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Group rides

Riding in a group is a great way to meet friends and improve your skills! At Trek Bicycle Johnson City, we host group road and mountain bike rides for all experience levels. Our biggest goal? Have fun! Check out the FAQ to see what you should expect, then join us on a ride!

Paths and greenways

Johnson City is home to a host of scenic paths and greenways. The Tweetsie Trail, which is less than a mile from our store (and all the awesome shopping, eating, and drinking downtown has to offer) and the one-of-a-kind Creeper Trail in our own backyard should be at the top of your must-ride list!

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Mountain bike trails

Ready for the ride of your life? East Tennessee and Western North Carolina have countless miles of mountain bike trails, from purpose-built flow with mountain views to some of the most challenging backcountry singletrack on the planet. We’re here to help you ride it all.

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Downhill bike parks

Our home in the Appalachian mountain region gives us direct access to downhill mountain bike parks with seriously rugged, steep, technical, and fast terrain. If you’re looking for the thrill of downhill riding at its finest, don’t miss a ride at one of these parks!

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Group rides

Taco Trek

The world-famous Taco Trek is a casual 30-minute ride through downtown Johnson City that ends with a free pint for riders 21+ at Holy Taco, less than a block from Trek Bicycle Johnson City. If you can ride a bike, you can ride the Taco Trek!
• 1st Tuesday from April - October
• Leaves Trek Bicycle Johnson City at 7:00 PM
• 30-minute ride, pavement
• All skill levels and ages are welcome!
• Helmets required

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Bikin' & Eggs

The B&E is geared (see what we did there?) toward riders of all skill levels. The distance is about 10 miles, so while you’ll need to be comfortable riding that distance, we promise the route is designed to be stress-free and fun!
• 2nd Saturday from April - October
• Leaves Trek Bicycle Johnson City at 9:00 AM
• 10 miles of mixed terrain
• All skill levels and ages are welcome!
• Helmets required

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Dirty Thursday

The Dirty Thursday SORBA Tri-Cities ride is a weekly, hour-long, no-drop mountain bike group ride on the ETSU trails that ends at the Atlantic Alehouse for beer and food! On the second Thursday of every month, the ride leaves out of Yee-Haw Brewery. (Second Thursdays also just happen to be Yee-Haw’s monthly pint night.)
• Every Thursday (weather permitting)
• Leaves the Atlantic Alehouse at 6:00 PM
• Rides to the ETSU mountain bike trail and back
• Helmets & lights are required​
• All skill levels and ages welcome!​

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Paths & greenways

Tweetsie Trail

The 10-mile Tweetsie Trail, a rails-to-trails project along the former ET&WNC railroad between Johnson City and Elizabethton, is a true regional treasure. The mixed-use trail, which provides beautiful scenery for walking, hiking, running, and biking, was named for the unique sound of the locomotive whistle. Hop aboard! This is one trail you don’t want to miss.

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Creeper Trail

The 34-mile Virginia Creeper Trail is open year-round for mountain biking and horseback riding. The meandering, scenic route along the Whitetop Laurel River runs from Abingdon through the lovely town of Damascus to Whitetop Station near the North Carolina State Line. Shuttles are available between Whitetop and Damascus!

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Erwin Linear Trail

The Erwin Linear Trail runs parallel to Interstate 26 along the North Indian Creed and Nolichucky waterways. It wanders through wooded areas, natural ponds, and wetlands, and gives you incredible mountain views along the way. It’s a popular are for recreation, fishing, and educational opportunities for local school programs.

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Kingsport Greenbelt

The eight-mile Kingsport Greenbelt is a scenic fitness trail with easy access points all across the city of Kingsport. This paved and peaceful trail is a favorite destination for walkers, runners, bicycles, and anyone looking to enjoy time spent outdoors.

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Mountain bike trails

Tannery Knobs

Tannery Knobs is a true gem of Johnson City, and we’re proud to have helped create this progressive skills park alongside IMBA! On over 40 acres of heavily wooded terrain less than a mile from our door, Tannery Knobs offers professionally built trails and features that riders of all ages can enjoy.

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MTB Project

We highly recommend using MTB Project online and on your phone when riding in our area. The free app is not only a great way to get to know your new favorite trail, but it also allows you to download your routes ahead of time, read reviews, get trail conditions, and map your rides.

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IMBA Rules of the Trail

These guidelines for trail behavior are recognized around the world. IMBA developed them to promote responsible and courteous conduct on shared-use trails. Keep in mind that conventions for yielding and passing may vary depending on regional traditions, traffic conditions, and the intended use of the trail.

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Downhill bike parks

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain, near the quaint college town of Mars Hill, is a quick 30-minute drive from downtown Johnson City. This amazing gravity-specific bike park features over 1,000 vertical feet of elevation—a figure otherwise unheard of in the Southeast—on a breathtaking mountainside developed specifically for downhill mountain biking. The natural landscape of hardwood trees and giant boulders appeals to riders and spectators alike.

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Beech Mountain Bike Park

Beech Mountain Resort mountain biking trails are often utilized for National Championship races, and for good reason: the terrain is incredible! Intermediate riders will find friendly and manageable features, and advanced riders will love the steep and rocky sections with tricky corners and technical descents.

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Windrock Bike Park

Windrock features nine trails for intermediate and advanced riders in nearly 600 acres. The park has camping options ranging from cabins to campgrounds, weekend shuttles, and a unique self-shuttle option on weekdays for a discounted rate. It also caters to ATVs, Jeeps, and more.

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Snowshoe Bike Park

Snowshoe offers a progressive riding experience that ranks among the best in the country. There’s truly something for everyone at Showshoe. Nearly 40 trails, 1,500 vertical feet of descent, and actual beginner trails that allow riders to build confidence make it a thrill for all kinds of riders, from pro downhillers to XC-lovers and everyone in between.

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