The Umstead Gravel Grinder ran for a gloriously gravely 5 years but Umstead park has safety concerns with having a race in the park and we will not be able to have an event here in the future. Thanks for the past 5 UGGs, they were great!

Past UGG Race Results

2014: The first Umstead Gravel Grinder

Triangle Off-Road Cyclists held its first ever 50 and 100 mile Umstead Gravel Grinder Race at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC in November 2014. The field was limited to 100 participants- 76 hardy souls showed up to race on a cold, rainy morning. The original route was modified at the last minute due to rising creek levels and extra lap was added to compensate for the route change. Racers were able to camp in the park the night before and were treated to a much appreciated hot meal from The Flying Biscuit Restaurant after the race. Included in the field were two unicyclists, multiple singlespeeders and at least one roadie.

The 2014 winners were:

  • Teresa Brusadin Open Female 50-Miler
  • Alex Harrill Open Male 50-Miler
  • Tony Huggins Open Male 50+ 50-Miler
  • Sara King Open Female 100-Miler
  • Lee Duncan Open Male 100-Miler
  • Roger Sutton Open Male 50+ 100-Miler

Much thanks to our 2014 sponsors: Cycling Spoken Here, Flythe Cyclery and Whole Family Chiropractic. And thanks to our host Umstead State Park and to Sarwat Khattak, TORC’s Race Director.

2018 Sponsors

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Current Trail Status

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  • Open Briar Chapel 08/04 6:14 pm
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  • Closed Brumley Forest 08/03 3:27 pm
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