The Trail Boss, aka Jeff Lenosky, recently took advantage of the prime early fall riding season here in Western North Carolina to showcase his skills on one of the more technical trails the Pisgah Ranger District in Brevard – Bennett Gap. Most people spend quite a bit of time off the bike on this trail […]

Beehive Trail is a difficult mountain bike trail in Wilson Creek that is notorious for being steep, rugged, rocky and sometimes overgrown. In this video from Phil Kmetz, Phil showcases just how rowdy this trail is when mountain biking at high speed. This video goes to show just how tough some of the trails are […]

The Wilson Creek Trails near Boone, NC aren’t known as widely for their mountain biking in the same way as some of the other destinations in the Pisgah National Forest trails are across Western North Carolina, but they still serve up some incredibly fun and – at times – really technical trails that are an […]

The 2016 Pisgah Stage Race by Blue Ridge Adventures went down as one of the most fun and exciting weeks of racing in recent history and Land of Sky Media was there to document all of the action with their daily highlight videos that have become one of the ongoing traditions of the Pisgah Stage Race each year.

Ideal conditions made for fast race times, while strong competition kept things interesting throughout the day. Add in the incredible singletrack trails of Brevard and you’ve got a recipe for one of the Top Five stage races in the entire world.

If you’re looking for a great way to experience some of the best of the roughly 400 miles of trails in Transylvania County, the Pisgah Stage Race is a great way to do it.

 

Black Mountain Trail in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard is one of those trails that is the epitome of what biking in Brevard is all about. The upper section is full of washed out erosion gullies that make it one of the most difficult trails in the area, but the lower section – thanks to […]

Mountain Biking Tsali Recreation Area: With 37 miles of trails that weave around beautiful Fontana Lake, there is something for everyone at the Tsali Recreation area. With four loops to choose from, riders can opt to tackle everything from fast and flowy singletrack to casual gravel grinders while taking in a variety of beautiful vantage […]

Bennett Gap Trail | Brevard Mountain Biking: The 2.9-mile-long trail requires a car switch if you want to avoid backtracking. Most begin from Bennett Gap and travel downhill. This trail is mainly a ridgetop trail and affords nice views of the Pisgah Ledge, Looking Glass Rock, the Avery Creek valley, and Black Mountain. The terrain […]

We headed out to Bent Creek Experimental Forest with some of the crew from Liberty Bicycles to take a look at some of their local trails and find out what makes Green’s Lick trail one of the most popular trails around. For more info on riding in the Asheville area, visit https://advguides.com/best-mountain-bike-trails-road-rides-in-asheville-cycling/ About Green’s Lick […]

bike farm photoWe’re proud to release our new short film highlighting The Bike Farm, a mountain biking guide service and lodging destination located near Brevard, North Carolina, a small town that is ground zero for some of the best mountain biking in the Eastern U.S. Whether they are guiding mountain biking in Pisgah or DuPont, or taking visitors on a tour of their own unique trail system and bike park, Cashion Smith and Eva Surls, the owners of The Bike Farm, are all about building the mountain biking community in Brevard, NC.

This is the first of many videos we will be releasing through the Adventure Collective over the coming months and we hope to continue to bring our viewers quality, story-driven videos about the places, people and adventures that make Western North Carolina such a great place to explore.

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Dupont State Forest Mountain Biking – Jim Branch, Hilltop and Ridgeline Start at Lake Imaging Parking area and head through the gate up the forest road.  Take the second left up Jim Branch Trail and get your game face on!  The first 100 feet of steep rock-tech packs a full punch.  Now that your warmed […]

Back in January, 21-year-old Mulally announced he would be parting ways with the Trek World Racing team after five years, heading over to track-talk, head-cam legend Claudio Caluori’s Gstaad-Scott outfit alongside the steezy Brendan Fairclough.

We caught up with Neko at his home in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, to find out how he’s preparing for the 2015 UCI World Cup season and what it’s like riding for the Swiss-based Gstaad-Scott team.

Watch Neko Mulally in action at the first round of the 2015 World Cup in Lourdes, France, right here, LIVE, on Red Bull Bike on April 12.

Press Release About Neko From Oskar Blues:

Oskar Blues Brewery, creator of the first American craft beer in a CAN, is excited to team up with World Cup downhiller and racing phemon Neko Mulally, 21, who will wear the first ever Dale’s Pale Ale-branded Bell helmet this season.”Having the chance to align myself with a company like Oskar Blues Brewery is something I’m really excited about,” saysMulally. “Our partnership will fit in really well with the gravity community and a lot of people will support what we are trying to do.“Mulally moved to Brevard, North Carolina, about a year ago, and lives minutes from the North Carolina Oskar Blues Brewery at the foot of Pisgah National Forest-home of some of the gnarliest single track in America. Mulally trains on the nearby terrain including at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, a bike park and event venue that was host to the Red Bull Dreamline BMX Dirt Jumping Competition in October 2014.

