While we're waiting for details to be hammered out for the next two races in the TORC endurance race series (Carolina North tentatively scheduled for Nov. 1 and Race on the River at Little River Regional Park in January), TORC spokesman tells us of another six-hour race Down East.
If six hours of mountain bike racing isn't enough for you at Carolina North on Nov. 1, drive (or ride) down to Greenville Nov. 2 for Six Hours for Beau's Buddies. This is a daytime race, starting at 10 a.m., on a nine-mile course at the Bicycle Post Trail just outside of town. It's been a while since I've ridden these trails (which are on private land; you must sign a waiver at one of the two Bicycle Post locations in Greenville and there's a $2 fee to ride) but I do recall them being surprisingly rolly for the Coastal Plain; no surprise, then, that they advertise 750 feet of climbing on the course.
$50 to ride solo, $80 for a team. A pig pickin' follows. Proceeds go to the Beau's Buddies Cancer Fund.