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Old 12-03-07, 08:15 AM   #1
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2008 WV Race Schedule is Set!

WV Mountain Bike Association Point Series :

1 - Pipestem Challenge, 3/30/2008
2 - Challenge at Mountwood, 4/13/2008 (also an Ohio Pt Series Race)
3 - Big Bear Lake Classic, 4/20/2008
4 - Henry Clay 30K, 5/11/20078
5 - Tour de Lake, 5/18/2008
6 - White Oak Challenge, 5/25/2008
7 - Appalachian Classic, 6/15/2008
8 - WV State Championship, 6/22/2008
9 - Race to Lil Mo's Place, 7/5/2008
10-North Bend Challenge, 7/13/2008
11-Valley Falls Challenge, 7/20/2008
12-Little Beaver Challenge, 7/27/2008
13-Race to the Hills (OH), 8/3/2008
14-Black Bear Race, 8/10/2008
15-ACE Bike Fest, 8/24/2008
16-The Dirt Derby Championship, 9/7/2008

Yep, 16 races: a racer must race at least 5 races to qualify, and a racer's top 6 scores PLUS thier Championship Race score PLUS thier PAYDIRT points determine class champions - $10,000 in cash & prizes up for grabs! For more details, contact info, etc., go to www.wvmba.com or www.iplayoutside.com

Also, the ULTRA Series: 8 XXC races in OH, VA, WV (50+ mile XC races):
1 - Dragon's Back XXC, VA, 4/6/2008
2 - Middle Mountain Momma XXC, VA, 5/4/2008
3 - Massanutten Hoo-Ha XXC, VA, 6/1/2008
4 - Wayne NF Ultra , OH, 6/28/2008
5 - Wild 100, WV, 8/17/2008
6 - Shenandoah 100, VA, 8/30/2008
7 - Big Bear Lake Ultra, WV, 9/13/2008
8 - Revenge of the Rattlesnake Championship, WV, 9/27/2008

Stay tuned to WVMBA.com for Ultra Series rules & scoring methods!

AND, a few fun rides & races:

5/3/2008 - Twin Falls SP Fun Ride
7/12/2008 - North Bend SP Adventure Pursuit Triathalon
8/2/2008 - Davis WV Tour Fun Ride
9/14/2008 - Bob Evans Farm XC Race, OH
9/20/2008 - Little Beaver SP Tour the Beaver Fun Ride
10/4/2008 - Davis WV Tour de Lilly Fun Ride
10/5/2008 - Eleanor WV Creek to Peak XC Race
10/12/2008 - Marlinton WV Fall Colors Tour Fun Ride
11/23/2008 - Bruceton Mills CX 5
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Old 12-13-07, 08:13 PM   #2
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Looks like fun. I'm going to enter a couple of the races this year, just have to decide which ones.
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wow you guys are on top of your stuff.... I don't expect to see my schedule for next season until January.
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I don't suppose they run DH races at any of the venues in conjunction with those do they?
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Wow - some REALLY great venues per usual. Big Bear and the Wild 100 are just fantastic!

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I don't suppose they run DH races at any of the venues in conjunction with those do they?
The Mountwood Challenge has a DH on the Saturday before. Most of these venues simply don't have downhills long enough, which is something I've never quite understood, because they certainly have long UPhills!!

But, I think that Snowshoe Mountain may have plans for a DH series (snowshoemtn.com)
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wow you guys are on top of your stuff.... I don't expect to see my schedule for next season until January.
The WV Mountain Bike Association has a deal with DirtRag, and we have to get things set on a deadline to get the advert deal! Plus, there are a lot of venues to choose from - it kind of forces serious promoters to get their act together. There will undoubtably be additional sanctioned events, just not point series races (16 is enough!!)
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Good luck to "the kid" this year, hope he kicks some butt. What class will he be racing this year? I may have to come to one or two of them to at least say hi since I won't be racing any of them. I don't even have a bike to race if I did decide to.
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His new frame came in just in time for x-mas - XL C'dale Taurine. Now he just has to put it together... He'll be racing Jr Ex this year, and I'm just hoping it won't be HIM I'll be waiting around the finish line for!
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Good luck to him! Junior X is tough. Make sure he gets the miles in... those races are a lot longer.

Do you know what his racing schedule will be? Travel plans? Going to nationals?
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right now, we're thinking Greenbrier AMBC, WVMBA schedule, NMBS in Waltham NY & VT - unless he can hitch rides for other east coast races...
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Very cool. I'm only going to be back east for the month of July, but I will be at both Mt. Snow and Waltham. I've heard the latter is a great venue! Never raced there myself.

Any road racing (I know, evil words) in the future for him you think? Junior X is difficult to compete in without serious road miles.
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He road trains with a couple of college guys, but I don't know that I want to add another series of race dates to MY schedule!! (bad, bad mom!)
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Ha totally understandable.

If there are any practice crits or small road races around, he should give them a try. Especially since he already spends some time on the road. Think of it as supplementing his mountain biking
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(lurks in the backround waiting for Lowcel to offer transport....)
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Shoot, I missed this. Sorry about that. Any road race that I am going to if I don't have a full load he is more than welcome to go with me. All I ask is that you sign the race waiver before hand. I've got the Element now so I will be able to take three people with me to each race.
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We'll be in touch... after basketball is over!
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I live in Morgantown and wanted to start racing this year. I was thinking sport class are there any qualifications or pre-requisites I should be aware of? Most of the Pathfinder guys tell me to just show up and race but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks!
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I live in Morgantown and wanted to start racing this year. I was thinking sport class are there any qualifications or pre-requisites I should be aware of? Most of the Pathfinder guys tell me to just show up and race but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks!
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I live in Morgantown and wanted to start racing this year. I was thinking sport class are there any qualifications or pre-requisites I should be aware of? Most of the Pathfinder guys tell me to just show up and race but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks!
There are no qualifications or pre-rerequisites. You can race in what ever class you want, just remember after you do a sport class race it would be frowned upon if you would decide you aren't ready so you do your next race in beginner. Same goes if you try expert and decide you aren't ready.

Basicly, make sure that you are ready for the longer course and have fun!
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Thanks sounds awesome. Now I just have to get my hands on a bike.
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Nice. Sounds like a great batch of races.
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