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Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1, 2006 -- Barboursville Community Park, Barboursville, WV - 2006 WVMBA Point Series Race
The Dirt Derby - WVMBA #13 - Championship Race (iPO Event Id#: 7331)

October 1st is the WVMBA Points Series Championship Race!
NOTE: Series awards go 5 deep in all classes (if 5 racers qualify)

Photo by Brad Yurish
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The time is right. The invitation is out. Over $65,000 and countless man hours put in. Only you determine if 3 days on a mountain bike in western West Virginia is worthy of the investment. Staged racing with a cumulative total time over 3 days will decide the winner of the 2006 Dirt Bag Cup. This is separate from Sunday's WVMBA series classes, which will remain the same. Saturday's shuttle space is limited so pre-registration is required. The Kanawha Trace and Adahi Trail are local Boy Scout trails that travel back county roads and through the woods on private lands, making for a truly unique journey. Designed as a hiking trail it has been open to multi-use non-motorized travel for the past 45 years.

Friday, Sept. 29th, 6:00 pm ---- KTTT
Opening Time Trial features 4 miles of cross country BSA trail. A 1 mile single-track climb followed by two shortish up and downs with a downhill finish into Big Cabell Creek. KT miles 0-5 / traveling east

  • 4 miles - 28min 45sec. course record - Michael C Carpenter
  • Starts/Park at SE corner of i64 exit 18 interchange. (Mud River Road)
  • 50 cents BSA Trail user Fee
Saturday, Sept. 30th, 9:30 am (shuttle)---- Kanawha Trace Western Assault
** Pre-registration is required and space is limited.**

The Assualt is a day long cross country ride to include the Adahi Trail & Kanawha Trace. A shuttle vehicle(s) will be available for you and your bike. We will be parking at mile 0 and shuttling riders and bikes to Hurricane (behind Saturn) for a 15-20 mile long prelude to fun, before hitting the off road trail head at mile 31. At least 2 timed stages; one going in and the other going out. A trail lunch stop will be served along Barkers Ridge. There may be times when a time cut is imposed in order to keep the group moving and to complete Trace in a somewhat timely manner. We can expect to wait around 20 minutes during the regroupings. If it becomes apparent that a rider's abilities/circumstances impede the natural progression of the group they may be rerouted or sagged. (The classic bail)

  • 50 miles (+8hrs) MtB.
  • Starts/Park at SE corner of i64 exit 18 interchange
  • 9:30 shuttle departs from exit 18
  • 10:00 ride departs from Hurricane
  • 5.5 clams suggested ride donation

Intentions of participation are required for Friday and Saturday! This can be done by contacting and/or
Sunday, October 1st, 12 noon - The Dirt Derby ---- WVMBA Championship
Seriously fast racing on the multi lap course at Barboursville Park, cranks up at high noon. Expert times apply to overall tour times.
  • 21 miles Expert - 17 miles Sport - 10 miles for beginner
  • WVMBA Points Series Championship
  • $30 members - $35 non members
  • Shirts to the first 100 registered
  • Cash or Prizes awarded to all WVMBA classes

  • 8am - Registration opens
  • 11:45 - Racers meeting come ready to ride!
  • Noon - Race Start for Sport/expert
  • 12:30 - Race Start for Beginners
  • Pasta and Burgers directly following the races
  • 3:30 - Awards presentation with WVMBA Series ceremony directly following.
Course: The course has been set. See this link to 2006 track map. Guaranteed too be challenging! Connecting a whole lotta single-track with dirt roads and a little bit of pavement. This is the Ohio River Valley, but with climbs like Devils Hollow and Farm View you will know that you are climbing. Once to the top - prepare for some of the tight single-track off the face descents. Not much ridge riding here, just side-hill, point and shoot, white knuckle, lay of the land groovin'. The old state farm downhill winds down for a mile, before it finds the Guyandotte River. All the climbing and descending will be balanced out with some wide open dirt roads along the flats. Something for everyone. Topo relieve on the trails are in the 300-350 ft range.

About the Location: Barboursville Community Park located in Barboursville, WV is over 750 acres of well-designed landscaped park. Three fishing lakes, ball fields, tennis courts, walking and bike trails, playgrounds, basketball courts and picnicking areas. For more park info. call (304) 736-8994. And it's a so pretty. See the flicker photo set of Kanawha Trace.

Directions: Park Entrance is 1.7 miles from Interstate 64 at exit 18 turn toward rt60. At the light on rt60 turn right (west). From the next turning lane (100yds) turn left on Main Street, this will take you to the next signal light turn left for one block and turn right (at the next light). This road winds left and right past Barboursville Grade School and the VFD, at the first 4way stop sign turn left for one block and make a right (yield sign) on Martha Road. Park entrance is about a half mile on the right. If you start going downhill you've gone too far. Look for white signs thru downtown directing towards Barboursville Park. The town has a no sign policy, so event signs will not be apparent. Event venue is at picnic shelters on top of the hill in the park, again if you start going down hill you have gone past the last turn.

More info at

TITLE: The Dirt Derby - WVMBA #13 - Championship Race
EVENTS: XCountry
WHEN: Sat, 30 Sep - Sun, 1 Oct, 2006
WHERE: Barboursville, WV
CONTACT: Michael Boyes (304) 743-9510 E-mail
COMMENTS: @ Barboursville Park