About Magic CyclesYour local bike shop for over 20 years.
Michael Boone opened Magic Cycles in 1993 with the aim of expanding the cycling community in the High Country and it’s surrounding communities. While we always have our eyes both towards expansion and providing an excellent experience to our out of town visitors, the collective head and heart of the shop are anchored in Boone.
The staff of Magic Cycles are riders, first and foremost. We are focused on offering engaging and friendly service in the shop, inspiration on and off the bike, and stocking the products we believe in. We want to offer a quality experience to you because we expect the same; ultimately we want you to feel the same unbridled joy on the bicycle that we do, to experience the glory of the high country in full communion with it’s difficulties and rewards.
MEET OUR TEAMOur talented team of cycling enthusiasts offer a unique blend of experience and innovation.
Michael C. Boone: Owner/President
Hunter Budd: Manager
Merv Davis: Head Technician
Francesco Marafino: Salesperson
Francesco is an incoming sophomore at Appalachian State, studying Geology and minoring in German. He has been into cycling for 8 years, mostly trail and downhill mountain biking. After completing the summer mechanics course at barnetts bicycle institute three summers ago he wanted to become more involved in mechanics and shop work. Francesco’s favorite rider is marco pantani, hands down the best climber ever. He is enjoying working at our rental shop on Beech Mountain and we are excited to have him onboard the Magic Cycles crew.