Northwest North Carolina
Mountain Bike Alliance

a SORBA Chapter promoting land access, trail preservation and new trail development on the federal, state, and local lands of Northwestern North Carolina.


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



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



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



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


Upcoming Events

Lake James State Park Work Party
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

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.

Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend March 17-18
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend March 17-18 @ 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.


​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

2019 Dark Grind
May 4 all-day
2019 Dark Grind @ Dark Mountain MTB Trail | Wilkesboro | North Carolina | United States

Race the Dark Side on May 5th

The Southern Classic Mountain Bike Series is returning to Kerr Scott on May 4 for the Dark Grind. In cooperation with the USACE, the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club (BMCC), and the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL), the Alliance is excited to promote this long-standing race. It is going to be a great day of racing at Dark Mountain. Proceeds from this event benefit the chapter trail fund. Race sponsor, Bald Guy Brew, will be providing a special Dark Grind coffee blend to all podium finishers. 

Race Information

All the dirt on the series can be found at This is a USA Cycling Sanctioned Race and an annual racing license is required. One-Day MTB Licenses will be available onsite, and can also be purchased online.


Register now:

Race Course

Seven-mile loop that uses upper Fish Dam Creek and a combination of all the smaller trails at Dark Mountain, aka the “Burn” lap. There are some great changes to Dark Mountain that will be featured in the 2018 edition, including new trail and excellently reworked downhill sections. Come on out and race the Dark Side and be the first to race the new changes to the course!

Number of laps varies by category, and will be outlined on the registration site and event flyer.


Local Directions to Dark Mountain: Take N.C. 268 west from Wilkesboro. Three miles past U.S. 421, turn right at the large W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir sign onto Reservoir Road. Follow Reservoir Road across W. Kerr Scott Dam and turn left at the flagpole. The parking area is at the end of the driveway down the dam. For detailed directions visit BMCC’s Website.

SORBA Southern Mountain Bike Summit
May 16 – May 19 all-day

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Chapter Partners

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