2020 Dark Grind *Postponed* @ Dark Mountain MTB Trail
Sep 13 all-day
2020 Dark Grind *Postponed* @ Dark Mountain MTB Trail | Wilkesboro | North Carolina | United States

Race the Dark Side (Postponed, Date Tentative)

*We are working with the USACE, The Cane Creek Cup and our volunteers to confirm a re-schedule as soon as we can. Sept 13th is tentative at this point. Please stay tuned to our calendar and social media platforms for up-to-date information* 

The Cane Creek Cup (FKA Southern Classic Mountain Bike Series) is returning to Kerr Scott for the Dark Grind. In cooperation with the USACE, the Alliance is excited to promote this long-standing race. It is going to be a great day of racing at Dark Mountain. Proceeds from this event benefit the trails at Kerr Scott. Race sponsor, Bald Guy Brew, will be providing a special Dark Grind coffee blend to all podium finishers. 

Race Information

All the dirt on the series can be found at 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:

Race Course

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.