R I V E T |  \ ˈri-vət


  1. to hold [the eye, attention] completely

  2. to join together different pieces firmly when high strength is vital 

Our mission at the Riveter is to provide an inclusive, world-class facility for the outdoor community to come together to train, play + crush their dreams.




Noon - 8 p.m. for NON-MEMBERS 

6 a.m. - noon for MEMBER ACCESS

Open every day except Wednesday 


**In response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Climbing Gym is open at a limited capacity to Members and Punch-Pass Holder ONLY until further notice. Please follow us on social media [@riveternc] for the latest updates. 




$25 for adults

$20 for ages 13 - 17yo

$15 for ages 12yo and younger 


*Day passes apply throughout the duration of public hours + guests may come + go off-site during this window. 


** No rental gear is allowed to leave the climbing gym or bike park.


*** Interested in riding + climbing during the same day? You are a champ! We have a package rate for a multi-activity day because we highly endorse optimizing your adventure. 



$18 per Studio class

$15 per Non-Studio class

$10 per Online class (WAIVED IN DECEMBER!)

First class is FREE


Pre-payment + pre-registration is preferred for all activities.


Walk-ins are welcome!



We must have a liability waiver for everyone on site, even if you’re just spectating, shopping, hanging out at the Libation Station, or if you’re an infant. Minors must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian; other adult supervisors cannot sign in the place of a parent or legal guardian. 


You can save time by submitting an electronic waiver in advance by clicking on the waiver button on this page >> HERE << First-time visitors should bring a valid ID to present at check-in so we can verify the information on your waiver before importing. Waivers remain in our system for a year, so the next time you come see us, your check-in will be short + sweet. 




Memberships are a great and economical way to play at the Riveter! If you’re planning to come regularly, the most affordable option is our EFT contract. There is a $50 startup fee, but no cancellation fee + memberships may be frozen for $10/month. We also have a one-month prepaid membership option, which is slightly higher cost. All memberships come with sweet perks, including member-only hours, a free week of rentals + discounts on retail, clinics + special events. For more information, head over to our Membership Page.


We do not offer family packages, student discounts, or military discounts, but we do offer lower membership rates for those younger than 18. We also grant free memberships to children 6yo + younger who come with a parent who is an active member. 




Participants 14yo + younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian at all times while on Riveter property. 


Participants 15 to 17yo must be accompanied by an adult over 18yo who remains on Riveter property. Adults accompanying youth between 15 + 17yo may participate in an activity outside of what the youth is doing while on site. For example, if the youth is climbing, the adult may ride or join a yoga class. 


Why, you ask? Riding + Climbing are dangerous + can not be made safe. Unless enrolled in a program or camp with Riveter, it is required that all young humans be under the care of a parent / guardian to guide their behavior to respect Riveter policies; to offer assistance while participating in activities at Riveter; + to provide care or decision-making in the case of an emergency.




We are big-time dog lovers at the Riveter -- but unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs beyond the parking lot. Due to the high level of bike + foot traffic, we’ve decided it’s in the best interest of the animals we love to remain off-site for their own safety. 


However, there is a public park just seconds up the road if your dog is in tow + in need of a stretch or bathroom break. 




We have a tasty assortment of beer, cider, hard kombucha + wine that guests over the age of 21 are welcome to enjoy. Our hard rule is that drinking alcohol + activities do NOT mix. Please plan your day accordingly. We ask guests to remove their activity wristband once they’ve been served an alcoholic beverage on site + they will not be allowed to climb or bike after that. Cheers! 




We require proper protection for all activities at Riveter. Full-face helmets, knee pads + elbow pads are recommended for riding. We do not allow throttle bikes, tandem/multi-rider bikes, kickstands on bikes or training wheels on bikes. All lead ropes and harnesses are subject to inspection prior to climbing.



Q: What is available in your rental shop? 

  • Transition PBJ, available in two sizes: Short + Long. Simple hardtail / dirt jump bike. Rear brake only, single speed drivetrain, and 100mm travel fork. 

  • Commencal Absolut Dirt Jumper, available in three sizes: Short, Medium + Long. Similar to the PBJ (one brake, single speed).

  • Commencal kids’ bikes, available with 20 + 24-in wheels. Meta hardtail. These are our most popular kids’ bike rentals!

