Cherokee Cycles History | Read about Cherokee Cycles history including our background, members & rider safety.

Our Dealership History


A couple of friends who held common interests and enjoyed the freedom of motorcycling started the company in 1997. Initially, the company was nothing more than a hobby that gave the partners an excuse to ride to motorcycle events across the country. In 2003, the partners left their executive corporate positions and decided to turn the hobby into their "dream" business.

In 2004 Dan persuaded his son Dan (Danny) Patterson Jr. to leave his corporate accounting position with Coca-Cola in Florida to join Cherokee Cycles. Dan has since retired from his active role leaving Danny to continue as the Dealer / Principal.

Cherokee Cycles

Cherokee Cycles represents the culmination of a long-time dream – to combine the joy, friendship, and freedom of motorcycle riding into a successful business venture. The company captures this by using the Indian “Dream Catcher” as part of its logo.

Cherokee Cycles has rapidly become one of the largest franchised motorcycle dealerships in the upstate area. "D1" and "D2" have been responsible for the development of showrooms in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  The company's primary trike conversions focus on the Indian brand.  Of course, it has the capability to convert any American or metric motorcycle and provides complete sales, service, parts, and accessories for most motorcycles, and trikes.

Cherokee Cycles is now home to BMW Motorcycles of Greer, formerly Touring Sport BMW.

Rider Safety

Cherokee Cycles encourages safe and enjoyable riding. Here are few tips on rider safety:

  1. Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing.
  2. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Bottles and throttles don't mix !!
  3. Study your owner's manual and always inspect your ride before riding.

If you're a new or experienced rider, keep your skills sharp and take a riding skills course. For the course nearest you call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 800-446-9227.

Cherokee Cycles is located at 1700 South Highway 14, Greer, SC 29650. Just 2 miles north of I-85 exit 56 west. Our normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday). Click Here for Map.

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