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Sunday, April 30, 2006 -- Big Bear Lake - Bruceton Mills, WV - 2006 WVMBA Point Series Race
Big Bear Lake Bike Classic - WVMBA #2 (iPO Event Id#: 7321)

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Photo by Heather Rau
Bring on the bear!
The annual Big Bear Lake Mountain Bike Classic will be held Sunday, April 30 2006. This race is the WVMBA point's series event #2. We have an adrenaline charged mass start at high noon.

The course starts on a one-mile stretch of pavement, which spreads the field before jumping into tight winding single track. Nearly all of the 21 miles of racing is in single/double track. This extremely fast and technical course is full of large embedded rocks, which provide wide grin racing for all skill levels. All expert racers will do a 21 mile loop. Sport racers will do a 16 mile loop. Beginner racers will do a shortened 7-mile loop. Two water stations are provided along the course.

The kid's race will be held at 10:00 Sunday morning just before the adult race. Young racers will be treated to a true "in the woods" kids course. All kid racers will receive medals and a hand dipped ice cream cone from the Big Bear County Store. Having the kid's race on Sunday provides a unique opportunity for the entire family to participate in a mountain bike event. Classes are ages 6 through 12, both girls and boys.

Times are: Registration opens at 9:00 am Kids race at 10:00 am Start Time: Sport and Beginner 11:30 am & Expert 12:00 noon

Classes: All WVMBA point classes, Beginner Under 30, and 30+

Prize Table: All expert classes will receive at least 100% cash payback purse and a $30 season pass to bike Big Bear. Prizes will be awarded at least 4 deep depending on class size to all other classes.

Post Race: Pasta dinner free to all racers. Showers and bike wash are provided.

Fees: Kids Race $5.00, Main Event WVMBA members $30.00, non-members $35.00

Directions: Off I-68 exit # 29 Hazelton, WV, follows signs 3 miles south to Big Bear Lake.

Camping on site: Primitive $5.00 per person, RV and Tent sites $10.00 per person.

Motel: Maple Leaf Motel, Bruceton Mills, WV, 304-379-4075

For more Race Information: Contact Mark Schooley at 304-379-4382

For more about Big Bear Lake: Go to

TITLE: Big Bear Lake Bike Classic - WVMBA #2
EVENTS: XCountry
WHEN: Sun, 30 Apr, 2006 @ 12:00pm
WHERE: Bruceton Mills (Big Bear Lake), WV
CONTACT: Bob Vernon (304) 594-3484 E-mail