The Tarheel Trailblazers Mountain Bike Club was founded in 1990 by a handful of local mountain bike enthusiasts. The Club is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, recognized as tax exempt in October 1997. Over the years the club has grown to over 400, resourceful, energetic and active men and women of all ages. Our volunteers work directly with local land managers, building and assisting in the maintenance of over 110 miles of carefully constructed, sustainable mountain bike trails, in the Metro - Charlotte region. We are the voice of advocacy for mountain bikers and our goal is to build and maintain trails for all mountain bikers to enjoy for generations to come. For more information and directions to the individual trails, please visit our trails page.
Biographies of the club’s board members, our forum agreement (PLEASE READ!), mission statement, monthly minutes and the club’s by-laws are provided. Club memberships are available and can be done directly via credit /debit, downloaded and/or printed for mailing (our mailing address can be found at the bottom of this page) or feel free to bring it to the monthly meetings! Speaking of the monthly meetings, they are held the first Thursday of every month at Dilworth Neighborhood Grill @ 911 East Morehead St. Meeting time is 7:30 PM. Come join us as we discuss the future of mountain biking in the Metro-Charlotte region. Sip a few ice cold
beverages and enjoy some tasty goodies from Fuel’s menu! We hope to see you there!
Our mission statement:
To provide our community the best possible opportunities to enjoy Mountain Biking.
We do this by:
• Protecting, improving and maintaining the numerous trail systems available for our use in and around Metro-Charlotte.
• Being the voice of advocacy for Mountain Bikers.
• Continuously looking for new locations to develop trail systems in and around Metro-Charlotte.
• Providing a source of information on rides and other activities related to Mountain Biking.
The Trailblazers have built and currently maintain approximately 110 miles of single-track mountain biking trails that are used by thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of mountain bikers, runners, hikers and walkers throughout the greater Charlotte region. We have formed alliances with many public landowners to build and maintain these trails:
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department:
- Renaissance Park - 5.5 miles
- Col. Francis Beatty Park - 6.0 miles
- North Mecklenburg Park - 3.5 miles
- Jetton Park - 1.1 miles
- Sherman Branch Park - 12.0 miles
- Back Yard Trail - 10.5 miles
- Park Road Park - 4.0 miles
- Southwest District Park - 3.0 miles
- Lakewood Community Pump Track & Trail - 0.3 miles
Town of Harrisburg:
- Harrisburg Half Short Track Race Trail - 0.5 miles
Town Of Davidson:
- Fisher Farm Park - 5.2 miles
North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation:
- Lake Norman State Park - 30.5 miles
- Signal Hill Trail - 4.7 miles
Other local trails we help support:
- Rocky River Trail (Private) - 11.5 miles
Fort Mill, SC:
- Anne Springs Close Greenway - 10.0 miles
The Trailblazers have formed alliances with other community organizations to help support each other’s missions, including: