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