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There’s no better place to ride over and through the hills than in Wilson Creek. The Wilson Creek area, a federally designated Wild and Scenic River, is a part of Pisgah National Forest and is a haven for mountain bikers. Wilson Creek has miles of trails for biking, hiking and equestrian use. These trails are a must ride for mountain bikers who enjoy single-track systems with leg-pumping climbs and fast downhills with rolling water bars. Bikers should be cautious of other hikers and equestrian users on the trails.
Road cycling has experienced exponential growth in Caldwell County for several years. In fact, the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains is where Lance Armstrong trained in the 90s. Caldwell County’s mild climate coupled with a scenic—and sometimes mountainous terrain—offers year-round riding for the casual rider and the more advanced roadie. Luna Cycles in downtown Lenoir offers a forum for riders to find someone to ride with and to jump right in on the popular local rides. Events like the Bridge to Bridge Incredible Challenge, the N.C. Cyclocross Series, Cycle to Serve, and the Lenoir Criterium provide a myriad of reason why people choose to ride in Lenoir and Caldwell County.