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:
Print out and bring your waiver to the ride:
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.
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.