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:

http://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/messages/boar... (http://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 http://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 (5)

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.

The Dirt Therapy Project Charity Mountain Bike Race

Online event

Register: https://www.bikereg.com/tdtp-nc This is not a TORC race, this is a courtesy posting for The Dirt Therapy Project, A Veteran based Non-Profit focused on reconnecting and reinvigorating veterans through Mountain Biking https://www.facebook.com/thedirttherapyproject/ ♠️ The Dirt Therapy Project ♠️ (@dirttherapyproject) • Instagram photos and videos https://misfitmounta.in/ https://www.teamrwb.org/ Technical cross country race with a lemans style start. Each lap is 6 miles long and expected lap times are 35-45 minutes. This is a bline race, there will be no preview or preride of the course. Starts 12:30 PM. Location: The Flyin'H Farm on Holt Road, Sanford, NC Exact location give once participant is registered and paid! Fee $30, race and skills clinic: $40, clinic only $20

Harris Lake Night Ride

Harris Lake County Park

Harris Lake bi monthly night group rides. Strictly capped to 30 riders. 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: 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 You only need to sign the TORC waiver once for the night ride season and then sign in the attendance sheet for every night ride so Wake County can collect participation date: Fill out the waiver Online: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=227945 OR Print out and bring your waiver to the ride: 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 Enduro and typically wear a yellow jersey.

Night Ride Lake Crabtree (all skills)

Lake Crabtree

As Daylight grows shorter and the Night Creatures take over! Let's Ride! Yes it is that time of year again, night rides at Crabtree. If you are experienced at these rides, please consider leading or sweeping so we can keep the ride groups small. We do have to be out of the park before 8PM. Please read the details below and if you have any questions, let me know. For night rides there is an extra wavier that has to be filled out and handed in for you to be allowed to ride. I will have copies on the night of the ride, but would be faster if you fill out before and hand in when you arrive. You only need to sign the TORC waiver once for the night ride season and then sign in the attendance sheet for every night ride so Wake County can collect participation date: Fill out the waiver Online: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=227945 OR Print out and bring your waiver to the ride: http://torc-nc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Waiver_Individual_TORC-form.pdf Time: Meet at 5:45pm, ride by 6:00pm. Type of ride: All skills, social night ride Speed: 5 - 12 mph Distance: Depends on group, between 6 - 12 miles or less Time spent riding: approx. 1.5 hours COVID restrictions- please wear a mask in the parking lot while signing the waivers, waiting to start the ride. Ride is limited to 30 people total. 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. All riders are welcome, but I would recommend that you are comfortable riding Crabtree in the daylight before you attempt this ride. Details: No-drop ride for all riders, we will split into groups per experience /speed/ skill level. This ride is for all levels and if this is your first time I will make sure there is a group that will suit your comfort level. 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. Of course you will need a light, helmet/handlebar or both. It doesn't have to be expense and you can ask more experience riders or on forums for recommendations. 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/join-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.

Past events (3,409)

Green Hills County Park Workday

Green Hills County Park

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