Night Ride Umstead!!!! Fun Times

This ride is a go.  Meet 5:30 to 5:50, leave at 6 and out by 8 PM.

Meet at the Harrison Exit parking area for Umstead. This ride will be a little different than other night rides we do. The park wants a little more control so we may go out in 2 or 3 groups with ride leaders. There will be a set route and no individual riding or taking off to do your own thing. They do not want us riding Cedar Ridge. Bill Duke the ranger who is volunteering his time will be riding with us.

We will proceed out of the parking area down the hill to ORC, take a left on ORC and ride to the right turn that will take us on the gravel road around Sycamore lake.  We will climb up to Graylyn and then connect onto N Turkey Creek trail. We will follow N Turkey to South Turkey and the final climb back up too the Harrison Parking area. 

Type of ride: All skills, no drop ride; we can split into groups per experience level as necessary. 
Speed: 8-13  mph 
Distance: 14 miles 
Time spent riding: ~2 hours, we must exit the park ~8:00ish. 
Difficulty: Umstead has nice double track trails that pose a fun challenge at night and some nice climbs.


*Remember, please have a minimum of 200 lumen (light) and some hydration.

*You must wear a helmet.

Must park at Harrison Parking area. No entering from other parts of the park. Don't be that guy that ruins it for the rest of the group.

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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  • Beth H.

    great ride last night. nice to get out and ride. and we found the missing glove! Thanks so much for coordinating!

    November 22, 2013

  • Tank

    Great night to ride. Not to hot or cold. Group wanted to go fast.

    November 21, 2013

  • Tank

    Great ride tonight. Good group that seemed to want to push the pace. Thanks to Bill Duke for keeping the park open. I hope everyone enjoyed the ride. Have a great Thanksgiving and see you in December.

    November 21, 2013

  • Sarwat

    Pretty awesome night ride- thanks for the great weather and the nice skinny line free of leaves. Thanks Tank and Umstead ranger Bill.

    November 21, 2013

  • Beth H.

    Hey if anyone found a neon yellow/black pearl izumi glove I think I dropped it in parking lot after ride. I was parked next to Sarwat.

    November 21, 2013

  • Steve P

    Tubeless sealant came in so I can finally bring my SS out again :D

    November 21, 2013

  • CodyJ

    Carpool -- Hey y'all. Anyone coming to the ride tonight that possibly lives close to Wake Forest or in Wake Forest? I can get there, but am being dropped off and will need a ride home. I live in Heritage, Wake Forest.
    I'll pay gas / beer money!

    November 21, 2013

  • Tank

    I am changing the name of this ride to "Pass more stuffing and another turkey leg ride"

    November 21, 2013

  • Tank

    The park ranger asked that we park our cars as a group when we get there. Try to park as close together as we can when pulling into the Harrison parking area. That way he can identify the TORC group when closing the parking lot. Thx for the help on this.

    November 21, 2013

  • Goldfish

    Have to wash my hair, next time

    November 20, 2013

  • Trina

    aka: Matt Jenkins Birthday ride : )

    3 · November 11, 2013

    • Trina

      I was thinking more like ice cream!

      November 18, 2013

    • Matt

      Real beer floats then to appease both sides. Perhaps a chocolate stout with butter pecan?

      November 18, 2013

  • Daniel

    Looking forward to more evening rides at Umstead. Just can't make it this time.

    November 16, 2013

  • Peter F.

    Still in Phoenix. Wish I could.

    October 30, 2013

    • Tank

      fraidy cat

      1 · November 6, 2013

  • Debbie

    Let us know if we need waivers...I'll be riding with my girls group.

    October 30, 2013

    • Tank

      Still have not confirmed with the Ranger, hope to hear from him tomorrow. Will do when I find out details

      October 31, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Can't make that one - have plans that evening, but hope to make it to one soon. Thanks for setting these up Tank!

    October 30, 2013

  • Ben

    Sounds cool, Maybe?

    October 30, 2013

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