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Sunday, May 23, 2010 -- Spencer, WV / Charles Fork Lake
Tour de Lake - WVMBA #4 (iPO Event Id#: 12483)


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Gunnar Shogren, Tour de Lake-WVMBA, photo by JR Petsko
Race and ride at Charles Fork Lake
Photo by J.R. Petsko
* WVMBA Points Series Event *

West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) supports the efforts of The International Mountain Biking Association and encouragages all riders to adhere to the rules of the trail. Visit them at:

[WVMBA Forms and Rules]


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.


Charles Fork Lake, Spencer, WV 25276
(phone)(304) 927-1640 | (web) | (e-mail)

[Google Map]


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.

About Charles Fork Lake

This park is 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. 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. Call (304) 927-1640 with your questions.

Start Date: 2010-05-23
Event Name: Tour de Lake - WVMBA #4
Location(s): Spencer, WV 25276
Charles Fork Lake
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Steve Fetty
   Phone: 304-927-5821
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
Offsite URL: