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General WVMBA News

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  • Spring Big Bear Lake Trail Clean Up Day, March 29
    Come out and help us get the trails cleaned up after a long winter. We will meet at the front parking lot at 10am and probably work until 3pm.
  • Next WVMBA meeting this Saturday and pre-Jack Frost ride!
    Next WVMBA meeting this Saturday!
  • WVMBA Board Meeting. This weekend!
    WVMBA Board Meeting, Coming up this weekend!
  • Black Bear Weekend, August 9-10, 2014, Kanawha State Forest, WV
    Enduro, Short Track, Cross Country and FREE camping. The Tearjerkers have it all and they want you to join them! Special award for best overall male/female experts - points awarded at each race - highest total - King and Queen of the Bear!
  • WVMBA Finances: End of April, 2014
  • Middle Mtn Momma Kicking Off the Ultra Series
    This is a classic course in Virginia's Douthat State Park. Several mile climbs followed by fast downhills make this a great course.
  • This is what we are all about!
    Check out this video! Special thanks to our friends at Raleigh County Cycle Club and WVXTREME.
  • Chief Logan Wilderness Challenge XC#3
    Keeping the heat on and adding to the fire! The Summer Tour gets hot.
  • Chief Logan worth the drive!
    Its a ways down for some of the northern racers, but with a fast flowy course, camping, and a sweet lodge its worth it.
  • Big Bear Mountain Bike Weekend a Huge Success!
    Enduro racing rocks! A long weekend of biking fun in summer weather kickstarted everyones legs. These weekend events are great to camp and hang out - really the most fun part of bike racin anyways.
  • Simonton Windows Challenge at Mountwood Kicks off the Season
    It was great weather for early April, and it was a great day to be out on the bike. There were a few muddy spots, but luckily these guys have put in their drainage work so it was overall really dry. The kids skills course and race were awesome for the young racers in our mix, who says this is an adult sport?
  • Fun-Filled Weekend on Tap at Big Bear Lake
    Its the triple threat: Enduro 10:00 Sat, Short Track 6:00 Sat, and the Classic XC 12:00 Sun. You want a whole weekend full of racin' here it is. Join us as we debut this newest form of mtb racing that combines XC riding in between stages with Downhill time trials on our favorite gravity fed runs.
  • Simonton Windows Challenge at Mountwood this Sunday!
    Maybe if you've been living under a rock you don't know about this race coming up. Most racers have been thinking about it for the last 6-8 weeks as they were doing their training. No better way to train for a race than to race, I always say!
  • Canaan Mtb Festival/ Lake Hope This Weekend
    Do you feel like goin fast or do you feel like group riding with friends in Canaan? The reality is gas is expensive, so again it is probably more to do with your location on the map than anything. Lake Hope has fast singletrack over near Athens and Canaan has well, Canaan! Rough and tough and don't take no stuff from lightweight bike components and thin tire sidewalls.
  • Dirt Rag and Joeys Bike Shop Signed on as Sponsors For Cheat Mtn Ultra
    Free Dirt Rag Swag to all participants! Thanks be to Joeys for providing the prize table. The Ultra Series is gaining notoriety as the best all-day fun on a bike you can get. Regardless of your speed it just takes determination to make it to the finish. Hammer has the checkpoints fully stocked to keep you feeling strong on the course and some Recoverite at the finish. THESE RACES ARE NOT EXPERT ONLY!! SPORTS BRING IT ON DOWN AND GAIN SOME SERIOUS FITNESS!!! (Beginners might want to do the Lite)
  • Roadies Beware, Massanutten Throws Down The Real Mountain Bike Experience
    If you don't like hazards, you best stay off Massanuttens trails, especially Kaylors Knob. Rock garden after rock garden tested your technical ability, and the supa-dupa rocky creek bed made you walk at least once, I don't care who you were or what bike you had. Plenty of climbing, but the downhills made up for it. 5 times up the mountain meant 5 times down!
  • Massanutten Hoo-Ha! Promises Epic Ride to XXC Racers
    GO LONG at the WVMBA ULTRA SERIES! Its a long ways over that mountain, but they have some great trails there that keep getting better every year, making it worth the drive. Kaylor's Knob has some unforgettable rock gardens and a switchback DH into the valley below. They will have limited on-site registration, so please pre-register on-line if at all possible beforehand to save some hassle.
  • Why I Didn't Beat You In The Race - Top 10 Reasons
    Read on and see if anyone has hit you with these right after you passed them or after the finish.
  • WVMBA / IMBA EPIC RIDE Off Spruce Knob is the Ride of a Lifetime
    What's more epic than climbing up to the highest point in WV and then dropping off all the way on singletrack? Nothing that I've ridden, let me tell you. Shorter vehicle shuttle options are available if you want to burn the gas in two cars to do it. This ride has awesome views, technical singletrack descents, and killer climbing, what more do you need?
  • The Pain in the Wayne!
    If you didn't hurt a little on this course you just train too dern much. Steep climb after steep climb was sure to make your legs soft, with some crazy steep slick downhills where you saw tracks where someone had already gone off the edge. RVMBA has done a great job building and maintaining these trails. Its great trail organizations like this that provide the awesome trails for our race series. Without them there would be no trails and therefore no races.