Ready for a road trip??  We like your style.  Pack up the bikes, grab your favorite riding partner, and get ready to live the stories you'll be telling for the rest of your life.  

We highly recommend using MTB Project online and on your phone when riding in our area.  The free app is not only a great way to get to know your new favorite trail, but also allows you to download your routes ahead of time, read reviews, get trail conditions, and of course map your route along the way.

Big South Fork

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. 

Skinny singletrack, friendly hills, killer views and back country make this an epic ride. Most days you'll not see anyone else on the 33 mile ride. Once you leave the visitors center you'll have the trails to yourself. 

From the rolling Collier Ridge/West Bandy section to the old school Duncan Hollow to the magnificent views of Grand Gap and John Muir, Big South Fork has something for everyone. Start out with thick creekside laurel and rhododendron and work your way up slickrock like sandstone. Enter old hardwood ridge sections, mix in some gravel and some clifftop singletrack next to 200' drops and you get a feel for Big South Fork.

Lake Norman

Lake Norman State Park offers a beautiful, forested trail system that winds around the lake and is full of dips, berms, bench cuts and gully runs that were built into and around its hilly river valley terrain. Most of the trails are fairly easy with the occasional steep climb up fun drainage creeks where the trail crosses.

Type I ebikes (pedal assist) are allowed to ride on this trail system

Douthat State Park

Douthat State Park (pronounced "doubt-that") is a gem in the Appalachian Mountains of south central Virginia. The park encompasses more than 4,500 acres and, in addition, is surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, offering many opportunities for backcountry exploration. Within the park boundaries, you'll find over 40 miles of trails to match whatever level of challenge you choose. 

For what the Douthat Epic lacks in mileage, it more than makes up for in elevation. The park is essentially a tasty bowl of singletrack connecting the park from bottom to top.

Sherman Branch

One of the closest trails to Charlotte, yet it's out in the country. The Tarheel Trailblazers have done an excellent job adding and maintaining berms, skinnys, rock gardens, a dinosaur back, a few ladder bridges and drops as well. Fun for all levels as there are options for all of the obstacles.

Mulberry Gap

This ride features a long dirt road climb so that most of the singletrack is downhill. But the uphills never really stop!  The best way to do this ride is to spend a night or more at Mulberry Gap MTB getaway. This is the start and end of this ride. The Mulberry Gap folks specially cater to cyclists.

Bull Mountain

Located at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the Bull Mountain and Jake Mountain trail network includes more than 50 miles of great riding, including an IMBA Epic route that covers a good chunk of the trails. You'll get little bit of everything - red clay singletrack, loose rocks, take-off-your-shoes stream crossings, and some steep, sustained climbs. 

The ride can be done in either direction. To enjoy a big descent at the end of the route, considering riding counter-clockwise from either of the main trailheads. You'll have to tackle the Bare Hare climb late into the ride but you'll be rewarded with a long downhill on Bull Mountain trail to finish this Epic.

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