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Apr 28, 2017 | News

Tis the season for some beautiful Northwest NC weather and excellent riding. This newsletter is sent to our members and all contacts we have acquired at events or through IMBA. We hope that you will enjoy these updates and meet us out on the trails!


Memberships matter. We need them to develop clout, and that helps us to get things done. We would really appreciate your support through a membership. Please Join or renew today! Support, join or renew through May 5 and be entered to win one of nine fully custom IMBA/Niner Jet9 RDOs. Note: renewals are run through the IMBA website. Be sure to select our chapter “Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance,” listed under North Carolina.


We had an outstanding event we promoted on April 9, the Dark Grind! This race is part of the Southern Classic Series, and we use this to raise money for our trail fund. Click here for a gallery of a few (101) photos that were taken by volunteers on the course.


With the help of our friends at DeFeet International and Horton Design, the Alliance has developed some new merchandise! The socks and t’s have been selling fast! Bring some coin to our events as we’ll have some for purchase, including Rocky Knob this weekend. Or click on the photo to the right to our STORE.


New Rotation Schedule and New Trail Section Open at Lake James SP.
The Alliance is stoked to announce several new details for the MTB trails at Lake James State Park, including a new rotation on May 1 and a new section now open. Read More.

Lake Hickory Trail System.
A new trail system is coming to Hickory, NC. Mad props to several Hickory-based Alliance members who are are getting it done! Please Read More and consider donating to the cause.

Other News

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...