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Nov
5
Sat
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021 @ Kerr Scott Visitor Assistance Center
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The 2022 Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day event has been rescheduled for Nov. 5th! Come join us for an afternoon of biking the Overmountain Victory Trail! Start time is 1pm, meet at the Visitor Assistance Center parking lot. Updates will be posted on our social and USACE Social  here

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

Dec
9
Fri
Chapter Meeting December 9 @ Anchor Coffee - North Wilkesboro
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting December 9 @ Anchor Coffee - North Wilkesboro | North Wilkesboro | North Carolina | United States

Join us for our Annual Chapter Meeting on Friday, December 9 at the Anchor Coffee in North Wilkesboro. Anchor Coffee is graciously keeping their doors open for our meeting and serving a variety of coffee and other beverages. Doors open at 6. Meeting will start promptly at 6:30. A ride has been scheduled to depart Anchor at 4pm for a quick loop at Cub Creek. Check our Facebook page for details on the ride if weather is questionable. 

During this meeting we will take care of some quick annual business, provide some information on the state of the Alliance, and then have plenty of time for conversation. Details on food are forthcoming.

Meeting is open to everyone, including non-members.

It really has been an exciting year for  us, we have much to share and want to hear from you about the trails you ride. Whether you’ve already joined the Alliance or just wanting some information, stop on by to find out what we are all about.

Mar
19
Sun
Group Ride -Warrior Creek @ Warrior Creek Back Entrance
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Group Ride -Warrior Creek @ Warrior Creek Back Entrance | Boomer | North Carolina | United States

We’re going riding! We will meet at 2:00 PM at the back entrance (off of Boomer/Ferguson School Rd) at the pump track. This will be a no drop ride and we’ll split up the group based on abilities. Headwaters Hub trails will be available for sessioning as well as full Warrior Creek loop. We’ll likely hit up one of our great sponsors Anchor Coffee post ride. Looking forward to seeing y’all there.

Apr
1
Sat
North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League Race – Dark Mountain Dash
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League Race - Dark Mountain Dash @ Wilkesboro | North Carolina | United States

Come Cheer on your local NICA teams as they compete at the Dark Mountain Dash! There are many opportunities to volunteer and these student athletes could all use your support.

Volunteers are needed the day before the race and the day-of. The volunteer task listing and sign-up can be found here: North Carolina Race #3 Dark Mountain. More details on all the race venues and specific  information on the Dark Mountain Race can be found on the league’s Events & Race Results page.

Apr
22
Sat
Bootlegger 100
Apr 22 all-day

The Bootlegger 100 is one of the most challenging and scenic gravel events of the year! The Alliance provides race support to this event. If you’d like to help volunteer, contact us and we’ll get you the details!

Jun
3
Sat
National Trails Day Work Party at Kerr Scott @ Kerr Scott VAC
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Alliance for National Trails Day at Kerr Scott. We will meet at the Visitors Assistance Center at the main OVT trailhead. Work will begin at 9 am; please arrive a few minutes early if possible. Work will end around noon. Bring sturdy footwear and work gloves, plus water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Tools will be provided. A group ride is scheduled at 1pm.

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

Jul
20
Thu
Group Ride – Zacks Fork @ Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Group Ride - Zacks Fork @ Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail | Lenoir | North Carolina | United States

We’re going riding! We will meet at 6:00 PM  at the far (NE most, 35.943163, -81.521936) Parking lot. This will be a no drop ride and we’ll split up the group based on abilities. The Flow/Jump trails will be available for sessioning as well as full Loops. We’ll likely meetup post ride for a little hang time too. Looking forward to seeing y’all there.

Aug
24
Thu
Monthly Dirty Thursday at Warrior Creek @ Warrior Creek Pump Track
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Monthly Dirty Thursday at Warrior Creek @ Warrior Creek Pump Track | Boomer | North Carolina | United States

Join the Alliance for a Monthly Dirty Thursday work day at Warrior Creek. We will be meeting at the Warrior Creek Pump track from the back entrance at 5:30pm. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items at Warrior creek. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided. We’ll be done by 7:30pm

Sep
23
Sat
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott

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.

Oct
21
Sat
Group Ride – Hickory City Park @ Hickory City Park
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Group Ride - Hickory City Park @ Hickory City Park | Hickory | North Carolina | United States

We’re going riding! We will meet at 10:00AM in the main parking lot. This will be a no drop ride and we’ll split up the group based on abilities. We’ll likely meetup post ride for a little hang time too. Looking forward to seeing y’all there.