Calendar

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!
Apr
16
Tue
SORBA Summit 2024 – Newnan, GA @ Newnan, GA
Apr 16 – Apr 21 all-day

The SORBA Summit will be in Newnan, GA, April 16-21, 2024. The Summit schedule, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted here as it develops.

Apr
20
Sat
2024 Bootlegger 100
Apr 20 all-day

The 2024 Bootlegger 100 is one of the most challenging and scenic gravel events of the year! More details are on the way as this event continues to grow and evolve in the Lenoir area.

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
3
Fri
Mortimer Spring Trail Weekend 2024 @ Mortimer Campground
May 3 – May 5 all-day

The Mortimer Spring Trail weekend returns May 3-5, 2024! This event is being co-sponsored by Foothills Conservancy and G5 Trail Collective, and will be centered around a trail workday on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for those who sign up for the trail work. So we can plan accordingly, if you will be attending any portion of the weekend, fill out the following form: Mortimer Spring Trail Weekend RSVP.  Any updates to the plan (weather, etc.) will be emailed to the RSVP list.

Tentative Schedule:

May 3rd, 2024
Friday Ride – 4:00 p.m.
Friday Night Camping

May 4th, 2024
Saturday Trail Work – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Ride – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Camping

For the trail work, bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and water. Tools will be provided, but bring your own favorite tool if you have one.

May
5
Sun
International Women’s Mountain Biking Day Fonta Flora Trail @ Lake James Visitor Center
May 5 @ 1:30 pm
International Women's Mountain Biking Day Fonta Flora Trail @ Lake James Visitor Center | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

Led by veteran women riders in our area, this ride is an opportunity for women of all abilities to meet others, have fun, and ride!  This is a no drop ride and we will break into groups of various paces if necessary.

Post ride snacks and raffle prizes!

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.   https://www.facebook.com/NWNC.MTBA 

Please RSVP by filling out this quick form:  https://goo.gl/forms/nEj71Tg9qx

May
19
Sun
Lake Hickory Park Trails – Community Workday and Ride @ Lake Hickory Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
• Please join us for a Community Trail Workday at the Lake Hickory City Park Trail Network on Sunday morning May 19th!  We need your support to keep our trails running great!  Meet at the Lake Hickory Park 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 Broyhill, Flowmentum and Elevator Trails. Work will include trimming & clearing drainages to help reduce erosion 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 Hickory City Park 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.
Thank you for your support!
**Weather cancellation will be posted via NWNC MTB Alliance SOCIAL PAGES by 9pm on the evening prior.

Jun
1
Sat
National Trails Day Work Party at Kerr Scott @ Kerr Scott VAC
Jun 1 @ 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.

Sep
28
Sat
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott @ W. Kerr Scott Dam and Resevoir
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott @ W. Kerr Scott Dam and Resevoir | Wilkesboro | North Carolina | United States

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.

Oct
25
Fri
Mortimer Fall Trail Weekend 2024 @ Mortimer Campground
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

The Mortimer Fall Trail weekend is back for 2024!

Our central event is the trail workday on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for those who sign up for the trail work. So we can plan accordingly, if you will be attending any portion of the weekend, fill out the following form: Mortimer Spring Trail Weekend RSVP.  Any updates to the plan (weather, etc.) will be emailed to the RSVP list.

Tentative Schedule:

October 25, 2024
Friday Ride – 4:00 p.m.
Friday Night Camping

October 26, 2024
Saturday Trail Work – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Ride – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Camping

For the trail work, bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and water. Tools will be provided, but bring your own favorite tool if you have one.

 

 

Dec
13
Fri
Annual Chapter Meeting and Social @ TBD
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Chapter Meeting and Social @ TBD | Morganton | North Carolina | United States

Join us for our Annual Chapter Meeting  and Social. Doors open at 6. Meeting will start promptly at 6:30.

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. Lastly, but most importantly there will be plenty of time for conversation and comradery. Details on food and beverages are forthcoming. 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

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.