Sunday, October 2, 2011 -- Marietta, OH / Wayne National Forest
The Wayne Ultra - WVMBA Ultra #5 Series Championship
* WVMBA Ultra Series Points Event *
West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA)
* RVMBA Event *
The River Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) hosts this 3rd annual event.
$500 to overall XXC winner!
Generous cash prizes for XXC classes. Sweet prize table for xc classes. PLUS stocked aid stations and post race meal provided. Post Race meal includes: Choice of BBQ chicken or pulled pork sandwich. Scalloped potatoes, baked beans, green beans, desert and soft drink/gatorade.
Riders meeting at 10:45 AM
Race Start - 11:00 AM
Come ready to ride.
Experience the epic trails of The Wayne! This fourth annual event is the final race of the WVMBA ultra series. Whether you are out to win, or just have a great day on the trail, the beautiful backcountry of Southeastern Ohio will not disappoint. The River Valley Mountain Bike Association volunteers have been hard at work preparing the trails for your arrival.
XXC men, XXC women, XXC single speed, XXC masters 45+. xc men, xc women.
XXC (ultra 45miles) $55. XC (almost ultra 20miles/no points) $45. WVMBA members receive $5 discount. Includes T-shirt to the first 100 racers, #plate, 3 stocked aid stations and post race meal.
Bring Your Bike and the Kids
Non-competitive riders are encouraged to attend and enter the short course. This is a truly epic backcountry mountain bike race! Where else can you get a marked epic ride and dinner cheaper? The Wayne National Forest, Marietta Unit. Venue: The Leith Run Recreation area is located on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River and is a popular attraction. Besides camping, Leith Run offers a variety of recreation activities for the entire family that includes Mountain Biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, group picnicking, and a playground for kids.
Leith Run Campground
Wayne National Forest
Athens Ranger District
27750 State Route 7
Marietta, OH 45750
Leith Run (OH) 44400 STATE ROUTE 7 New Matamoras OH 45767 If google'ing or gps'ing use the Latitude, Longitude info or this address: 44226 S.R. 7 Newport, OH 45768. GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 39.447523,-81.152873 From Marietta, Ohio, take Highway 7 North approximately 21 miles to campground.
The Leith Run Campground has been reserved for the race and all the sites are available on a first come basis. Rates are $15 tent site. $21 standard electric.
There are 18 camping sites that can accompodate RVs, which offer electrical hookups, grills, fire rings, picnic tables, and lantern posts. Three walk-in tent sites are also available. Drinking water, hot showers, flush toilets and a dump station are also provided.
Also see http://mariettaohio.org/placestostay for nearby hotels.
Course (45/ 20 miles)
The Wayne Ultra course description 2011. Begin at Leith Run Campground:
Turn left out of campground, SR 7 south. 1 mile turn right CR 14 2 mile turn right on CR 9, 2 mile turn right, Scenic River Trail Parking sign.
Take Scenic River Trail, 1 mile, hold left (up hill) continue on Scenic River Trail 2 mile, turn right on River Loop Trail, 7 mile to intersection of Scenic River and River Loop Trails.
XXC go straight onto Scenic River Trail back to Scenic River Trail Parking Area/aid station 1.
XC riders go right (up hill) on Scenic River Trail back to campground and finish
XXC leave aid station 1, turn right on CR 9, 2 mile, turn left on Bell Cemetery Rd. (T 421) 1/2 mile turn right on Archers Fork Loop Trail. (Caution not to miss turn) 2 mile turn right on Ohio View Connector Trail, 3 miles turn left on CR 9, 1/2 mile turn left on Jackson Run Rd. (T 36) 1 1/2 mile to top of hill, turn right on Archers Fork Loop Trail, 1 1/2 mile turn left on Irish Run Rd. (T 58), 1/4 mile turn right on McCormick Hill Rd. (T 410), 1 1/2 mile turn left on Shays Ridge Rd. (T 34), 1/2 mile turn left on St. Patricks Rd. (T 411) 1/8 mile turn left at top of hill on gated road next to cemetery (aid station 2), 1/4 mile turn right on Archers Fork Loop trail (this section of trail takes you past the great cave and a natural bridge). 3 miles cross Jackson Run Rd. (T 36), continue on Archers Fork Loop Trail 3 mile, turn right on North Country Trail, 2 mile back to Scenic River Trail Parking Area (aid station 3) Take Scenic River Trail 1 mile turn right on River Loop Trail, 7 mile go straight onto Scenic River Trail and down hill 1/2 mile, cross SR 7, continue 1/2 mile to campground and finish.
NOTE: MILEAGES ARE APPROXIMATE
|Start Date:||2011-10-02 Start Time: 11:00am|
|Event Name:||The Wayne Ultra - WVMBA Ultra #5 Series Championship|
Marietta, OH 45750|
Wayne National Forest
River Valley Mountain Bike Association|
West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
|Comments:||Presented by Parkersburg Bicycle|