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Cape Fear SORBA Kicks Off New Browns Creek Bike Trail with Wounded Warrior Event

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I could not be more proud to be part of a local mountain bike club that is promoting their NEW Browns Creek Trails-Elizabethtown, NC with its first EVER event being the Wounded Warrior 8K Trail Run this Saturday, April 5th. What an honor to have our club’s hard work showcased at such a special event. Download 8K Registration Form or 8K Rotary Sponsorship Form here.

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Waccamaw Trail Blazers Keep Making Headlines

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photo(1)It’s pretty amazing to be on vacation in another state and spot your friends from another mountain bike club gracing the front pages of the local newspaper!  Yep, while vacationing in Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving, I noticed The Sun News running a front page spread on the recent Stache N Dash cross country race put on by the Waccamaw Trail Blazers!

Just like Wilmington, people do not equate mountain biking with the beach, but WTB breaks this stereotype as they have several fun off road biking trails around these parts.

Congrats to Marshall Brown, friend and president of Waccamaw Trail Blazers, as he leads the club to continued growth each year.  I still remember my first call to Marshall a few years ago and him being excited that there were around 3 off-ride riders in his club!  My prediction is that WTB will meet the 50 member requirements from SORBA by 2015 no doubt!  Can’t wait!

Bike for Tots by ECVelo- Greenville, NC

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East Carolina Velo Cycling Club is hosting a great bike event, Bike for Tots, on Sunday, November 24th.  Bike for Tots consists 2 separate events. A Cross-Country MTB Race and a Road Ride starting and ending at the same location (the Bicycle Post Trails, Falkland NC). The entry fee is an unwrapped toy with value greater than $15.  Without a toy donation the entry fee is $20 – so bring a toy!!  This is meant to be a fun event to help make Christmas a little more special for some local children while getting those of the athletic persuasion outside for healthy competition.  In the end we all win!  Make sure to RSVP so that there will be enough food for all those attending!

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Wilkes 100K at W Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir

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Wilkes 100K

I am super stoked about this Saturday’s Wilkes 100K Mountain Bike Race at Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir in Wilkesboro, NC.  I have never been so excited about a race that I am not able to attend (notice I said attend not race..not at that level…yet!), but I am thinking this race could become one of the most desired races in North Carolina.

Not only will the course include Warrior Creek, but also Dark Mountain, Over Victory Trail (OVT), and Shiner’s Run.  Here is a good Strava report that gives an idea of the trail profile from the former semi-endurance race, “Escape from Dark Mountain.”

In addition, I am very excited to announce that my local bike club, Cape Fear SORBA, is sending more than a dozen racers to the Wilkes 100K and many of these are super fast and experienced riders.  I cannot wait to see how our coastal flatlanders do this Saturday!

These trails are built and maintained by the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club and all proceeds from the race will directly benefit continued trail development.  Big kudos to BMCC for building and maintaining this IMBA Epic trail system!

Registration is still open for a few more hours by heading fast over to Bike Reg.

Oh yeah, I cannot forget my good friend, Marshall Brown, president of Waccamaw Trail Blazers, who will be racing the Wilkes 100K!

Wishing good cranks to everyone.  You can keep up at the Wilkes 100K twitter feed.

Myrtle Beach Mountain Biking is Growing

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Great news coming out of Myrtle Beach concerning the Horry County Bike & Run Park!  As you may or may not have known, “The Hulk” as many know it, was slated to be a temporary trail and eventually turned in to a ball field.

Not any more!

Horry County has approved that the bike trails can stay so all the hard work The Waccamaw Trail Blazers have put in to building these trails will stay!!  Why don’t you consider celebrating with the Waccamaw Trail Blazers by racing in their upcoming Stache N Dash on Saturday, November 16th, 12 pm at the Horry County Bike and Run Park?Stache N Dash 2013

Brunswick Brawl 2013 Endurance Mountain Bike Race in Leland, NC

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The Brunswick Brawl 2013 endurance mountain bike race at Brunswick Nature Park in Leland, NC is officially live for registration.  This race is sponsored by Visit Leland, NC and put on by volunteers from my local Cape Fear SORBA club.  Race date is Saturday, October 12th, 2013 with 6hr/3hr/1hr options.  Can’t wait to race it!  Race registration link.

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Congrats Greensboro Fat Tire Society for Reaching 1K Fans

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Greensboro Fat Tire Society is a top notch mountain bike club as they service some of the most awesome trails in North Carolina.  GFTS is very active and always balanced in their approach to serving the biking community.  This week they reached 1,000 “likes” on their Facebook page which is a great accomplishment in spreading the word about their vision to “Develop-Ride-Enjoy-Maintain.”  Congrats GFTS, you deserve the attention!  GFTS on Twitter.Greensboro Fat Tire Society