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    Raleigh NC

    I will be at a trade show in Raleigh NC next week (November 14th and 15th), any recommendations for a local trail l could ride during my visit? I'll need to rent a bike and helmet as well so any info will be appreciated.
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    look at TriangleMTB.com, your source for mountain biking in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill they have all the answers to the type of trail you are looking to ride in that area.
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    You are just a few hours from exceptional trails here in Western NC.

    So if you have an extra day to spend, I would head over to either Asheville and ride Bent Creek or towards Breverd and ride Dupont.

    Personally, I like Dupont a little more and for a tourist, it does have better scenery but that is a matter of opinion. If you do that, Sycamore Cycles has some nice bikes to rent. You could also try The Hub.

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    both previous posts are true... the trails in the Brevard/Asheville area are about 3 - 4 hours away from Raleigh, though...

    Anyway, there are some places to rent in the Raleigh area...

    these guys rent bikes for instance...

    Rentals and Demos - Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex - The Bicycle Chain

    depending on where you are staying there is probably a decent trail within 20 min. Many trails are not listed at the web site provided in Dresdenlock's post... post up at that forum and you will get a few volunteer guides i'll wager...
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    If you do not have a lot of time, check out Beaver Dam on trianglemtb.com

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    if you like trails that are technical then about 30 mins south in Sanford is San Lee...it just been redesigned in a few places...alot of fun to ride..and it keeps ya on your toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dresdenlock View Post
    if you like trails that are technical then about 30 mins south in Sanford is San Lee...it just been redesigned in a few places...alot of fun to ride..and it keeps ya on your toes.
    How is the San Lee trail? I'm in Fayetteville and thats not too far of a drive if its worth it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Doc" View Post
    How is the San Lee trail? I'm in Fayetteville and thats not too far of a drive if its worth it...
    I think its one of the hardest trails in the area..its alot like the Uwharrie trails but more tech in spots and not as long climbs..I like it because it is a challenge..and the new parts they have are alot of fun..they have a BMX type section- (jumps)...that is still being worked on..but the trail is not for the beginner..it is more of an intermediate and above.
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