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Sunday, May 13, 2001 -- Canaan Valley Resort State Park - Canaan Valley, WV
24 Miles of Canaan - WVMBA Point Series #4

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C A N A A N   V A L L E Y   N E W S

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: John Northeimer
Canaan Valley Resort
304-866-4121, ext. 2677
SUBJECT: "24-Miles of Canaan" Mountain Bike Race to Take Place May 13th

Davis, WV - These country roads won't take you anywhere close to home, but they will get you to the finish line of the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association's "24-Miles of Canaan", to be held Sunday, May 13th at Canaan Valley Resort.

"Set on backcountry trails in Tucker County West Virginia, this 24-mile, point series mountain bike race will cover some of the most scenic terrain in the east," said John Northeimer, recreation director at Canaan Valley Resort.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., racers take-off in a mass start before riding into the Canaan Valley wilderness in their attempt to grab first place. Prizes will be awarded three deep in eighteen classes.

Northeimer said that the race is open to both West Virginia Mountain Bike Association members and nonmembers. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the race, or participants can pre-registration from Noon to 4 pm on Saturday. A fee of $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers is required.

There will also be a race for kids, Northeimer added. The "Back Hollow Mountain Bike Race" will be held on Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. The categories include ages six and younger, seven and eight year olds, nine and ten year olds, and eleven and twelve year olds. The start time is 4:30 p.m. and there is an award ceremony following the race. Registration is from noon to four, and there is no fee to enter.

In conjunction with the "24-Miles of Canaan", the resort is offering a special weekend lodging package. The offer includes two nights lodging, two days of breakfast in the Aspen dining room, and a special gift. The cost for the package is $69.00 per person, based on double occupancy. Children twelve and under lodge free.

"Whether you're an experienced mountain biker, a beginner or just a spectator, this promises to be a great weekend for biking enthusiasts as well as those trying to get away from the heat," Northeimer said.

For more information, or to make reservations, contact the resort at 1-800-622-4121.

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CANAAN VALLEY RESORT STATE PARK, BY GUEST SERVICES, INC., IS A 250 ROOM LODGE WHICH IS AAA THREE-DIAMOND AND MOBIL THREE STAR RATED. IN ADDITION TO THE LODGE ROOMS, THE RESORT BOASTS 23 CABINS AND COTTAGES, AND 10,000 SQUARE FEET COMPRISED OF 10 MEETING ROOMS. YOU CAN ACCESS THE RESORT'S WEB SITE AT: WWW.CANAANRESORT.COM. FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 800-622-4121.


TITLE: 24 Miles of Canaan - WVMBA Point Series #4
EVENTS: XCountry
WHEN: Sun, 13 May
WHERE: Canaan Valley (Canaan Valley Resort State Park), WV
CONTACT: John Northeimer (304) 866-4121 x 2677 E-mail
AFFILIATES: WVMBA Point Series