TORC Umstead Gravel Grinder

On Saturday, November 1st, Triangle Off-Road Cyclists held its first ever 50 and 100 mile Umstead Gravel Grinder Race at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC. The field was limited to 100 participants- 76 hardy souls showed up to race on a cold, rainy morning. The original route was modified at the last minute due to rising creek levels and extra lap was added to compensate for the route change. Racers were able to camp in the park the night before and were treated to a much appreciated hot meal from The Flying Biscuit Restaurant after the race. Included in the field were two unicyclists, multiple singlespeeders and at least one roadie. The winners were:

Open Female 50-Miler: Teresa Brusadin
Open Male 50-Miler: Alex Harrill
Open Male 50+ 50-Miler: Tony Huggins
Open Female 100-Miler: Sara King
Open Male 100-Miler: Lee Duncan
Open Male 50+ 100-Miler: Roger Sutton

Much thanks to our sponsors Cycling Spoken Here, Flythe Cyclery and Whole Family Chiropractic, to our host Umstead State Park and to Sarwat Khattak, TORC’s Race Director.