If you signed up for a 2020 WVMBA membership it will be carried over to the 2021 race sesason. 

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News

WVMBA return to Racing Plan

If you plan to attend any of the races for 2020 please click here and read the document so you are aware of the changed WVMBA & the promoters have made for the 2020 season. We have been working with USA Cycling & our race promoters to come up with a plan that can get us racing again. We hope that you stand behind us in this decision and that you will follow the guidelines that we have set.

Now lets get RACING!

WVMBA takes precautions for Coronavirus

As we continue monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus, we want to share an update on how WVMBA is responding. After careful consideration and in consultation with the Tour de Lake organizer, the Tour de Lake event will be cancelled and perhaps rescheduled at a future date. Racers who have registered will soon be refunded their entry fees, if fees haven’t been refunded already.  Please see below for further details from the Tour de Lake organizer.

Additionally the Challenge at Mountwood event will be rescheduled for June 21, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation to determine if any further schedule changes will need to be made. We urge racers, supporters, and organizers to follow the recommendations provided by the CDC and their local health authorities.

 

Sincerely,

WVMBA

 

March 13, 2020

Contact:

Jacob Fetty, Promoter

email: jacob@cycle-smart.com

mobile: 706.614.3459

Tour de Lake mountain bike race cancelled, may be rescheduled

SPENCER, West Virginia – With the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Tour de Lake mountain bike race on March 21-22, 2020 is cancelled. Both the short track event on Saturday and the cross country race on Sunday are cancelled.

In the interest of public health and safety, organizers have taken this step. Public health experts have declared a global pandemic, and information concerning the extent and spread of illness continues to be forthcoming. Organizers do not wish to take unnecessary risk by continuing with an event that is recreational and voluntary, and which could divert community resources at a time when they may be needed otherwise.

The decision to cancel the event comes after national sports leagues have suspended or greatly altered activity, universities and colleges statewide have shifted day to day operations to online functions, state government travel has been greatly curtailed, and high-profile gatherings around the country have been shuttered.

Racers who have registered will soon be refunded their entry fees, if fees haven’t been refunded already. The online registration portal will be closed shortly. Organizers have been in communication with event sponsors, as well as officials from West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA).

The event may be rescheduled at a later date. If it is rescheduled, organizers will broadcast details as soon as possible.

WVMBA ends the Enduro Series

WVMBA started out in the 1980’s as an XC & trail advocacy organization. A few years ago, we introduced enduro racing into our association and it has grown by leaps and bounds. As enduro continues to grow, we want the XC riding/racing to do the same. We have decided to let go of the enduro racing so that we can focus on XC and trail advocacy. There will still be an enduro race series run by a different group of people, but it will not be associated with WVMBA. We feel this is necessary so that we can continue to focus on what is important for XC racing and keep a good relationship with all the landowners/property managers that allow riding throughout the state. We have some ideas in mind to make the series even better than what it is already, so keep your eyes open and hold onto your handlebars. It’s going to be a fun and adventurous ride.

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