Come help us give the trails at Lake James State Park some love! We will be meeting on Saturday 12/3 at the Linville River Trailhead to work on the Fonta Flora trail inside the State Park. To access to this trailhead turn into the Linville River Campground at Hwy. 126 (35.794913, -81.890785). The trailhead parking area will be on your right as you drive in the campground.
This workday 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 1pm.
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.
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.
Join the Alliance for a Sustainable Trails Workshop at Lake James State Park! This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited.
The focus of the event will be sustainable trail basics, and particularly trail maintenance. This program will be two parts: the morning session will be a classroom setup and the afternoon will be out on the trails. Attendees are welcome to sign up for one or both of these options on the registration form.
To reserve a spot for the workshop use the Google form here: Workshop Registration. For questions about the event, email info@rideNWNCtrails.com.
- 9-12:00 – Inside Session at Lake James State Park Vistors Center
- 12:00-1:30 – Lunch on your own
- 1:00-4:00 – Field Work outside on the trails at Lake James State Park
This workshop will be led by Tim Johnson of Destination by Design. He has previously worked in several positions including the Rockingham Community College TRAILS Program, and as the Western Region Trails Specialist of the N.C. Trails Program. Tim also provided oversight to the Fonta Flora State Trail though the Burke County Community Development Office.
The SORBA Summit will be in Old Fort, NC, April 12th-16th, 2023. This event will be hosted in partnership with the Alliance and G5 Trail Collective. The Summit schedule, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted here as it develops. The weekend will also feature several guided group rides in and around Old Fort’s Gateway Trail System. The rides will be free of charge and open to the public. Stay tuned!
This is a first-annual event that will have a work & ride 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, fill out the following form: LINK. RSVP’s are mandatory since we must be mindful of the group sizes for working and riding.
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 Facebook, so check there if weather looks questionable.
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. Lunch will be provided by USACE, so please fill out the Trail Volunteer RSVP form so we can plan ahead. A group ride is scheduled shortly after lunch, at 12pm.