Mountain biking can be performed almost anywhere from a back yard to a gravel road, but the majority of mountain bikers ride off-road trails and singletrack (narrow trails that wind through forests, mountains, or fields). Our area offers many great opportunities for this type of riding and is supported by long time clubs focused solely on the sport. Most of the mountain biking rides listed are races. For more information on area trails or mountain destinations be sure to check out the links at the bottom of this page.
SES 6 & 3 Hours of Horton's Holler
Saturday September 23, 2017 - Wilkesboro, NC - This race will use the OVT and Horton's Holler trails for this race.
Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder
Saturday September 23, 2017 - Brevard, NC - The 3rd Annual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder hits Transylvania County this fall! Starting and finishing at the REEB Ranch and sponsored by Oskar Blues, this course will feature a backcountry/gravel road tour through Transylvania and Henderson counties. A great 50/50 blend of paved and gravel roads meandering through DuPont State Forest and gated private property, and ending on 2 miles of single track.
Chain Buster SEC #4 Big Ring Challenge
Saturday September 30, 2017 - Hayesville, NC - Voted as the "Best of the Blueridge" bike race for 2016, this race should be on your bucket list for 2017. The Jackrabbit Trail system is a roller-coaster of machine-cut trail that leaps and bounds through the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.
Charlotte Youth Cycling League
Sunday October 1, 2017 - Davidson, NC - The overarching goal of CYCL is to give kids the opportunity to have a great mountain bike race experience that is scaled to fit the age and ability level of a child in a fun, safe, low cost setting. Through mountain bike racing we promote good sportsmanship, skill building and a bias towards healthy activity as a lifestyle.
Chain Buster Chewacla Challenge SEC #5
Saturday October 14, 2017 - Auburn, AL - Chewacla State Park is a stone’s throw from Auburn University, but it feels remote, with new and historic trails winding through thick pine woods and across suspended bridges spanning gin-clear creeks
Charlotte Youth Cycling League
Sunday October 15, 2017 - Huntersville, NC - The overarching goal of CYCL is to give kids the opportunity to have a great mountain bike race experience that is scaled to fit the age and ability level of a child in a fun, safe, low cost setting. Through mountain bike racing we promote good sportsmanship, skill building and a bias towards healthy activity as a lifestyle.
Interbike Fall CycloFest
Thursday October 19, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us at the renowned U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) for Fall CycloFest. Ride the best new bikes from top brands. Explore more than 25 miles of world-class mountain bike trails and the area’s network of fantastic roads. Enjoy great food, craft beer, and live music. It all happens at Fall CycloFest. Come on out and experience the East Coast’s largest outdoor cycling demo and festival for yourself.
KING & QUEEN OF EAST MAIN
Saturday October 21, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - One word describes the trail system at the USNWC, and the course we’re using for the Cross-Country Race: Epic. Don’t believe us? Register today and compete for some rad prizes on the 6ish-mile East Main loop for beginner and sport class – with the semi-pro & pro class doing 2 laps. Your heart rate will be pegged on the course, but the awesome prizes that await if you win from Shimano, SRAM, Specialized and Focus will be well worth it. Sign up today!
THE ENDURO CHALLENGE
Saturday October 21, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Think you’ve got the speed and skill to become the king or queen of your class on our dedicated Enduro course. This one is a race against the clock and you can try multiple runs on a variety of race-ready steeds to figure out which one is fastest. Come out and let’s see what you’ve got as we time your runs on either Goat Hill, Gas Line, or the Slalom courses. Sign up today! Sweet prizes await the top riders with the best times.
GET-A-LONG SHORTY Mtb RACE
Sunday October 22, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - When was the last time you raced a multi-lap short track circuit on gravel and dirt weaving around a whitewater channel? If you’re a local and did the race at Tuck Fest, then you have a leg up on the competition. But don’t let that scare you if you haven’t. The Short-Track MTB Race will be a circuit race held on a single-track loop, contested for 40 minutes. Racers will complete as many laps as possible during the allotted time, and will be given a one-lap-to-go warning at the beginning of their final lap. All racers will finish on the leaders’ final lap and will be scored according to how many laps they completed. Sign up today! Jerseys and prizes to all the top finishers!
