For Sale: Beloved Mountain Bike Destination

Now is your chance to own an iconic mountain bike destination complete with cabins, a camp store, and campground located along the Eastern Divide route.
Photo: David Kil.

If you’ve ever wanted to live the mountain bike life without the van, this could be your opportunity! Mulberry Gap, the beloved North Georgia mountain bike destination, is up for sale after 17 years of serving outdoor adventurers. The 15.6-acre property includes a large community space with a full-service kitchen, cabins, camp store, and a campground surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Mulberry Gap is popular with mountain bikers in particular thanks to the nearby Pinhoti Trail and its location along the Trans North Georgia bikepacking route.

On a recently posted Frequently Asked Questions page, the owners write, “After years of careful consideration, our families have made the decision to sell our unique, one-of-a-kind business to someone who is ready to take it to the next level.”

Mulberry Gap has become synonymous with mountain biking in Georgia, especially for those visiting from out of state. The “adventure basecamp” hosts vacationers, group rides, and skills camps throughout the year in addition to serving as a resupply point for popular bikepacking races and routes like the Cohutta Cat and Southern Highlands Traverse, which is part of the newly established Eastern Divide route. It’s a place where riders can get a home-cooked meal and a hot shower after the ride and connect with others in the outdoor community.

Singletracks interviewed operators Kate and Andrew Gates on the podcast in 2016 to find out what it takes to run Mulberry Gap. In short: it’s incredibly rewarding and at the same time, it takes a lot of work to ensure visitors have a great experience.

“We would love to see [Mulberry Gap] continue on in a similar fashion,” Kate Gates told me this week. “We expect that anybody would come in and kind of bring a little bit of their own flair, personality, or ideas and some some new creativity into it. We know that there’s still so much more potential here.”

Mulberry Gap holds permits with the US Forest Service to operate commercial shuttles and tours within the forest. Getting approvals for the initial permits took considerable effort, and while licenses are not transferrable, it’s likely future owners will find it much easier to establish similar services. With multiple residential structures in place, there’s space for the owners or staff to live on-site or to be used for additional lodging.

Mulberry Gap will continue to operate as usual under the current ownership until a sale is finalized. If you haven’t visited Mulberry Gap before, this is a good time to experience everything they have to offer before the end of this particular era, or to size up the place for purchase. 

The property is listed for $3.695M with Goad Home Partners. Check out the listing for more info.

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