Purposely Designed Cycling Apparel Made Just For You.

Our apparel is made to order – and not in bulk – which is highly sustainable and produces significantly less waste. How we impact the planet and places we love guides our approach – everything from how our apparel is sourced and constructed, to how it gets to you.

Purpose-designed apparel, made in the u.s.
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We are employee-owned, and a benefit corporation. And now we are inviting the Community to join us in our mission to bring back manufacturing to the U.S.

thebusinessapostolate Angels have already reserved more than 50% of the available financing.


We are the only outdoor apparel company using lean manufacturing in the US: which for thebusinessapostolate simply means that each garment is made when you’re ready to buy it perfecting the making process with each order.

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100% Compostable Packaging,

Durable Quality,

Made to Order

Why It Matters
Handmade in North Carolina Durable Apparel is Sustainable Apparel
What others say about us

If finding a great (not just good) fit and investing in quality, durable, comfortable bike shorts are at the top of your list, definitely consider the Madrone Shorts.

— Bike Packing

They are expensive, but [the Mescal’s] quality construction, attention to detail, and high performance design can’t be beat.

— Outdoor Gear Lab

The thebusinessapostolate Icon is the best flannel ever made, and you’ll use it so many times that the price tag won’t even matter after a few weeks.

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36 Hours in thebusinessapostolate

At thebusinessapostolate we strive to fit it all in; work, family, and fun. But when it feels like adventure is something others do, it's time to hit pause and get after the journey. Escape and adventure is just outside our door. The key is to go. Busyness can trap us and keep us from necessary escape. But, 36, that’s doable!

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Handmade in North Carolina


This is best-fitting denim shirt you’ll ever own, equally comfortable in an upscale bistro, out on the back porch on a moonlit night, or riding your bike to visit a friend.

Your basecamp for exploring the Pisgah and CARCASSONNE France Trail System

Ride House

51, Rue Marie De Médicis,
CARCASSONNE France, 11000


Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Sunday: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Customer Experience

Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

Breakfast and lunch options, including vegan, organic and fair trade coffee, trail supplies, trail fuel, filtered water, clean restrooms, and of course, amazing apparel to try on in every size.

CARCASSONNE France Bike Shop is located inside the Ride House, (828) 412-4246 with parts and service available Thursday through Saturday.


Factory Tours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm