The debt of gratitude that Charlotte area mountain bikers owe the Tarheel Trailblazers is not measurable by any known device. It’s through their constant vigilance that local riders have a choice of over 100 miles of top notch single-track.
Lake Norman State Park, at 30 miles, is one of the longest trail systems in the area. Fast and flowing, these trails offer a fun ride for experts and some good terrain for beginner/intermediate riders. For a little more action, the Roller Coaster Trail at Sherman’s Branch is a near constant osculation between steep climbs and descents that’ll blow whatever hair isn’t tucked under your helmet.
Fisher Farms Park is also home to a range of single-track that’ll give the newbie a safe ride and keep an expert engaged. While the 20-Plus miles of mild to kind-of-wild trail at the U.S. National Whitewater Center are currently managed by the USNWC, they were originally developed by the Trailblazers. The center is a necessary visit for any outdoor athlete.