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.
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!
- 1:00pm RIde Starts
- Raffle to follow
IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated at Lake Hickory Trails on October 6th at 10am. 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?
This year’s event will have many NICA Student Athletes participating as four teams from our region will be in attendance. Come on out to see what its all about!
An adult group ride when the kids’ ride commences (around 1 pm).
To register a kid, please RSVP! If you are interested in helping with the event (or need more information at all), email the Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boone Area Cyclists and The Alliance are hosting a Community Trail Day at Rocky Knob Park. Volunteers will work to update and improve a trail system that has become recognized throughout the region.
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.
We’re celebrating our 5th year by doing what we love; building and maintaining sustainable MTB trails for everyone to enjoy…we’re also giving away a carbon Santa Cruz or Juliana Mountain Bike!
The City of Hickory and the Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting for the Lake Hickory Trails on Friday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m., at the beginner loop trail head.