Tsuga is inviting local businesses and individuals out to swap, sell, or donate their gently used outdoor gear and enjoy a day of good vibes with food trucks, cold beverages, a Tsuga sample sale, and a raffle featuring prizes from businesses throughout the region.
Details on how to sign-up for a table to sling your gear is on the ticket details. Looking forward to seeing you there.
We’re super stoked to help sponsor this screening of “The River Runs On” for our partner the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition. We hope you can join us and learn how our maintained trail systems in the National Forest are just one part of the overallplan
This thought-provoking documentary follows dedicated conservationists as they navigate the challenges of managing these vital forests. Dive into the heart of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan, a crucial blueprint that will shape the future of these national treasures for the next two decades.
Prepare to be inspired and moved as “The River Runs On” invites us to reflect on our connection with nature and our responsibility in preserving these lands. It’s a powerful meditation on the delicate balance between human intervention and the preservation of our natural heritage.
After the film, we’re thrilled to host a panel discussion featuring local experts who will shed light on the intricacies of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan. Engage in a meaningful conversation and gain valuable insights into the future of these forests.
Josh Kelly, Public Lands Biologist, Mountain True
Kevin Massey, Executive Director, Wild South
Manley Fuller, VP of Conservation Policy, NC Wildlife Federation
Megan Sutton, Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Kristian Jackson, Sr. Lecturer, Appalachian State University
Tickets for this event are $6/ students and $15/ general, and all proceeds will go towards supporting the CCC. By attending, you not only get to enjoy an incredible film and stimulating discussion but also contribute to the preservation of our beloved natural resources.
Thank you to our event sponsors Mast General Store, Northwest NC Mountain Bike Alliance, Boone Area Cyclists and Tsuga USA.
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Join the Alliance for National Public Lands Day 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. Please fill out the Trail Volunteer RSVP form so we can plan ahead. A group ride is scheduled shortly after lunch, at 12pm.
Join us September 30th for a workday on two trails in Pisgah. We will be meeting near the Upper Wilson Ridge Trailhead on Schoolhouse Rd. (FSR 4068) at the Forest Service gate on NC 90 near Maple Grove (36.010585, -81.734860). 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 attending. At 9am, we will divide into groups and drive in the gate to get closer to the work sites. 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 10/1. If this gets postponed, the call will be made by 7am the day of and an email will be sent to the RSVP list.
The SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be hosted by NEABA in Anniston, AL Oct 21st, 2023 in conjunction with the yearly Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival. The schedule of events, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted soon. Our Chapter will be represented and give us a shout if you’re heading down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.