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mountain bike racers in 2022 short track series

Lake Hickory Short Track Mountain Bike Series

The Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department, in partnership with North Carolina Cyclo-Cross (NCCX), will host the Lake Hickory Short Track Mountain Bike Series on the following Sundays: March 19, March 26, and April 2. 

The event is open to anyone ages 10 and up. Races start at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Hickory Trails and will be divided into different categories by age and skill level. 

Online registration is available at Participants can register for individual races or the entire series. 

“We are excited to bring back last year’s popular short track mountain bike series,” said Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Director Mark Seaman. “2023 is the Year of the Trail in North Carolina and the City of Hickory is proud to be a part of this statewide initiative to promote trails. Hickory is fortunate to have a great trail system. This bike series provides an excellent opportunity for riders across the state to experience the Lake Hickory Trails and all Hickory has to offer for outdoor recreation.”

The Lake Hickory Trails, and the trailhead at Hickory City Park, are located at 1581 12th St Dr NW in Hickory.

For more information, contact Lance Riddile at 828-261-2254 or 


UPDATE 3/12/2023: The March 12 races were postponed due to inclement weather and adverse trail conditions. Those races are rescheduled for Sunday, April 2.