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.

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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.

Apr
16
Tue
SORBA Summit 2024 – Newnan, GA @ Newnan, GA
Apr 16 – Apr 21 all-day

The SORBA Summit will be in Newnan, GA, April 16-21, 2024. The Summit schedule, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted here as it develops.

Apr
20
Sat
2024 Bootlegger 100
Apr 20 all-day

The 2024 Bootlegger 100 is one of the most challenging and scenic gravel events of the year! More details are on the way as this event continues to grow and evolve in the Lenoir area.

The Alliance provides race support to this event. If you’d like to help volunteer, contact us and we’ll get you the details!

May
3
Fri
Mortimer Spring Trail Weekend 2024 @ Mortimer Campground
May 3 – May 5 all-day

The Mortimer Spring Trail weekend returns May 3-5, 2024! This event is being co-sponsored by Foothills Conservancy and G5 Trail Collective, and will be centered around a trail workday on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for those who sign up for the trail work. So we can plan accordingly, if you will be attending any portion of the weekend, fill out the following form: Mortimer Spring Trail Weekend RSVP.  Any updates to the plan (weather, etc.) will be emailed to the RSVP list.

Tentative Schedule:

May 3rd, 2024
Friday Ride – 4:00 p.m.
Friday Night Camping

May 4th, 2024
Saturday Trail Work – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Ride – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Camping

For the trail work, bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and water. Tools will be provided, but bring your own favorite tool if you have one.

May
5
Sun
International Women’s Mountain Biking Day Fonta Flora Trail @ Lake James Visitor Center
May 5 @ 1:30 pm
International Women's Mountain Biking Day Fonta Flora Trail @ Lake James Visitor Center | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

Led by veteran women riders in our area, this ride is an opportunity for women of all abilities to meet others, have fun, and ride!  This is a no drop ride and we will break into groups of various paces if necessary.

Post ride snacks and raffle prizes!

Stay tuned to this page or our Facebook Page for any other announcements about the ride, or news about any weather related postponement of the ride.   https://www.facebook.com/NWNC.MTBA 

Please RSVP by filling out this quick form:  https://goo.gl/forms/nEj71Tg9qx

May
19
Sun
Lake Hickory Park Trails – Community Workday and Ride @ Lake Hickory Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
• Please join us for a Community Trail Workday at the Lake Hickory City Park Trail Network on Sunday morning May 19th!  We need your support to keep our trails running great!  Meet at the Lake Hickory Park MTB parking lot. Please bring a daypack with water & snacks. We will provide TOOLS & trail crew leaders. No experience required. We will be performing maintenance on the Broyhill, Flowmentum and Elevator Trails. Work will include trimming & clearing drainages to help reduce erosion on the trail. Sturdy footwear recommended. If you have gloves & safety glasses, please bring them.
• Also, for those interested we’ll lead a, no-drop, group mountain bike ride after the work session. So, bring your riding gear & your Mtn bike!
• SCHEDULE:
9:00am – Meet at Lake Hickory City Park MTB Trailhead
9:00am – 9:15am – Safety talk, crew assignment, explanation of tasks
9:15am – 12:00pm – Trail Work
12:00pm – 12:15pm – Return to trailhead & collect tools
1:00pm – Group Ride (optional)
• Help us plan for a safe and enjoyable day by taking a moment to fill out our RSVP Volunteer Form here.
Thank you for your support!
**Weather cancellation will be posted via NWNC MTB Alliance SOCIAL PAGES by 9pm on the evening prior.

News

NC NICA Athletes Giving Back to Trails in ‘24

NC NICA Athletes Giving Back to Trails in ‘24

Have you heard? NC NICA athletes from the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL) have big goals of giving back to local trails this year, aiming to complete over 3,000 hours of volunteer work this season. Currently they are over halfway there! Last...

Alliance Chosen as Two for the Trails Grant Recipient

Alliance Chosen as Two for the Trails Grant Recipient

We’re proud to announce we’ve been chosen as a recipient of Athletic Brewing Company's Two for the Trails grant program! Athletic Brewing Company’s love for the great outdoors is why they created their Two For the Trails program, where they donate up to $2 million...

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