6BC mid8th year of 6BC Save the date: November 6, 2016, come out for 6 hours of as many laps at Briar Chapel as you can muster or go out for the 3 hour option. All the net money raised from this race will go to improve and expand the trail system at Briar Chapel!  A big thanks to Newland Communities for supporting mountain bike trails as part of their community development.

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Briar Chapel
16 Windy Knoll Cir
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

When you turn into the Briar Chapel community (From 15-501 Hwy, turn onto Briar Chapel Parkway, make a left onto Bennett Mtn Trace and then a left onto Great Ridge Parkway. Keep going on Great Ridge Parkway till you see the Race/Parking signs and Pavilion where the start of the race will be held. Parking and pit areas will be allowed in this vicinity. If you miss Bennett Mtn Trace, keep going on Briar Chapel Parkway till you reach the roundabout where you can also turn into Great Ridge Parkway and follow the signs to the race area.

Schedule and Timing:
Nov. 6, 2016 Sunday

Bib pickup/Sign-in begins at 8:30 AM
Race Start: 10:00 AM
Last Lap Out: at the 2.5 hour mark for 3HRS and 5.5 hour mark for 6HRS of 6BC

Volunteers:
Email races@torc-nc.org if you’d like to volunteer and I’ll be in touch with you! Thanks for volunteering! We need volunteers for course marking on Saturday and on Sunday, we need volunteers to help direct parking, setup, direct people to the food, tear-down and help with timing.

Parking/Pit area:
Parking will be around the Pavilion park off of Great Ridge Parkway (see address/directions above).  A pit area will be setup for racers to stake out a spot between laps. There is room for popup tents and a place to stake out your spot as long as you get there early enough (race starts at 10:00 AM)

Race Fees: Register before November 6 to save money and help me save time registering people the day of the event:
Solo 6HR $45, Duo 6HR $90
Juniors 3HR $20, Beginner Men/Women 3HR $30, Solo 3HR $40

TORC IMBA members and Briar Chapel residents get $5 off race fees using a discount code when registering.

Race Fees on Nov. 6th:
6HR Solo $50, Duo $100
3HR Solo $45, Beginners $35 Juniors $25

Categories:
Expert Men/Women, Open Men (19-30), Open Men (31-44), Open Men (45+), Open Women, Singlespeed, Juniors, Duo Men, Duo Women, Coed Duo, Novice Men/Women.

The Beginner category is for those who haven’t ever raced singletrack before or you just want to dip your toes in the race scene and see what this is all about, we put on low-pressure races and you are guaranteed to have fun if you come out and give it a shot.

We reserve the right to combine categories if there are less than five participants in a category.  We also reserve the right to create more categories if there are enough participants (so there will be Open Women age groups if the ladies out there encourage each other to sign up and race!).

2015 6BC results

Race Route:
This year we are going to encompass some of the new trail built late last year so expect a route that is somewhere between 8-9 miles long. Click here for the Race route.  Novice will not go up & down Bennett & ETD so if you are not a Novice- expect to ride ~8.5 miles per lap while Novice racers will do ~ 6 miles per lap.  We have Meetup rides at Briar Chapel on a fairly regular basis so come out when you can beforehand with us and see what kind of trails are here. Expect some rocks, expect some climbing, and a lot of fun.

Amenities:

Newland Communities is sponsoring lunch for all racers!

T-shirts! T-shirt size guaranteed if you register by October 9th! This year in Men and Women cuts! T-shirts will be available for the first 100 registered just can’t promise you the right size if you don’t register early!

A spec of last year’s shirt  (can you tell he’s a mountain biker model?), color will change for this year’s race:

6BC shirt 2014

Awards:
Awards will be given 3-deep to both 3-hr and 6-hr categories.


4 Responses to 6 BC Nov. 6, 2016

  1. Earl says:

    I’m new to cycling, do you get the same type of swag (t-shirts and finisher medals) as you do for marathoners

    • RaceDirector says:

      No finisher medals but you get a t-shirt and lunch at 6BC, for TORC races, swag depends on the race type and it should be stated what each participant gets on the race page.

  2. Tina Grad says:

    Hi. Also new to this type of cycling. Can you use an endurance bike for this or only a mtb bike?

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