What we're about

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ATTENTION: Please read and act to help preserve RDUforest:

To learn about the situation and find out how to help, check here: http://rduforest.com/

TORC's official statement and position regarding LCCP and the surrounding Old Reedy Creek (ORC) green space:

https://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/messages/boar... (https://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/messages/boards/thread/50020751/)

Promoting – Building – Maintaining

Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) is a nonprofit volunteer organization (501) (C) (3) dedicated to safeguarding the future of mountain biking in the Triangle area of North Carolina through the promotion of responsible riding, establishment and maintenance of mountain biking trails, and preservation of North Carolina’s natural resources.

TORC is the Triangle area chapter of Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) and was founded in August 2005. Prior to TORC’s formation, the Triangle’s mountain bike community had been served by individual mountain bike clubs whose focus was limited to a specific trail network. TORC was formed to unify the region’s smaller clubs into a stronger voice for local mountain bikers.

***Today, TORC is over 750 members strong and growing! Thank you for those that have joined. TORC is becoming a stronger and stronger influence within the Triangle NC area. The bigger our numbers and the larger pool of leaders and volunteers to draw from, directly means more success in our area for more trails and happier land managers/owners. Please look at the big picture for our local mountain bike advocacy efforts and join and volunteer to help.

If you haven’t already joined, for as little as $39 a year you could be a member of TORC, SORBA and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Visit www.torc-nc.org.

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An important part of promoting the sport of mountain biking is extending a welcome to everybody who is enthusiastic and interested in the sport. We offer rides, clinics, and events to accommodate people with all skill levels and the advancement of off-road cycling throughout the Triangle.

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We schedule trail workdays throughout the year to build new trail or maintain existing singletrack. Check our events calendar and volunteer at a trail near you! Trail workdays are essential events for TORC and the local mountain biking community at large. They ensure new trail gets built, existing trail remains sustainable, and that we maintain strong relationships with local public and private land managers.

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TORC’s races are a great way to meet other local mountain bikers and compete. TORC holds several races per year. Each race usually has multiple categories, so that you can compete with others at your skill level as individuals or as a team.

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New trail development (and maintenance of existing trails) is important to the preservation of open space and encourages a healthy lifestyle for bikers of all ages. As dedicated stewards of the environment, TORC employs the International Mountain Biking Association’s (IMBA) trail-building best practices.

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TORC has built strong relationships with Park and Recreation Departments in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties. We also have working relationships with private land developers. These partnerships provide local mountain bikers with opportunities for trail access while protecting the future of existing trails.

TORC holds local group rides nearly year-round throughout the various trails for all different skills levels, with beginner rides being some of our most popular. These rides allow participants to meet new people, learn new skills and trail systems, and have fun. Keep an eye on our event calendar - visit https://www.meetup.com/torc-nc#calendar .

Search for “Triangle Off-Road Cyclists” and connect with other local mountain bikers on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle-Off-Road-Cyclist-TORC/179388852095254. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle-Off-Road-Cyclist-TORC/179388852095254)

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Help us continue to promote, build, and maintain mountain biking in the Triangle. Contact us at info@torc-nc.org or check out our website http://www.torc-nc.org for more information!

Upcoming events (4+)

Harris Lake Night Ride

Harris Lake County Park

Harris Lake bi monthly night group rides.
Just looking to have fun on the bikes so all skill levels are welcome. Aim for intermediate pace but happy to adjust to make it fun for everyone that comes out.
Please come early to sign required Harris Lake sign-in. Please fill out the yearly waiver below if you have not yet.
Meet time: 6:00
Ride time: 6:15
Distance: 8+ miles
Location: Harris Lake County Park
What to bring:
Bike in good working order
Helmet
Charged bike light
Hydration
http://torc-nc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Waiver_Individual_TORC-form.pdf
We will meet in the Cypress parking lot, message me if you need directions. I drive a red Nissan truck, ride a Specialized Stumpjumper and typically wear a yellow jersey.
If you aren't a TORC member please consider joining. Funds go directly to support local trails. https://www.imba.com/join/chapter/205782

Forest Ridge Mountain Bike Trail Group Ride

Forest Ridge Park

6:30pm Mountain Bike Group Ride, all levels. Meet at the round about next to the jungle gym at 6:20pm for trail talk and ride at 6:30pm. Ride length depends on light conditions. Look at Trianglemtb.com for trail open/closures for the ride.

2021 Season waiver: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=237615

Please consider joining the TORC, we are a 501c3 org and part of your membership fee goes back to TORC to finance trail maintenance and trail building. You can sign up as an individual basic membership for $39. Membership will help represent our dirt loving interests in the Triangle: https://www.torc-nc.org/join-torc/

UNC Outdoor Education Center Work Day!

Carolina Outdoor Education Center

Thanks to all the volunteers and trail builders for making our Grand Opening weekend and races a huge success!

BUT WE AIN'T DONE YET!

We are still building new trails and features and always have maintenance, so we will continue working every Saturday morning and would love your company!

The UNC Outdoor Education Center is the hidden jewel of Triangle Mountain Biking Trails. This shorter trail system is heavy on progressive features that will help you develop your mountain bike skills and will have you grinning ear to ear. Features include berms, rock features, and dirt jumps.

Let's leverage our TORC community to help build and maintain this sweet little trail system!

Please park at the T-lot parking area (“T-lot Chapel Hill”in Google maps) and look for the “+dirt” flag posted at the east edge of the lot. Walk a very short distance down the trail in from there to the shed.
If you arrive at the shed after trail building has started, listen for voices and head that way.

  • Trail work starts at 9:00 am
  • Duration of the workday: No more than 3 hours
  • Type of Work: Moving dirt and rocks, shaping features, clearing vines and brush, and other dirt-style trail work
  • Tools: Tools will be provided.
  • What to bring: sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, appropriate clothing, bug spray, and water

Beaver Dam night ride (intermediate-advanced)

Location visible to members

The park has graciously offered to allow some night rides. Will start with 3 mondays this fall and if turnout is good will schedule some more in the new year.
Bring lights, helmet and riding gear. Will meet at 5:30pm at trailhead parking, be moving by 5:45pm and back at cars by 7:45pm to be out of park no later than 8:00pm. Will split up based on speed and whichever trails want to be ridden

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UNC Outdoor Education Center Work Day!

Carolina Outdoor Education Center

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