Oskar Blues is an All-American company with one of their breweries being here in Brevard, so it feels like a hometown relationship,” said Mulally in a recent interview with Pinkbike.com. “Dale’s is the best beer in the world. It’s cool because, for anyone who doesn’t already know, the can is red, white and blue, so my helmet really reflects some patriotism. I just think that most of the people watching these races would much rather have a beer in their hand than an energy drink.

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Mulally’s Dale’s Pale Ale helmet is the first craft beer helmet in mountain bike racing. Mulally recently joined the Gstaad-Scott Factory Racing Team powered by Fox after five years with Trek World Racing.”We’re stoked to continue Oskar Blues’ support of riders and events that we believe in and enjoy. This kid is so motivated–it inspires us, and we want to give him the tools to go full blast after his goals. Neko is the pinnacle of local and grassroots support taking to an international level.” said Chad Melis, bike nerd and spokesman for Oskar Blues Brewery.For the second year in a row, Oskar Blues Brewery will be the official beer of Windham World Cup, the only World Cup race that takes place on U.S. soil. The UCI Mountain Bike World Festival takes place August 6-9, 2015, at Windham Mountain Resort in Windham, New York. At that race, Mulally will be competing for the opportunity to chug a 19.2-ounce Dale’s Pale Ale on the podium. Windham builds on Oskar Blues’ long standing cycling event support that ranges from Big Mountain Enduro, Pisgah Stage Race, Mountain States Cup, Rocky Mountain Endurance Series and Cross Vegas to regional and state wide series and local weekly XC Short Track races.

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Oskar Blues Brewery also has a long history of rider support including sponsored State Champions, National Champions, World Championship Podiums , Olympians and BMX riders Zak Earley and Mike Murfitt Jr. Oskar Blues’ also launched REEB Cycles, their own hand-built bike company. REEB Cycles are designed in-house using 100% American Made, custom drawn (REEB ABT) True Temper OX Platinum tubing and are hand-welded one at a time at the ColoRADo brewery by Chris Sulfrian. Oskar Blues has also opened CyclHOPS Bike CANtina, a craft beer inspired taco and tequila eatery that houses REEB’s full service bike shop inside the restaurant.As Oskar Blues’ flagship beer, Dale’s, an American Pale Ale, delivers balanced rich flavors of malts and hops (6.5% ABV, 65 IBUs). As the first craft beer in a can, Dale’s epitomizes Oskar Blues’ culture of “Pack it in, Pack it out” and “Ride bikes, Drink Beer, Repeat.
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@oskarblues @oskarblueswnc @REEBcycles @SCOTT-Sports @claudiocaluori @foxracingshox @Royal-Racing@BellBikeHelmets @FiveTen @schwalbe @shimanoAbout Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002 using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale’s Pale Ale, moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-from packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 to 149,000 barrels in 2014. In December 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Recently, Oskar Blues secured an additional 60,000 square feet at its Colorado location to allow additional production expansion. Oskar Blues now distributes trail-blazing craft brews to 41 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.About Oskar Blues REEB Ranch
From National Champions and World Championship Podiums to REEB-riding Olympians, bikes and bloody elbows have always been at the heart of Oskar Blues Brewery’s culture. Rider-born REEB Cycles, from Oskar Blues’ own bike company, are designed in-house using 100% American Made, True Temper OX Platinum tubing and are hand-welded one at a time at the ColoRADo brewery. The Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, located just down the road from the Oskar Blues Brevard, NC, Brewery, hosted the 2014 Red Bull Dreamline BMX event featuring Oskar Blues REEB Rider Zak Earley. The REEB Ranch houses the Dreamline course, along with on-location pumptrack and dirt jump progression lines while integrating All-Mountain/Free Ride features with Cross Country mountain bike trails up against DuPont State Forest. The Ranch also is home to The Bike Farm , an all-inclusive bike concierge service. This one-stop shop features bike rentals and all-day guided rides right from the property, followed by post-ride cool downs in the swimming hole. Rental accommodations at the Ranch include a 1940’s cabin with waterfall views, the barn apartment with bike park and pasture views, and tent camping. The Oskar Blues REEB Ranch compliments Oskar Blues Colorado Hops & Heifers Farm, which houses a flow course and dirt jumps just down the road from Oskar Blues Cyclhops Bike CANtina restaurant, where REEB Cycles retail & full service bike shop are located.#obREEBranch