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
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The best mountain bike trails in North Carolina

Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance (The Alliance) is building and maintaining some of 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.

Dec
9
Wed
Chapter Meeting – Dec. 9
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 9. Meeting will start at 6:00. This meeting will be held on Zoom, and requires registration to attend. CLICK HERE to register. The meeting is open to the public.

During this meeting 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. Some land managers that we work with will also be in attendance. Meeting is open to everyone, including non-members.

One of the business items for the meeting is to appoint new board members and officers for 2021. To read more about the current board members, click here. Nominations for 2021 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.

Other items on the meeting agenda:

Trails (Current Projects, Future Plans)
Current State of the Alliance (Financials, Membership)
Promotions (Trail Work Parties, Rides, Socials, Alliance Gear)
Outreach (Community Events, NICA Partnership)

We have a lot to share and want to hear from you 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.

Mar
6
Sat
Zacks Fork Spring Work Party
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
12
Fri
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier
Mar 12 – Mar 13 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
13
Sat
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier
Mar 13 – 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

Grandfather District Approves the Mortimer Trails Project

Grandfather District Approves the Mortimer Trails Project

We’ve got some good news for you. The Pisgah National Forest Grandfather Ranger District has approved the Mortimer Trails Project. This means that planned relocations of existing trails and construction of new trails are officially authorized to proceed, which will...

Update on Forest Plan Revision

Update on Forest Plan Revision

It is now time to submit comments on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan. Your comments will impact the decisions the USFS makes on how the forest will be managed for the next 20 years.

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