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This is it folks, the last Friyay ride of 2019 !! Come out so we can end the season with a great ride. I moved the times up a little because the park is closing earlier and getting dark earlier. So if you can, sneak out of work early. Thank you everyone that has come out, hope you had fun and had great rides. Thanks to all the event host, ride leaders, sweepers, thank you Drew and his great team at Lake Crabtree and everyone that help and made this a great ride year! Time: Meet at 5:35 pm, ride by 5:50pm. Type of ride: All skills, social ride Speed: 5 - 12 mph Distance: Depends on group, between 6 - 12 miles or less Time spent riding: approx. 1.5 hours PARKING- Please park in the back of the boat rental lot. We’ll meet in the lot close to the restrooms to avoid clogging up the parking lot entrance. Difficulty: Lake Crabtree is one of the easiest and fun trails to ride with ride-arounds for all obstacles. Details: No-drop ride for all riders, we will split into groups per experience /speed/ skill level. This ride is for all levels. Lake Crabtree County Park is a great location for beginners. 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. For additional items to bring with you while mountain biking, please visit this link: https://www.imba.com/blog/dig-women-mtb/what-carry-while-riding. Being part of TORC Meetup isn't quite the same as being a TORC member. Join TORC for as little as $39 at http://torc-nc.org/support-torc/This fee helps to finance trail building and maintenance, and rewards you with discounts on TORC races and at many of the local bike shops. Membership means leverage, so please join us in representing our dirt-loving interests in the triangle. http://torc-nc.org/support-torc/
TORC and UNC OEC staff are excited for the MOU/relationship we have established as well as working with Trails Science on a hybrid project to build trail on UNC OEC property! This will be a two phase project that will ultimately end with 4 miles of multi-use all skill single track trail! A fundraiser is being used to help this project. Check out the fundraiser information here: https://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/events/264540130/ https://www.facebook.com/events/413256709312830/ https://www.trianglemtb.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=42901.0 This is the first public work day for phase 1 of trail building. Here are the details: Date: October 5th Meet time: 8:45am Location: You will be parking at the OEC parking lot: https://campusrec.unc.edu/facility-list/outdoor-education-center-oec/ Someone will be waiting for you at the parking lot to direct you from there to either the mtg place or to the trail work site. Trail work starts at: 9:00 to 9:15am Duration of work day: No more than 3 hours Type of work: Will update with specifics as we get closer to the date. Tools: Tools will be provided. What to bring: sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, appropriate clothing, bug spray and water
So many times, we ride Harris Lake and just cruise on by the Black Diamond whoop-t-do section and some of the other things! Well, let's change that! This is not a skills clinic...it's just riders helping out riders. We will meet at Hog Run parking log and take an easy ride to the tech areas and then session them. Flat pedals HIGHLY recommended. Bring water, helmet, sensor of humor...and possibly some bubble wrap. This ride is geared towards intermediate or higher folks. Bring a good supply of water and snacks. Since we will be sessioning, time on trail will be longer than a regular ride. Trail info: https://www.trianglemtb.com/harris.php
Brumley Forest trimming and clearing corridor. Bring your bikes to ride after we are done working! Meet time: 3:45pm Begin work: 4:00pm sharp (want to start on time to be sure to ride) What to bring: gas trimmers and loppers OR any equivalent. Electric bush trimmers, hand clippers, folding saws, swing blades, machetes....scythes. What we will be doing: 2 areas. 1. A group of people will take gas/electric trimmers to cut back the open overgrown sections of the trails. 2. Other group will take tools to trim back the corridor of the remaining parts of the shaded tree covered parts of the trails. Face slappers, low branches etc. Look at the illustration photo I posted to give you more of an idea. You want to trim back a corridor that a 6'5" or taller rider would need to safely ride the trail. Guidelines for corridor: Trail tread for all users- 18"-24" Ceiling for mountain bikers and hikers- 7'-8' Corridor for bikes- 28’ (bare min) 3’ is a good rule What to bring also: Water, gloves, boots or sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing for heat and bugs, bug spray...don't forget bike and gear.