October 13, 2019

Where: Briar Chapel

WE LOVE OFF ROAD CYCLING! And we’re putting on a fun festival to celebrate at Briar Chapel’s Great Meadow Park. It’s open to the public, family friendly, and admission is FREE! There’s something for everyone, check out details below and keep your eye on this event page for more details.

Parking is at Margaret B Pollard Middle School, 3 blocks from the festival. 

TORCFest is put on entirely by amazing volunteers. We still need 8-10 people per hour to make this event happen. Sign up for your shift here. 



Sign in at the TORC tent to get your wristband for activities/demos and raffle tickets. 

RSVP for free

9 am – 3 pm

Vendors and Exhibits

Back Alley Bikes
Bicycle Chain
Clean Machine
Cycle Surgeon
Infinite Forest Woodworking
MisFit MTN
Rock n Roots Farm
Trek Cary 
Trek Chapel Hill
Trek Holly Park 

9 am – 4 pm

Meet the Trail Heroes!

Meet the volunteers who build and maintain more than a dozen local trail systems. Learn more about the tools they use, upcoming trail projects and work days, and how you can be a trail hero, too!

9 am – 3 pm

Demo Bikes

We are stoked that our local bike shops are bringing demos from Kona, Trek, Ibis, Yeti, Santa Cruz, Juliana, and more! 

A few things to note: demos are not rentals, please stick to the demo loop, and return the bikes ASAP. This way everyone will get a chance to try the bikes.

Signed TORC waivers are required for all demos, sign in at the TORC tent to receive your wristband. Each bike demo may require further signed releases, a photo ID, and a credit card. Helmets required. Bring any special pedals,

9 am – 3 pm

Group Rides

Guided, group rides for all ability levels (including beginners and kids) will be lead by TORC volunteers. Find the schedule and sign up for a ride at the TORC tent. Rides are limited to 15 participants. Demo bikes not allowed on guided rides. 

Self-guided routes and trail map available on Trailforks. Note all trails are 2 way. 
Briar Chapel Trails 
Beginners loop
Demo loop 
Full Pull loop

10 am – 1 pm

Food Trucks

Cousins Maine Lobster and Arepa Culture NC will join us this year!

12 pm -3 pm

 Beer & Cider

 $10  gets you beer/cider from Beer Study. All proceeds will be donated to the TORC trail building fund. You can also BYOB.

12 pm -3 pm

Rad Raffle

This year, members receive 4 tickets, TORCFest volunteers receive 2 tickets per shift (sign up for your shift here), and you can snag additional tickets for a $5 donation to the trail building fund. You’ll be able to put your tickets towards the prizes of your choice! Raffle starts shortly after 3 pm, must be present to win. 


3 pm – 4 pm


Bicycle chain

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