Battle at Big Bear
450 Big Bear Lake Road, Bruceton Mills, WV
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.
Brought to you by:
BIG BEAR LAKE FAMILY CAMPLANDS
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!
$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.
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 runs clockwise 2.8 mile laps starting near the pavilion.
|2018 RACING FEES|
|Race Fee (per race)||$40 HS $35 MS|
|Course open for pre-ride||2:00pm|
|GRiT Ride (Girls ride together)
|Parking and Pit Zone opens for set up||7:15am|
|Category (Race Numbers)||Start Time||Laps
|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|
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 Crystal@westvirginiamtb.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 westvirginiamtb.org.
Camping on site Friday & Saturday nights, $10 per adult (18+), youth free, no reservations required
HOTELS & MOTELS:
|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
|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