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!

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
WIN A NINER BIKE!

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.

DARK GRIND SUCCESS

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.

NEW ALLIANCE GEAR IS HERE

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.

TRAIL NEWS

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.