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This Meetup is cancelled

Night Ride Crabtree

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  • Lake Crabtree

    1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville, NC (map)

    35.845751 -78.801107

  • Meet at the boat rental parking lot. This is across from the park office and is the 4rd right turn. (2 turns to gravel lot, 1 to beech shelter, then the boat rental lot)
  • 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: ~5-10 mph 
    Distance: between ~6-18 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.

    *We will provide the  TORC waiver: and don't forget to sign in on the clipboard at the event.

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

    C-U There!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Spoke with Drew. Trails are bad and temps are bad so we are gonna call this one and cancel. Sorry folks

    January 6, 2014

    • Kevin

      Thanks for the heads up. Guess I'll have to wait to test the new light.

      January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like high during the day on Tuesday will be mid 20's

    January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You better have serious cold weather gear for these temps. Exposed skin will hurt

      January 5, 2014

    • Matt

      I''d be surprised if the trails are open at all after the thaw yesterday, then the rain today. Unless it freezes solid overnight and stays that way Tuesday, which may be very likely given the lows overnight.

      January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to talk with Drew tomorrow. After sundown on Tuesday the temps are supposed to drop to single digits and with wind the wind chill could be as low as zero. I am all for winter night riding and have ridden when it has been in the teens. Getting below 10 may be to much. I also have the benefit of having done cold weather training in the military, these temps can be dangerous.

    Stay tuned

    January 5, 2014

    • Sarwat

      It's also raining today- icy tomorrow. I think my limit is 20 deg!

      1 · January 6, 2014

    • Debbie

      No limits as far as I've determined for me....then again I haven't been in sub zero yet. If the ride is not cancelled and park staff doesn't want to stand in the cold, make sure to leave the list for us late folk so we can sign in.

      January 6, 2014

  • Ed

    I don't have the appropriate gear for this ride. Maybe next time.

    January 6, 2014


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