The terrain at Beech Mountain Resort Bike Park offers something for every rider. From smooth begginer trails with friendly and manageable feature, to advanced steep and technical terrain with lots of rocks and tricky corners. The crew at Beech has been busy over the last few years developing a trail network for your riding pleasure, and the results cover a wide range of skills.
2015 Event Highlights
Southeastern Gravity Series Stop # 3 |August 22 - 23
The first ever annual Southeastern Gravity Series, will span six months and four mountain bike parks. This event is brought to you by the combined efforts of Massanutten Resort, Bryce Bike Park, Beech Mountain Resort, and Snowshoe Bike Park.
Getting to Beech Mountain Resort
Beech Mountain Resort is located in the northwest corner of North Carolina in Beech Mountain, the highest incorporated town in the Eastern United States. By auto, Beech Mountain is easily reached via the interstate system. Major approaches are I-77, I-81, I-85, I-26 and I-40. Main highways from the interstates are US 221, US 321, US 421 and from East Tennessee --- US 19E. From Boone or Linville, North Carolina, take NC 105 to NC 184. Follow NC 184 to Beech Mountain Resort.
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Beech Mountain Resort is hard at work to bring a one of a kind bike park to the southeast. The goal of the Beech Mountain Resort Bike Park is to offer a variety of trails that will help introduce adolescents and novices to the sport and industry, while also appealing to intermediate and advanced riders.
The terrain on the mountain ranges from wooded and rocky technical trail to fast and flowy fun. There is something for everyone to enjoy, although a majority of their trail mileage caters to more experienced riders. Currently all the trails merge towards the base and send all the riders over some last jumps to boost for the onlookers, or roll through for safety. Beech Mountain continues to work to expand their trails, and the 2013 season saw their first blue trail, Four Sticks, open on the mountain. Stay tuned for more updates as the building continues.
Beech Mountain, NC – July 7, 2014 – Beech Mountain Resort announced recently the addition of a new downhill mountain bike race series for 2014, supported by a team of sponsors, including Cane Creek, Skull Candy, Smith, Dakine, 661, One Industries, Magic Cycles, Giant, The Beech Mountain Brewing Co. and Shimano. The races will be held on three different weekends with roughly 100-200 downhill mountain bike riders expected to show up for each event.
Beech Mountain, NC – Downhill mountain biking fans from every part of the Southeast have spent this summer enjoying the new downhill trails right in their backyard at Beech Mountain Bike Park. From September 28-29, 2013 everyone will have the opportunity to show off their new skills and trail knowledge as the season comes to a close with the third and final race of the Beech Mountain Monster Energy Race Series.
Beech Mountain, NC — This weekend at Beech Mountain is sure to be the Event not to miss. As the bike park begins the Monster Energy Race Series, a celebration of great proportions settles in to the tiny mountain town. Friday kicks off the event with a concert featuring Acoustic Syndicate and Melissa Reaves. In addition to the Dual Slalom and Downhill bike races, festival goers can "burn calories while you drink at the Oskar Blues 5K Hash Run!"
What could be more fun? Combine your two fav sports—next to biking of course—running... and drinking.
Beech Mountain, NC — In case you missed out on all the great action at the US Gravity National Championships held at Beech Mountain last month, our friends at Dirt Passion collected tons of footage, both on and off the course, and are working hard to put together a Gravity Nationals recap of the memorable 2012 weekend. This little clip is just a teaser of something bigger and better yet to come. Stay tuned and we'll be sure to let you know when the final version releases. And just because we love supporting sponsors who support our passion, a big thanks on behalf of Dirt Passion to Mountain Khakis, POC Sport, Suspension Experts, Billy Goat Bikes and Zoic.
Beech Mountain, NC — One Year in the making and three days worth of practice and qualifying lead up to the big moment, RACE DAY! On the Men’s Pro side, I think everyone could predict the outcome, of which would not be a bad thing, as Aaron Gwin would represent the US wearing the stars and stripes on his sleeve will on his UCI streak that he has been on for the past year. But, he was disappointed at the same place, same event last year with a crash. It could happen again. On the Women’s side, a second year of a sweep by Jill Kintner was off the table after her broken arm at Windham just a few weeks ago…. the women’s field was wide open and there for the taking.
Beech Mountain, NC — Well, day three is the in the books….. just one day left and we’ll know who wears the stars and stripes on their left arm into 2013. The big news of the day was Aaron Gwin qualifying on top of the Men’s field +5.45 secs in front of Luke Strobel. For the ladies it was Jackie Harmony taking the top seeding position over Melissa Buhl by a blistering 12.54 sec. Of local SE region interest (hey, Dirt Passion is based out of the Carolinas, we can be proud and let everybody know) local DHer Ethan Quehl of Grayson, GA and was also the 2010 Junior National Champion, qualified fourth out of a field of 64. Congrats all round! Note: The final qualified list has not yet been posted to the USAC website).
Beech Mountain, NC — Day one remained unscathed in terms of moisture, well at least up until the sun went down. About 8:00 p.m. the thunderstorms rolled in. Not sure of the total amount that actually fell, but about 0.5 miles away where the Dirt Passion crew crashed, it rained for a good solid hour and for the next few hours it drizzled.
Beech Mountain, NC — Well, it’s finally here… the battle for the best in the US started today for the second and final round to be Beech in the Southeast for the first time in more than 10 years. Arguably, the biggest thing on the minds of most was the stars and stripes decorated that coveted annual sleeve. What would we see this year? Who has what to prove to who? Maybe nothing, either way I think it’s safe to assume it will be interesting.
Beech Mountain, NC — In just over a week the best that the US has to offer will be making their way east to the Beech Mountain Resort, Banner Elk, North Carolina for the 2012 US Gravity National Championships. Will defending champion Logan Binggeli be able to perform another upset over the current fastest man in the world, Aaron Gwin? Does Logan also have something to prove to Aaron’s TWR team mate, Neko Mullaly, related to the recent controversy over the title and carrying the sleeve of National Champion? Or could 2012 be a year that a un-named grassroots rider comes out of the woodwork pinning the time of his career? We’ll find out soon!
Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Resort has been named host for the 2012 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships, July 18-22 2012. The popular North Carolina High Country resort has also been awarded the 2012 championship, and is the first resort in the South to host the event.
Beech Mountain, NC – The sound of the gears turning… The whir of the revolving wheels… The wafting of faux fur in the breeze… The steel glint in bloodshot eyes of determination… The dull thud of a boxing glove on closed cell foam… Modern knights surfing a wave of adrenaline, riding on the field of valor and impaired judgment! The ancient art of jousting is revived in modern splendor!
Beech Mountain, NC — Christopher Herndon likes to move mountains.
Whether it’s on a mountain bike or an excavator, he likes to be in the thick of the action, which in his world means a big pile of dirt.
Herndon, 30, a Brevard native, is now retired from a decade of professional mountain bike racing but is still hip-deep in the action as the course designer for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships, which run Friday - Sunday at Beech Mountain Resort.
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Beech Mountain recently added a new amenity for guests - a skybar providing food and beverage service at the top of the mountain. This newly-constructed facility has been named 5,506', paying tribute to the elevation that gives Beech Mountain the title of highest lift-accessed bike park in the eastern US.