April 2021 WNC MTB Group Ride - Trace Ridge & Spencer in Pisgah

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Spencer/Trace Ridge MTB Group Ride

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.


Wheels roll at 10:00 am. If you're not there, you're not there. :) Plan to arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to park, get ready, check air pressure, etc.


The route: https://www.trailforks.com/routepopular/23522483/ (We strongly recommend loading the map/route file in your GPS or cycling computer.)


Local weather: https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/nc/mills-river


This route is approximately 18 miles with 3500 feet of elevation gain. We will be back at the car around mile 10 after descending spencer and then go back up to descend Trace Ridge.


Meeting/Parking location

Trace Ridge Trail Head
Unnamed Road, Horse Shoe, NC 28742


We will arrive 30 min early (9:30 am) at the Ingles in mills River for anyone that wants to follow to the trailhead.
Ingles Markets, 3338 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC 28759



This ride is best suited for intermediate and above mountain bikers with at least a moderate base fitness level. We will stop periodically to regroup, rest, etc. as needed.


We anticipate the ride to take 3.5-4 hours including breaks.


What to bring

You'll need plenty of water, some food, and a basic bicycle repair kit including a tube that fits your wheels. Check the weather and pack extra clothes as needed - weather in the mountains can change quickly.


If you have questions, give us a call at the shop at 877-574-0656.


Inclement Weather Policy

If we are experiencing inclement weather on the day of the ride, the ride will be canceled with no rain date. 



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