When: Saturday practice August 10, Race day Sunday the 11th.The race is Mid August, there is a high probability that we will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than wherever you are, the hiking is great, vistas along the race course are world class.
Event Location: Staging area / primitive camping / late registration / race start / food and music all located on Mine Road in Slatyfork.
GPS coordinates: 38.392696, -80.148513.
The Ride: All trails are looking great Poca Trails, WVMBA, Forest Service and ACE crews have been hard at it. Bear Pen is brushed back, and some of the transfer stage mud wallows are history, we cleaned up some lines on the Bear Pen dh, old stage 3 now stage 4, Tea Creek Mountain has been weedeated. The Camping field has had its first mowing, one more just before the Enduro. We have not had a chance to update the course video, but we will try. Check back here or on FB for status.
Total course length: 22 miles, Number of stages: 6 we added one more this year (New Stage 3) start is at the overlook at the intersection of Boundary and Turkey Point, finish is at the intersection with Saddle Loop. Shuttles – two this saves around 2000 feet of climbing, 4.5 miles of asphalt and gets you to the goods; total elevation gain: 3221 feet, total elevation loss 5710 feet.
Practice and More: Saturday practice runs with causal shuttles, Saturday evening dinner, fresh beverages (keg style), Sunday race meeting, race, awards, and dinner. Camping is free.
Huge thanks to all or our sponsors and volunteers – we could not do this with out the support. .