Bicycle Parking

Downtown Asheville is bicycle friendly and offers many options for those that ride their bikes downtown. Bicycles may be parked and locked at numerous bicycle rack locations around the city. Riders also have the ability to rent a bicycle locker in one of the City owned parking garages. Bicycles may not be locked to parking meters, doors, or utility poles.

Bicycle Lockers

Bicycle lockers are available on a monthly basis in several garage locations in Downtown Asheville. These lockers are for the use of bicycles only, and other bicycle related equipment. Utilize the lockers while visiting, working, or bicycle storage for downtown residents. The lockers are available 24/7 for a fee of $20.00 a month. 

Bicycle Parking Locations:

You may apply for a locker by clicking here or visit our office at 45 Wall St Asheville, NC 28801.

Limitations to Parking

Per City Code, Sec. 12-53, bicycles left on public property for more than 7 days, may be removed.

See below language for more information.

(a)   Except pursuant to a permit issued pursuant to article IV of chapter 16 of the City Code, it is prohibited to leave or allow to remain 
unattended any equipment, packages, bags, or other personal belongings on city property, and any such item is subject to removal by the city. This prohibition does not apply to bicycles, carts, strollers, or other means of personal transportation, secured in such a way as to not obstruct a street or sidewalk, or to interfere with the use of city property, for less than 168 hours (7 days). This article shall not apply to offices or other non-public areas assigned to or under the control of city employees or agents.
(b)   Violation of this section, except as specified below, shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as provided in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-4.
(c)   Violation of this section attributable to the improper storage of bicycles, carts, strollers, or other means of personal transportation shall subject the offender to a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00 for each violation. Payment of all fines issued pursuant to this section shall be required to reclaim any property removed by the city.
(Ord. No. 4057, 2-14-12; Ord. No. 4910, § 2, 11-9-21; Ord. No. 5026, § 1, 7-25-23)


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