December 15, 2010

REI is Your Best Bet for Outdoor Gear

If you haven't yet discovered REI in Biltmore Park Town Square, now is the time to explore. As hints of spring drift over the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville residents are gearing up for outdoor adventures, and REI has everything they need. With appparel and gear for every activity from water sports and mountain climbing to day hikes and camping trips, the experts at this outfitter are ready to help.

REI, however, is not just a major retailer; it is a learning resource and the nation's largest consumer cooperative, too. They offer a wide range of classes and presentations, many of which are free. They have already established themselves as a great asset to the community with their promotion of and support for health, fitness, environmental awareness, and non-profit organizations. And of course, their location couldn't be better. By settling in Biltmore Park, they are surrounded by sustaible-designed buildings, on of which is the YMCA, and they have a wealth of wilderness in their backyeard. Close to the French Broad River and state parks, REI is your best bet for conveniene and quality.

REI's multi-faceted offerings make it a one-stop destination, too. Their classes range from flow yoga to five hour instructional seminars about hands-on maitenance for mountain or road bikes. Patrons will also want to check out the riveting presentations that include subjects such as a local climber's Mount Everest expedition and an educational talk about the ecological diversity in Chimney Rock Park. Whatever you preference, REI has something for you. And for those who are simply shopaholics, REI is always holding sales so that you can find better bargains. Notably, on March 21st, the store will throw its first garage sale, where gently used items will be discounted at 40-60%. The only catch is that you must be a member to make purchases, but with so many great opportunities for savings, outdoor fun, and learning, why not sign up today?

Click here to check out a full calendar of REI events at their South Asheville location. And while you're visiting Biltmore Park Town Square, take some time to walk around. New retailers, from spas to coffee shops, are learning about the benefits of being located at Biltmore Park. Also, be sure to check back for news about business openings and the progress of the much-anticipated condos, townhomes, and apartments.