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Bicycle Post Trail Info


Status

Updated: 12/26/12
 
The Bicycle Post Trails are fully open!!

We have occasional work days every month or two.  Details are usually emailed to club members and/or posted inthe Forums.  If you can't make the work day times you can always ride with a small set of clippers and take care of hangers/arm grabbers/thorns etc.  Additionally all of the pipes that we use for erosion control can use digging out (on the uphill side) on a regular basis to keep them functional.  There are shovels stationed around the trail for this purpose so don't hesitate to pitch in!!
  
Weekly rides are happening at the trail on Tuesday evenings on an "occasional" basis.  Check here for more details!!
 

Map

Bicycle Post Trail Map (PDF) (drawn on 1/2/12).
 
Trail signs are posted. The signs are positioned for riding the trail in one direction (entering the woods by the main trail sign). All of the major intersections are marked with trail names and most have full trail maps with "You Are Here" indicators on them. Obstacles are also marked in this direction. If you are new to these trails and concerned about getting lost we recommend riding in the signed direction!
 

Directions

From Raleigh/points west – Take US-264 E towards Greenville, exit at NC-111/NC-222 (#53) to Saratoga/Fountain, turn left end of ramp - go 15.6 mi, in Falkland turn right at Crisp St which turns into Kings Crossroads Rd - go 0.8 mi, turn left at Short Bridge Rd, trailhead is 0.5 mi on the right.

From Greenville/points south and east – Take NC-43 N (towards Rocky Mount) from town, after crossing over US-264 – go 5 mi, turn left at Short Bridge Rd, trailhead is 0.8 mi on the left.

Look for two large signs marking the start of the trail at a thin line of trees on the left side of the road. Parking is available on the edge of the field near the sign. The entrance to the field is about 100 yards down the road from the sign.

 

Google Maps view of trails

Fees and Membership

All users of the trail must:
  1. Either become a Bicycle Post Trail member (Join at either Bicycle Post location) or pay a daily rate of $3 per person (fill out pay envelope and deposit in the drop box mounted to tree behind trail head sign).
  2. Sign the liability waiver at either Bicycle Post location. This needs to be done once every year. 
Display membership car in the dash of your vehicle!
Waivers for day users are available at the trail head. They can also be downloaded here.  Day use waivers should be placed in the pay box at the trail.
 
IMPORTANT!  Anyone without a parking pass will risk being towed.
 

Rules

  1. Helmets are mandatory for all bicycle users.
  2. Please be aware that unmarked obstacles exist throughout this trail system. You are responsible for evaluating your ability when it comes to riding an obstacle.
  3. Walkers and runners are welcome to use the trail, however, please yield right of way to bicycles.
  4. Please CARRY OUT all LITTER and TRASH. Keep the trails clean for future users.
  5. Unauthorized trails of any type are not allowed and could result in loss of all trails in this network. If you would like to help build trails please contact trail representatives listed here.

Support the Trail

  • This trail is on PRIVATE land that is leased at a cost of $3500 per year! A corporation called the Bicycle Post Off Road Riding Club Inc. has been established to secure the lease.
  • The Bicycle Post has agreed to pay for the cost of the lease as well as the insurance coverage for the trail (totaling over $5000 annually). Their willingness to support local trails should be recognized by all users of the trail.  Please support their two locations and tell them that you appreciate their support of these local trails!
  • The EC Velo Cycling Club has agreed to assist with maintenance and organize volunteer work days to keep the trail in good condition for all users. 
  • Additional support for the trail is always needed and primarily funded through rider donations. If you use the trail regularly please consider making a donation. Donations can be left in the pay box or sent to the following address (make checks payable to Bicycle Post Off Road Riding Club Inc.):
Bicycle Post Off Road Riding Club Inc.
c/o Bicycle Post
215 East Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27858

Thank You

The people and organizations have made a significant contribution to keep the trail open and available. Please thank and support them whenever possible:

Eric Pierce
Gerry Smith/Bicycle Post
EC Velo

If you would like to support the trail with a business sponsorship please contact trail representatives listed here.