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http://www.savethecrab.org/

Promoting – Building – Maintaining

Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of mountain biking in the Triangle area of North Carolina through the promotion of responsible riding, establishment and maintenance of mountain biking trails, and preservation of North Carolina’s natural resources.

TORC is the Triangle area chapter of Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) and was founded in August 2005. Prior to TORC’s formation, the Triangle’s mountain bike community had been served by individual mountain bike clubs whose focus was limited to a specific trail network. TORC was formed to unify the region’s smaller clubs into a stronger voice for local mountain bikers. Today, TORC is 331 members strong and growing. If you haven’t already joined, for as little as $30 a year you could be a member of TORC, SORBA and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Visit www.torc-nc.org.

An important part of promoting the sport of mountain biking is extending a welcome to everybody who is enthusiastic and interested in the sport. We offer rides, clinics, and events to accommodate people with all skill levels and the advancement of off-road cycling throughout the Triangle.

We schedule trail workdays throughout the year to build new trail or maintain existing singletrack. Check our events calendar and volunteer at a trail near you! Trail workdays are essential events for TORC and the local mountain biking community at large. They ensure new trail gets built, existing trail remains sustainable, and that we maintain strong relationships with local public and private land managers.

The TORC local chapter of the IMBA Mountain Bike Patrol exists to help maintain safe trails and provide assistance to local mountain bikers.

http://www.imba.com/nmbp/

Volunteer patrollers ride local trails and report trail hazards and other unwanted obstacles. They assist with injured or distressed trail users and interact with other riders, land managers, and emergency care personnel.  The TORC Mountain Bike Patrol follows the rules and regulations outlined by IMBA.

TORC’s races are a great way to meet other local mountain bikers and compete.  TORC holds several races per year. Each race usually has multiple categories, so that you can compete with others at your skill level as individuals or as a team.

New trail development (and maintenance of existing trails) is important to the preservation of open space and encourages a healthy lifestyle for bikers of all ages. As dedicated stewards of the environment, TORC employs the International Mountain Biking Association’s (IMBA) trail-building best practices.

TORC has built strong relationships with Park and Recreation Departments in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties. We also have working relationships with private land developers. These partnerships provide local mountain bikers with opportunities for trail access while protecting the future of existing trails.

TORC holds local group rides nearly year-round throughout the various trails for all different skills levels, with beginner rides being some of our most popular. These rides allow participants to meet new people, learn new skills and trail systems, and have fun. Keep an eye on our event calendar - visit http://www.meetup.com/torc-nc#calendar.


Search for “Triangle Off-Road Cyclists” and connect with other local mountain bikers on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle-Off-Road-Cyclist-TORC/179388852095254.

Help us continue to promote, build, and maintain mountain biking in the Triangle. Contact us at www.torc-nc.org.

President:  David Houskeeper

Vice President:  Juan Pedraza

Treasurer:  Matt Beardsley

Executive Secretary:  Beth Harrelson

Executive Secretary:  Laura Blessing


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    Briar Chapel
    16 Windy Knoll Circle, fearrington village, NC (map)
    Briar Chapel trails are getting a little bushy. Let's get a big group together to knock it out real quick and go for a ride.  If we don't get very many people then we will spend some time trimming and the rest of the evening riding. Malty\hoppy based electrolyte replacement afterward.  BYO electrolyte replacement of whatever variety interests... Learn more

    Hosted by: David H. (TORC President\Trail Committee chair)

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    Aug 31, 2015 8:00 PM
    Beaverdam MTB - Falls Lake
    14600 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC (map)
    Beaverdam South Loop TT!  A TORC members-only event As a chapter of IMBA, we have access to low-cost insurance for Time Trials, which is great, because it allows us to put on a Time Trial with a low entry fee.  But the catch is that racers must be a member of IMBA.  Think of this as another benefit of your membership - and a great reason to... Learn more

    Hosted by: Sarwat (Race Director, Sponsorship Chair, Rides committee)

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    Harris Lake County Park
    2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC (map)
    Please join us on Saturday September 19th at 9 AM for a mountain bike trail workday. The focus of the workday will be the addition of approximately 800 feet of new trail to the North section of the advanced trails.  Bring your bikes for this workday as we will be riding to the work location on the trail.  The tools can be brought in on the... Learn more

    Hosted by: Greg E. (TORC Harris Lake County Park Trail Coordinator, ride committee)

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    Briar Chapel
    16 Windy Knoll Circle, fearrington village, NC (map)
    7th year of 6BC Save the date: November 8, 2015, 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... Learn more

    Hosted by: David H. (TORC President\Trail Committee chair), and Sarwat (Race Director, Sponsorship Chair, Rides committee)

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    Virtually Anywhere
    123 Virtual Lane, Raleigh, NC (map)
    Hey Everyone - Thanks again for coming out last Monday for virtual Day - We had a great turnout! Please follow our Virtual Skills Clinic. Every Monday we will post 2... Learn more

    Hosted by: Joe M.

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