OK, Call this shameless advertisement!
Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike Festival & 5K Run, June 16th & 17th at the Calhoun County Park near Grantsville WV: http://www.appalachianclassic.com
Free primitive camping at the park, which is one of the top 10 rated stargazing spots on the East Coast! (ok, well, it's because there is no ambient lighting because, well, nobody lives here... but, whatever...)
Saturday, 6/16/07 - @10 a.m. there will be a 5k trail run
@ 2 p.m. Kids Race (4 age specific courses for the under 12 set; bring your big wheels, trikes, 12" wheels, whatever.... 6 & under class, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12 classes. Lots of fun!)
@ 4 p.m. Infamous Pond Jump - ride down a hill on our specially modified junker bike - no brakes, but swathed with floater foam - off a ramp, and into the pond. Volunteer judges grade on height, style, & splash.... questionable prizes.
@ dusk - free local entertainment (probably heavy on the bluegrass - the area boasts some nationally known BG artists & fiddlers) - donations acepted, though.
Sunday, 6/17/2007 @ high noon: 11th annual Appalachian Classic MTB Race - 10k, 20k, 30k depending upon class. $35 non-WVMBA members, $30 WVMBA members.
Race bags for registrants include: 1st 60 registrants $75 3/4 zip jersey from pyroapparel, 1st 100 registrants receive a race t-shirt. Maxxis Huggies until they run out, and whatever else we have!! Not a bad deal for $35!
Prizes in all classes to at least 5th place, plus post-race meal. This is a WVMBA sanctioned event (6th Point Series race). 100% cash payback for Expert classes (men's open, Women's open, Vet Expert, Master Expert, Junior Expert, Single Speed Open).
Fastest male & female sport class 2 lap racers will receive an ACE ADVENTURE White Water Rafting Trip, in addition to their race class prize.