WE LOVE OFF ROAD CYCLING! And we put on a fun festival to celebrate mountain biking every year, usually in the fall. The 2019 TORCFest was held at Briar Chapel’s Great Meadow Park, on October 13.

What is TORCFest?

It’s open to the public, family friendly, and admission is FREE! There’s something for everyone. Check out the details from last year’s celebration below to get an idea.

TORCFest is put on entirely by amazing volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers to make events like this happen.


Vendors and Exhibits


Fun Activities

Kids of all ages decorated their bikes at the “Bike Bling” tent

9:15 am Kids under 3 rideBike Bling tent

9:30 am Kids 3-5 y/o ride – Bike Bling tent

10:00 am Family bike paradeBike Bling tent

And TORCFest Clinics for the “serious” riders

10:00 am Tubeless Set Up ClinicClean Machine/Bicycle Chain tent

11:00 am Bunny Hop Clinic and CompetitionBullseye Bicycle tent

2:00 pm Suspension Set Up Clinic – Clean Machine/Bicycle Chain tent


Demo Bikes

We were stoked that our local bike shops brought demos from Kona, Trek, Ibis, Yeti, Santa Cruz, Juliana, Giant, and more!


Gear Drive

Do you have a bag full of saddles, box full of pedals, a bin full of cranks, or a few old bikes that you no longer need? Bring them to the next TORCFest to donate to The ReCYCLEry of Carrboro. The ReCYCLEry is a non-profit that teaches bicycle repair and maintenance and allows community members to earn their bikes! You’ll clear out valuable space and contribute to a great cause.


Group Rides

Guided, group rides for all ability levels (including beginners and kids) were available and lead by TORC volunteers.

Self-guided routes and trail map available on Trailforks. Note: all trails are 2 way.

Food Trucks & Beer

Rad Raffle

This year, TORC members received 4 raffle tickets, and TORCFest volunteers received 2 tickets per shift. And winners got to pick their prize.

Previous Year Race Results and Photos

TORCFest started out as the Fat Tire Festival back in 2014. Part of the festival was a race, and we had the race portion up until 2017. Starting in 2018, we dropped the race to allow us to focus on all the other fun we had planned.