Cedar Valley Bike Park is Open for 2019 Season

Jun 18, 2019 at 19:27
by Mills Davis  

PRESS RELEASE: Cedar Valley Bike Park

In an area known for big houses, bad traffic, quaint downtown, urban sprawl and NASCAR- a local shop owner and a small team of volunteers harvested the unthinkable from land that is typically host to run-of-the-mill singletrack commonly indigenous to the Charlotte, NC metro area.

Cedar Valley Bike Park sits humbly beyond a kudzu gauntlet at the entrance of a long-running trail center known as Fisher Farm in Davidson, NC, which it shares its locale with. Evan St. Clair, partner at a prominent shop in Cornelius, NC, has mobilized volunteers and local resources for over two years to see out his vision to create a destination trail center that allows local mountain bikers to push their riding to the limits. The feel is unlike any trail in the area, with every square inch of trail intentionally crafted for maximum fun - berms, rollers, drops, gaps and jibs litter the easily navigable loop and beckon multiple laps.

Cedar Valley features 3 trail segments beyond its main gateway kiosk.

Sweet Leaf: This trail brings you across the power line cut, over several fun rollers into a left sweeping turn that sets you into an awesome step-down. Berms and rollers along with some nice options make this trail an excellent means of getting your legs under you for the session.

Roaster Coaster: Truly lives up to its name. As the speeds and magnitude of features begin to scale up. Although keeping your speed consistent throughout this trail can be tricky, you are greatly rewarded for staying on the pedals and off the brakes. Lines and choices for going big are aplenty.

Double Black Sabbath: Hail Iommi, hail big air. The current iteration of the trail system closes with a trail sure to impress anyone that likes throwing the bike around. This trail gets straight to the point with roller after roller, gaps and step-downs and lots of opportunity for hang time.

On Sunday, June 18th 2019, St. Clair, along with vendors, shops and the local trail organization, debuted this awesome trail system to the public. The turnout was tremendous and the stoke was high. Hundreds of riders from near and far sweated it out in the Fathers Day heat.

The crowd favorite being the step-up/gap that St. Clair and Co. constructed just days before the event. This feature lent itself perfectly to a whip competition where the winner took home a Cane Creek DB Coil Shock.

This trail deserved nothing less than the opening it got, many riders came together and had an excellent time on bikes to celebrate the first of many excellent additions to the Charlotte Areas trail offerings. For more information on local trails here in the Charlotte Area and how you can help, check out http://tarheeltrailblazers.com

Cheers Evan, TrailBlazers and Volunteers!

Evan St. Clair


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 Awesome that they featured your article Mills. Here's a sneak peak of the bike park that was shot during several work days leading up to the opening of the new trails. The name was changed from Birch Valley to Cedar Valley after this video was released, so ignore the title screen. The thumbnail shows the correct nomenclature.


I also fully mapped the new trails to MTB Project.

  • 2 0
 Good seeing you, Vinnie. We got to kinda ride together, too! Nice work on this stuff man. Super excited to see this place continue to take shape!
  • 1 0
 Great video, crazy that this doesnt do it any justice whatsoever, though.
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 @blackparents: It's the GoPro effect. It make everything seem smaller and more tame than it really is. I have a full length trail video to be featured on MTB Project in the works but I will most likely do a few more days of shooting to get more people involved. I already have a ton of good footage of Jacob and Lee but I'd like to get some footage of Evan, Nate, Will and whoever else wants to send it on camera, lol.
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 For an area with outstanding XC trails (Sherman Branch, for example), this just makes it even better. Being 2 hrs from Pisgah also doesn't hurt the Queen City's reputation for being a MTB urban mecca. The Trailblazers are a top notch crew!
  • 4 0
 AWESOME! Great article!! Fantastic job Evan and everyone involved!
  • 3 1
 It was An absolute blast! Evan and his tar heel trailblazer crew did an amazing job. There is nothing else like this around the NC piedmont area.
  • 2 0
 Point of url correction, the link above was off, see the Tar Heels at: tarheeltrailblazers.com
  • 1 0
 Dammit! shoulda gone to college. Sorry Blazers. Was it not .Org in the recent years?
  • 1 0
 Thank you for the correction, none the less. Will try to edit.
  • 3 1
 @blackparents The park this trail is located at is actually called Phister Pharms
  • 2 0
 Awesome Trail I was amazed to see it was all built with volunteer labor! Keep up the good work~!
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 Looking great. Can't wait to check it out. Thanks Evan!
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