2020 Crabtree Short Track


What:  Short track mtb race at Lake Crabtree County Park

A short track race with a 5-6 minute lap time expected.

Age group mass start in the field there will be a showcase feature (think ramp and paint w/longer ride around-line).

Where: Lake Crabtree County Park

Race Fees, Registration, Refund Policy:
Adults $15
Juniors $10
Kids race for Free!
10% off for TORC members, become a member and save! If you register on site, the price goes up by $5
Your entry fee will go towards paying for the race insurance, prizes and any extra will go to TORC's trail building fund.

Registration will open April 1

Refunds/Transfers: We will refund you (minus $5 for processing) if you email [email protected] prior to the event.  You can also transfer your registration to someone else if you email us ahead of time.  If TORC has to cancel or postpone the event, we will refund you the entire registration.

Schedule and Timing:
Bib pickup/Sign-in begins at 8:30 AM
Race Start: 9:30 AM, categories will be staggered throughout the day:

9:30 kids race in the field 15 min race
10:00 juniors 20 minute race
11:00 novice 20 minute race
12:00 sport 25 minute race
1:00 expert 30 minute race

We will announce winners between 1:30-2 PM. You must be present to receive a podium prize.  You could win prizes from Trek Bicycle Raleigh Holly Park, Handup Gloves, CrankArm, and Rouler!

2019 Moar 3-day Stage Race

TORC and CrankArm presented a local 3-day stage race in May of 2019 at Harris Lake, Crabtree and Brumley Nature Preserve.   

There will be a timed general classification stage race for racers who participate in all three events.  Participants who are unable to sign up for all 3 races may sign up for one or two days

Schedule of Events

  1. Friday Night Time Trial at Harris Lake
  2. Saturday Morning Short Track Race at Crabtree
  3. Sunday Morning XC Race at Brumley 


  • Expert Men
  • Expert Women
  • Single Speed
  • Open Men 50+
  • Kids
  • Juniors 9-11
  • Juniors 12-14
  • Juniors 15-18
  • Novice Men 18-39 and 40+
  • Novice Women 18-39 and 40+
  • Sport Men 18-39 and 40+
  • Sport Women 18-39, 40-49, and 50+

*Category must have three entered in stage race to be eligible for Omnium prizes 

Podium presentation at conclusion of each race (podium appearance mandatory for payout/prizes)   Must sign up for all 3 events to be eligible for Leaders Jersey.


Category# of lapsStart TimePodium Time
Juniors 15-181 lap9:3011:00
Juniors 12-141 lap9:3211:00
Juniors 9-11 and Kids1 lap9:3411:00
Novice Men 19-391 lap10:0011:30
Novice Men 40+1 lap10:0011:30
Novice Women 19-391 lap10:0411:30
Novice Women 40+1 lap10:0411:30
Singlespeed2 laps11:001:00
Sport Men 19-392 laps11:021:00
Sport Men 40-492 laps11:041:00
Sport Men 50+2 laps11:061:15
Sport Women 19-392 laps11:081:15
Sport Women 40-492 laps11:101:15
Sport Women 50+2 laps11:121:00
Expert Men3 laps12:002:00
Expert Women3 laps12:002:15


Kids get a medal and/or a bike-related prize (think lights, tools, pack)
Everyone else- Mountain Khaki, Crankarm, Trek Holly Park gift cards, TORC pint glasses, jerseys or t-shirts.

You must be present to receive a podium prize.

We will also have some special prizes from Handup for a few select back of the pack racers!

Schedule and Timing:
Bib pickup/Sign-in begins at 9:00 on race day.

Race Route:
Counterclockwise on Buckeye and Springhouse loop, we will be starting in the grassy field/powerline area. You will have to bike over from the parking area -> Walnut Grove Trail to Spring house Loop to get to the start. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start.