Double Dare Mtb Race
Saturday October 28, 2017 - Pisgah Forest, NC - Teams of two riders will race to reach up to 10 checkpoints (CPs) per day, two days in a row. The race begins at noon on Saturday and every team must be back before midnight. The race resumes at 6AM Sunday with 10 brand new checkpoints. Every team must finish before 6PM on Sunday. Teams 'in the running' should expect up to 70 miles of riding with 12,000-15,000 feet of climbing each day.
Chain Buster Taco Stand Classic SEC #6
Saturday October 28, 2017 - Lawrenceville, GA - We are returning to Tribble Mill park in Lawrenceville, GA for the series championship race in 2017. Historically one of our biggest races, the Taco Stand Classic is certain to once again live up to its reputation.
Charlotte Youth Cycling League
Sunday October 29, 2017 - Belmont, NC - The overarching goal of CYCL is to give kids the opportunity to have a great mountain bike race experience that is scaled to fit the age and ability level of a child in a fun, safe, low cost setting. Through mountain bike racing we promote good sportsmanship, skill building and a bias towards healthy activity as a lifestyle.
The Couch Potato
Saturday November 4, 2017 - Brevard, NC - The Couch Potato is epic mountain biking with a short enough course to make it doable from 'off the couch’. Rolling over rugged mining roads, classic Pisgah single track, cursing climbs and giggling descents, this course will test your skills and desire as you explore the intoxicating terrain of the Pisgah National Forest. Good food, brews and a camp fire will be at the finish to comfort you after a long day in the saddle!
Charlotte Youth Cycling League
Sunday November 5, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - The overarching goal of CYCL is to give kids the opportunity to have a great mountain bike race experience that is scaled to fit the age and ability level of a child in a fun, safe, low cost setting. Through mountain bike racing we promote good sportsmanship, skill building and a bias towards healthy activity as a lifestyle.
Sunday November 5, 2017 - Brevard, NC - The Swank 65 Mountain Bike Journey is mountain bike racing at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air. The race begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triad of cloverleaf shaped loops winding around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest. Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun single track, tough climbs and hell-raising descents, the exhilarating course will test your skills and desire as you explore the devilish terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.
Icycle at Fontana Village
Saturday January 27, 2018 - Fontana Village, NC - Pisgah Productions is proud to present the ICYCLE! The most fun you’ll ever have on two wheels, rain, sleet, snow or sunshine.
Pisgah 36 Hour Mtb Race
Saturday March 3, 2018 - Pisgah Forest, NC - The Pisgah 36 is a single-sport (MTB) Adventure Race that starts at midnight Fri/Sat and runs until noon Sunday. There are six separate stages, each starting and finishing at Lower Cove Creek Campground – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. Each stage has it’s own unique format and will each take 4 to 6 hours to complete. There will be nothing at the checkpoints other than pre-existing landmarks. Every team must carry a reliable digital camera to photograph the landmarks as proof of being there.
Pisgah 111k Mtb Race
Saturday May 19, 2018 - Pisgah Forest, NC - The PISGAH 111K is the ultimate cross-country-endurance mountain bike race. Racers follow a set 111 kilometer course on the finest trails and gravel roads Pisgah National Forest has to offer. The route includes over 11,000 feet of climbing along the way. This is a true mountain bike race with no map reading skills required, just follow the arrows.
Pisgah 55.5k Mtb/Running Race
Sunday May 20, 2018 - Pisgah Forest, NC - The Pisgah 55.5K will test the strength and endurance of racers by challenging them to complete a 55.5K course of nearly 100% Pisgah singletrack. The course traverses some of the great Pisgah classics: Black Mountain, Turkey Pen Gap, Laurel Mountain, and Pilot Rock!
Saturday June 2, 2018 - Pisgah Forest, NC - The fastest growing form of mountain bike racing is returning to the Pisgah National Forest! Pisgah Productions is excited to announce the second annual Pisgah Enduro. Individuals will test their downhill skills on seven different timed sections over one or two days of racing. The rides in-between the downhill sections will not be timed.