Liberty Bathing Walk-In Tubs' products allow people with mobility and medical issues to safely bathe. Its bathtubs—all made in Thomasville, North Carolina—are affixed with inward- or outward-swinging doors so people need not lift their legs over edges, which can be dangerous when wet. Grab rails further protect bathers from slipping while entering or exiting the tub. Upgrade options include hydrotherapy and whirlpool spa systems. Wheelchair-accessible tubs and walk-in showers are also available, and all of Liberty's products comply with the American with Disabilities Act.
Boarding and Lesson facility, focusing on Dressage, Eventing and the Basics. Adults and children from age 5 are welcome. Pasture and full board, with lesson packages available. Owner is a Graduate A from the US Pony Club and a National Examiner, competed through Intermediate level in Eventing.
Inspired by a trip to the wine-producing hills of Italy, Joe and Joyce Neely were determined to start a winery of their own once they returned to North Carolina. Since 2000, they've worked with winemaker Steve Shepard to produce RayLen Vineyards & Winery's impressive roster of award-winning varietals. Visits to the winery typically start with a tour that explains the process from start to finish and includes some surprising revelations, such as the fact that wine is made from grapes. The finish, of course, is the best part; inside RayLen's tasting room, guests can sample up to 16 wines.
One Christmas when Skinny Wheels founder Eric Phillips was young, his dad bought the entire family 10-speed bicycles for Christmas. Nearly every weekend after, he rode with his brother and father five miles into town for a biscuit breakfast before enjoying a leisurely ride back home. After years of riding for fitness and participating in races, he began a cycling club in Mocksville to encourage casual cyclists to explore Mocksville’s back roads and small-town geography. After finding that the lack of a local bike shop deterred riders who worried about getting a flat or repairing their own bikes, Phillips opened Skinny Wheels Bike Shop to fill that inconvenient gap.
Through the Skinny Wheels store, weekly summer rides, and cycling advocacy, Phillips hopes to nurture a casual cycling culture in Mocksville and encourage those who remain wary of cycling after being bitten in their youth by wild bikes. The shop’s mechanics custom-build bikes and tackle mechanical problems on everything from high-end cycles to department-store bikes. Fuji, Terry, Breezer, and Kestrel bikes cater to men and women traveling on the road, biking over dirt trails, or competing in triathlons, whereas used bikes provide an affordable starting point for new cyclists. Phillips summarizes cycling’s appeal by saying, “You experience life more on a bicycle than in a car,” whether you’re inhaling the fresh breeze over an open field or finding beauty in neighborhoods that a driver may ignore.
Whether you're curious about the marine justice league or wish to erect an underwater general store before the impending kelp rush, an introductory scuba class is an easy and effective way to decide whether submarine life is right for you. In the three-hour Discover Scuba course, one of Blue Dolphin Dive Center's friendly and highly experienced instructors will outfit amphibious-aspirants with all necessary subsurface survival equipment. They'll then carefully dish on the basics of the dive, including safety precautions and basic breathing procedures, and soon after, students will be cast out into the water to explore the aqueous depths on their own, slowly gaining an appreciation for the joys of submerged living and the challenges of underwater archery. Though you won't be certified to scuba dive after one class, the course is a great chance to get acquainted with the equipment and get a feel for a flippered existence.