2019 Nuclear Burn Time Trial

What:  Time Trial racing at Harris Lake County Park

Where: 2112 County Park Dr, New Hill, NC 27562

When: May 31, 2019 

RACE IS ON: Laps start at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (see below for more info)

Race Fees, Registration, Refund Policy

Adults: $15 
Juniors: $10
Kids race for Free!
10% off for TORC members, become a member and save!

If you register on race day, the price goes up by $5

Your entry fee pays for the race insurance and prizes. Any extra funds will go to TORC's trail building fund.

How is this different than other races

You register online and then you decide what time you want to get to the race for your individual START between 6:15 - 7:30 PM on race day. You can register on-site also but I would really appreciate it if you could pre-register!!! Even registering a few hours before the race is helpful.  Bib pickup is the day of the race and then just line up at the start line when you are ready to go.

Schedule and Timing

Bib pickup/Sign-in begins at 5:15 PM 

Kids under 12 racing: Start their times between 5:30-6 PM.

Race Start: 6:15 PM for the first racer, subsequent racers will be staged in a minimum of 1-minute intervals.  Racers will start their laps by first come, first serve.  The last racer must start their lap by 7:30 PM.


We will announce winners between 7:45-8 PM. You must be present to receive a podium prize.

The Tetractus Trail Challenge Map

The Tetractus Challenge!

Oak City Cycling Project has come up with a cool challenge especially for mountain bikers! It is the Tetractus challenge, featuring the various and amazing trails co-designed by, maintained by, and advocated for by TORC!

A Tetractus, or Tetractys, or Tetrad is a mystical triangular figure consisting of ten points. So the Tetractus challenge features ten TORC trails within the Triangle.

Tetractus Rules

To participate in the challenge you must pick up a map at either the shop or from TORC at any one of their many events. This will probably give you an opportunity to check off one of the trails at the same time. Once you receive a map, go ride! There is no time limit on how long it takes to complete the challenge, but use either Strava, Map My Ride, or some other form of GPS tracking device to show that you rode the trail.

Once you finish a trail, bring your map to the shop (212 E. Franklin St in Downtown Raleigh), and they will stamp off that trail! If you do multiple in one day or, say, a weekend and want to come in on a Monday to get three or four stamps, that is fine. You can only receive completion stamps at the shop at this time. Once you receive stamps for all ten trails you will get… ready for it?


the Tetractus patch
the Tetractus patch

Build your own bike stand

The average TORC member has n+1 bikes and it's always a debate on how to organize and maintain your bikes.  One TORC member, Jack Houck, has created a bike stand built out of PVC for his road bike and mountain bikes. Check out his design and let us know if you build one too!

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Return to Earth


Time is either spent wisely or it is just spent. Second after second; minute after minute; moment after moment… they’re all there for the taking. All you need is a simple machine that defies boundaries and knows no limits.

This is Return to Earth, the ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films. This cinematic journey will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride. Fly through the lush coastal jungles of Oahu. Feel the dust from Utah’s otherworldly landscapes. Lose yourself in the untouched mountains of Patagonia. Connected by true to life examples set by some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth proves that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it.

Now available to watch on Amazon Prime.

Originally premiering in Cary and Chapel Hill in the summer of 2019, you can now watch the full feature on Amazon Prime.

Return to Earth, the time is now.

Brought to you by Shimano and Trek Bicycles featuring Brett Rheeder, Thomas Vanderham, Casey Brown, Matt Hunter, Reed Boggs, Ryan Howard, Joey Schusler, Thomas Genon, Brandon Semenuk, Carson Storch, Emil Johansson, Jackson Goldstone, Jakob Jewett and friends. In association with Pink Bike, Trail Forks, Evoc, Clif Bar, Sony, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Pink Bike and Freehub Magazine with additional support from Bike Park Lenzerheide, Spawn Cycles, Rocky Mountain Cycles. A new 4K film by Anthill Films with art direction and creative by Good Fortune Collective. Photography by Sterling Lorence and Margus Riga.


A highly specialized group of filmmakers who work as one to gather nugs from the furthest reaches of the planet; collectively driven by an insatiable need to create awesomeness; known for using creativity and hard work to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.