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Sunday, July 13, 2008 -- Parkersburg, WV / North Bend State Park
North Bend Challenge - WVMBA #10
& Sammy Klimas Benefit
(iPO Event Id#: 10566)

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Why do it?

Please help us raise funds for the family of Sammy Klimas, a 10 month old who was recently diagnosed with cancer (Neuroblastoma). The latest news on Sammy is available at:

Saturday enjoy the Hike and Bike Scavenger Hunts to benefit Sammy too!

The North Bend Challenge is a brand new race to the WVMBA Point Series calender this year with a race course full excitement.

Notice: 100% of the funds from this race are going to help the Klimas family. There will only be a prize table. No Cash prizes for expert. Also in an effort to give the Klimas family as much as possible the only prizes on the table will be ones donated by cycling shops around the area.

Thanks to these prize table sponsors:
High Mountain Sports, Deep Creek, MD
River Valley Bicycles, Fayetteville, WV
Kenda Tire, USA
Endura Cycle Apparel
Athens Bicycles
Parkersburg Bicycles
Blackwater Bikes, Davis, WV
Adventure Pursuit
Fat Tire Cycle

Auction:There ia also a auction in progress right now in the forums area of for some gear autographed by Lance Armstrong, Ned Overend, Sue Haywood and the Shogrens. This auction will conclude at the awards for the North Bend Race.

When: Sunday July 13, 2008
Time: Noon
Place: North Bend State Park - Outside Parkerburg, WV

Course: Single Loop Course. 22 miles for experts, 18 miles for sport classesand 14 for are beginner and junior classes.

How to get There: Located in the north-western section of the state, North Bend is easily accessible from four-lane U.S. 50 which stretches across north central West Virginia from Parkersburg to Clarksburg. Driving east, take U.S. 50 to the junction of WV 31 (21 miles). Take WV31 to Cairo and follow signs to the park. Driving west, take WV 16 to Harrisville and follow signs to the park. Consult your highway map for further details.

About the Park: Named for the horseshoe curve of the North Fork of the Hughes River, North Bend State Park offers a multitude of recreational facilities in a beautiful pastoral setting. The fishing streams, hiking trails, abundant wildlife and excellent overnight accommodations are among this year-round park's most popular features. The park also features the 72 mile North Bend Rail Trail,which is a trail designed for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The rail trail runs along the old B & O Railroad bed from Parkersburg, WV to Wolf Summit, near Clarksburg, WV.

Start Date: 2008-07-13     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: North Bend Challenge - WVMBA #10
Location(s): Parkersburg, WV 26101
North Bend State Park
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): J.R. Petsko
Greg Moore
   Phone: 304-704-6789
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
Comments: Sammy Klimas Benefit Race
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