beers, doing giveaways, and raffling off a branded igloo cooler! The best part? The launch of Hi-Wire's new Mountain Water, the beer to share with your seltzer friends. It's an evening you won't want to miss!
Mark your calendars, you definitely don't want to miss this one. Our first annual Gear Swap & Sale is here and we couldn't be more excited! 🎒⛺🥾 April 2nd from 10-4 pm, both outdoor retailers AND community members will be selling their gently-used outdoor gear and apparel for super steals! Want to sell gear? Reserve your spot here!
| Tomorrow, March 24th, all tips and a portion of beer sales will be donated to @madexmtns and @outdoorgearbuilderswnc. Grab a beer, meet the folks from Made by Mountains and Outdoor Gear Builders, and get to know more about the work they do in our community!
What's a Collective Collab? We team up with non-profits to host fundraising events in our courtyard. During Collective Collabs, everyone working the bar, is a member of the non-profit which is being honored. While they’re pouring you a beer or cider, you can chat with them about their work!
We've kicked our Astral game up a notch... or 32.
We now carry 32 color-ways and styles of our favorite local shoe brand! While we're on the topic, let's share a few of our favorite Astral fun facts:
DYK? Philip Curry, Astral Founder + CEO, sold his first business to Patagonia.
In 2002, Astral began on a biodynamic farm outside of Asheville, NC in the headwaters of the Rocky Broad River.
Astral's first shoe, the Brewer™ won Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year Award in 2012, and their Loyak™ was awarded Best Water Shoe of the Year by Outside Magazine in 2018!
Celebrate St. Patricks day with The Collective & @micatownbrewing at the Mica Town Tap Takeover 🍻
March 17, 6:30-9:00 PM, enjoy some of Mica's most popular beers, swag, and giveaways!
Time Change. Hours Change. Now Open Later.
Supporting a great cause, getting some good exercise, and hanging out with friends before, during, and after the run. Sign up today!
The Black Mountain Greenway Challenge is only
one month away => April 9th. The 14th running of the 5K/10K features a new course that tours two segments of our greenway system. The run/walk is hosted by and a benefit for Black Mountain Greenways and Trails
Check out all the details and sign up at https://runsignup.com/blackmountaingreenwaychallenge
Black Mountain marathoners, Congratulations Again! It was an amazing race. You were a part of an epic event that will be remembered for years to come. From packet pickup to post race celebrations and all the stories in between, you left your mark. Can’t wait until next year to do it all over again!
Let’s talk about and celebrate the race down at the Collective! Bring your food in! Get your beer here! Best story giveaway!
We've got two fantastic music performances happening at tomorrow's 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 down at the @wncoutdoorcollective !
Brew Davis - 𝟭𝗽𝗺 - 𝟯𝗽𝗺
Dirty French Broads - 𝟰:𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 - 𝟲:𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺
We’ll have discounts on premium outdoor gear and apparel, live music, beer & coffee.
𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁!
Astral: High performance shoes that puts nature first.
32 different styles of Astral and color ways in stock!
Come on down and wear a piece of Asheville today.
We’re looking forward to the Black Mountain Marathon/ Mt Mitchell Challenege this weekend. Swing by and support the runners!
heads up to those running in the Mt. Mitchell Challenge: i’ll be here extra early saturday in case you or your crew need some pre-run fuel!
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We print custom, high-quality t-shirts for everyday people. If you fit that category we would love to print shirts for you.
Carolina Custom foam is the proprietor of Appalachian Tough gun case foam, as well as customized gun case orders. If you can dream it, we can do it.