TORC Night Ride @ Lake Crabtree (all skills)

TORC Lake Crabtree all skills night ride

Directions and trail info:

Time: Arrive by ~5:45. Ride from 6:00-8:00

Type of ride: All skills, no drop ride; we can split into groups per experience level as necessary.
Speed: ~6-10 mph
Distance: between ~8-18 miles depending on group and ability.
Time spent riding: ~2 hours, we must exit the park ~8:00ish.
Difficulty: Lake Crabtree has nice intermediate trails that pose a fun challenge at night. All obstacles do have ride-arounds.
*Remember, please have a minimum of 200 lumen (light) and some hydration.
*You must wear a helmet.
*Feel free to print out your own TORC waiver and don't forget to sign in on the clipboard.

If You park at ORC, please come to the boat rental parking lot to sign a waiver or sign in. VERY IMPORTANT

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  • Michelle

    Debbie- thank you for adopting me! I was all alone, had packed up and left out of intimidation, turned around at the park entrance and came back, and then Debbie (thanks to the park ranger's direction) came and rescued me from riding alone. I'm so glad I got to follow you Debbie- it was a great ride!

    1 · December 19, 2012

    • Tank

      Michelle--If you can come a little early next time I can make sure you are hooked up with a group that will ride with you. Glad you got out on the trails.

      December 21, 2012

    • Michelle

      That would be fantastic!

      December 25, 2012

  • Tank

    Nice big group last night. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and will see you right after New Years for 2013.

    December 21, 2012

  • Keith H.

    Had a great time, but had some difficulty staying with a group. The group I started with was obviously a fast one, but it is very cool riding at night and knowing someone is right around the corner if you get in trouble. Thanks and I look forward to the next one.

    December 20, 2012

  • Keith M

    Great ride guys. I rode with quite a few different groups throughout the night. Lots of different skill and speed levels out there. Glad to see everyone digging the night rides.

    December 20, 2012

  • Goldfish

    That was the most I've laughed in a long time, both on the trail and afterwards.
    It's great to be around so many different people that get along so well.

    December 19, 2012

    • Debbie

      Yes indeed, Chris. It's an awesome feeling. :-)

      December 20, 2012

  • Mike R.

    Thank you Crabtree and TORC for another awesome evening under the stars. Looking forward to making the next one

    December 19, 2012

  • Steve P

    Thank you all for a fun night ride! It was great seeing everyone again!

    December 19, 2012

  • Jim H.

    Looked like a bunch of Fire flys out there tonight.

    December 19, 2012

    • Steve P

      I thought I saw you out there!

      December 19, 2012

  • Debbie

    Thanks to Drew & the park ranger who stayed late for us. Great riding with you, Michelle...hope you come out again! @Beth...sorry I missed you & the girls for your bday ride. Happy birthday!!!

    December 19, 2012

  • Tank

    Wow, looks like we may have a few people coming out to ride. I have egg nog for my camel back and lights on my bike. Should be a good time.

    December 18, 2012

    • CodyJ

      Definitely Hooters then...

      December 19, 2012

    • CodyJ

      Actually, after discussing with the CREW... Harrisons is a strong option now... woo hoo

      December 19, 2012

  • Mike R.

    Looks like my son Michael will be rocking the specialized hard tail this Wednesday as well. Just got to love this sport!

    2 · December 17, 2012

  • CodyJ

    HO HO HO! Looking forward to jingling those bells!! :-)

    December 17, 2012

  • Jim H.

    Ho,ho,ho. A southern Christmas night ride.

    December 11, 2012

  • Tank

    Come Jingle your Bells for the last night ride of 2012

    December 10, 2012

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