Rider Resources

Welcome to MORE and mountain biking in the DMV area!
Below are some resources we hope you find useful as you look for places to ride and trails to work on in the Mid-Atlantic area. MORE actively advocates for and maintains over 800 miles of single-track natural surface trails in over 60 parks throughout the region. It’s a lot to keep track of and we hope the resources below will help you navigate the many choices you have.

#RideWithMORE on Social Media

Lots of happenings are announced regularly on MORE’s Social Media pages (Facebook and Instagram) and in a weekly email sent to MORE Members and supporters.

If you want to be up to date on current events MORE’s social media pages and email communications from MORE are your best bet. There are also many local Facebook MTB pages with information for your local ride area (these are listed below).  

There are also many local Facebook MTB pages with information for your local ride area (these are listed below).

The MoCo Epic

The MoCo Epic is MORE’s flagship MTB event, held on the second weekend of October, with family day on Saturday and fully-supported MTB rides through the amazing single-track of Montgomery County, MD. 

Ride lengths are from 15 to 70 miles.  Plan on participating in this great event, with event proceeds benefiting the local trails.  There are a lot of volunteer opportunities available both before and during the main event – and volunteering for the MoCo Epic is a great way to meet fellow MTBers and get involved in MORE. 

Where to #RideWithMORE

Check out MORE’s regional interactive map on MORE’s home page (scroll down to see the map).  From this map you can select a park and click on the pop-up table and select “More Info” to get to the park page.

MORE Trails  – All the trail systems that MORE maintains have a dedicated web page that provides park information and a link to trail maps, the local watering hole and bike shops. Click around on the Trails Page to find a park near you and dig in for more information. Most of MORE’s trail are on Trailforks, MTB Project, and RidewithGPS, which are free apps you can take with you on your ride and help to navigate on the go.  We are working on adding recommended trail routes to each trail system webpage as well.

Trail collections also are included in MORE’s Trails 2020 page. Here you can find an interactive map and recommended routes for over 20 parks using RidewithGPS and download the route to your smart phone. 

Winter Riding – Trail conditions in the winter are tricky due to freeze-thaw conditions and lots of wet weather.  We have some Winter Riding Resources to help you navigate winter riding options and trail conditions. 

Information for Beginners – this page provides MORE’s getting started guide to MTB, has links to some beginner-friendly trails in 5 parks, and provides the basics of trail etiquette for MTB riding. 

Group Rides

MORE’s group rides are listed on the MORE Calendar.  Participation in rides requires a helmet, a working mountain bike, and signing a MORE liability waiver.

If you want to get new ride announcements, join the Meetup.com group called MORE Mountain Bike Rides to get new ride announcements for MORE group rides.

Rides are also announced in MORE’s weekly newsletter and in many of the local Facebook pages (see below).

Group Rides for Kids and Families – are posted in the MORE Calendar as well, with additional information under the sMORE’s Program (for small MORE’s).

Participate in Trail Work

Trail work is usually a local event with the trail work group organized by the MORE Trail Liaison, with at least one MORE trail liaison dedicated for each park system.  Upcoming trail work events are often posted on the MORE Facebook/Instagram pages and the weekly newsletter.  Volunteering for trail work is a great way to get involved, give back to your local trails, and meet your local MTBers.

Want to Volunteer?

MORE is run by volunteers with over 15,000 volunteer hours logged annually to keep the trails and MTB in the DMV in good shape. MORE is always looking for new volunteers to help with trail work, event planning, ride leaders, and more. Check out how to get involved and volunteer.

Trail Conditions and Local Trail Groups

MORE’s trail systems cover a lot of territory but fortunately there are lots of local trail/rider social media pages.  Most of these pages are not MORE pages but are managed and used by our members to communicate with the local MTB community and share updated trail information, trail work, and group rides. Below is a listing of some of these groups.  Go ahead and request to join or ‘like’ these pages to get on the radar for them on social media.   

Local Parks and Regional MTB Pages - Facebook