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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.

Jan
28
Sat
Sustainable Trails Workshop at Lake James @ Lake James State Park
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sustainable Trails Workshop at Lake James @ Lake James State Park | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

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.

Schedule

  • 9-12:00 – Inside session at Lake James State Park Visitors Center
  • 12:00-1:00 –  Lunch on your own
  • 1:00-4:00 – Field Work outside on the trails at Lake James State Park

Instructor

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.

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
12
Wed
SORBA Summit 2023 @ Old Fort, NC
Apr 12 – Apr 16 all-day

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!

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!

May
6
Sat
International Women’s Mountain Biking Day @ Rocky Knob Bike Park
May 6 @ 10:00 am
International Women's Mountain Biking Day @ Rocky Knob Bike Park | Boone | North Carolina | United States

Led by veteran women riders in our area, this ride are being promoted as an opportunity for women of all abilities to meet others, have fun, and ride! Group Rides based on ability in the morning. Snacks and refreshments at the “Saddle”. Lunch in the Parking lot followed by a pump track jam.

Stay tuned to this page or our Facebook page for any other announcements about the ride, or news about any weather-related postponement of the ride. Location: Rocky Knob Bike Park

Please RSVP by filling out this quick form: Registration Link.

May
12
Fri
Mortimer Trail Weekend @ Mortimer Campground
May 12 – May 14 all-day

This second-annual event 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. If you are interested in attending any portion of the weekend, fill out the following form: LINK. RSVP’s are mandatory for the camping but please let us know if you are attending any other part of the weekend so we can plan accordingly. Any updates to the plan (weather, etc.) will be emailed to the RSVP list.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Jun
24
Sat
Group Ride – Rocky Knob @ Rocky Knob Bike Park
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Group Ride - Rocky Knob @ Rocky Knob Bike Park | Boone | North Carolina | United States

We’re going riding! We will meet at 3:00 PM  at the far end of the parking lot by the Pavilion. This will be a no drop ride and we’ll split up the group based on abilities. There will be lots of opportunties to check out all the cool work that’s been happening at the park. If you have a BMX/Pump track come with it and hang at arguably the best view from a pump track! We’ll likely meetup post ride for a little hang time too. Looking forward to seeing y’all there.