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Thursday August 3, 2000 thru Tuesday, August 8, 2000 -- Slatyfork, WV
West Virginia Fat Tire Festival
35K & 20K XC MTB Races

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[Festival/Race Details] [Entry Form] [Schedule]

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Now in it's 16th year, the premier mountain bike fest of West Virginia will be held at Elk River Touring Center in Slatyfork, West Virginia. 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.

The Fat Tire Festival:
Starts Thursday, August 3, 2000 and runs thru Tuesday, August 8, 2000

The BIG MTB Races: The 35K & 20K XC MTB Races
Both part of the WVMBA Points and Virginia Point Series.

1999 Fat Tire Festival
1999 Fat Tire MTB Races
Race Start Times & Date: Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 11:00 AM

Location: Elk River is located in Slatyfork on US Route 219 between Marlinton and Snowshoe West Virginia. From Marlinton we are 17 miles north and from Snowshoe we are 5 miles south. From Elkins we are 48 miles south and from Lewisburg we are 60 miles north.

You can now Register Online at (off site URL)
Or stay right here and print out an [Entry Form]

Registration Hours: Are from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday. You can also register from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday Through Friday. These are generous hours. All guests should plan to arrive within these hours. All guests must be registered for the Festival in order to participate in any event.

No arrival is permitted in the campground after 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday. Campers will not be permitted without a festival pack registration. Limited sites are available, and are given on a first come first serve basis.

Balloon Rides Anyone?
Important 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: 2000 Festival Fun Packs include...

  • Admission into the Festival and camping for dates reserved.
  • A custom high quality cotton 2000 Fat Tire Festival S.S. T-shirt.
  • Participation in-group rides, singletrack camps, rap sessions.
  • A Registration pack, ticket for great prize giveaways & Freebies.
  • Live music, HOT showers, bike hockey, IMBA workshops & much more!
    2000 Festival Event Details
    Kali's Clif Bar SHOT:
    Taste the benefits of Clif Bars, and Clif Shot the official energy food of the 2000 Fat Tire Festival.

    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 held each day. (For times check the Festival Schedule.) 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 including the Kona World Demo Tour will be on hand to talk technical & 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 famous ride to Cass. This ride includes a wonderful lunch that gets you ready to load up for Bald Knob, the 2nd highest peak in the mountain state. Descend down the mountain to Snowshoe with a fast moving afternoon of thrills! Sign up early, because this is a FAT time!

    For More Festival & Race Info:
    Go to the Elk River Touring Center Web Site.
    You can also contact Gil or Mary Willis at (304) 572-3771.

    Please thank the Sponsors who make this event possible.