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.

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

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Build

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

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Respect

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

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Ride!

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

OUR TRAILS

Upcoming Events

Jun
2
Sat
National Trails Day at OVT
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
National Trails Day at OVT @ OVT Trailhead at VAC

Join the Alliance for National Trails Day at Kerr Scott. We will be meeting at the Visitors Assistance Center at the main OVT trailhead. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items along the OVT and adjacent trails. Bring sturdy footwear and work gloves. Tools will be provided. Lunch will be provided, and a ride is scheduled shortly after lunch.

Aug
18
Sat
Trail Prom 2018 #midsummersnightshred
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
22
Sat
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
6
Sat
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated on October 6th at 1 pm, location TBD. Join the Alliance for a fun morning of riding dedicated to the kids!

TKMBD is an annual celebration held officially on the first Saturday of October. The event, developed and coordinated by IMBA, strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Over the years we’ve had tens of thousands of kids participate from across the globe, including: Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico. Informal or formal, one child or 100 children, TKMBD celebrates the joy of riding in the dirt.

Besides being good, healthy fun, the goal is to develop a connection between kids and the natural world around them. Today’s children are tomorrow’s land managers and politicians — future decision-makers for important matters like recreation and access to public lands. How different might our current access landscape look today if previous generations of policy makers had grown up riding bikes on natural-surface trails?
An adult group ride when the kids’ ride commences (around 3 pm).

To register a kid, or if you are interested in helping with the event (or need more information at all), email the Alliance at info@ridenwnctrails.com.

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