Calendar

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.

Mar
15
Fri
G5 Old Fort Trail Weekend March 15-17, 2024 @ camp grier
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day
G5 Old Fort Trail Weekend March 15-17, 2024 @ camp grier | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Join G5 the weekend of March 15th-17th to help give some of the trails in the Old Fort area some love. Along with our neighboring chapters and other partners, we will be helping promote and organize this exciting weekend of work, riding, and camaraderie. Base camp for the event will be on the doorstep of Pisgah at Camp Grier. The hosts offer dinner, lodging, and more (like free shuttles to the top of the trails).This will be a great time!   More Details TBD

Mar
16
Sat
NICA Teen Trail Corp Week March 16th-24th, 2024 @ Varies
Mar 16 – Mar 23 all-day

Join Local Trail crews and NICA Teen Trail Corp groups throughout the state of North Carolina develop appreciation for the volunteerism and comradery involved in trail maintenance. Specific Projects and Locations TBD

Mar
17
Sun
Lake Hickory Park Trails – Short Track Race Series @ Lake Hickory Park
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Ready for your first mountain bike race of the season?  Come out to Lake Hickory City park for the Short Track Series sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Alliance!
• Four races: Sunday March 17, 24 and April 7, 14 2024.  Race heats start at 9am, rain or shine.
• See the poster for costs, class and registration details.
• Interested in helping the Alliance as a day-of-race volunteer with registration, timing or set-up/breakdown?  Send an email to Rob at rglynn@ridenwnctrails.com.
Thank you for your support!
Mar
23
Sat
NCICL Workday at Kerr Scott @ W. Kerr Scott Dam and Resevoir
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Alliance for NCICL Trail Week event with the Wilco Wolves 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.

Zacks Fork Spring work Party 2024 @ Zack's Fork Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zacks Fork Spring work Party 2024 @ Zack's Fork Mountain Bike Trail | Lenoir | North Carolina | United States

Join us March 23rd for a workday on Zack’s Fork mountain bike trails in Lenoir. We will be meeting at the parking near the soccer fields.  At 9am, we will divide into groups and head into the  work sites. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.

Plan to bring lunch and your bike. For those interested we’ll be riding after the workday.

Mar
24
Sun
Lake Hickory Park Trails – Short Track Race Series @ Lake Hickory Park
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Ready for your first mountain bike race of the season?  Come out to Lake Hickory City park for the Short Track Series sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Alliance!
• Four races: Sunday March 17, 24 and April 7, 14 2024.  Race heats start at 9am, rain or shine.
• See the poster for costs, class and registration details.
• Interested in helping the Alliance as a day-of-race volunteer with registration, timing or set-up/breakdown?  Send an email to Rob at rglynn@ridenwnctrails.com.
Thank you for your support!
Apr
7
Sun
Lake Hickory Park Trails – Short Track Race Series @ Lake Hickory Park
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Ready for your first mountain bike race of the season?  Come out to Lake Hickory City park for the Short Track Series sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Alliance!
• Four races: Sunday March 17, 24 and April 7, 14 2024.  Race heats start at 9am, rain or shine.
• See the poster for costs, class and registration details.
• Interested in helping the Alliance as a day-of-race volunteer with registration, timing or set-up/breakdown?  Send an email to Rob at rglynn@ridenwnctrails.com.
Thank you for your support!
Apr
14
Sun
Lake Hickory Park Trails – Short Track Race Series @ Lake Hickory Park
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Ready for your first mountain bike race of the season?  Come out to Lake Hickory City park for the Short Track Series sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Alliance!
• Four races: Sunday March 17, 24 and April 7, 14 2024.  Race heats start at 9am, rain or shine.
• See the poster for costs, class and registration details.
• Interested in helping the Alliance as a day-of-race volunteer with registration, timing or set-up/breakdown?  Send an email to Rob at rglynn@ridenwnctrails.com.
Thank you for your support!