Lift Access Bike Parks
For guided trips to non-lift access trails call the shop!


Beech Mountain is 7.9 miles away from our shop and takes about 20 minutes to get to.  They have trails for all ability levels. They also have activities for those not looking to ride bikes they offer scenic lift rides, a skybar, disc golf, roller skating, and summer tubing!

$35 - per day for biking

$12 - scenic lift ride round trip

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Sugar Mountain is just 1 mile away and takes about 3 minutes by car or can be done with a short pedal in around 5 minutes.  Sugar has trails for all ability levels, and has scenic lift rides as well!

$40 - per day for biking

$15- one time lift ride pass

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The Emerald Outback is comprised of double track, single track, grassy areas and dirt/gravel roads, ranging from 4,700 to 5,400 feet in elevation, which makes the Outback one of the highest mountain biking trail systems on the East Coast. The Emerald Outback has quickly become a favorite trail system for locals on Beech Mountain and in Banner elk with the recent work on Oz Forrest and the new flow trail Witches Backbone will make you want to ride the Emerald Outback again and again.  Emerald outback co-host the Beech Mountain Enduro, this is a place you will not want to miss on your trip to the mountain.

Distance from shop - 9 miles


Rocky Knob is an 185 acre park in Boone, NC.  The park was created in 2009 when two $5,000 grants were secured from the Bikes Belong Foundation and Specialized Bicycles. These grants were made possible through the WCTDA’s partnership with Boone Area Cyclists, a local nonprofit organization working to promote and develop cycling opportunities throughout the Boone area. Watauga County, in partnership with the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority (WCTDA), received a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) to assist with the acquisition and development for Rocky Knob Park. Three professional trail building companies worked with BAC volunteers to create about 8 miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels (and accessible to hikers and trail runners), 4 skills areas, and a pump track. The park also includes a picnic shelter, bathrooms, and an adventure playground and is located just east of the city limit on US 421.Rocky Knob park is a very well mapped and marked trail system where all trails flow to the parking lot. Rocky knob has trails that every level of rider will be able to enjoy and is a great place to progress.  Rocky Knob relies heavily on volunteers to keep the trails running well.  They have a weekly workday called “Dirty Thursdays” every Thursday starting at 5:30. 

Distance from shop - 19 miles


For the rider wanting to stay close to Banner Elk and get in some advanced riding! There is no map for this trail system.  Drop by the shop or give us a call and we can get you directions.

Distance from shop - 2.5 miles