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The Simonton Windows Challenge at Mountwood

Thanks for a great turnout to the Challenge at Mountwood Race this year! Check out the results here:

http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2014/04/15045r.html

Sunday April 6, 2014

This Mountain Bike Cross Country Race is #1 in the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) Points Series. Also included in this event is a fun, free kids skills clinic at 10, and a kids race at 11! After the race, there is a free catered pulled pork dinner for racers. Shirts guaranteed for the first 200 registered racers!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

(Save time on race day! Same price as race day! Shirts guaranteed for the first 200 registered racers.)

 

On-site Registration begins at 9:00 am* . . . Race Start at 12 noon

 

*Registration will be long for first race of season, so please be there early.  Or register online! Hosted by River Valley Mountain Bike Association.

 

 
 

The Simonton Windows Challenge is brought to you by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association and the event sponsors. Find out more at www.wvmba.com

 

Kid's Skills Clinic . 10AM (FREE)

Sponsored by Simonton Windows & Mountwood Park. Starts at 10 AM, and usually held at Carson Station at Mountwood Park. This is free, non-competitive for kids of all ages. Try your skills over logs, teeter-totters and any other obstacles the organizers may throw at you!

 

Kids Race: 11AM (FREE)

 

Location

Mountwood Park
1014 Volcano Road
Waverly, WV 26184

(Phone) 304-679-3611
(Web) www.mountwoodpark.org

Mountwood Park is located approximately 12 miles east of Parkersburg, WV (and I-77), on US Route 50 at Volcano Road. Check out this Map.

 

Facilities

Free camping by the shelter for racers on Saturday night! Shower available at the campground. Campground also features 81 sites ranging from full RV hook-up with electric and water, to primitive tents as well as a few lakeside campsites right along the race course. Call (304) 679-3694

 

About the Trails

There are over 30 miles of trails of which most are true singletrack at its finest. Mountwoods trails offer something for everyone. Although some maps online still show ORV trails, ORV's have not been allowed in Mountwood for many years. Most of the trails in the immediate park are for hiking and biking only. There are horse trails available in a nearby location with a horse camp located at the park.

The park is 2,600 acres of rolling woodlands with excellent running, hiking and mountain biking trails. The area of Volcano and Burning Springs has a rich history in oil production dating back to 1860. West Virginia's first oil pipeline was constructed here in 1879. Not much remains of the Volcano oil field, but if you keep your eyes open you will see remnants of the old industry including many wooden stave tanks.

 

CLICK HERE for 2013/2014 course descriptions.

 

* WVMBA Points Series Event *

Part of the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) Points Series. WVMBA supports the efforts of The International Mountain Biking Association and encourages all riders to adhere to the rules of the trail. Visit them at: www.wvmba.com

 

Start Date: 2014-04-06     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: Simonton Windows Challenge at Mountwood - WVMBA #1
Location(s): Waverly, WV 26184
Mountwood Park
Event Type(s): Bike
MTB
XC
Event Distance(s):  
Contact(s): Chase Barnhardt
   Email: chase.barnhart@me.com
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
Comments: 2013 race was the largest in the WVMBA history!  Don't miss 2014!
   
     
     
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Last Year: 2013 Challenge at Mountwood Draws 257 Racers!

The 2013 18th Annual Simonton Windows Challenge at Mountwood broke records with a total of 257 mountain bikers leaving the starting line. An impressive 247 completed the race. A BIG thank you to all those who helped make this year's race a success! Congratulations to all the riders who showed up for this year's race!

 

Nice coverage from the Parkersburg News & Sentinel:

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/573036/Cyclists-rise-to-challenge-at-Mountwood.html?nav=5061

 

Race Results up here:

http://iplayoutside.com/Events/2013/04/14420r.html


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