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Sunday, August 6, 2006 -- Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski, OH -
2006 WVMBA Point Series Race and Ohio MTB Championship Series (OMBC)
Race to the Hills - WVMBA # 9 (iPO Event Id#: 7329)

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Latest Race Updates and Info... can be found at http://www.athensbicycle.com/race/index.html.

WVMBA in Ohio? That's right, a WVMBA Points Series race in Ohio. Alright! There's nothing like a new venue to keep bikers on their toes. Plus, there are lots of perks that make this a WVMBA points worthy race, great singletrack, beautiful setting, read on...

Sign up today! Print your [Entry Form] (pdf file)

The entry form lists all OMBC and WVMBA classes. Racers are encouraged to print and complete the form and bring it to the registration area on Aug. 6 to help speed up the registration process.

Classes and Points: This is a dual points race - racers will earn points in the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) series and in the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) series. On race day awards will be given based on OMBC class structure. OMBC and WVMBA points will be awarded to each racer based on each respective series' class structure. To download a PDF of the Race to the Hills registration form, click here. The form lists all OMBC and WVMBA classes. Racers are encouraged to print and complete the form and bring it to the registration area on Aug. 6 to help speed up the registration process.

Course Change: The course for beginner and sport racers is exactly the same as 2005. The expert course is nearly the same as 2005 except we have added a new downhill on your second lap. It shortens the course only slightly, but adds a major descent while cutting out some minor climbs and moderate downhills. For complete course information visit click here.

Parking Information: Parking will be available for racers, volunteers, spectators and fun ride participants along Long Ridge Road. Watch for signs along State Route 278 directing you to turn onto Irish Ridge Road and eventually onto Long Ridge Road. Park your vehicle on Long Ridge Road; the start/finish area is a short walk (or ride) from there (follow the signs).

About the Location: In 2005 a reader poll conducted by "Mountain Bike Quarterly" Magazine voted the trails at Lake Hope State Park the best in Ohio. Athens Bicycle Club has hand built more than 23 miles of trail at the park. Features include tight singletrack, rock formations and few reasons to dismount your bike.

Stay at one of their 67 rustic cottages, or "rough it" in a tent at the campground. Watch for deer, turkeys, and beavers as you hike the trails or try your luck at fishing along the lakeshore. Visit the nature center, relax at the beach or rent a canoe to paddle the lake.

Race Flyer

TITLE: Race to the Hills - WVMBA # 9
EVENTS: XCountry
WHEN: Sun, 6 Aug, 2006
WHERE: Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski, OH
CONTACT: Race to the Hills Info (740) 594-9944
AFFILIATES: Athens Bicycle and WVMBA Point Series
COMMENTS: New! This WVMBA points race is in Ohio!
OFF-SITE URL: http://www.athensbicycle.com/race/index.html