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.

Feb
27
Sat
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

Come help us give the trails at Lake James State Park some love!

All Work Parties will begin at 9am. 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. Group ride will follow at 1pm, so don’t forget your bike!

Dates and work detail subject to change; this post may be revised. Any day-of cancellations will be posted on Facebook site, so check there if weather looks questionable.

Mar
6
Sat
Zacks Fork Spring Work Party
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
13
Sat
Kerr Scott Headwaters Workday @ Warrior Creek Main Entrance
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on March 13 at Warrior Creek to help put some final touches on NEW TRAILS at the Headwaters area. We will meet at 9am at the main entrance to the campground and reassemble behind the gate near the back bathhouse. We will be riding the new trails after the workday at 1pm. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and a lunch. Tools will be provided. Please help our planning efforts by filling out the following form: Trail Volunteer RSVP. Thanks, and see you on at the trail!

May
14
Fri
Mortimer Trail Weekend
May 14 – May 16 all-day

This is a first-annual event that will have a work party on Saturday morning and several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for members of the Alliance and other SORBA chapters. Details on this event are still being finalized, but the goal is keep it simple, safe, and fun. If you are interested in attending any portion of the weekend email info@ridenwnctrails.com. RSVP’s are mandatory since we must be mindful of the group sizes for working and riding.

 

 

 

 

 

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