Start line address: 450 Big Bear Lake Rd, Bruceton Mills, WV26525
Presented by Big Bear Lake Trail Center

Big Bear Lake Ultra & Ultra Lite

 


 

Saturday August 6, 2016

 

  WVMBA Ultra Series Event #3

 Ultra is a WVMBA Ultra Series points event

 Ultra Lite is NOT an Ultra Series points event

10:00 am start

Ultra is 40+ mile approximate distance

Ultra Lite is 20+ mile approximate distance

Classes: 

Ultra Classes:

Men’s open, women’s open, masters 45+, single speed

Ultra Lite Classes:

Men's and women's open

The Big Bear Ultra is the 3rd race in the WVMBA Ultra Series. It is a mountain bike race that tests the participants, endurance & ability. Only well conditioned cyclists should attempt this event. We offer the 20+ mile Ultra Lite for those looking for a good day in the saddle but who aren't up for the 40+ miler. Racers in both classes will be treated to sweet WV singletrack on some of Big Bear's finest trails.We will be featuring a similiar course to 2015, get some!

Onsite Registration: Open Friday between 6-9pm and Saturday morning from 7-9am.

General course description:

Start/finish will be at the front of the property near the Community Center. 

The Ultra will start out with a prologue lap out the Dam Connector Trail and back to the start/finish area via Beaver Creek Trail. The Ultra Lite will start after the Ultra riders clear the prologue.

The course consists of a start finish segment (portion of Dam Connector Trail) that will be run both directions. Then to Crack Trail, after climb right on second yellow loop crossing, right on dirt road, right on 24hr climb, left on Gene's Trail, right on Jeep Trail, left on Fern Trail, cross road and right on Yellow Loop, left on Blue Trail, right across road onto top of Gene's Trail, left on Yellow Loop toward pines, right on Pine Spur (smooth side down), left onto shortcut to Big Bear Downhill, continue on Yellow Loop to Crack Trail Trailhead. Ultra Lite will continue onto start finish segment to the finish. Ultra will do this entire loop again, making a left back onto the Crack Trail before heading to the finish.

This is a general description of the course, which may be modified due to trail conditions. Course will be marked the week prior to the race. 

Please be aware, due to the length and nature of the course it is up to the racer to watch for the signs.  There will be two aid stations available. Both Ultra and Ultra Lite riders will pass these aid stations multiple times. Cut off times will be in effect to prevent an after dark finish of 10 hours.

Cost: 

Ultra - $65 WVMBA members, $65 non-members plus one-day WVMBA membership fee ($8)

Ultra Lite - $45 WVMBA members, $45 non-members plus one-day WVMBA membership fee ($8)

*Racers may use their WVMBA issued number plates for this race, non-WVMBA members will be issued plates at time of registration or packet pick-up

Awards: 5:00pm or as soon as possible. Cash & prizes!!

*T-shirts will be provided to the first 75 registered. Register online to gaurentee a t-shirt and correct size

*Large cookout and beverages afterwards for all racers, $10 for guests

*Weekend primitive camping at Start/Finish is free for all racers. RV and tent sites in Beaver Creek Village are also avaialbe. Please call (304) 379-4382 to make a reservation, mention the Ultra race to recieve a 10% discount.

*Other close-by lodging is available at the Microtel in Hazelton. Call (304) 379-7900 for reservations.

*For more information about the Big Bear Lake Trail Center contact: Jeff Simcoe, (301) 501-1516, or at bikebigbearwv@gmail.com.