I will be at a trade show in Raleigh NC next week (November 14th and 15th), any recommendations for a local trail l could ride during my visit? I'll need to rent a bike and helmet as well so any info will be appreciated.
The Bicycle Chain has rentals but they will be geared.
Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex - Bicycles and Service - The Bicycle Chain
Lake Crabtree park is the place to ride. There are also some bandit trails in the area but they are top secret. If you want to ride together send me a PM and if our schedules align I can give you a tour of some of the better singletrack in the area.