In the 90s, a handful of dedicated mountain bikers began to build trails at Finch Park in Lexington in order to enjoy their favorite pastime. Eventually, for various reasons these trails became neglected. With renewed interest in mountain biking in the area, trail advocates saw the potential to recover and modernize these trails. Along with Parks and Recreation, the Roadies and Dirties developed a strategy to update the trails into a system that would be accessible to multiple riding levels. High priority was placed on a beginner loop where new and less skilled riders can enjoy learning to mountain bike. After a lot of hard work, and countless hours spent on the trail, we are excited to open the first phase of the MTB Trail in the Fall of 2018!
The Roadies and Dirties are a grassroots cycling club dedicated to increasing access to trails, cycling routes, and building a stronger cycling community. Regular updates are posted about trail digging, efforts to lobby elected officials and any biking events in the region.
Davidson County Revolution MTB Team (High School and Middle School)
The Davidson County Revolution MTB team competes during the spring on mountain bike courses throughout the state as part of the NC Interscholastic cycling association. Practices are held at Finch Park and other trails in the Triad area. There are no tryouts, and everyone rides. There is help available for those who do not have resources to compete. Interested in joining and becoming part of the community of hundreds of students across North Carolina? Visit them on Facebook for more information!
About the Trail
The Finch Park MTB trail is a winding trail that follows a section of Abbott's Creek. The trail includes a .5 mile beginner loop that can be ridden independently, or as a part of a larger 1.5 mile intermediate loop. The beginner loop is designed for bikers who are looking for an introduction to unpaved trails, and is made up of two distinct sections. The creek side section is a beautiful winding trail with few obstacles that follows a section of Abbott's Creek, while the second half of the loop consists of a series of gentle hills, rollers, and berms that ebb and flow through the woodland forest. Phase 2 of trail improvements is expected to start in the fall and increase the trail to nearly 4 miles.