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Sunday, June 21, 2009 -- Grantsville, WV / Calhoun County Park
Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike Festival- WVMBA #5 (iPO Event Id#: 11645)

Results: [XC Overall] [XC by Class] [Short Track] [Time Trial]

Coverage: [1998] [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006] [2007] [2008]

This is not your typical one day mountain bike race. The Appalachian Classic has an entire weekend of fun packed into two days of events. XC race, Short Track Race, XC Time Trial, and Bike Polo! Also live music saturday night! With free camping all weekend you be crazy to miss any of it!

Sunset photo by JR Petsko
Sunset photo by JR Petsko
The 7.2 miles of the Appalachian Classic Course has something for every rider of every ability and level of fitness. The buildup to the start is one of excitement and anticipation. Come early and enjoy FREE primitive camping. Take a ride on the XC Trail or the many backroads in the county.

The start will be staggered in one minute intervals with the Expert Class being first off the line followed by the Sports class and then the Novice Class. A short uphill section to the Start/Finish line at the shelter will spread the racers out a little and then comes a very fast grassy downhill into the parking lot. Then a quarter mile flat jeep trail with a few rocks and ruts takes the racers into the first 1/4 mile section of the park trail. Sorry, some of the off camber roots had to be removed for this new 8' wide trail.

    Saturday, June 20
  • 2 p.m.: XC Time Trial (Classes: Mens Expert, Mens Sport, Womens Open)((Cash Prizes)
  • 3 p.m.: Kids Bike Race
  • 4 p.m.: Bike Polo (bring your team of four)
  • 7 p.m.: Short Track Race (Classes: Mens Expert, Mens Sport, Womens Open)(Cash Prizes)
  • 8 p.m.: Free Concert

    Sunday, June 21
  • 9 a.m.: Registration opens for XC MTB race
  • 11:40 a.m.: Feature race meeting
  • 12:00 Noon: WVMBA XC Points Race - Start of Appalachian Classic Race
  • ** The POND Jump has been CANCELED **
  • 4 p.m.: Awards Ceremony. As usual there will be lots of great prizes!

More Information

XC Time Trial -Saturday. Get your legs warmed up on saturday morning with a race against the clock along our 3 mile TT course. $10 to enter.

Bike Polo - Saturday. Bring your team of four or if you don't have a team e-mail J.R. to be placed on one. Free to enter

Short Track Race - Saturday. Saturday night short track. 40 minute + 1 Lap for Mens Expert, 30 + 1 Lap Mens Sport and Womens open. $10 to enter with all classes paying cash prizes of $100.00 to the winner.

WVMBA XC Points Race - Sunday. 21 mile for Experts, 14 for Sport class riders and 7 mile beginner loop. Race fee is $30.00 for WVMBA member and $35.00 for non-members. Non WVMBA members must purchase a one day racing licens for $5.00.

CANCELED ... The POND Jump - At the last minute some of the execs that sponsor the race decided that the Pond Jump was too big a liability and have completely nixed it. Sorry, don't bring your pond jumping outfit.

XC Race Classes:

Expert Classes - 21 miles

Men Pro/Expert                 -- Awards + Cash Prize
Women Pro/Expert -- Awards + Cash Prize
Men Junior Expert (18 & under) -- Awards + Cash Prize
Men Expert Vet (35+) -- Awards + Cash Prize
Men Expert Master (45+) -- Awards +Cash Prize
Single Speed -- Awards + Cash Prize

Sport Classes -- 14 miles

Men Sport                      -- Awards + Prize Table
Women Sport -- Awards + Prize Table
Women Vet (35+) -- Awards + Prize Table
Men Sport Vet (35+) -- Awards + Prize Table
Men Sport Master (45+) -- Awards + Prize Table
Men Legends (55+) -- Awards + Prize Table
Clydesdale (200lbs +) -- Awards + Prize Table
Men High School -- Awards + Prize Table

Beginner Classes - 7 miles

Women High School              -- Awards + Prize Table
Junior (14 & Under) -- Awards + Prize Table
Men Beginner -- Awards + Prize Table
Women Beginner -- Awards + Prize Table

Start Date: 2009-06-21     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike Festival - WVMBA #5
Location(s): Grantsville, WV 26147
Calhoun County Park
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): J.R. Petsko
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
Comments: This is a all weekend cycling fest.
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