Hello, and welcome to GGNC Playhouse. Today’s a one-act performance, “Buy Local: Your Race Could Depend On It,” is a re-creation of an actual event that occurred at Saturday’s 6 BC endurance mountain bike race at Briar Chapel south of Chapel Hill. The scene opens with a long shot of several mountain bikers coming up to pit row. The riders, nearing the end of a 7-mile lap, are slowly pedaling up the hill, all except one who’s pushing his bike. As the despondent running cyclist nears the pit, Dave Naderman, manager of the Trek Bicycles of Raleigh, manning the store’s mobile service center parked near the start/finish heads down to see what’s wrong. Let’s listen.
Get religion at a Fat Tire Festival, howl at the coast. It’s all happening this weekend.
Saturday, we salute the Fat Tire. If you’re already familiar with the Church of the Fat Tire, we need only say that Saturday is something of our high holy day here in the Triangle. If you’re not already among the faithful, the 5th Annual TORC Fat Tire Festival is a great way to explore a different branch of exercise ecclesiology: mountain biking.