Battle @ Big Bear



Battle at Big Bear

Sept 8-9

450 Big Bear Lake Road, Bruceton Mills, WV


Race Description

Big Bear Lake Camplands is excited to welcome the WVICL to race amongst the ferns at Big Bear Lake. The trail is a mix of fast open trail, twisty singletrack and just enough technical features to keep riders on their toes.

Team Pit Set-up
Teams may set up their pits starting Saturday at 1:30 pm

Pre-Ride Saturday and Sunday

All racers may pre-ride Saturday afternoon (2:00PM-5:00PM) and Sunday morning (8:00 AM-9:00AM). We recommend all riders pre-ride the course. Please pass with care.

Race Day Support

Race Day support: Mechanics from Pathfinder of WV will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to provide last minute adjustments and repairs for our racers in the neutral support area.

Volunteering at our Events

Volunteers make our events possible. If you’d like to volunteer for a West Virginia League race, please sign up HERE

Other Important Notes

  • No dogs off leash, please.
  • Grilling is allowed in the Pit Zone. No ground fires please.
  • Please be considerate of our venue and use the trash receptacles whenever possible
  • No parking in the Pit Zone
  • Walk bikes in the Pit Zone
  • Helmets are REQUIRED for ALL participants AND visitors.


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Take I-68 to the Hazelton Exit (WV exit 29) and go south (left if you are coming on I-68 West, right if you are coming on I-68 East). Follow this road 3 miles to the guard shack at Big Bear Lake. Please be careful using GPS as they have gotten people lost in the past. Stay on the main road off of the Interstate, you can’t miss the entrance that way!  

Google map


$5 per car. Parking will be located at the end of Big Bear Road near the venue. When entering the venue, you will be greeted by our parking volunteer. They will direct where to park and make sure that everyone gets parked according to the staging lay out.

Food Service

Elegant Catering will be on site Sunday providing food service for racers and spectators.

For 17 years, Elegant Tents & Catering has been helping the Western Pennsylvania area host unforgettable events. We do everything with style, in ways that reflect our clients’ tastes while still providing the best value for their money.


Course Map

Course runs clockwise 2.8 mile laps starting near the pavilion.


Race Schedule

Race Fee (per race) $40 HS $35 MS


Registration open 1:30pm
Course open for pre-ride 2:00pm
GRiT Ride (Girls ride together)
Registration closes 4:30pm
Course closes 5:00pm
Parking and Pit Zone opens for set up 7:15am
Registration opens 7:30am
Pre-ride opens 8:00am
Pre-ride closes 9:00am
Racing begins 9:30am
Awards 3:30pm (approximate)


Category (Race Numbers) Start Time Laps

(Incl. Bonus)

Bonus Lap Cut-Off Time Approx. Miles
Middle Sch. Boys Grade 8 (3000’s) 9:30 2 9:54 5.5
Middle Sch. Boys Grade 7 (2000’s) 9:32 2 9:56 5.5
Middle Sch. Boys Grade 6 (1000’s) 9:34 2 9:58 5.5
Varsity Girls (1-49) 10:30 4 11:30 11
JV Girls (100’s) 10:32 3 11:22 8.5
Sophomore Girls (400’s) 10:34 3 11:24 8.5
Freshman Girls (700’s) 10:36 3 11:26 8.5
Middle Sch. Girls Grade 8 (6000’s) 10:38 2 11:01 5.5
Middle Sch. Girls Grade 7 (5000’s) 10:38 2 11:01 5.5
Middle Sch. Girls Grade 6 (4000’s) 10:38 2 11:01 5.5
Varsity Boys (50-99) 12:30 4 1:40 11
JV Boys (300’s) 12:32 3 1:32 8.5
Sophomore Boys (500’s) 12:34 3 1:24 8.5
Freshman Boys (900’s) 12:36 3 1:26 8.5

Chip Timing

All racers will receive a permanent number plate with chip timing tape on the back side covered with a foam spacer. Racers will need to use this plate for all 4 races, so please remove this number plate before mounting the bike on a roof rack to prevent loss. Replacement number plates will be available at the registration tent for $10.

Registration & League Payment

The West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League recommends avoiding long lines and taking advantage of early online registration. The Pit Zone will close September 5 at 12am.

Riders registering “day of” at the race venue must register at least one hour before their race starts. On-site race registration will be open 1:30pm on Saturday and 8:00am on Sunday. Registration for each category closes one hour before the race start for that category.  Questions about race registration should be directed to

To make race day more enjoyable, register in advance online using the Pit Zone. Lost plates are subject to a $10 replacement fee.

Petitions for Category Placement

Those petitioning for exceptions to category placement must do

so by Sunday, September 2nd at midnight.  Petitions should be emailed to Bradley Schmalzer at

Racers can only race in Varsity categories via the petition

All riders need to be invited to register in the Pit Zone online. Contact your Team Director to be invited. Independent riders contact West Virginia League Director Cassie Smith at


Weather Policy

Our primary consideration is the safety of racers, race support staff, race visitors, and potential damage to the race course site. Any decisions regarding cancelling, postponing, or altering race start times, lap lengths, number of laps, etc. will be made jointly by the West Virginia League Director, the land manager, and the West Virginia Race Director.

Please review our weather policy at



Camping on site Friday & Saturday nights, $10 per adult (18+), youth free, no reservations required



Hazelton Microtel Inn & Suites
We have a block rate with rooms from $101.50 a night

Reserve through Cindy Spencer at 304-379-7900
886 Casteel Road Hazelton, West Virginia 26525
(910) 383-3300

Bike Service

Pathfinder Of West Virginia
Neutral technical support on race weekend is provided by Pathfinder of West Virginia

235 High St, Morgantown, WV 26505

Shop hours are 10-6 M-F, 10-5 Sat, Closed Sunday