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Sunday, June 1, 2014 -- Harrisville, WV / North Bend State Park
Race Around the Bend - WVMBA XC #6 (iPO Event Id#: 15054)

[Overall Results] [Results by Class]

About the Park

North Bend was 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.

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Beautiful views at North Bend.
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.


North Bend State Park, Harrisville, WV 26362
(phone) 304-643-2931 | (web)


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).

Follow "Mt. Bike Race" signs from US Route 50 to the race course.

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.

Kids Race

A half mile course will be utilized for the kid's race, which will start at 11:00 am. It will be run in an open meadow that will be mowed grass. The course will have some man-made obstacles that will require a minimal skill to negotiate. This event will be a timed event and racers will ride to compete for time and not against each other. The kid's race will have a staggered start. There will be a prize for the first 25 registrants for the kids race. At 10:00 am there will be a kids bike safety check and a skills course that will consist of a rock jump, log over, teeter-totter ramp and log obstacles. Parents/guardians must sign a waiver.

Cross Country Race

Beginner (8 miles), Sport (14 miles) and Expert (18 miles) course will be the same as the last two years. However, there may be a change in travel direction on different areas of the trails. Cash prizes (100% payback) for Expert class and prize table for Sport and Beginner racers.

Amount of cash prizes and depth of prize table (bike supplies, clothing and gift cards) selection will be determined by the number of entrants in each class. First male and female expert and sport finisher will each receive additional $100.00 bonus along with regular prize. All registered riders names for the X-Country race will be entered into a raffle drawing for a $100 gift certificate.

Spaghetti dinner after the race for all participants and families.

* 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: 2014-06-01     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: Race Around the Bend - WVMBA XC #6
Location(s): Harrisville, WV 26362
North Bend State Park
Event Type(s): Bike
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): SC Worden
Affiliate(s): West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
Comments: Cross country and kids race
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