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.

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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

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.

Mar
15
Fri
G5 Old Fort Trail Weekend March 15-17, 2024 @ camp grier
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day
G5 Old Fort Trail Weekend March 15-17, 2024 @ camp grier | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Join G5 the weekend of March 15th-17th to help give some of the trails in the Old Fort area some love. Along with our neighboring chapters and other partners, 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. The hosts offer dinner, lodging, and more (like free shuttles to the top of the trails).This will be a great time!   More Details TBD

Mar
16
Sat
NICA Teen Trail Corp Week March 16th-24th, 2024 @ Varies
Mar 16 – Mar 23 all-day

Join Local Trail crews and NICA Teen Trail Corp groups throughout the state of North Carolina develop appreciation for the volunteerism and comradery involved in trail maintenance. Specific Projects and Locations TBD

Mar
17
Sun
Lake Hickory Park Trails – Short Track Race Series @ Lake Hickory Park
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Ready for your first mountain bike race of the season?  Come out to Lake Hickory City park for the Short Track Series sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Alliance!
• Four races: Sunday March 17, 24 and April 7, 14 2024.  Race heats start at 9am, rain or shine.
• See the poster for costs, class and registration details.
• Interested in helping the Alliance as a day-of-race volunteer with registration, timing or set-up/breakdown?  Send an email to Rob at rglynn@ridenwnctrails.com.
Thank you for your support!
Mar
23
Sat
NCICL Workday at Kerr Scott @ W. Kerr Scott Dam and Resevoir
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Alliance for NCICL Trail Week event with the Wilco Wolves at Kerr Scott. We will be meeting at the Visitors Assistance Center near the main OVT trailhead at 9am. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items along the OVT and adjacent trails. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.

Zacks Fork Spring work Party 2024 @ Zack's Fork Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zacks Fork Spring work Party 2024 @ Zack's Fork Mountain Bike Trail | Lenoir | North Carolina | United States

Join us March 23rd for a workday on Zack’s Fork mountain bike trails in Lenoir. We will be meeting at the parking near the soccer fields.  At 9am, we will divide into groups and head into the  work sites. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.

Plan to bring lunch and your bike. For those interested we’ll be riding after the workday.

News

NCICL Athletes Giving Back to Trails in ‘24

NCICL Athletes Giving Back to Trails in ‘24

Have you heard? The North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL) has 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 season the league’s...

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