The Dark Grind MTB Race

April 9, 2017 all-day
Dark Mountain MTB Trail
Reservoir Rd
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Southern Classic Mountain Bike Racing Series

Race the Dark Side on April 9

The Southern Classic Mountain Bike Series is returning to Kerr Scott on April 9 for the Dark Grind, the 3rd stop of the 2017 series. In cooperation with the USACE and the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club (BMCC), the Alliance is excited to promote this long-standing race. Proceeds from this event benefit the chapter trail fund.

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 for $10, and can also be purchased online.


Sign up today at and save $10 for early online registration.

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 2017 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 are 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.