If you haven’t been in awhile, go ride FATS. It’s an IMBA Epic, and probably only an hour or two away from you. Deep Step trail is fun, and ride Brown Wave as fast as you can pedal. The other trails are fun, too. Bring lunch and make a day of it.
And spend a few days in Pisgah Forest. Highly entertaining. Talk with the folks at Sycamore Bikes in Brevard on your way there. They’ll let you know the current status of the different trails there.