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 about a dozen volunteers to make this event happen. Sign up for your shift here.



Sign in at the Registration tent to get your wristband for activities/demos.

RSVP for free

9 am – 3 pm

Vendors and Exhibits

Back Alley Bikes
Bicycle Chain
Bullseye Bicycle
Clean Machine
Cycle Surgeon
Giant Wake Forest
Infinite Forest Woodworking
Leith Auto Park Chrysler Jeep
MisFit MTN
Rock n Roots Farm
Trek Cary 
Trek Chapel Hill
Trek Holly Park 

9 am – 4 pm

Fun Activities

Kids of all ages can decorate their bikes at the “Bike Bling” tent during the festival.

9:15 am Kids under 3 rideBike Bling tent
9:30 am Kids 3-5 y/o ride – Bike Bling tent
10:00 am Family bike paradeBike Bling tent

10:00 am Tubeless Set Up ClinicClean Machine/Bicycle Chain tent

11:00 am Bunny Hop Clinic and CompetitionBullseye Bicycle tent

2:00 pm Suspension Set Up Clinic – Clean Machine/Bicycle Chain tent

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, Giant, 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

Gear Drive

Do you have a bag full of saddles, box full of pedals, a bin full of cranks, or a few old bikes that you no longer need? Bring them to TORCFest to donate to The ReCYCLEry of Carrboro. The ReCYCLEry is a non-profit that teaches bicycle repair and maintenance and allows community members to earn their bikes! You’ll clear out valuable space and contribute to a great cause.

9 am – 4 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 “Group Rides” tent. Rides are limited to 15 participants. Demo bikes not allowed on guided rides. Meet at the “Group Rides” tent 15 minutes before your ride starts.

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

10 am – 1 pm

Food Trucks & Beer

Cousins Maine Lobster
Arepa Culture NC

Sangha Teahouse (10a-3p)

$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). You’ll be able to put your tickets towards the prizes of your choice! Visit the Raffle tent to collect your tickets. Raffle starts shortly after 3 pm, must be present to win.


3 pm – 4 pm

Bicycle chain


One Response to TORCFest 2019

  1. Larry Moray says:

    I’d like to discuss trailbuilding with someone, please contact me, thx

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