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!


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.


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.

Biker’s Ballad Movie at Booneshine Brewing Company @ Booneshine Brewing Company
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at Booneshine Brewing Company for a showing of Matchstick Production’s new mountain bike movie: A Biker’s Ballad.

 This new film from Matchstick Productions explores the various disciplines of mountain biking in the birthplace of the sport, Crested Butte, CO. Ranging from Enduro to Cross Country to Freeride, the film makers at Matchstick leave no stone unturned. This is a bike movie for all riders and an ode to the deep rooted culture of the sport

This family friendly event starts at 7:00PM and the movie will start at 8:00PM.

Catawba Riversweep at Wilson Creek @ Brown Mountain Beach Resort
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Catawba Riversweep at Wilson Creek @ Brown Mountain Beach Resort | Lenoir | North Carolina | United States

We will be working alongside partners A Clean Wilson Creek and Wild South for a community cleanup of Wilson Creek, part of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. To sign up, fill the form out on the Catawba Riversweep website and be sure to select “Lake Rhodhiss Riversweep – Wilson Creek” as the location for the ticket. We will meet at Brown Mountain Beach Resort entrance parking area that morning at 9am. All equipment is provided. As the event approaches you will receive more specific info and details tailored to the Wilson Creek Riversweep.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021 @ Warrior Creek Back Entrance
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated at Kerr Scott Trails on October 2nd at 9:00AM. We’ll be gathering at the the back entrance of Warrior Creek (off of Boomer/Ferguson School Rd) at the pump track. 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 will take place when the kids’ ride commences (around 1 pm).

Please RSVP below to register you and your kid!

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Sign-Up



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

Boone Area Cyclists and The Alliance are hosting a Community Trail Day at Rocky Knob Park. 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.

Any day-of cancellation will be posted on Facebook site, so check there if weather looks questionable.


Mortimer Trails Project Update: June 2021

Mortimer Trails Project Update: June 2021

Big things are happening in the Grandfather District of Pisgah National Forest! The dirt is really flying around, and we want to provide some updates on the Mortimer Trails Project.

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
Full Metal Chicken