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!
(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)
1014 Volcano Road
Waverly, WV 26184
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.
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.
* 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
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:
Race Results up here: