Fellow Mountain Bikers,

We, Pisgah Area SORBA, want to address the recent road and trail closures announced April 13th by the U.S. Forest Service. We know the documents released do leave a lot of questions unanswered. We are working to clarify many issues in regards to the closures.  In the meantime, this is what “We” think it means to us (Mountain Bikers). The forest roads and trails listed are closed for all user types (car/bike/hike/horse). The trails and forest roads NOT listed are still, currently, open for use. We know many of you will get creative in getting to the open trails and we strongly encourage you to ride ONLY the open trails.  

Here is a list of the closures.

If you have comments, please let us know what they are BELOW.

We will be reviewing and compiling them for consideration to the Pisgah Ranger District. Please make your voice heard in a constructive and respectful way, offering solutions if possible.  We have a valuable partnership with the Forest Service that we need to maintain and hope to offer real solutions to the current issues regarding access.

With that said, it is more important than ever before that we follow the rules and use only approved mountain bike trails and open roads to access the trails. Using and/or creating unapproved trails for mountain bikes and parking on the sides of the road where parking lots have been closed will only lead to more issues and possibly more closures.

We strongly encourage you to follow guidelines given for social distancing while using trails. Please ride cautiously, as several of the open trails have numerous down trees from recent storms. Remember, we are all in this together, and we must continue to cooperate with and support our land managers. Once we have additional information, we will share it on our social media outlets and our website.

Thanks in advance for your constructive and respectful comments.

-Pisgah Area SORBA

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