Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) is a volunteer organization dedicated to ensuring the future of mountain biking in the Triangle area of North Carolina through the promotion of responsible riding, establishment and maintenance of mountain biking trails, and preservation of North Carolina's natural resources.
TORC extends a warm welcome to everybody who is interested in mountain biking. We offer group rides, clinics and events to accommodate people with different skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
In cooperation with our partners and land managers, TORC members help maintain some of the premier trails in the Triangle area and join together in advocating for new trails. As an extension of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA), TORC also assists with rides, festivals, and the advancement of off-road cycling throughout the Southeastern United States.
Last Saturday, the dirt jumps at Lake Crabtree County Park, were host to a Dirt Stop on the Trans Jam BMX Tour
Want to learn how to ride like this? Check out the next TORC Progression Session on Saturday, July 8th, 10 AM. For the latest details, or to RSVP, check out the meetup site.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our meeting last Sunday. It was nice to see so many people make it out despite the threatening weather forecast. Meeting minutes are available here: Minutes – General Meeting 2013
A big welcome to the new club officers!
- President – Trina M. Cook
- Vice-President – David Houskeeper
- Secretary – Cody Johnson
- Treasurer – Matt Jenkins
When: Sunday, April 28th. 2pm for the ride, 4:30 pm for the meeting, followed by festivities
Where: Rally Point Sport Grill, 1837 North Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC 27513
What: Ride, Food, Drinks, Meeting, Prizes, Food, Drinks, etc… Join us at for the normal Southern Sunday Ride, sponsored by Natty Greene’s. The ride starts at 2pm from the parking lot at Rally Point. There should be plenty of people in attendance and plenty of rides for people of all abilities. Ride for a couple hours and return to Rally Point for food starting at 4pm. We’ll hold our general meeting starting at 4:30pm with great prizes raffled off to TORC members in attendance. Grand Prize is an entry into the BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Clinic to be held in the Raleigh area in October. Not a member? No problem, attend the meeting and find out what’s going on with mountain biking in the Triangle, and you can join up on the spot to get your chance to win.
Things are looking good for mountain biking in our region and we have some great news to share. We hope to see you all there.
For more details and the latest updates, see our meetup listing for the event. http://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/events/113263212/
Curse of the Crab 2013
Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting the trails. The trails were in great shape and it seemed like everyone had a good time.
Here are the results:
2013 CurseOfTheCrab final
Join TORC this coming Saturday for the Curse at the Crab 6-hour Endurance Race at Lake Crabtree County Park. The race takes place from 3pm till 9pm, so lights will be required for those riding the whole time. A kid’s race will be offerred before hand with registration starting at noon, and the kid’s race starting at 1pm.
More details and signup at the Meetup page.
UNC News Release: http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/5948/68/
For immediate use: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Pumpkin Loop detours set up as work on greenway begins next week
Construction of the Carolina North greenway will begin the week of April 1, causing portions of the 2.5 mile Pumpkin Loop trail that cross the construction area to be closed for about four months for safety reasons.
We had great weather and wonderful trail conditions for this Saturday’s race. Thanks to everyone who came out to participate or to volunteer. It was great to see several people trying their first endurance event, or setting their personal best for longest mountain bike ride.
Here are the race results: Meltdown final Results by Category.
Here are some pictures from the event: Photos
TORC just received the following update regarding some work at Briar Chapel which will temporarily impact the trail system. Please respect the temporary closure and let them get their work done. The sooner they are done, the sooner we can get back in there and reconnect the system.
I just wanted to follow-up with you from our discussion earlier in the year regarding the construction of the latest area—Briar Chapel South. As you might have expected from the recent mobilization of heavy equipment, the clearing operation began today. Also, I wanted to let you that the use the trails in this area are temporarily closed until the safe re-routing of the trails are made available. Hopefully, the re-routing will become available by April, but I will make sure that the re-opening of this section of trails is communicated to all interested parties when appropriate.
Attached is an overview map of the area with further details about the trail closure. Feel free to communicate this information on your website and message boards accordingly . Also, don’t hesitate to give me a call (or email) if you have any further questions. Thanks.
Map of affected area: 2013.03.04 BC South Trail Map
Join us this Saturday March 9th for the Meltdown at Harris Lake. Registration and more details available on our meetup site: Registration
If you haven’t already had a chance to take the survey regarding TORC’s planned work at Lake Crabtree, today is you last chance. Let us know how you feel: survey.