WVMBA announces MTB race schedule

The West Virginia Mountain Bike Association has announced its 2005 sanctioned Cross Country Racing...

The West Virginia Mountain Bike Association has announced its 2005 sanctioned Cross Country Racing calendar, which includes both Spring and Fall Point Series competitions, and a number of other races and events.

The Spring Point Series kicks off on April 3 at Pipestem Resort State Park and wraps up June 26 at the Calhoun County Park, with a total of nine races. The Fall Point Series starts July 10 in Davis, and finishes September 18 at the Kanawha State Forest with a slate of seven races.

Mountain biking is a family activity for many, and WVMBA’s slate of races includes some races for kids 12 and under. WVMBA’s race classes also provide a class for the 14 and under set, as well as high school ages.

The WV Point Series Races’ winners will be determined by combining a rider’s best four race scores plus the scores from the Championship race for each point series. Only Sport and Expert classes are tracked for the point series, but all the races have beginner classes. Each race within the series awards prizes to all classes.

Point Series prizes will be awarded at both the Spring and Fall Championship races, and bragging rights will be awarded to the folks with the best overall record after the Fall championship.

The Spring Point Series Race Schedule:

Pipestem Challenge - April 3, Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV.
Challenge at Mountwood - April 17, Mountwood Park, Waverly, WV.
Big Bear Lake MTB Race - April 24, Bruceton Mills, WV.
Free Wheeling MTB Race - May 1, Winterplace Resort, Flat Top, WV.
Revenge of the Rattlesnake - May 8, Blackwater Bikes, Davis, WV.
Tour de Lake - May 22, Charles Fork Lake Park, Spencer, WV.
Race the Trace - May 29, Little Creek Park, South Charleston, WV.
Captain Thurmond’s Challenge - June 12, Fayetteville, WV.
Appalachian Classic (Championship) - June 25-26, Calhoun County Park, Grantsville, WV.

The Fall Point Series Race Schedule:

Blackwater Bikes WV Championship - July 7, Blackwater Bikes, Davis, WV.
White Oak Challenge - July 24, Watters Smith State Park, Lost Creek, WV.
Little Beaver MTB Challenge - July 31, Little Beaver State Park, Beaver, WV.
TimberCrit/Cabin Mtn Classic - August 6 & August 7, Timberline Resort, Canaan Valley, WV.
ACE New River Bike Fest - September 4, ACE Adventure Center, Oak Hill, WV.
Henry Clay 30K - September 11, Cooper’s Rock State Forest, east of Morgantown, WV.
Black Bear MTB Race (Championship) - September 18, Kanawha State Forest, Charleston, WV.

Non-Point Series races and scheduled trail maintenance dates:

WVMBA Trail Maintenance - June 15, Charles Fork Lake, Spencer, WV.
8th Annual Adventure Pursuit Triathlon - June 30, Parkersburg, WV.
WVMBA Trail Maintenance - July 9, Canaan Valley, WV.
Wild 100 Backcountry Race - August 13, Elk River Touring Co, Slatyfork, WV.
Massanutten HOO HA! - August 14, Massanutten Resort, Massanutten, VA.
WVMBA Trail Maintenance - August 28, Huttonsville, WV.

Details for each race are at www.wvmba.com.
To read about each race, the event schedules are at www.iplayoutside.com.

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