2014 Triangle Fat Tire Festival

Triangle Fat Tire Festival logo: 2014

The Triangle Fat Tire Festival was a fun weekend of mountain bike racing and group riding, in June of 2014, at Lake Crabtree County Park. Here is a recap and race results. You can view more photos on the archived meetup pages for Saturday and Sunday.

National Trails Day

We had 30+ people show up for National Trails Day on Saturday, from TORC and the mountain biking community as well from REI. We all love the trails at Lake Crabtree County Park, whether biking or hiking them. Matt Jenkins (LCCP trail coordinator), provided us with this cool time lapse video and photo compilation.

REI was back on Sunday the 8th, and provided a Novara 29er mountain bike to drive TORC membership. REI also supported the Lake Crabtree Time Trial with stacked prizes 3 deep for the race categories as well as swag for the TORC membership drawings.

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Photo courtesy of hartmanoutdoorphotography.com

Lake Crabtree County Park Time Trial

It's hard to focus on where to start with so much support coming in from different directions and at different times through out the day but let's start with the LCCP TT.

Sarwat and her group of volunteers pulled together a spectacular race event to accompany the whole festival.  We counted 71 racers who came to have fun racing and to support the race program as well as support the trail building & maintenance program. 

A big thanks to Paul Harwood and his team from REI for supporting this first ever Crabtree Time Trial Race.  And a big thanks to Susan, Beth, Laura, Trina, and Matt for helping with registration and timing. Thanks to Jim H. for the pop-up, setting up the cones for the racers in line, and taking down the pop-up and table (thanks John L.). And to Goldfish for helping me setup the pop-up and with finishing marking the course with tape on Sunday and Matt Watts for marking the course with me on Saturday. And thanks to John, Cindy, Robert P. and John H. for cleaning up the course, and of course thanks to Drew Cade and his staff at LCCP for the cones and making it possible to put on race here.
Sarwat, Race Director

James, Bryan, Rob and Rob.

Another small group of volunteers who were truly working a long hard day was our TORC membership chairs and activities chair.  We shall call them:  James, Bryan, Rob and Rob.  While I was off meandering and talking to all the people, these guys were a well oiled machine giving directions, taking memberships, administering raffle tickets, answering questions, selling jerseys and buying me food. My one attempt to jump in to help was a quick lesson in how unprepared I was... if these guys had not have corrected me, I think half the time trial racers would be down at the boat dock parking lot. These guys took all of your support and we ended with 25 new or renewed TORC IMBA members!  That is great, we all appreciate your support.

Raffle winner: Anthony Alston

membership winner
Our REI Novara 29er mountain bike winner was Anthony Alston.

Support Your LBS

We had some great representation from our friends and sponsors: our local bike shops. These folks are some of the best bike mechanics around. And they are come out on trail workdays. Plus they hang and ride with us.  Our sponsored bike shops started in the fall of last year with 6BC and followed us through the New Light\Beaver Dam Challenge, The Curse at the Crab and culminated at this festival where their sponsorship not only provided for the previous races but also added to the membership drive raffle. TORC is thankful for their support.  So everyone, support your local bike shops and know that they do more than just run a business.

Other bike loving friends of TORC are the non-profit agencies like BikeWalkNC, Triangle Spokes, and Bike Smart-Grow Smart. These non-profits will benefit from the fundraising done through the Tour de Fat event. 

dirt jumps!

Don Foltyn and the dirt jump crew had the dirt jumps open and were showing us where the real skill and fearless bike handling can be found.  Don also led the dirt jumps skills clinic.  These guys also set up the Strider race and brought some big time fun and smiles to our future generations of bike riders.  Thanks to you parents who brought out your families/kids to take part in the festivities.

Big Thanks to all the Triangle Fat Tire Festival Volunteers!

This leaves us with our group rides and group ride leader volunteers. Big thanks to our group ride volunteers.  Parker, and his family, came out to lead our kids/family ride.  Anthony Alston, John Holloway and Chris White led our adult multi-skills rides. Thanks to all our race and festival volunteers. 

TORC is a volunteer organization.  We are only as successful as our volunteers, so we are grateful for those who take time out of their personal lives to help the greater mtb community.  We always need trail work volunteers, ride leader volunteers, event volunteers. There is always something someone can do, so come help if you can.

On behalf of the TORC executive committee and our committee of chairs, thank you for coming out and participating in such a great weekend. See you on the trails.
David Houskeeper, TORC President

Photo credits: Hartman, Anthony, You?

