Valley Falls Challenge and Enduro Race

It’s no surprise to Mountaineers that the Mountain State would be an ideal place for mountain biking, which it is!

The West Virginia Mountain Bike Association presents their new series for 2019:

The Valley Falls Challenge (WVMBA XC #3)

XC – Cross Country: 5 to qualify for series Championship. Calculated using your top 6 races + trail points + Championship Race Points = Series Points

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  • April 14
  • At Valley Falls
  • Registration: 9 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.
  • Race starts at noon.
  • Kids race is at 11:00 a.m.
  • Included: prizes, refreshments, fun

About the course? Beautiful. Scenic. Refreshing.

vf 3 Imagine pedaling your little heart out, riding off into the sun as your hair flows in the wind. This course will have all those great downhill runs for hair flowing.  (Don’t forget, somehow you have to get up that hill to experience the downhill run.)

Expert racers will be doing approximately 18 miles, the sport division 13 miles and beginners will be racing 8 miles. It’s looking less and less refreshing, isn’t it?

Check the route for yourself!

Free stuff!

  • First 100 people get free t-shirtsvf 4
  • Stan’s NoTubes grab bag
  • Pre-race refreshments: Starbucks coffee, bananas and muffins
    Post-race goodies: Papa John’s pizza with Pepsi products and chips

The Valley Falls Enduro Race – EN #2
En – Enduro – 2 to qualify, top 3 + final = total

Riders can expect 3-4 stages of timed runs. These will be mostly downhill, but there may be flats or small uphills in the course. Riders will start at defined intervals.
After each stage, there will be an uphill transfer riding section to get to the next timed segment. These will be ridden but not timed.
At the end of the event, each rider’s times for each stage will be added together and scored for the lowest time.

  • May 12
  • At Valley Falls
  • Registration: 9 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.
  • Race starts at noon.
  • Kids race is at 11:00 a.m.
  • Included: prizes, refreshments, fun

Information:

Where: Valley Falls State Park is located at 720 Valley Falls Road, Fairmont. Take Exit 137 – East Park Exit.

Sleep on it: Need a place to stay? You’ll need a nice place if you’re going to try to win an 8-, 13- or 18-mile race. Pick from anywhere in Marion County!

Proceeds: This year’s proceeds will be donated to the West Virginia Rescue Ministries. You don’t have to race to give!

Contact:

  • Jason Martin

Phone: 304-694-5977

Email: [email protected]

  • Pike Street Bikes

Phone: 304-592-3000

Email: [email protected]

 

 

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