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ATTENTION:  Please read and act to help save Lake Crabtree County Park:

TORC's official statement and position regarding LCCP and the surrounding ORC green space:

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 427 members strong and growing. If you haven’t already joined, for as little as $35 a year you could be a member of TORC, SORBA and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Visit

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.

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

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Help us continue to promote, build, and maintain mountain biking in the Triangle. Contact us at

President:  David Houskeeper

Vice President:  Juan Pedraza

Treasurer:  Matt Beardsley

Executive Secretary:  Beth Harrelson

Executive Secretary:  Laura Blessing

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