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Thursday, July 29 - Tuesday, August 3, 1999 -- Slatyfork
1999 WV Fat Tire Festival

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Coverage from the 1998 WV Fat Tire Festival

The premier mountain bike fest of West Virginia will be held in Slatyfork. The beginning of the fest is the ever popular Cass Scenic Railroad Ride, riding to Cass, then shuttling up to Bald Knob on a steam locomotive used in 1900 to haul timber from the mountain. Followed by fireroad and singletrack downhill back to the base of the mountain. Daily tech sessions, singletrack clinics, polo, group rides and great food will yield 5 days of fun, friends and great riding.


1:00 pmRegistration Begins, Camping Opens
3:00 pmGroup Rides Begin
9:00 pmNite Ride
9:00 amCass Scenic Rail Road Ride / All Day
10:00 amGroup Rides
2:00 pmFat Tire Expo Opens
6:00 pmFly Fishing Demo
6:00 pmBBQ Fest Dinner Party
7:00 pmLive Music T.B.A.
9:00 amSingletrack Clinic
10:00 amGroup Rides of Gauley Divide - all levels
11:00 amKid's Mountain Bike Race WVMBA Kid's Points Series!
1:00 pmFly Fishing Demo
1:00 pmBeginner and Intermediate Trials FREE with festival registration.
3:00 pmWomen's Mountain Bike Clinic and Tea Party
5:00 pmWheelie Contest / Mountain Bike Limbo / Huffy Toss
6:00 pmWV Brewing Beer Tasting
8:00 pmBike Hockey
8:30 pmLive Music -T.B.A.
9:00 amGuided Tours and Clinics - Tea Creek Canyon
11:00 am35K and and 20K Cross Country Mountain Bike Races WVMBA and Virginia State Championship Points Series!
4:00 pmFly Fishing Demo
5:00 pmWheelie Contest / Mountain Bike Limbo / Huffy Toss
7:00 pmIMBA Think Tank
8:00 pmLive Bluegrass Music
9:30 pmSlatyforks' Naked Night Ride
10:00 amCheat Mountain Group Rides
11:00 amSingletrack Clinic
6:00 pmHomebrew Contest
10:00 amTour De Cranberry
11:00 amSingle Track Clinics
7:00 pmBike Hockey Tournament - sign up a 3 person team
8:00 pmOpen Mic Nite
...and much, much more! Bring your instruments and please leave your pets at home.

Camping and Registration
Registration starts 1 pm to 11 pm, Thursday. Hours are from 8 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday and from 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday through Tuesday. These are generous hours, all guests should plan to arrive within these hours. No arrival in campground after 11 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 9 pm, Sunday through Tuesday. Campers will not be permitted without festival pack registration. Limited sites are available, first come - first served.

1999 Festival Info
Anyone planning to attend should pre-register due to the limited capacity of our facility. Camping always fills up early so plan to register now. There may be additional camping nearby, first come - first served. All guests must be registered for Festival to participate in any event. Fun packs make pre-registration easy.

Festival Fun Packs
1999 Festival Fun Packs include: Admission into the Festival and camping for dates reserved. A custom high quality cotton 1999 Fat Tire Festival S.S. T-shirt. Participation in-group rides, singletrack camps, rap sessions. Registration pack, ticket for great prize giveaways & Freebies. Live music, bike hockey, IMBA workshops & much more.

Mountain Bike Magazine
Staff will be on hand to ride, instruct, entertain and enjoy the festivities.

Kali's Clif Bar SHOT
Taste the benefits of Clif Bars, and Clif Shot the official energy food of the Fest.

Kid's Mountain Bike Race and Rodeo
Patagonia is proud to sponsor the Kid's Mountain Bike Rodeo.

Guided Group Rides
Rides for all skill and fitness levels will be starting each day at 10 am. Another ride will begin each afternoon. Mountain bike riding is why this festival has become such a big deal. Join us for the best rides in the East!

Mini Singletrack Camps
Learn to hop logs, carve turns, do drop-offs, climb walls, and brake like a pro from top riders, instructors, and the Mountain Bike Magazine staff. Camps will happen each day at 11 am and 3 pm. Sign up early and go home a better rider.

Cool Demo Bikes
There will be plenty of fast, fun and fat bikes for you to test in the dirt. Factory reps will be on hand to talk technical and make deals.

Home Brew Contest
Bring or mail us you own bottled beauties and a panel of festival judges will decide which is the king of fat tire beers. Prizes will be awarded!

Cass Scenic RR Ride
Don't miss this classic ride to the historic town of Cass, load bikes on the train for Bald Knob, the second highest peak in the Mountain State. Descend down the Mountain to Snowshoe with a fast moving afternoon full of thrills and spills! This is the only time a trip like this happens so book early. Fully vehicle supported.

For more info, you can go directly to Pre-registration on-line or you can visit the home page of the Elk River Touring Center. You can also contact Gil or Mary Willis at (304) 572-3771.

A WVMBA Point Series Race!