TORC Lake Crabtree ALL Skills Ride (Beginner, Intermediate and Others)

TORC Lake Crabtree ALL Skills Ride (Beginner, Intermediate and Others)

Ride leader: Michael McDermott
Directions and trail info:  Meet at the parking lot above the Boat Ramps at 05:45 p.m.  This is the parking lot nearest the Trailhead for Loop 5 and the Lake Connector Trails.  (You will also see the fenced in area with the RTP High School Sailing Sailboats beside the parking lot.)  Hit the trails as promptly as possible @ approx. 06:00 p.m.
Go towards RDU airport on I-40 and exit onto Aviation Parkway going south. Lake Crabtree County Park entrance is on the left.,+Cary,+NC&aq=0&sll=35.796472,-78.872769&sspn=0.008667,0.013797&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Lake+Crabtree&ll=35.839216,-78.790665&spn=0.001083,0.001725&z=19

Time: 05:45 p.m. (Ride by 06:00 p.m.)


Type of ride: All skills no drop

Speed: 3 - 20 mph

Distance: between 1 - 24 miles

Time spent riding: 1 - 2.5 hours (longer depending on the group)

Difficulty: Lake Crabtree is one of the easiest trails to ride with ride arounds for all obstacles.

Details: No-drop ride for ALL Skill Levels / Riders.  We WILL split into groups based on experience / skill level.  Lake Crabtree County Park is a great location for rides.   Expect easy to slightly moderate elevation changes.   All trail obstacles have ride a rounds.  Pace will be dependent on the experience and skill levels of the attendees.

You MUST wear a helmet while riding on the trails.   Make sure you have plenty of water.

If you love mountain biking and care about the environment, you belong with IMBA.  That's because supporting IMBA is the most effective way for you to build, maintain and open the trails you love to ride.

Join those who are passionate enough to support the trails they ride on.  Join locally at IMBA-TORC Chapter.

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We support businesses that support us!  Please feel free to meet at Rally Point Sport Grill after the ride for Food and Libations!!!

We hope to see you there!!!


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  • Corinne

    Thanks for the great ride!! I had so much fun on the trails and it was great meeting mtb folks in this area! Looking forward to many more rides :-)

    June 6, 2013

  • paul_inkgeek

    Thanks Michael, great ride.

    June 6, 2013

  • Jairo

    Another great and successful ride, it was great to see first timers on previous rides come back. Thanks for the opportunity to lead one of the intermediate groups. Michael, thanks for setting up such an inviting and friendly environment, the number of attendees and everyone's friendliness shows how much we appreciate your leadership. Everyone, remember to hydrate before, during and after every ride, tequila and beer does not count, but it sure feels good after a hard ride. Keep on riding

    June 6, 2013

  • Clorissa A.

    We had a great time as always! Want to thank you Michael for all the help tonight with Alexis and for myself and Michael in general. I also want to thank those who helped us tonight, I apologize I can't remember names, but y'all are a great group of people and I can't thank you enough! We will definitely be there on Friday! (Alexis and myself)

    June 5, 2013

  • Gene C.

    Bringing Clif Bars at 6:45.

    June 5, 2013

  • Jairo

    FYI, REI is having a scratched and dent garage sale this Saturday 9:00 AM at the Durham store on Fayetteville Rd. this is a great opportunity to get some great deals on things we may not need but will like to have or otherwise

    June 5, 2013

    • Owen P

      Yeah those are great! You HAVE to get there early to get the good stuff!

      June 5, 2013

  • Corinne

    I'm new to the area (as of Monday, hah). Looking forward to my first group ride in the area and an opportunity to ride some new trails!

    June 5, 2013

  • Jairo

    it looks like another great day to ride, C U Soon

    June 5, 2013

  • Clorissa A.

    My husband Michael won't be able to make it with me this time, but I am bringing a friend that has never rode before!

    June 4, 2013

    • Clorissa A.

      Forgot to mention we won't be able to make 5:45 ride we will be at the 7 o'clock ride!!

      June 4, 2013

  • Courtney

    Took a pretty nasty fall yesterday but I will still try to make it.

    June 2, 2013

    • Steve P

      You're tough and fast, I know you can handle it!

      June 4, 2013

  • Gene C.

    Will be riding with the late group

    June 2, 2013

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  • Briar Chapel by Newland Communities

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  • RTP Companies

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  • REI

    REI sponsors TORC with trail grants, merchandise and mtg. locations.

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    Performance Bike supports TORC through races, events and trail work.

  • Trail Heads

    Trail Heads sponsors the trails program from their nonprofit club\races.

  • RallyPoint Sport Grill

    RallyPoint Sport Grill sponsors our trails program as well as events.

  • Back Alley Bikes

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  • Drees Homes

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    Frank's Cyclery sponsors our Races and the Triangle Fat Tire Festival.

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    Bullseye supports TORC race events, trail work and other events.

  • Crank Arm Brewing

    Crank Arm Brewing sponsors our TORC Endurance Race series.

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