Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance

A SORBA Chapter promoting land access, trail preservation and new trail development on the federal, state & local lands of Northwestern North Carolina Sign Me Up!Where to ride

The best mountain bike trails in North Carolina

Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance (The Alliance) is building the best MTB trails in North Carolina, tucked away in the Northwestern part of the state. We build, ride and protect single track mountain bike trails in towns of Boone, Conover, Glen Alpine, Hickory, Lenoir & Wilkesboro and the Grandfather District of The Pisgah National Forest.  If you’re just looking for the most recent trail status or a whole new place to ride, we’re here to help connect you to the best mountain bike trails around.

Great trails rely on members

The Alliance is a chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association and relies on membership, volunteer hours and donations from mountain bikers to operate. Members continue the mission of making mountain bike trails accessible and sustainable through our core values: Speak, Build, Respect, Ride!

Speak

We’re a chapter of SORBA, the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast.

JOIN US

Build

Our members build and maintain sustainable mountain bike trails for everyone to enjoy.

VOLUNTEER

Respect

We are dedicated to respecting the environment; building and riding trails respectfully.

ABOUT US

Ride!

Whether you’re an experienced rider or just starting out, we’ll connect you with the MTB scene.

OUR TRAILS

Trail Status Reports

Trail status is updated by our local trail stewards, but you should always check with each trail’s website or Facebook page if conditions are suspect. Most trails close for a minimum of 24 hours following rain.

= Open | = Caution | = Trail Closed

Upcoming Events

The alliance holds regular work parties, socials, board meetings and other events throughout the calendar year. Be sure to subscribe to our calendar below to keep up with the latest happenings.

Feb
29
Sat
LJSP February Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come help us give the trails at Lake James State Park some love!

All Work Parties will begin at 9am. Pack water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Sturdy footwear and work gloves recommended. Tools will be provided, and work will end around noon. Group ride will follow at 1pm, so don’t forget your bike!

Dates and work detail subject to change; this post may be revised. Any day-of cancellations will be posted on Facebook site, so check there if weather looks questionable.

Mar
7
Sat
Zacks Fork Spring Work Party
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
13
Fri
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier
Mar 13 – Mar 14 all-day
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

The trails surrounding Old Fort are some of the best in WNC. Each year we like to show them some love. The OF Trail Work Weekend is a biannual event to improve Kitsuma, Heartbreak Ridge, Star Gap, and many other trails in the Old Fort area. Volunteers can commit to one day or the whole weekend. We welcome any amount of time volunteers can contribute.

Work starts in the morning and we leave plenty of time in the afternoon for a ride or a run. Shuttles are provided for laps on Kitsuma. Camp Grier provides free camping and lodging as well as dinner on Saturday night.

Volunteers need to bring: gloves, closed toed shoes, breakfast, lunch and water bottles, clothing appropriate to be working outside, and camping equipment.

​SIGN UP HERE: https://form.jotform.com/51165222753955

​Typical Schedule

Friday Evening- 5pm-9pm Arrive Check In

Saturday- 8am-9am Arrive Check In

9am-2pm Trail Work

2pm until 5pm Shuttles Ride/Run

6:30 Complementary Dinner

Sunday 8am-9am Arrive Check In

9am-2pm Trail Work

2pm-5pm Shuttle Ride/Run

Mar
14
Sat
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

The trails surrounding Old Fort are some of the best in WNC. Each year we like to show them some love. The OF Trail Work Weekend is a biannual event to improve Kitsuma, Heartbreak Ridge, Star Gap, and many other trails in the Old Fort area. Volunteers can commit to one day or the whole weekend. We welcome any amount of time volunteers can contribute.

Work starts in the morning and we leave plenty of time in the afternoon for a ride or a run. Shuttles are provided for laps on Kitsuma. Camp Grier provides free camping and lodging as well as dinner on Saturday night.

Volunteers need to bring: gloves, closed toed shoes, breakfast, lunch and water bottles, clothing appropriate to be working outside, and camping equipment.

​SIGN UP HERE: https://form.jotform.com/51165222753955

​Typical Schedule

Friday Evening- 5pm-9pm Arrive Check In

Saturday- 8am-9am Arrive Check In

9am-2pm Trail Work

2pm until 5pm Shuttles Ride/Run

6:30 Complementary Dinner

Sunday 8am-9am Arrive Check In

9am-2pm Trail Work

2pm-5pm Shuttle Ride/Run

News

Wilson Creek Area Trail Updates

Wilson Creek Area Trail Updates

We are excited to provide some updates on some of the trail work in Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Area of the Grandfather District. Noticeable changes are starting to occur on some trails, and this post is intended to summarize where things are to date. 

NICA Athletes Contributing to Northwest NC Trails

NICA Athletes Contributing to Northwest NC Trails

2019 has been a great year for the Alliance, and one of the highlights has been the strong youth participation in the maintenance of trails. Student-athletes from the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL), along with their families and coaches, have...

Alliance Annual Meeting in Boone Dec. 13!

The Alliance Annual Meeting will be in Boone, NC on Friday, December 13 at Bald Guy Brew Coffee Roasting Company (714 Old US 421 S). Doors will open at 6pm, and meeting will commence at 6:30. Drinks and Light Bites will be provided. Bald Guy Brew Coffee will be...

Chapter Partners

The Alliance recognizes the following organizations for their partnerships and contributions to furthering the sport of mountain biking in Northwest North Carolina.

Bald Guy Brew
Six Hours of Warrior Creek
Integrity Bicycle & Machine
Camp Grier
DeFeet
DeFeet
Full Metal Chicken