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Sunday, April 18, 2010 -- Bruceton Mills, WV / Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake Bike Classic - WVMBA #1 (iPO Event Id#: 12480)

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Big Bear Lake Classic-WVMBA, Photo by JR Petsko
Race and ride at Big Bear Lake
Photo by J.R. Petsko
* WVMBA Points Series Event *

West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) supports the efforts of The International Mountain Biking Association and encourages all riders to adhere to the rules of the trail. Visit them at:

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Race Course Change

22 miles for experts // 14-15 miles other classes

The start will no longer be on the road. Races will enter the trail immediately following the start. Race will be a staggered start. Experts at noon, Sport at 12:12, Beginner at 12:35.

Nearly all of the 22 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 22 mile loop. Sport racers will do a 14-15 mile loop. Beginner racers will do a shortened 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.


Registration opens at 9:00 am Kids race at 10:00 am Start Time 12:00 noon


All WVMBA point classes, All expert classes will receive at least 100% cash payback purse and a $30 season pass to bike Big Bear. Hand thrown pottery prizes will be awarded at least 3 deep depending on class size to all other classes. Showers and bike wash are provided.


Kids Race $5.00, WVMBA members $30.00, non-members $35.00 - Pizza After Race

Other Details

Registration begins 9 am inside front entrance, look for signs. Camping on site available. Primitive $5.00 per person, RV and Tent sites $10.00 per person. For rooms contact the Maple Leaf Motel in Bruceton Mills, WV, at 304-379-4075.


To get to Big Bear Lake take I-68 to the Hazelton Exit (WV exit 29) and go south (left if you are coming on I-68 West, right if you are coming on I-68 East). Follow this road 3 miles to the guard shack at Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Lake Camplands
450 Big Bear Lake Road, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

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Start Date: 2010-04-18     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: Big Bear Lake Bike Classic - WVMBA #1
Location(s): Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
Big Bear Lake
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s): 15mi 22mi
Contact(s): Mark Schooley
   Phone: 304-379-4382
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
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