Challenge @ Watters Smith


Challenge @ Watters Smith             

October 6-7

Watters Smith Memorial State Park, Jane Lew, WV



Race Description

Watters Smith Memorial State Park is excited to welcome the WVICL to race amongst the West Virginia heritage. The course has steep climbs, twisty singletrack and a taste of WV history around every corner.

Team Pit Set-up

Teams may set up their pits starting Saturday at 11:30 am

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 and avoid the wedding area on Saturday.

Race Day Support

Race Day support: Mechanics from Pike Street Bikes 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 West Virginia League events, please signup 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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Watters Smith Memorial State Park



Take I-79 to the Lost Creek Exit (WV exit 110). From Lost Creek, head south on South Street Car Way/Lost Creek Road. Turn right on Long Run Road. Turn left on Duck Creek Road. Turn right at WVICL signs.   

Google map



Free parking will be located at the venue and overflow throughout the park. 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

There is no food service at this race.


Course Map

Course runs clockwise 3 mile laps starting on the south-western side.

Online view:


Race Schedule

Race Fee (per race) $40 HS $35 MS
Day of Race Registration Late Fee $10


Registration Open 11:30am
Coaches Meeting 12:30pm
Coaches only Pre-ride 1:00pm
Course open for pre-ride 2:00pm
GRiT Ride (Girls ride together) 4:00pm
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
Coaches meeting 8:30am
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 9:55 6
Middle Sch. Boys Grade 7 (2000’s) 9:32 2 9:57 6
Middle Sch. Boys Grade 6 (1000’s) 9:34 2 9:59 6
Varsity Girls (1-49) 10:30 4 11:30 12
JV Girls (100’s) 10:32 3 11:22 9
Sophomore Girls (400’s) 10:34 3 11:24 9
Freshman Girls (700’s) 10:36 3 11:26 9
Middle Sch. Girls Grade 8 (6000’s) 10:38 2 11:01 6
Middle Sch. Girls Grade 7 (5000’s) 10:38 2 11:01 6
Middle Sch. Girls Grade 6 (4000’s) 10:38 2 11:01 6
Varsity Boys (50-99) 12:30 4 1:30 12
JV Boys (300’s) 12:32 3 1:22 9
Sophomore Boys (500’s) 12:34 3 1:24 9
Freshman Boys (900’s) 12:36 3 1:26 9

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 October 3 at 12pm.

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 11:30am 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




Stonewall Resort State Park

940 Resort Drive, Roanoke, WV 26447

(304) 269-7400



Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg
 Reserve by asking for “cycle league discount”. First come first serve, so reserve ASAP.  
606 Emily Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301
(304) 326-9200


Bike Service

Pike Street Bikes
Neutral technical support on race weekend is provided by Pike Street Bikes 215 Pike St, Shinnston, WV 26431


*All race info subject to change. West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.