Kiwanis Cruise | 10.6mi | 484ft elevation
Farmer's Market Loop | 11mi | 539ft elevation
NCMA Out & Back | 14.4mi | 874ft elevation
Big Circle | 18.6mi | 724ft elevation
A greenway tour counterclockwise around Raleigh. You'll start on Crabtree Creek trail at Raleigh Blvd and eventually end up on House Creek trail, which hits some optional bits of dirt and singletrack marked on the map. You'll end up at the 440 greenway overpass that takes you to the NCMA, but you'll continue straight onto Reedy Creek trail past Meredith, through State's campus, and from there the Rocky Branch trail will take you back to downtown.
CrabNeuseNut | 20.5mi | 796ft elevation
BELTLINE LOOP | 36.8MI | 1572ft elevation
Just a really big loop entirely on greenway.
trash mountain| 48.1mi | 1320ft elevation
An uncomplicated, meditative greenway trek with optional singletrack and GREAT scenic vista at the end.
JUBALA TO JUBALA | 23.2mi | 1393ft elevation
Credit for this route goes to the NC State Cycling Club!
Start at Jubala on Hillsborough Street. Neighborhood streets will take you to the Jubala in North Raleigh, and then back to where you started. Pro tip: do this ride on Free Espresso Friday.
In a Jam | 21.8mi | 777ft elevation
Country Road Ride | 57.5mi | 2037ft elevation
Turtle Hole Ride | 71.5mi | 3327ft elevation
A nice long ride that takes you on some well-cycled roads & a few stretches of greenway out to the Eno River (and back to Raleigh). There are a few gas stations along the way for resupply stops, and you'll ride through downtown Durham too. The trailhead that leads to the river is at the end of a residential street, and it's a 10 minute hike down to the water for a swim. You can easily cut the ride in half by taking the train from Durham back to Raleigh when you're all tuckered out.
Turkey Creek Loop in Umstead | 31.1mi | 1628ft elevation
This 30+ mile mixed terrain ride heads west from OCCP through Downtown Raleigh past North Carolina State University and Meredith College to the Rocky Branch Greenway. You ride through the hilly North Carolina Museum of Art, past Schenck Forest and through Umstead State Park. There are two water fountains and a bike repair stand in Umstead and many services along the route in and out of town. Start your ride at Yellow Dog Bread across from the shop and swing by Boulted Bread on South Street on the way back into town before returning to OCCP. You’ll need the fuel. Umstead is hilly and a blast to ride it’s crushed limestone trails. Yield to horses and pedestrians. Check out the route and queue sheet here on Ride with GPS.
Neuse Deuce 200k | 128.9mi | 3232ft elevation
Lucky Bike 100 | MOSTLY PAVED | 100mi | 2037ft elevation
Tetractus | 10 Point MTB Challenge in the Triangle
A Tetractus, or Tetractys, or Tetrad is a mystical triangular figure consisting of ten points. Thus, here are ten TORC trails within the Triangle (Mileage of trails are from TORC directly and may not be exact to what MTBproject.com has listed):
- Briar Chapel (12 miles)
- Brumley Nature Preserve (8 miles)
- Carolina North Forest (18 miles)
- Harris Lake (10 miles)
- Lake Crabtree (9 miles)
- Little River (7 miles)
- New Light (10 miles)
- RTP (4.5 miles)
- Solite (0.5 miles)
- Williamson Preserve (12 miles) *Formerly Wendell Falls, which is still on the map, but pretend it shows Williamson.
Read more about the challenge in our blog post.