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

OUR TRAILS

Win a new carbon Santa Cruz Mountain Bike!

Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Sat
Community Trail Work Day at Rocky Knob Park
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Boone Area Cyclists and The Alliance are hosting a Community Trail Day at Rocky Knob Park. Volunteers will work to update and improve a trail system that has become recognized throughout the region.

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.

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

Nov
3
Sat
Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Celebration
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Celebration @ Wilson Creek Visitor Center | Collettsville | North Carolina | United States

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In celebration, the US Forest Service and other public and private partners are hosting a large public event in the Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River watershed on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9am to 4pm. The day-long event is intended to recognize the history of Wilson Creek and its designation as a wild and scenic river and provide river-based stewardship and educational activities while bringing attention to today’s needs and opportunities. There will be food and entertainment provided by local vendors and musicians.

The Alliance will have a booth at the event and lead volunteer work on Lower Wilson Ridge Trail from 9am until noon. A guided group ride is also scheduled at 2pm. Meeting location for all activities will be at the Wilson Creek Visitors Center.

Please find a list of all of festival partners and more details on the event here: Event Flier

If you’d like to volunteer, we could use the help! Click the link below to sign up!

Wilson Creek Festival Sign Up Sheet

Nov
17
Sat
Old Fort Trail Weekend Nov. 17-18
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
Old Fort Trail Weekend Nov. 17-18 @ camp grier | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

The trails surrounding Old Fort are some of the best in WNC, and the weekend of Nov 17-18th they are going to get some love. Along with two of our neighboring chapters, we will be helping promote and organize this exciting weekend of work, riding, and camaraderie. Base camp for the event will be on the doorstep of Pisgah at Camp Grier, and the hosts are offering dinner, lodging, and more (like free shuttles to the top of the trails).This will be a great time!  Find all the information and register at: https://www.campgrier.org/rideandrun.

Nov
30
Fri
2018 Annual Chapter Meeting – Nov 30
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2018 Annual Chapter Meeting - Nov 30 @ Morganton | North Carolina | United States

Join us for our Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Hickory NC (exact venue location TBA).  Doors will open at 6pm, and meeting will commence at 6:30. We will take care of some quick annual business, provide some information on the state of the Alliance, and then have plenty of time for conversation over some drinks. Some land managers that we work with will also be in attendance. Meeting is open to everyone, including non-members.

This year we will also be announcing the winner of our Anniversary Bike Raffle at the end of the meeting…Join us!

One of the business items for the meeting is to appoint new board members and officers for 2019. To read more about the 2018 board members, click here. Nominations for 2019 are now open for members in good standing. If you’d like to nominate yourself, another member, or if you have any questions about what board members do and what the expectations are (monthly meeting attendance, etc.), email us back at nwnc.mtba@gmail.com, and we’ll get right back to you.

We are also working on a group ride at Hickory City Park tentatively scheduled for 3pm.

Other items on the meeting agenda:

Trails (Current Projects, Future Plans)
Promotions (Financials, Trail Work Parties, Rides, Social Events, Alliance Gear, Grants)
Outreach (Membership, Sponsorship, LBS Activities, Local Events)
We have a lot to share and want to hear what you’d like to say about the trails you ride. Whether you’ve already joined the Alliance or just wanting some information, stop on by to find out what we are all about

Latest News

Trail Prom Success!

Trail Prom 2018 is a wrap! Thanks to the Town of Blowing Rock, our hosts, as well as all the volunteers, sponsors & attendees who made it a really special night out.

Chapter Partners

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