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Old 11-12-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I have transplanted to the Northeast Raleigh area about two years now. My son and I have dirt bikes and often go out to ride at NCMP in Henderson, NC. Great facility.

I wanted to know if anyone in the Raleigh area can point me in the direction for some local trail riding for my son and I. It would be nice to find some area within say 20 minutes of us to get out and ride when we had nothing to do. Thanks for any replies.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:21 AM   #2
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NCMP is the closest legitimate place to Raleigh. There are some "grey market" places around, but they're the kinds of places that you're either going to have to know the land owner or be prepared to leave VERY quickly without paying attention to the flashing lights behind you. You might check the T.A.R.D.S thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562518
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I kind of got the feeling that NCMP was the best option. Please shoot me the info for some of those grey market places if you can remember them. I will be sure to check out the link that you provided.
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Look through the thread I linked to above as well as:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157135

Any of the places I know personally, I wouldn't post publicly. There are others though.

If you don't mind hauling a couple hours, also check out Brushy Mountain in Taylorsville, Outback in Laurinburg and Rivers Edge in Chatham, VA. Brushy is the most challenging, Outback the least, but sandy. River's Edge is somewhere between Brushy and NCMP.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
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Devil's Ridge in Sanford has a great track and a few miles of trails on-site. Twin Oaks (west of Asheboro) has track/trails. Uwharrie is open till end of December and if you're really desperate... Busco Beach in Goldsboro.

If you have the time, Brown Mountain OHV (Morganton) has some of the best $5/day trails I've ever ridden. Just keep the beer on the DL. They are serious about alcohol up there. Fkn fascists.
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Thanks for the great info

Hey everyone,

Thanks for the info. I will be sure to check it all out. So what is the big downer on Busco? Is it the Chucky Cheese of trails?
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for the info. I will be sure to check it all out. So what is the big downer on Busco? Is it the Chucky Cheese of trails?

Quad hell.
Two way trails, people drinking/riding everywhere, complete lack of anything that I'd consider safe riding. They typically have one or two deaths per year.

Or so I've heard. Check the newspaper articles.
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Busco cleaned up a little bit. They now have a huge supercross track if you're into that. The trails there suck though, mostly knee deep mud.

There's a place in Bunn that has trails and some mild "tracks" but they charge about $300 a year for membership.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:07 PM   #9
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Are you talking about NC adventure in Bunn

Hey,

That place is in Zebulon/Bunn. Have you been?

I called them and asked do you expect me to just pay for a year membership without trying the place first. They said check out the Facebook posts.

I wish I was making that up but I am not.
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BHW, do they maintain the SX track at all? I know who built it and they haven't been back out there in several years. Tracks take a LOT of maintenance.
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The place in Bunn, never went. Called and talked to the guy one time. I would want to see the place before I paid, and he offered to let me walk around, but not ride. Which is probably OK. But the pics I've seen ,make it look like not much.

Busco, I haven't been in a while. Last time i was there, the SX track was new. It may be a grassy hill with ruts now, no idea. But it looked decent last time I was there. The trails though, have never been worth the trouble to drive down there.
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If that's the guy that used to run Craigslist ads, I never had any interest.
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