Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range, Cartecay Bike Shop is right at home surrounded by top-notch mountain bike trails. Just a short drive from the Mulberry Gap mountain bike trail system in Ellijay, GA, Cartecay offers all the typical amenities of a full-service shop.
Owners Dondi Fontenot and Ben Schlosser bought the shop recently and have kept bikes rolling and smiles flowing to tourists and regulars alike. In recent years, both Dondi and Ben have noticed an increasing demand for plus-sized tires.
One of the latest tire trends to hit the market, plus-sized tires offer a larger volume tire, allowing a rider to run lower tire pressures, increasing ride compliance, traction and ultimately rider confidence. They expressed how these plus bikes are flying out of the shop, as new and experienced riders are both turning to this tire genre for a bike that can handle the root-riddled and rocky terrain in the Appalachians (Conveniently enough, we offer the 25 gram CO2 cartridges for the plus-sized tires out there).
So whether you’re capping off a bike trip through the Appalachian Mountains, or starting a northward tour into the heart of the premiere mountain biking trails in the east, be sure to stop at Cartecay Bike Shop. You’ll not only be greeted by very knowledgeable staff, but also a shop pup. Who doesn’t like a good shop pup every now and then?
The real view from the field.