Race Results

Place Category Bib # First Name Last Name Total Time Avg Speed
1 Kids- Boys 762 Reeves Rowan 26:27.7 6.96
2 Kids- Boys 728 Jensen Cervati 27:33.7 6.68
3 Kids- Boys 749 Jonah Watt 32:27.3 5.68
1 Open Women 763 Shelly Leslie 14:55.7 12.34
2 Open Women 905 Trina Cook 15:09.8 12.15
3 Open Women 738 Valerie Myers 15:44.3 11.70
4 Open Women 775 Megan Baxter 23:25.0 7.87
1 Expert Men 735 Spencer Lowden 11:40.6 15.78
2 Expert Men 904 Aaron Hoag 11:48.8 15.59
3 Expert Men 751 Matt McGrain 11:52.9 15.50
4 Expert Men 747 Alex Harrill 11:59.6 15.36
5 Expert Men 751 Matt McGrain 12:02.4 15.30
6 Expert Men 727 Will McDaniel 12:19.0 14.96
7 Expert Men 774 eddie Jones 12:30.7 14.72
8 Expert Men 768 Bill Lucy 12:49.1 14.37
9 Expert Men 753 Andrew Stevenson 12:57.7 14.21
1 Open Men 19-29 758 Tim Anderson 12:50.6 14.34
2 Open Men 19-29 756 Nathan Mullins 13:13.5 13.93
3 Open Men 19-29 782 Mark Tiffany 13:49.4 13.33
4 Open Men 19-29 784 Aidan Pounder 13:52.4 13.28
5 Open Men 19-29 730 Travis Green 14:12.1 12.97
6 Open Men 19-29 779 Zachary Boulton 14:16.2 12.91
7 Open Men 19-29 432 Keith Vail 14:21.7 12.83
8 Open Men 19-29 731 Alastair Pounder 14:25.3 12.77
9 Open Men 19-29 743 Robert Mahagan 14:45.8 12.48
10 Open Men 19-29 730 Travis Green 14:49.3 12.43
11 Open Men 19-29 771 Jacob Campbell 15:02.3 12.25
12 Open Men 19-29 733 Josh Hartman 22:10.4 8.31
13 Open Men 19-29 771 Jacob Campbell 23:55.0 7.70
1 Open Men 30-44 760 Mike Gloss 12:16.0 15.02
2 Open Men 30-44 746 Jason Hall 12:25.8 14.82
3 Open Men 30-44 783 Derrick Ornelas 13:09.6 14.00
4 Open Men 30-44 759 Tim Segard 13:26.4 13.71
5 Open Men 30-44 766 Grayson Gallaher 13:52.9 13.27
6 Open Men 30-44 783 Derrick Ornelas 14:12.1 12.97
7 Open Men 30-44 734 Bob Shutts 14:18.9 12.87
8 Open Men 30-44 755 Mike Mueller 14:22.6 12.81
9 Open Men 30-44 739 Chris Gregory 14:41.4 12.54
10 Open Men 30-44 781 Will Royal 14:45.7 12.48
11 Open Men 30-44 765 Joel Guiterrez 15:46.9 11.67
12 Open Men 30-44 744 Noel Nunkovich 18:09.6 10.14
13 Open Men 30-44 772 Rob Peipert 18:19.7 10.05
14 Open Men 30-44 745 Roland Kays 18:48.3 9.80
1 Open Men 45+ 737 Gary Lowden 13:08.6 14.01
2 Open Men 45+ 757 Matt Wilkins 13:30.6 13.63
3 Open Men 45+ 748 Jason Gruver 13:41.4 13.46
4 Open Men 45+ 740 John Stevenson 13:53.6 13.26
5 Open Men 45+ 750 Chris Schaubach 13:55.8 13.22
6 Open Men 45+ 770 Joe Campbell 14:02.4 13.12
7 Open Men 45+ 902 Mark Janas 14:23.0 12.81
8 Open Men 45+ 902 Mark Janas 14:35.2 12.63
9 Open Men 45+ 732 Chris Eckert 14:36.6 12.61
10 Open Men 45+ 773 Mark Moore 15:02.3 12.25
11 Open Men 45+ 780 David Heinsohn 15:46.4 11.68
12 Open Men 45+ 903 Steven Baker 16:40.1 11.05
13 Open Men 45+ 769 Rodney Barr 16:58.8 10.85
14 Open Men 45+ 440 Christopher Crandall 17:11.9 10.71
15 Open Men 45+ 767 Marshall Woodworth 17:31.4 10.51
16 Open Men 45+ 901 Mike Vigario 17:42.6 10.40
17 Open Men 45+ 729 David Helm 18:18.9 10.06
18 Open Men 45+ 752 Scott Bartolo 20:37.8 8.93
19 Open Men 45+ 906 Eric Kivisto 21:43.8 8.48
1 Singlespeed Men 741 Bob Moss 12:01.0 15.33
2 Singlespeed Men 754 Chris Moorman 12:09.7 15.15
3 Singlespeed Men 736 Zachary Lowden 12:18.2 14.97
4 Singlespeed Men 764 Michael Jarzomski 12:47.5 14.40
5 Singlespeed Men 761 Mark Farnsworth 13:07.0 14.04
6 Singlespeed Men 776 John Hinson 13:47.7 13.35
1 Unicyclist 745 Roland Kays 18:48.3 9.80
2 Unicyclist 733 Josh Hartman 22:10.4 8.31
If someone did a do-over lap, both laps are listed in the ranking. Average speed is per lap.