The trails surrounding Old Fort are some of the best in WNC. Each year we like to show them some love. The OF Trail Work Weekend is a biannual event to improve Kitsuma, Heartbreak Ridge, Star Gap, and many other trails in the Old Fort area. Volunteers can commit to one day or the whole weekend. We welcome any amount of time volunteers can contribute.
Work starts in the morning and we leave plenty of time in the afternoon for a ride or a run. Shuttles are provided for laps on Kitsuma. Camp Grier provides free camping and lodging as well as dinner on Saturday night.
Volunteers need to bring: gloves, closed toed shoes, breakfast, lunch and water bottles, clothing appropriate to be working outside, and camping equipment.
SIGN UP HERE: https://form.jotform.com/51165222753955
Friday Evening- 5pm-9pm Arrive Check In
Saturday- 8am-9am Arrive Check In
9am-2pm Trail Work
2pm until 5pm Shuttles Ride/Run
6:30 Complementary Dinner
Sunday 8am-9am Arrive Check In
9am-2pm Trail Work
2pm-5pm Shuttle Ride/Run
Join SORBA’s volunteers, land managers, advocates, and members in Nashville,TN, March 21 – 24 for the 2018 Southern Mountain Bike Summit. Workshops, presentations, panels, networking, socials, bike riding, and lots of fun will be had by all.
“The Southern Mountain Bike Summit is a not-to-be-missed event. Nowhere else will you see such a passionate group of mountain bikers in the Southeast meet and accomplish so much….. And, you get to ride your bike on the finest trails in the Southeast!
NEW – The Summit has been expanded to offer more educational programs!
Wednesday, March 21 – “Chainsaw Certification” class by Forest Applications Training, Inc. (full day class)
Thursday, March 22 – “Strategic Planning for Great Mountain Bike Trails” – how to get the trails you want, by IMBA Trail Solutions. (full day class)
Friday, March 23 – 2 hour, “Guidelines to Quality Trail Experiences” presentation by IMBA Trail Solutions and other programs.
Saturday, March 24 – Break out sessions, US Forest Service presentation, SORBA Board of Directors Meeting and so much more – all designed to meet the increasing demand from our chapters, land managers and mountain bike communities for more and better trails!
Sunday, March 25 – Race hosted by Mid Tennessee SORBA
Camping – Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029 Rates: $13.75 – $31.25 *Taxes and fees not included, $5 nonrefundable reservation fee Good availability – 30 minutes from Hope Park Church Reservation Link
Ride Montgomery Bell Mountain Bike Trails while you are there! Click here for more info!
Join us for a workday at Warrior Creek! We will be meeting near the pump track at the Warrior Creek back gate (map above). From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items in several locations. Bring sturdy footwear, a lunch, and work gloves. Tools will be provided. A ride is scheduled shortly after lunch. Please sign up for this volunteer opportunity at our new volunteer dashboard through Golden: DOWN TO VOLUNTEER.
Join us for this work & ride as we will fine-tune some of the new trail work and get ready for the Dark Grind 5/5 and the NICA race 5/6. We will be mainly doing maintenance and other fun tasks that will make you feel good about the dark side! Bring sturdy footwear, a lunch, and work gloves. Tools will be provided. A ride is scheduled shortly after lunch where we will sample some of the new trail that will be opened for us after we finish working. Please sign up for this volunteer opportunity at our new volunteer dashboard through Golden: DOWN TO VOLUNTEER.
Boone Area Cyclists and The Alliance are hosting a joint Community Trail Day at Rocky Knob Park. Volunteers will work to update and improve a trail system that has becoming recognized throughout the region.
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 noon. Coffee from Bald Guy Brew will be available in the morning. Lunch will provided after work. Many will probably ride after lunch as well, so bring your bike
Dates and work detail subject to change; this post may be revised. Any day-of cancellations will be posted on Facebook and Twitter sites, so check there if weather looks questionable. Use the Golden Volunteer App and digitally Sign your waiver here
Race the Dark Side on May 5th
The Southern Classic Mountain Bike Series is returning to Kerr Scott on May 5 for the Dark Grind. In cooperation with the USACE, the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club (BMCC), and the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL), the Alliance is excited to promote this long-standing race. The 2018 edition will include NEW TRAIL that has been completed at Dark Mountain. We are also excited to be hosting this race the day before the NCICL Dark Mountain event. It is going to be a great weekend of mountain biking at Dark Mountain. Proceeds from this event benefit the chapter trail fund. Race sponsor, Bald Guy Brew, will be providing a special Dark Grind coffee blend to all podium finishers.
All the dirt on the series can be found at southernclassic.bike This is a USA Cycling Sanctioned Race and an annual racing license is required. One-Day MTB Licenses will be available onsite, and can also be purchased online.
Register now: usacycling.org
Seven-mile loop that uses upper Fish Dam Creek and a combination of all the smaller trails at Dark Mountain, aka the “Burn” lap. There are some great changes to Dark Mountain that will be featured in the 2018 edition, including new trail and excellently reworked downhill sections. Come on out and race the Dark Side and be the first to race the new changes to the course!
Number of laps varies by category, and will be outlined on the registration site and event flyer.
Local Directions to Dark Mountain: Take N.C. 268 west from Wilkesboro. Three miles past U.S. 421, turn right at the large W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir sign onto Reservoir Road. Follow Reservoir Road across W. Kerr Scott Dam and turn left at the flagpole. The parking area is at the end of the driveway down the dam. For detailed directions visit BMCC’s Website.
If you’d like to signup as a volunteer for this event, please visit https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2210417/false#/invitation
We are partnering with Magic Cycles to host “GAMBLE – A Mountain Bike Film” on May 18 at Boone Saloon. Screenings will be at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Cover charge is $5, with proceeds benefiting our NWNC Trail Fund. We will also be selling tickets to win a Santa Cruz or Juliana for the 2018 Bike Raffle. Join us for a fun night out that benefits trails you love!
The Alliance is proud to be working with the Tarheel Trailblazers for some work on Holly Springs (aka Sinkhole), a classic Pisgah trail. This day will be a work party.
Work will be focusing on Lower Holly Springs trail. Duties include corridor trimming, drainage, and tread armoring. If you have hand saws or pruners please bring them. Other tools will be provided by the Alliance and Trailblazers
On Saturday, work will begin at 10am, and wrap up no later than 4pm.
Meeting location will be at the lower trailhead at the intersection of FSR 982 Mortimer Piedmont Rd. and the gated FSR 986 Piedmont Springs Rd. Coordinates: 35.920583,-81.792417. Down to Volunteer? Signup here