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    MUST RIDE mountain bike destinations in NC and SC?

    I will be in the states this sumemr and may have the opportunity to roam abo the southeast for several days doing some riding.

    I'm looking for some MUST RIDE legendary MTB destinations in NC and SC.

    One catch, they must within an hour or so ride of the following cities (I'm cheap and I get a free hotel stay at these hotels):

    Statesville, Charlotte, Wake Forest or Williamston in North Carolina...
    Anderson, Greenville, or Spartanburg in South Carloina....

    any suggestions?

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    one word: Wilson Creek (oh that's two words)

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    Pisgah, Dupont, Bent Creek, all within 30 min or so from one another.
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    Yeah I was thinking pisgah... Any recommendations on a good source of gps tracks, info, group rides etc. for Pisgah? And please don't say GOOGLE... I intend on doing that as well...

    thanks for the recommendations!

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    Call or stop by the Hub: http://www.hubbicycles.com/. It's right at the entrance. Sycamore is also across the street http://www.sycamorecycles.com/
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    If you are in Spartanburg, feel free to send me a PM and I can show you our "legendary" trails.
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    I really like Bent Creek for Greenslick. If you are in Spartanburg, A must ride is Dairy Ridge. DSF has the best views and some technical climbs. If you want an epic ride go to Pisgah and do a Turkey Pen ride. Feel free to ask for a guide on the trail, there are lots of great folks on here willing to take you out for a ride.

    BTW: What kind of riding do you like to do and what kind of bike will you be riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senor StrongBad
    I really like Bent Creek for Greenslick. If you are in Spartanburg, A must ride is Dairy Ridge. DSF has the best views and some technical climbs. If you want an epic ride go to Pisgah and do a Turkey Pen ride. Feel free to ask for a guide on the trail, there are lots of great folks on here willing to take you out for a ride.

    BTW: What kind of riding do you like to do and what kind of bike will you be riding?
    I ride mostly XC and don't mind a little technical riding... not a downhiller OR a leg-shaver...

    I ride mostly singlespeed rigid but DO have a 1X9 with front suspension.... Part of me wants to just bring the singlespeed sinc eit is usually my preference, but the 1X9, being more versatile, is probably a more logical choice...

    Your thoughts? Do many folks singlespeed in these areas?

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    There are a lot of big climbs in Pisgah and DSF and Bent Creek. That being said I have seen single speeders on all these trails. South Side in Spartanburg is easy on a Single Speed but is not really a destination trail, but worth a ride if you are in the area. The bike of choice in these here parts are 5-6" travel Trail bikes. The most perfect one being a Pivot of course. There is a Ibis demo happening this weedend at the Hub which would make for some sweet riding to check out the trails on.

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    If you get to Piedmont NC you might look into the Uwharrie trails.
    http://www.sorbauwharrie.org

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    Find a local and ride Wilson Creek. Dark mtn/warrior creek/OVT in N Wilkesboro is rippin also.

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    Charlotte has quite a few trails. I don't think any merit "legendary" status, but they're nice trails. If you're in town and just have a few hours, our trails are worth checking out.
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    Do all of these trails also have nice scenery? I'll have my Trek EX 9 here soon and would like some exciting and challenging rides....but also would like to see some really nice scenery along the way. Mainly because my younger brother will be tagging along with me from time to time. Making me a list of these trails now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad View Post
    Find a local and ride Wilson Creek.
    Wilson Creek sucks so bad it must be experienced to understand.

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    FATS is only about 1.5 hours from Anderson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy33 View Post
    I will be in the states this sumemr and may have the opportunity to roam abo the southeast for several days doing some riding.

    I'm looking for some MUST RIDE legendary MTB destinations in NC and SC.

    One catch, they must within an hour or so ride of the following cities (I'm cheap and I get a free hotel stay at these hotels):

    Statesville, Charlotte, Wake Forest or Williamston in North Carolina...
    Anderson, Greenville, or Spartanburg in South Carloina....

    any suggestions?

    Thanks
    If you are in Statesville, check out the Mountain Bike Museum (below link). Be sure to chat with Jeff Archer at First Flight Bicycles as well, he can point you towards a few trails in the area.

    http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/

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    Check out the tarheel trailblazers website. They have directions and maps for all the local trails around charlotte-statesville area. I was surprised how many were in the area.

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    Don't waste your time with too much in the CLT area. Maybe P-tent, Catawba, or of course Poston if it's raining.

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    Wilkesboro trails for sure! Warrior Creek is awesome.

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    If you do stay in Anderson shoot me a pm. I will try and ride with you but if not will be glad to buy you a beer or 12.

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