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+)

Brumley intermediate/advanced night ride!

Needs a location

Let’s ride! Arrive at the UNIVERSITY STATION RD. (See the map pin location) parking lot by 5:15 and be ready to roll out at 5:30.

REQUIRED: WATER!! Helmet, Familiarity with Brumley and it’s challenges. Intermediate skills and fitness (this is not a beginner ride).

Make sure to sign the online waiver before you ride.
http://torc-nc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Waiver_Individual_TORC-form.pdf

If the group is big enough; we'll split into 3 paced groups. 7-8 mph avg, 9-10mph and 10+ This is not a no-drop ride, so please be familiar with the trails. Let’s go!

This is the planned route and we can ride a bonus lap of Quartz at the end if desired.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39803099

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/108406118

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Ride Like a Girl at Williamson Preserve

Needs a location

Ride Like a Girl (RLAG) is going to Williamson Preserve.

This is a women's only no drop ride.

(Sorry guys... if any guy wants to host a guys' only ride at Williamson the same night please feel free to let me know and I will post it up for you.)
We will meet at 5:45pm and hopefully be ready to break into groups and head out about 6:00pm.

This ride is for women of all skill levels from the very beginner to the best of the best and everyone in between. No rider is TOO NEW OR TOO SLOW so do not let that keep you from joining us.

ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME
*New to mountain biking, no clue where to begin? Never been on a trail before but ya got a mountain bike and want to try?
*Want to meet people to ride with but intimidated by group rides?
*Love rides that are just for fun, no expectations or judgments?
*Willing to volunteer to lead/sweep at a group ride, know Williamson trails and are willing to do no drop rides?
THIS IS THE RIDE FOR YOU!

We will break into groups depending on the number of riders and the different skill levels. Anyone willing to lead a no drop group please feel free to message me or leave a comment.

MOUNTAIN BIKE AND HELMET ARE REQUIRED
NO ONE CAN RIDE WITHOUT A HELMET
Gloves, water bottle/pack, mini-tool, spare tube, and pump/CO2 highly recommended. (If you are new to the sport and have no idea what some of those things are come anyways. We will help ya learn.)
We will park at the pack house (the white barn) that is on the opposite side of the church from the main trail head parking lot. There is a porto potty at this location.
(We have special permission from TLC to park here for this event. Parking at this location any other time without TLC's prior permission is considered trespassing. Please only park here on posted TORC/TLC events.)

Please use the link below for parking. Please do not park at the main lot.
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If the trail is closed then the ride is canceled. Please check https://www.trianglemtb.com/ for trail status.

Please sign the online waiver ahead of time.
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=264673

Please consider joining TORC to help support the building and maintaining of trails in the triangle area. https://www.torc-nc.org/
If you have any questions feel free to message me or leave a comment.

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UNC Outdoor Education Center Work Day!

Needs a location

UPDATE: This week we will be putting the finishing touches on the Tarheel jump bridge and laying in the new drop and berm. We need your help to make this as RAD as possible!

We want to be ready for a grand opening event in a few months and we need everyone we can get out to help! There will be NOTHING in our area like this when we are done!

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

Harris Lake Group Ride

Needs a location

Harris Lake every Tuesday after work, depending on trail conditions. Check trianglemtb.com for current trail status

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.

Meet time: 5:45
Ride time: 6:00
Distance: 7-8 miles
Location: Harris Lake County Park

What to bring:
Bike in good working order
Helmet
Hydration

We will meet in the Hogs Run parking lot. I drive a beat up old truck and ride a specialized of some sort.

2022 Season waiver: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=264673

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/

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Forest Ridge Mountain Bike Trail Group Ride

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