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Sunday, September 8, 2013 -- Slatyfork, WV
Slatyfork Fat Tire 50 - WVMBA Ultra #6 (iPO Event Id#: 14482)

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Fat Tire 50
Pocahontas Trails presents the Slatyfork Fat Tire 50. Classic backcountry racing at its finest! Pocahontas Trails and Elk River Touring Center are bringing back XC racing to Slatyfork. It's been 12 years since the last WV Fat Tire Festival 35k and 70k... and we are excited! Slatyfork is home to the original IMBA Gauley Headwaters Epic and 15 WV Fat Tire festivals. Stop number six on the WVMBA Ultra Series tour will feature most of the classic trails from the past (and many improved ones, too), a delicious post race meal from Elk River Restaurant, and cash and prizes for the winners. Come on over the mountain and see why Mountain Bike Magazine wrote many great articles about this special place and named Slatyfork a must ride destination.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Heres the skinny on the fatty....

  • Race starts at bottom of Mine Road (FS 24) and proceeds to Teacreek Tral
  • Left onto Teacreek Connector
  • Right onto Gauley Mountain Trail
  • Another right onto Red Run
  • Continue straight onto Right Fork off of Red Run
  • Continue straight up into open field to base of Teacreek Mountain Trail
    • Here the lite class splits and goes back across Gauley Mountain Trail and ends at Mine Road
  • Ultra racers continue up and over Teacreek Mountain Trail to Teacreek Campground where there will be a stocked checkpoint
  • Proceed through the campground to Banic Shoals Trail and climb up to Boundary Trail
  • Continue on Boundary to Bearpen Trail and over to Gauley Mountain Trail
  • Finishes at end of Gauley Mountain Trail on Mine Road
There will also be a checkpoint at beginning of Gauley Mountian Trail on Mine Road.

REGISTRATION: At Elk River Touring Center, Saturday, September 7th from 6pm to 10pm. Also Sunday morning until 9:00am. Racers meeting begins at 9:00am.

CAMPING: Free primitive camping at Elk River Touring Center or anywhere on Mine Road

RACE STARTS: 10am Sunday, September 8th.

* WVMBA Points Series Event *

Part of the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) Points Series. 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:

Start Date: 2013-09-08
Event Name: Slatyfork Fat Tire 50 - WVMBA Ultra #6
Location(s): Slatyfork, WV 26291
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
Greg Moore
   Phone: 304-704-6789
Elk River Touring Center (ERTC)
   Phone: 304-572-3771 / 866-572-3771
Offsite URL: