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

TORC Lake Crabtree ALL Skills Ride (Beginner, Intermediate and Other

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.

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  • Martin V

    Great as always!

    September 13, 2013

  • Goldfish

    Good times. Pretty dusty at the back of the pack...

    September 12, 2013

  • Tank

    Good group, some people just getting into riding. Keep up the work, it gets easier the more you ride.

    September 11, 2013

  • Kyle F.

    great ride. super dusty though.

    September 11, 2013

    • Martin V

      extremely dusty, has me wishing for a bit of rain...

      September 11, 2013

  • Don

    Great ride!!!

    September 11, 2013

    • Martin V

      Don, missed you ridding but enjoyed having dinner with you, your son and John...Don't remember the other guy's name..

      September 11, 2013

  • David H.

    Nice ride tonight. Glad for the chance to meet a few of the people I've been talking to by email and meet new people in general. As well as people I haven't seen for a while. Good time at the Crab.

    September 11, 2013

  • Natalie

    Great ride!

    September 11, 2013

  • paul_inkgeek

    Sweet ride and always the best people to ride with.

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Anita

      I agree

      September 11, 2013

  • Brandon M.

    Just got home. Things need to stop coming up on Wednesday so I can get back out there.

    September 11, 2013

  • Steve P

    Tearing up another trail. Catch you guys at Rally Point. Maybe they will have worked out the kinks in their system!

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    need to drop out due to lack of bike tonight :( hoping to buy one soon though!

    September 11, 2013

  • Don

    I'm in +2, the usual ute and an out-of-towner..

    September 11, 2013

  • Brad H.

    Will be out there at 4:30 but I'm not going to be able to stay for group ride.

    September 11, 2013

  • david

    I've got a crazy hard test tomorrow (wish me luck, first test of college :P), so i'm not sure if i'll get back from my study session in time (why leading the ride might not be good in general). So i might have to catch you guys next week! sorry!

    September 11, 2013

  • david

    I'm a probably. I haven't been to any torc rides since I started going to college at state, so i really need to get back in the mix. :P can someone tell me what exactly happened to the organizers of this ride though? Not that i have a problem with new organizers, but just wondering why Michael isn't organizing this ride for the rest of the season as planned?

    September 9, 2013

    • david

      haha it's called lack of training. and see, i'd do that.. but i can't seem to get the beer. :P

      September 10, 2013

    • david

      I've got a crazy hard test tomorrow, so i'm not sure if i'll get back from my study session in time (why leading the ride might not be good in general). So i might have to catch you guys next week! sorry!

      September 11, 2013

  • Tank

    Anyone interested in information on the night ride season see me at this ride. Starting in November we ride at Crabtree on First Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday each month from Six till Eight PM. All skill levels. Night riding is fun and keeps you riding year round :)

    Just Do It In The Dark

    1 · September 9, 2013

    • Mark

      thanks for the info about the light!

      September 10, 2013

    • Tank

      No problem. A light for your helmet is a must. Add one to your handle bar too and you will be set.

      September 10, 2013

  • Natalie

    I am a maybe...there is a 9/11 commemoration event downtown that I might go to.

    September 9, 2013

  • Keith H.

    Family stuff came up

    September 9, 2013

  • Debbie

    Bummer. I was going to try and make this ride but remembered I have a late day at work. Enjoy the ride! And please note that the Friday rides ended last week due to the later start time and decreasing light. I'm sorry that I can't set up an earlier start time for you!

    September 8, 2013

  • nihar t.

    I will have a plus one

    September 7, 2013

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