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Sunday, August 21, 2011 -- Lost Creek, WV / Watters Smith State Park
The White Oak Challenge at Watters Smith - WVMBA #12 (iPO Event Id#: 13231)


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Watters Smith MTB Race Photo
White Oak Challenge Photo by J.R. Petsko
The 2011 White Oak Challenge on Sunday, August 21th. The race will start at 12:00 noon. All proceeds of the race will go to help a fellow cyclist in his battle with cancer.

To Register

Registration is on race day and will open at 9:00 am at Watters Smith State Park main entrance. Cost per racer is $25.00 for WVMBA members and $35.00 for non-members.

Racers Meeting

Will be held at 11:50 am just before race start. Make sure you attend for any changes in the course or such.


You don't want to miss this one, Watters Smith is known for their tight, fast single track. With great thanks to all the trail work volunteers, the course has been extended. The hike a bike sections have been removed.

A lap is a now approximately 11 miles. Expert Class will be doing 2 laps; Sport Class will do 1 lap and Beginners 1/4 of a lap. There is a Pro-Log section that is approximately 2.5 miles, which is included in a lap and all riders will be completing this section. Maps and detailed instructions will be given at the race.

Additional Activities

  • Kids Race will start at 11:00 am and awards will be given to each child that participates. There is a $5.00 fee for each child.

  • The swimming pool will be open and if you see race director, Jason Martin, or one of the volunteers at the race, they can get you a free pass to the pool.


Watters Smith State Park
Lost Creek, WV 26385

(phone) 304-745-3081 (web)


Watters Smith Memorial State Park may be reached by taking Exit 110 off I-79 (Lost Creek exit) and following the directional signs to West Milford, left on Duck Creek Road to Watters Smith State Park (approximately 7 miles). Visitors traveling US 19 should turn off at West Milford and follow signs three miles to the park.

Special Thanks to the Sponsors and Volunteers

Bombardier | City of Bridgeport | West Virginia Night Club | Papa John's | Pepsi

Area Lodging

For a list of Hotels & Motels in nearby Bridgeport, WV visit:

About Watters Smith State Park

The heritage of early West Virginia is preserved in the pioneer homestead restoration at this park. Through the wisdom of a descendent, the late 1700s farm of Watters Smith was bequeathed to the state park system to be preserved for posterity. A log cabin similar to the original was moved and reconstructed on the park, the Smith family home (c. 1876) has been restored as a museum, and an additional museum houses many early farm artifacts. Guided tours are offered from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

In addition, the park features swimming at their pool, picnicking, hiking trails, and horseback riding.

Start Date: 2011-08-21     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: The White Oak Challenge at Watters Smith - WVMBA #12
Location(s): Lost Creek, WV 26385
Watters Smith State Park
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Jason Martin
   Phone: 304-694-5977
Pike Street Bikes
   Phone: 304-592-3000
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
Comments: 9 am registration, 11:50 racers meeting, 12 noon start
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