The second annual Crabtree Time Trial was held in conjunction with TORCFest (formerly known as Fat Tire Festival!). It was an awesome day for mountain biking and racing for little kids and big kids. We had 81 unique racers with a few people doing a “do-over” lap! This year we raised close to a $1000 which will go into our trail building fund. The winners and finish times can be found here. Thanks to Performance Bike, Cycling Spoken Here, The Bicycle Chain, Back Alley Bikes, Bullseye Bicycle, Crank Arm Brewing, Rally Point and our newest sponsor Oak City Cycling Project for supporting the TORC races this past year. If you haven’t done a time trial with us yet, check out the South Loop Time Trial in September or if you are ready for an endurance race, check out the Beaverdam/New Light Challenge on August 23rd! If you are interested in volunteering (aka working) on the races with me, I’d love the help. We always need people to help with keeping track of timing, bib handouts, giving people directions, and setting up and tearing down, email me (email@example.com)! – TORC Race Director Sarwat Khattak
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!
Thank you all for your patience and for working with us to resolve a couple of issues with the results data. We have made the appropriate changes and here is the revised version of the results:
The main address for Briar Chapel is:
16 Windy Knoll Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Plug it into your smart phone, GPS, Google maps, Apple maps, etc… it will get you here! Once you are in the neighborhood, the map below will guide you to the “Boulder Park”. It is so new, that it doesn’t have an address yet. But, you can’t miss it! (It has a big boulder in the middle).
We will also have signs to direct traffic to the parking area.
Hope that helps!
The prime parking spots will be along Wildwind Drive (see map below). Those probably will go fast!
The map (from Google maps) doesn’t show streets in the area highlighted “Overflow Parking” north of Briar Chapel Parkway, but there are several mostly vacant streets with plenty of parking space.
Please don’t block someone’s house with your car and obey any parking rules!!!
The best spots to set up your pit area will be around the “Boulder Park” (see map below) as the race course goes around the park. The early birds get the best spots 😉
Actual cut-off time to go out for your last lap will be 3:00pm EST.
Great observation by one of the participants. (Thanks, John!)
All systems are ‘go’ for this Sunday! Looks like we will have great fall weather for race day. No excuse to not be at the 6BC this Sunday!!
Here is a map of the actual race loop course.
A couple of notes:
- We will be riding the trail in counter-clockwise direction
- The timing table will be located at the corner of Briar Chapel Parkway and Wildwind Drive (see map).
- The transition area will be located around the “boulder park” (see map). NOT the same park as previous years.
- The trail out to Woods Charter School will NOT be part of the race course.
Any questions, just ask.
Looking forward to a great turn out this Sunday!
- KOBRA: Kids Ride @ CNF; Apr 25, 5:30pm
- Crank Arm Thursday Night Off-Road Ride (Intermediate to Advanced); Apr 26, 5:30pm
- FRIYAY! Join us at Lake Crabtree for a Social Ride (all skills); Apr 27, 5:30pm
- Ride Lake Norman State Park: Begintermediate, ~11 miles; Apr 27, 6:30pm
- Ride Lake Norman State Park: Begintermediate, 10-15 miles; Apr 28, 10:00am