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Sunday, May 17, 2009 -- Spencer, WV
Tour de Lake - WVMBA #3 (iPO Event Id#: 11643)

[Overall Results] [Results by Class] [Photos] by JD Brandenburg

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Charles Fork Lake in Spencer, West Virginia is a multi-use area with over 25 miles of trails surrounding a mile long lake that sports excellent fishing, canoeing, and hiking. The trails were developed by local mountain biking enthusiasts. It's one of the most beautiful venues in the east.

Gunnar photo by J.R. Petsko
Gunnar Shogren Tours de Lake
Photo by J.R. Petsko
The trail system is mostly single-track that offers a rewarding experience for all levels of mountain bikers. Primitive camping is available. Bring the family, the setting is beautiful and very spectator friendly.

  • Registration (8:30 AM) - T-Shirts to the first 100 registered


15K Race (1 Lap) - Women High School (15-18), Men Juniors* (14 & under), Men/Women Beginner/Novice

30K Race (2 Laps) - * = Eligible for WVMBA Points
Women Pro-Expert*, Women Vet 35+*, Sport Women*, Men Pro-Expert*, Men Expert & Sport Vet 35+*, Men Expert & Sport Masters 45+*, Men Expert Juniors* (18 & under), Sport Men (19-34)*, Men High School (15-18)*, Clydesdale 200 lbs.+*, Single Speed Open*

Awards Distribution: Our goal is to promote the sport of mountain biking and hence we want to encourage and reward bikers of all ability levels and ages. We will award all the 1st place prizes beginning with the 2 lap race followed by the 1 lap race. Other places will be awarded in a similar manner.

How deep we go will depend on the size of the class as shown: Up to 8 racers - 3 deep, 9 to 12 racers - 4 deep, 13 to 17 racers - 5 deep, 18+ racers - 6 deep

Note: If we have additional prizes after this distribution, we may, at our discretion, go deeper in all classes. Please remember that the Pro/Expert classes race for cash only.

Course: The course is ready for pre-riding. It's extremely well marked and the Roane County Fire and Rescue Squad will have personnel stationed at numerous points around the lake. Still, it is your responsibility to know the race course. We will not be closing off trails at crucial intersections, so you need to know which way to go! Also note that the distances are a bit longer than 15K and 30K. Note: The beginner class is for NOVICE riders. If you are a stronger rider, please use the sport classes - step up to the challenge and ride the 2 lap race.

How to Get There: Charles Fork Lake lies just to the south of Spencer, WV off of Route 36 which meets US Route 119 just outside of town.

  • FROM I-79 NORTH - Take Big Otter exit, go north on Rt. 16 then west on US Route 33 to Spencer. South on US Route 119 to Rt. 36 - turn left and look for the sign for the lake.

  • FROM I-79 SOUTH - Take the Clendenin exit, to north on US Route 119. Turn right on Rt. 36 just outside of Spencer. Look for the sign to the lake.

  • FROM I-77 - Take the Ripley exit, go east on US Route 33 to Spencer, then south on US Route 119 to Rt. 36 - turn left and look for the sign for the lake.

Start Date: 2009-05-17     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: Tour de Lake - WVMBA #3
Location(s): Spencer, WV 25276
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Steve Fetty
   Phone: 304-927-5821
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
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