Registration is now open for this event!
We will be using a different registration process this year that will make it easier to sort the race data and keep track of series contenders.
Check it out and register at: http://torc-nc.org/racing/bd-nl-challenge/
Make sure you follow the directions for race registration. We need: Name, race class and dob
Beaverdam\New Light Challenge!
TORC Endurance Series Race number 2! Second of four race series combining cash prizes and Bicycle Chain/Clean Macine gift card winnings (each race) with sponsored series winnings at the last race.
Come out to race for money, prizes, swag and support your local IMBA club in their mission to find, build and maintain trails.
The BD & NL Challenge will connect up the great trails of Beaverdam and New Light to create one of the most unique mountain bike endurance races ever held in the Triangle.
The race will be staged from the parking lot in Beaverdam nearest to the trail head. Racers will ride Beaverdam's Outer Loop and West Loop in a counterclockwise directions. Racers will exit the park and ride over to New Light for a lap in a counterclockwise direction. Racers will return to Beaverdam to ride the South Loop.
Total distance is roughly 33 miles of which a mere 12 is road.
Open Male 19-29
Open Male 30-44
Open Male 45+
Junior Male 14-18
Junior Female 14-18
We have decided to include the duo category for BD/NL and this is how duos will be ranked:
Both team members must start at the same time and both team members must ride the entire course (no relays!). The finishing time for the team will be an average of the finishing times of each team member. If one of the team members is not able to complete the course, the team will DNF.
All categories must have a minimum of 3 competitors to constitute a category. If less than 3 competitors are entered in any category the organizers reserve the right to combine categories.
$45.00 Expert, Open, Single Speed
Race series pass: $108 Duo: $216
Recreation: A non-competitive class for riders who wish to take part in the event. Laps will be timed, but we will not be postings standings in the race results. Please come ride and learn the Beaverdam and New Light trails. Feel free to ride as much or as little as you wish. Partake in the experience of an endurance event while helping to support TORC.
Cash Pay Out combined with gift cards: There will be a TORC cash pay out of $200 combined with $100 in gift cards from The Bicycle Chain\The Clean Machine to each of the top male and female Beaverdam\New Light Challenge winners!
TORC Endurance Series Winners: There will be a series prize for each series winner for each of the classes! The series prizes, given out on the last race of the season, are provided by our TORC Race Series Sponsors listed below on all our races.
Stainless Steel glasses: TORC stainless steel beer glasses for each series class winner.
Music: We will be providing music in the pit area.
Food: All racers will be served pizza upon finishing (starting at 1 pm) and a gift from Crankarm Brewery.
The start/finish line and staging of the BD & NL Challenge will be in the parking lot near the lower trailhead at Beaverdam. Racers will ride the Outer and West Loops. Racers will then ride from the lower trail head to the exit of Beaverdam and make a right hand turn (North) on Highway 50. Racers will proceed Old Weaver and to New Light. Racers will enter the New Light trails and make a complete lap in a counterclockwise direction. Racers will exit New Light and proceed back to Beaverdam. They will make a left hand turn from Highway 50 into Beaverdam. Racers will make a right hand turn into the South Loop at the upper trailhead near the entrance to the park. Racers will complete a full loop of the trail, exiting at the same place they entered. Racers will then proceed to the start/finish line. For further details, check out these map links:
8:00 Beaverdam Park Gates Open (No charge this time of year.)
9:00 Number handout begins
10:00 Race Begins
(Beaverdam is a State Park and we are prohibited from collecting entrance fees on race day.) In other words, there will be no race day sign up. We will only be handing out numbers and collecting waivers from pre-registered, pre-paid riders on the morning of the event. There will be no exceptions.
All racers MUST burn a red tail light while on the road section of the course.
Racers must demonstrate they have a working red tail light at registration.
All racers must follow all traffic regulations while on the road section of the course. (There will be NO traffic control.)
All dogs must be leashed at all times.
Portable music (MP3, IPOD, Smart Phone, etc.) players are forbidden.
Pack out your own trash.
We need volunteers! If you are a racer, perhaps you have a friend/family member who could help out, please have them contact us by emailing [masked]. The following opportunities to volunteer include:
Saturday – Course marking and setup
- One team needed to mark New Light trails.
- One team needed to mark Beaverdam trails.
- Two people to setup the registration area and directional arrows throughout the park
- One person needed to setup directional arrows on Highway 50 and Old Weaver Trail
- Registration 3 to 4 people
- Timing 1 person
- Course Sweeper
- Beaverdam Cleanup 2 or 3 people
- New Light Cleanup 2 or 3 people
Marshals – One person at each of the following locations
- Beaverdam entrance from Highway 50
- Trail crossing at Entrance Booth
- Intersection of 50 and Old Weaver
- New Light entrance from Old Weaver
We thank you for supporting TORC and the TORC Race Series and hope through your race participation we will continue to find, build and maintain trails in the Triangle.
TORC ENDURANCE RACE SERIES AND TRIANGLE FAT TIRE FESTIVAL SPONSORS!:
TORC would like to thank the following sponsors for their support for this season's TORC Endurance Series and Triangle Fat Tire Festival. All of the below listed businesses have dug deep to provide prizes, swag and support for these events. Please show your thanks by supporting your local or non-local bike shops and businesses.
Listed in alphabetical order:
Back Alley Bikes: http://backalleybikes.net/
Briar Chapel by Newland Communities: http://www.briarchapelnc.com/
Bullseye Bicycle: http://bullseyebicycle.com/
Crank Arm Brewing: http://www.crankarmbrewing.com/
Frank's Cyclery: http://www.frankscyclery.com/
Performance Bike: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Content_10052_10551_-1_About
RallyPoint Sports Grill: http://www.rallypointsportgrill.com/about-sports-bar-cary/
The Bicycle Chain\The Clean Machine: http://thebicyclechain.com/