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Friday September 2, - Sunday, September 4, 2005 -- Oak Hill, WV
ACE New River Bike Fest - WVMBA Fall#5
Minden Mudfest
(iPO Event Id#: 6608)
[Overall Results]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7]
Event Coverage: [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004]

Photo by Julie Black
Rock garden riding at ACE
Kick off Labor Day Weekend with the ACE Minden Mudfest XC Race. That's right, it's back! Come on out for this fast paced event staged on one of the most scenic courses in the series. As you fly along the edge of the New River Gorge, don't forget to check out the view. You won't want to miss some legendary riding that has made ACE and the New River Gorge a destination for mountain biking.

Also making a return to Bike Fest weekend is the FREE kid's race! Just after mom or dad head out on the trail, it's the kids turn. This race is for youngsters 6 to 12 years old and offers several short, easy loops that are perfect for kids to get excited about racing.

Weekend Happenings: Saturday night, come on down to the Lost Paddle Lounge for some great times sharing race stories over a cold beverage all the while enjoying some cool sounds. Dinner can also be had next door in the dining lodge if you're not into cooking after laying it all out on the race course.

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Camping: As always, ACE provides FREE camping for our racers, however, you may want to check out our other lodging options. If you plan to upgrade to a cabin or chalet, make reservations early. Labor Day weekend will fill up quickly.

2005 Race Itinerary - ACE New River Bike Fest 

Schedule (SATURDAY 9/3)
All Day - XC Race Course open for practice

Race Day (SUNDAY 9/4)
Minden Mudfest XC Circuit Race8am to 10am
On-Site Registration & Packet Pickup

10:30am - PreRace Meeting

11:00am - XC Circuit Race Start

1pm to 3pm - On-site FREE Burrito Lunch for XC Circuit Racers 
($5 per person for all others)

3:00pm - Awards Ceremony (approximate time) 

Kid's Fun MTB Race:
11:00am - Kid's Race Registration (for ages 6-12, FREE)

11:30am - Kid's Race Start 

12:30pm - Kid's Race Awards Ceremony (medals awarded to all kid's)

General Race Description & Plan:
XC Circuit:
WVMBA classes apply
Course: beginner, jr 14&under - 1 8-mile lap
Course: sport, clydesdale, high school - 1 13-mile lap
Course: pro, expert, single speed - 2 13-mile laps 
Awards: cash for Pro/Expert, Expert Vet, Expert Mst, Single Speed
Awards: prize table for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in all other divisions

Kid's Fun MTB Race:Age Categories: 6&under, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12
Awards: Medals to all participants

Registration Fees:

XC Circuit Race - Junior & Beginner: $20
XC Circuit Race - All Others: $30
Kid's Fun MTB Race - FREE
Non-WVMBA Members: add'l $5 --- 8-27-05 Deadline on Refunds

TITLE: ACE New River Bike Fest - WVMBA Fall#5
EVENTS: XCountry, Kids Race
WHEN: Sun, 4 Sep, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
WHERE: Oak Hill, WV
CONTACT: Tug Chamberlin 1-888-223-7238 ext. 128 E-mail
COMMENTS: A WVMBA Point Series Race