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6BC – This Sunday

November 12, 2012

The 4th Annual 6BC Endurance Race will take place this Sunday, Nov. 18th, from 9am to 3pm at Briar Chapel.  The format for this cross country mountain bike race is about as straightforward as it gets: ride as many laps as you can in 6 hours; it’s an event that rewards grinding persistence over raw speed.

As in years past, the race will coincide with the Fat Tire Festival which features food, beer, and bike demos.  Sure to be a good time for beginners, pros, and spectators alike.

More info from TORC Race Director Steve Rogers:

We’re hoping for a crisp, beautiful fall day.  Pedal your bike past the beaver pond in the midst of Pokeberry Creek.  Ride beneath the rocky eminence of Bennett Mountain.  Experience the new piece of trail brought to us by Briar Chapel and Native Trails.  

 
Then hang out at the Fat Tire Festival.  We’ll have food trucks and beer from Full Steam Brewery.  (Racers, of course, eat for free. There will be a modest charge for others.)  There will be a Kid’s Race and even a BMX demo team.  
If this isn’t enough to get you out to 6BC, please remember, the TORC race program is one of TORC’s best ways of generating funds for trail projects.  Hopefully, this is no surprise, but we don’t really put on races for the fun and joy of putting on races.  Races are cool, but we do it so we have money for trail maintenance and building.  Even if you’re not a competitive person, we hope you’ll come out, enjoy a day on the trail and support TORC.  Podium finishes are cool, but we’re all winners when we have funds to invest in the trails.
Please, register now.  6BC has a field limit of 140 riders and while we’re not sold out all those duo teams add up quickly.  Plus, we have 6BC T-Shirts for the first 100 paid registrants.  So, don’t get shut out!!”
Register here: http://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/events/87730142/ 
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