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NCICL Athletes Giving Back to Trails in ‘24

NCICL Athletes Giving Back to Trails in ‘24

Have you heard? The North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL) has big goals of giving back to local trails this year, aiming to complete over 3,000 hours of volunteer work this season. Currently they are over halfway there! Last season the league’s...

NCICL Athletes Giving Back to Trails in ‘24

Have you heard? The North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL) has big goals of giving back to local trails this year, aiming to complete over 3,000 hours of volunteer work this season. Currently they are over halfway there! Last season the league’s...

Alliance Chosen as Two for the Trails Grant Recipient

Alliance Chosen as Two for the Trails Grant Recipient

We’re proud to announce we’ve been chosen as a recipient of Athletic Brewing Company's Two for the Trails grant program! Athletic Brewing Company’s love for the great outdoors is why they created their Two For the Trails program, where they donate up to $2 million...

Photo Gallery: New Zacks Fork Gravity Trails

Photo Gallery: New Zacks Fork Gravity Trails

This past summer, over a year's worth of planning, volunteering, and contracted trail work led to completion of the Gravity Trails expansion at Zacks Fork Trails in Lenoir. The fundraising effort began in 2021, with some grant writing and the establishment of a budget...

Old Becomes New On Yancey Ridge

Old Becomes New On Yancey Ridge

New Reroute of Exit Now Open! The Alliance is pleased to share that the newly constructed exit of Yancey Ridge Trail is now officially OPEN! This 1.2 mile section of new trail reroutes the segment that was on private property onto US Forest Service land. The...

Mortimer Trails Project Update: June 2021

Mortimer Trails Project Update: June 2021

Big things are happening in the Grandfather District of Pisgah National Forest! The dirt is really flying around, and we want to provide some updates on the Mortimer Trails Project.

Grandfather District Approves the Mortimer Trails Project

Grandfather District Approves the Mortimer Trails Project

We’ve got some good news for you. The Pisgah National Forest Grandfather Ranger District has approved the Mortimer Trails Project. This means that planned relocations of existing trails and construction of new trails are officially authorized to proceed, which will...

Update on Forest Plan Revision

Update on Forest Plan Revision

It is now time to submit comments on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan. Your comments will impact the decisions the USFS makes on how the forest will be managed for the next 20 years.

Wilson Creek Area Trail Updates

Wilson Creek Area Trail Updates

We are excited to provide some updates on some of the trail work in Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Area of the Grandfather District. Noticeable changes are starting to occur on some trails, and this post is intended to summarize where things are to date. 

NICA Athletes Contributing to Northwest NC Trails

NICA Athletes Contributing to Northwest NC Trails

2019 has been a great year for the Alliance, and one of the highlights has been the strong youth participation in the maintenance of trails. Student-athletes from the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL), along with their families and coaches, have...

Alliance Annual Meeting in Boone Dec. 13!

The Alliance Annual Meeting will be in Boone, NC on Friday, December 13 at Bald Guy Brew Coffee Roasting Company (714 Old US 421 S). Doors will open at 6pm, and meeting will commence at 6:30. Drinks and Light Bites will be provided. Bald Guy Brew Coffee will be...

2019 volunteer work starting off at a record setting pace!

2019 volunteer work starting off at a record setting pace!

Although we are still in early spring, there has been a lot of trail activity in Northwest NC. Volunteers have been busy. To date in 2019, volunteers at events we have organized have contributed over 700 hours of work already! This large number has been bolstered by...