EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails

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Living in the moment, charging the trails under the sparking tree canopy.

Just outside of Greenville, NC the EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails offer up 11 miles of challenging and exhilarating single track with ample shade as a respite from the heat. The trails are built and maintained by the East Carolina Velo Cycling Club and are featured twice on the Coastal Carolina Off-Road race series. For eastern North Carolina, there is a surprising amount of elevation change. The trails feature a steady dose of short, punchy climbs and descents in the thick woods along Tyson Creek.

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You’ll need careful line choices and finesse to keep your speed through all the roots.

Along with the roots, as seen in the map below, there are plenty of tight turns and switchbacks to contend with.

As the Bicycle Post shop built and maintains the trails, they require users to purchase membership or day passes. If you’re not a member, bring a check or $3 cash, pick up and fill out a day-pass slip at the trailhead, and display the tear off portion of the pass on the dashboard of your car.

The day-pass slips and drop box are at the trailhead marker right by the parking area.

The day-pass slips and drop box are at the trailhead by the parking area.

You can tell right away that these trails are purpose built for mountain biking. Ramps and trail features are abound.

You can tell right away that the trails are purpose-built for mountain biking. Ramps and trail features abound.

Hard not to have a huge grin on your face when railing this berm.

Hard not to have a huge grin on your face when railing this berm.

Some of the more technical skills features need some TLC. The bridge along this teeter is missing about 5 consecutive planks!

Some of the more technical skills features need some TLC. A big chunk of the bridge after this teeter is missing!

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Yet another grin inducing trail feature from the good folks at EC Velo.

If you like riding in the dirt and live anywhere near Greenville, definitely give the Bicycle Post Trails a whirl.

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