May Events and News
May weather provides great opportunities for outdoor adventures and Saluda Outfitters offers the best quality gear and apparel to help you enjoy your out-of-doors experiences.
New Bike Shop/Food Truck Manager
We are so happy to welcome our new Bike Shop and Food Truck Manager, Todd Mallin. A veteran cyclist of more than 30 years, Todd is excited to take over management of the shop and help it grow to serve the local area. Passionate about getting individuals on bikes and getting them moving, Todd has already made great improvements in our bike shop preparing it for the summer. A Giant bike dealer, Saluda Outfitters has the opportunity to help cyclists find the right bike for their needs. In addition, the shop is full service, offering both sales and mechanics and Todd has a background in both. The shop is also offering bike rentals this summer.
A graduate of Johnson and Wales University’s culinary program in Charleston and a Hendersonville resident, Todd has extensive experience in food service and most recently served as the chef for Hubba Hubba Smokehouse in Flat Rock. He has prepared the menu for The Big Hungry food truck and will provide various specials throughout the summer. (Check below for food truck hours.)
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 12. Come by Saluda Outfitters and check out our new fashions and accessories that make great gifts for any mom. Don’t know what to get, purchase a gift card and let Mom decide. We have a variety of specialty items that will work well and make Mom feel very special.
We are introducing Free Fly apparel into our already great clothing assortment. Free Fly combines the incredible comfort of bamboo with a touch of quick-dry material that is moisture wicking and more breathable than cotton. We will have styles for both him and her.
Also added is Meridian Line sportswear for him. This is a great outdoor style for summer. A new shipment of Chaco’s will hit the store this month with new styles and colors. Plus check out our Smokey the Bear Chaco’s that will be added to the tees and Only You caps that have already arrived. A joint partnership between Landmark Project and Chaco, a 10% donation from every sale will be made to the U.S. Forest Service for wildfire prevention as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the iconic Smokey the Bear.
Our new colors of Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s tees have arrived and we can’t wait to get our new shipment of Green River Eddy’s and Saluda Outfitters’ hats in new colors and styles, also.
Our true river adventurers will appreciate the line of Pyranha kayaks—the Ripper, The Machno, and even the Rebel for the young kayakers—that will soon be available in-house. As a Pyranha kayak dealer, we can help connect you to the right size and type of kayak. We are also proud to be connected with H2O Dreams certified whitewater instructors again this summer, as they offer kayak instruction, youth camps and kayak rentals.
Our sales closet has become very popular. Come by and check out these hot sales from 40-60% off for shoes and clothing.
Bicycle Shop News
We are a Giant bicycle dealer and our bike shop is open with a technician ready to serve you, whether it is to repair your current bike or help you purchase a new Giant bike for yourself or a loved one.
For the fishermen and women, we have added some custom fishing rods by Trout Cruisers Unlimited. Made in Candler, N.C., by David West, an experienced fisherman, these rods are light weight and custom fit. All rods are rated for varying weight lines and comes with a metal case for safe storage. We also have flies, nylon leaders and other gear from Umpqua.
Green River Eddy’s Tap Room Hours & Activities
We’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 4 & 5 with a Chacos for Tacos event. Buy a pair of Chacos and get a free order of our special tacos.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Sunday to Thursday
10 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Friday & Saturday
–Wednesday Bike & Wing Night, 5-9 p.m. with four flavors of wings
–Thirsty Thursdays, $4 drafts and $5 and $6 wines;
–Friday Open Mic Nights, local talent welcome to sign up and share their music;
–Saturday Night Live Music bands from around the region perform on our outdoor deck
–Bike & Wing Night every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m.
The Big Hungry Food Truck Hours
4-9 p.m. | Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12-9 p.m. | Saturday
12-7 p.m. | Sunday
Come see us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us @saludaoutfittersnc and @greenrivereddystaproom on Facebook, on Instagram at saludaoutfitternc or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outside!
Live Music at Saluda Outfitters
Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room
Fridays, 6-9 p.m.: Open Mic Nights, area musicians and vocalists invited to stop by and share their talents. Sign-up sheet available at the bar.
Saturday, May 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: (SPECIAL HOURS) Mercury Rising with Irv & Deb Comacho and Chacos for Tacos Event
Saturday, May 11 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Michael Cash of Spartanburg will bring the 60s-70s back for Mom during our Mother’s Day weekend celebration
Saturday, May 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: The Hummingtree Band with Earl Turner blend of folk, rock and classics
Saturday, May 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Second Souls Memorial Weekend Celebration
Sunday, May 26, 5-8 p.m.: (Special Memorial Weekend Event) The Basement Bunch Memorial Weekend Celebration
Saturday, June 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Freddie Vanderford & Brandon Turner, blues/folk/Americana
Green River Eddy’s Tap Room is located at Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.