Mountainbikers in Fayetteville area

Discussion in 'North Carolina Bike Forum' started by wallydude, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. wallydude

    wallydude New Member

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    Hello, I just arrived in the Fayetteville area (well, a couple of weeks ago) and am looking for some local riders willing to add another rider to their group. After I move into my house--in about two weeks-- I will have the time to ride.
     
  2. Meeg

    Meeg Guest

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    Hi Wally,

    Do you know of any good trails on this side of the state? I've only tried out one (the Neusiosk in Newport) and it was far far from ideal!
     

  3. wallydude

    wallydude New Member

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    Hello, Meeg.

    Unfortunately, I do not know of any trails in eastern NC to recommend to you. I am still settling in and, time permitting, researching trails to ride. Most of the desirable trails I have discovered through the internet are located in western NC. That said, I haven't been able to talk to anyone about local/nearby mountain biking opportunities.

    Recently, I visited a local bike shop (Hawley's) to make a purchase and gather information about mountain biking in the area. The converstaion turned "roadie-centric" so I didn't get the information I wanted. That's ok, though, as I dabble a little in road biking and it gives me an excuse to visit the shop again. The staff member I spoke with was very nice and willing to share his knowledge of local rides/clubs.

    I have seen a fair number of mountain bikers (on quality bikes) riding down the edges of the roads here but I have not been in the position to talk to any of them. I'll have the time soon (closing on the house on Monday) to visit a few local trails where I can talk to some mountain bikers. When I finally get some trail information I'll post it. Good luck in your search for the perfect trail. Please post when you discover it/them. :)
     
  4. wallydude

    wallydude New Member

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    C'mon,

    Twospokers from Fayetteville, NC, area, any riders willing to meet somewhere to take a ride? In my backyard begins the All American Trail. Well, I'm about 3/4 of a mile in.

    Recently, the family and I drove to Uwharrie National Forest to check it out. We found a trailhead where a nice hiking trail begins and a bike trail, too. Saw lots of cars with bike racks but didn't get to speak with anyone. Information is posted on a bulletin board from the local mountain biking club. I plan on going back with my bike, ofcourse, as soon as I get the chance.

    Happy trails to you. Canadian guy said that to me once after speaking for a while. I love it.
     
  5. Hardtail

    Hardtail Ridin Dirty

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    Wallydude, you can do all of the leg work for me:D.

    I should be moving/PSc'ing down to Bragg in 2012.
     
  6. wallydude

    wallydude New Member

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    No problem, Hardtail...hopefully I'll have the trail situation figured out much sooner than your PCS date.
    I was finally able to talk my wife into riding. She did ok but we didn't go too far...I didn't want to go far anyway because she may get intimidated and I don't want her to give it up before she realizes the fun one can have mountain biking. Just as any newbie she complained of a sore bum and sore legs. I think she has forgotten the "pain' and I can probably talk her into another ride.

    Take care.
     
  7. TTNC

    TTNC New Member

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    Not many "mountains" to bike in the Fayettenam area there wallydude. I live over in Wilmington and the big mountains over here are speed bumps. Have been looking at trails sites and find that there are some rails to trails up around you in the Dunn area and plenty in Raleigh and Greensboro but to get much more than the sandhills you will have to head to the western part of the state. BYW my dad was with the 504th parainfantry during WW2. I spent my time in the Marines and in VietNam.
    Thank you and Hardtail both for your service.
     
  8. TTNC

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  9. wallydude

    wallydude New Member

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    Thanks for the tip.

    A few weeks ago I took my wife and eight-year-old, on her Raleigh BMX bike, to the Cape Fear River trail. It was real nice and I'd do it again. The covered bridge and boardwalk were cool. I was most impressed with my little one as she rode 9 1/2 miles. We rode to the end of the trail and then entered the park (can't remember the name) where there are about four single-track trails and then back to the start at the soccer complex. Only the last two uphills made her dismount...no biggie though I was very proud of her. My wife on her hardtail C'dale did well too; I was proud of her too.
     
  10. Jahwarrior

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    I am in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg.

    Fairly new to the Mountain biking scene, but absolutely addicted.
    There aren't any nice trails close.

    But there are a couple of nice ones in Sanford (just north of Fayetteville)
    and a lot of real good ones in Greensboro.

    the wife and I try to go camping in Greensboro during long weekends and hit as many trails as we can. there are a few up there!

    And a good number in the Raleigh area as well.

    Fayetteville only offers Smith Lake, All American Trail, and Bill Hefner trails...
    all kinda lame and too sandy.

    as far as local bike shops - I prefer "the bicycle shop" on McPherson Church rd. over Hawleys...
     
  11. AP_felt

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    I've been up here for four months I always go to San Lee. I have a few riding partners that go to sometimes. Some people don't like it because it's to technical but I have a blast on it there is roots and rocks on the trail but personally that's why I have a mountain bike and not a road. I go every weekend if the weather permits if you wanna go let me know. Also if you know of any other trail similar to this one I'm willing to go there too.
     
  12. Jahwarrior

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    I hit San-Lee a couple weeks ago. I didn't like it, I keep hearing people say it's "technical" - what it is is rooty and rocky. I didn't enjoy it.

    I don't mind a few roots, but it was horrible. similar trails? none around here... Governors Creek in Sanford is okay but not great.

    Greensboro is where I go on weekends, many trails up there I love (Wild Turkey, Reedy Fork, Blue Heron, Country Park)