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Oct
27
Fri
Mortimer Trail Weekend Fall 2023 @ Mortimer Campground
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

After a successful Spring Mortimer weekend, we decided to go for it again in the Fall! This event is being co-sponsored by the G5 Trail Collective, and will be centered around a trail workday on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for those who sign up for the trail work. So we can plan accordingly, if you will be attending any portion of the weekend, fill out the following form: Mortimer Fall Trail Weekend RSVP.  Any updates to the plan (weather, etc.) will be emailed to the RSVP list.

Tentative Schedule:

October 27, 2023
Friday Ride – 4:00 p.m.
Friday Night Camping

October 28, 2023
Saturday Trail Work – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Ride – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Camping

For the trail work, bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and water. Tools will be provided, but bring your own favorite tool if you have one.

Nov
12
Sun
Wilson and Woodruff Work Party @ Upper Wilson Trailhead
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wilson and Woodruff Work Party @ Upper Wilson Trailhead | Gragg | North Carolina | United States

Join us Sunday November 12 for a large workday where we will be working on two trails in Pisgah. We will be meeting at the Upper Wilson Ridge (21 Jumps) Trailhead on Edgemont Rd. in Gragg (36.040297, -81.748758). If you are unfamiliar with this part of the forest, it is a remote area so plan accordingly to be on time or early. There is no reliable cell service. Parking is also limited, so carpool with others that you know are coming. At 9am, we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items on the trails. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided. Also, please fill out the Trail Volunteer RSVP form so we can plan ahead. Rain date is Sunday 11/19.. If this gets postponed, the call will be made by 7am the day of and an email will be sent to the RSVP list.

Dec
2
Sat
Lake James State Park – Community Workday and Ride @ Lake James State Park
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lake James State Park - Community Workday and Ride @ Lake James State Park | Linville | North Carolina | United States

Join the Alliance for a Community Trail Workday at Lake James State Park! This event is free of charge.

Meet at the Paddy’s Creek location on Saturday, Dec. 2nd. This will be a community effort with: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) and Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail (F3ST) volunteers serving as our partners and leaders. We hope to have a great turnout!

Please bring a daypack with water and snacks. We will provide TOOLS and experienced CREW LEADERS. No experience required. We will be working on the Wimba Loops. Work will include trimming and clearing drainage to help control water on the trail. If you have safety glasses, please bring them for your own use.

Click Here for required pre-registration

Also, for those interested we’ll lead a, no-drop, group mountain bike ride after the workday. So, bring your riding gear and your bike!

SCHEDULE:

9:00 am – Meet at Lake James State Park MTB Trailhead
9:00 – 9:15 am – Safety talk, crew assignment, explanation of tasks
9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Work
12:15 – 12:30 pm – Return to trailhead and collect tools

1:00 pm – Group Ride

*We hope to increase the volunteer capacity of all trail groups within Burke County through partnership events like this. Thank you for your support1

**WEATHER CANCELLATION WILL BE POSTED VIA NWNC MTB ALLIANCE SOCIAL PAGES BY 9pm THE EVENING PRIOR

Dec
8
Fri
Annual Chapter Meeting and Social @ Foothills Gear Garage
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Chapter Meeting  and Social on Friday, December 8 at Foothills Gear Garage in Morganton. Doors open at 6. Meeting will start promptly at 6:30. We are partnering with local greats Mountain Burrito and Fonta Flora Brewery for a taco bar(vegetarian options will be there) and Brews!

During this meeting we will take care of some quick annual business, including our annual elections. We’ll provide some information on the state of the Alliance, including our 2023 accomplishments, membership stats past and future events. Lastly, but most importantly there will be plenty of time for conversation and comradery.

If you’re interested in joining our board please reach out to President@ridenwnctrails.com.  We’re always looking for passionate folks to help us drive our mission

The Annual Chapter Meeting is open to everyone, including non-members.

We continue to have lots to talk about. Whether you’ve already joined the Alliance or just wanting some information, stop on by to find out what we are all about.

Feb
24
Sat
Lake James State Park – Community Workday and Ride @ Lake James MTB Trailhead
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
• Please join us for a Community Trail Workday at Lake James State Park! This event is free of charge. Meet at the Paddys Creek MTB parking lot. Please bring a daypack with water & snacks. We will provide TOOLS & trail crew leaders. No experience required. We will be performing maintenance on the Wimba Loops. Work will include trimming & clearing drainages to help control water on the trail. Sturdy footwear recommended. If you have gloves & safety glasses, please bring them.
• Also, for those interested we’ll lead a, no-drop, group mountain bike ride after the work session. So, bring your riding gear & your Mtn bike!
• SCHEDULE:
9:00am – Meet at Lake James State Park / Paddy’s Creek MTB Trailhead
9:00am – 9:15am – Safety talk, crew assignment, explanation of tasks
9:15am – 12:00pm – Trail Work
12:00pm – 12:15pm – Return to trailhead & collect tools
1:00pm – Group Ride (optional)
• Help us plan for a safe and enjoyable day by taking a moment to fill out our RSVP Volunteer Form here.
*We hope to increase the volunteer capacity of all trail groups within Burke County through partnership events like this. Thank you for your support!
**Weather cancellation will be posted via NWNC MTB Alliance SOCIAL PAGES by 9pm on the evening prior.