  • Commencal Ramones kids’ bike, available with 14 and 16-in wheels.

  • Transition Ripcord, available with 24-in wheels. Top-of-the-line kids’ bike. Full suspension.

  • Commencal Strider bikes

  • Troy Lee Designs Helmets, available in youth XS-adult XL sizes; A2 MIPS half-shell + full face. 

  • Troy Lee Designs Pads, all sizes available.

Q: What are your rental fees?

Rental Fees:

Kid’s Bike…$15

Dirt Jumper…$25

Full Suspension…$30


Bike Pads…$5


Q: Do I need to reserve rentals in advance?

Rentals are first come, first serve. You may request the items you need at check-in + our super friendly Customer Experience Crew members will get you set up. There is not need to reserve your rental in advance.


We highly encourage larger groups to contact us + reserve your gear in advance!


Rentals are for on-premise use only. Do not ride or take your gear to the parking lot.


Q: What equipment is required? 

A properly fitted helmet and closed toe shoes are required. We highly recommend full-face helmets, elbow/knee pads, long pants, + gloves.


No training wheels, throttle bikes, kick stands, or tandem/multi-riders.


Q: Are the outside lines open? When will they reopen? 

The weather is the primary cause for closing the outside lines, and we err on the side of caution when deciding to close certain lines, or all. Our first priority is providing the best possible experience for our members and guests, and ensuring that the outside lines are in top-notch condition when rideable. The best way to find out if the outside lines are open is to call the Riveter at (828) 676-2566 or follow us on social media: @riveternc


Our canopy area remains open rain or shine and offers ample opportunities to shred, progress your skills, and challenge yourself from beginner to expert status. 

Line closures are subject to temporary closure for ongoing maintenance to provide the best possible experience. 


Q: I’m a beginner! What can I do? 

Yay, we are pumped to watch you fall in love with this sport + flourish as a rider. Our Bike Park is designed to graduate riders from beginner to expert level, or just provide loads of fun for whatever your experience may be. 


Our offerings for beginners include two pump tracks [the outside track is designed for younger children, though the canopy track is for all ages]. We also have a green / beginner-friendly line in both the canopy + outside areas, as well as blue / intermediate lines in these zones. Fair warning: biking is addictive + you may just start something that becomes a lifelong passion! 


Q: Can rental bikes be shared between guests?

No. Once a rider has purchased a bike rental [or any other gear], they become solely responsible for the equipment and must be the one to return and sign it back into the rental shop at the end of their session. 


Q: Can I leave my rental here while I go get something to eat?

Absolutely. Riders are free to come and go throughout the day + their rental is theirs for the duration. Just let us know!


Q: Does the Riveter sell rental bikes?

We will post on our website / social media pages when we are getting new additions to the rental fleet which would allow us to offload some rental bikes.  


Q: Does the Riveter sell parts? 

We sell a limited stock of most-needed bike parts (think grips, tubes, chains, oil + mud guards.)


Buttttt, we currently are not a bike shop. We cannot service guests’ / members’ suspension, bleed brakes, fix dropper posts, etc., though sometimes we can help with a quick fix so that the rider can continue on with the session.


Q: Can I put my own pedals on the rental bike?



Q: What days of the week are the least busy to visit? 

In general,  public hours on Mondays and Thursdays tend to be the least busy. 


The best way to guarantee a more low-traffic experience is to become a member! We have member-only hours in the mornings [6 a.m. to noon every day except Wednesdays]. The early morning hours definitely are the least busy giving the feel that the Riveter opened its doors just for you -- because we did.




North Carolina's Phase 3 is in effect as a response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. Riveter's Climbing Gym is currently open to Members-Only on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are allowing a limited capacity of members at a time. Please call ahead if you have questions about capacity.


Please follow us on social media [@riveternc] for the latest updates.


Riveter's Fitness Studio is currently open to Members-Only on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are allowing a VERY limited capacity of members in the Fitness Studio at a time. Please call ahead if you have questions about capacity.


Please follow us on social media [@riveternc] for the latest updates.



Open Everyday EXCEPT Wednesday

General Hours // 12PM-8PM

Members Only Hours // 6AM-12PM

Walk-Ups Welcome to Bike Park // Yoga

Members + Punch Passers Only in ClimbingGym 

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701 Old Fanning Bridge Road

Mills River, North Carolina


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