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.


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 prom is back August 18th in Blowing Rock!

Upcoming Events

National Public Lands Day at Kerr Scott
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
National Public Lands Day at Kerr Scott @ OVT Trailhead at VAC

Join the Alliance for National Public Lands Day at Kerr Scott. We will be meeting at the Visitors Assistance Center at the main OVT trailhead. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items along the OVT and adjacent trails. Bring sturdy footwear and work gloves. Tools will be provided. Lunch will be provided, and a ride is scheduled shortly after lunch.

1st Annual Fonta Flora Barnburner 50k
Sep 29 all-day
1st Annual Fonta Flora Barnburner 50k @ Fonta Flora Brewery Whippoorwill Farm | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

The Alliance is proud to help support the 1st Annual Fonta Flora Barnburner 50k. CLICK HERE more information on the event, and see the rad video below!


Bell Joy Ride – Rocky Knob Ride – Season Finale
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bell Joy Ride - Rocky Knob Ride - Season Finale @ Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park | Beech Mountain | North Carolina | United States

The Bell Joy Rides are mountain bike rides for women looking for both camaraderie and a little challenge in a fun and supportive environment.

Our rides are pressure-free and worry-free. We make sure every rider is comfortable with the pace of the group and that no section of trail is beyond their ability level.

Our monthly Joy Rides are designed to suit all skill levels. The focus of our Joy Rides is simple: discover new places and make new connections while having fun on two wheels!

Event Schedule

  • 1:00pm  RIde Starts
  • Raffle to follow

More Information

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated on October 6th at 1 pm, location TBD. 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 when the kids’ ride commences (around 3 pm).

To register a kid, or if you are interested in helping with the event (or need more information at all), email the Alliance at

Latest News

Buy tickets today for The Alliance’s 3rd annual Trail Prom!

The 3rd Annual “Trail Prom” will be August 18 at the American Legion Hall in Blowing Rock. Doors will open at 6pm. This event is a fundraiser for trails. All proceeds from the Trail Prom will fund new trail construction or other maintenance projects.

Chapter Partners

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