The rain held out and we got in our first time trial event at Harris Lake County Park. The route included the Intermediate and Advanced trails for one hard 6-milish lap. There were 35 fantastic racers! This is the first race where we had 5 kids (< age 12) enter and race. Nothing is cooler than seeing a kid race a mountain bike. We also had 3 juniors and a record setting 8 women competing! Another great part about this race was the number of first timers. I love having new people try racing. Perfect weather, perfect trails and an interesting race format made it a great day. Many thanks to Cycling Spoken Here for being the main sponsor for this race and supporting mountain biking in the Triangle! Crank Arm Brewing also provided sponsorship for this event.
The race couldn’t have happened without some great volunteers, I’d like to thank Trina, Ela, Cooper R., John L, Rick E., and Beth for helping run the race. I’d also like to thank Wake County Parks & Rec for allowing us to use the trails for our race and special thanks to Ashley and Joe from Harris Lake County Park. TORC uses the race net money to build and maintain trails and advocate for mountain biking! Join us on June 21st for TORCfest and the Crabtree Time Trial!