We are very excited about our two bicycle racing events in Rowlesburg! Two sanctioned bicycle races now call Rowlesburg. The races are sponsored by the Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association of Morgantown. Dates: Appalachian Champion Race & WV Championship Race on August 25, 2012; Appalachian Time Trial Race on September 30, 2012.
Appalachian Time Trial
Presented by Panaracer &
WV State Time Trial Championship
Sept. 30, 2012
Held Under USAC Permit (Pending)
This year the Wounded Warriors will participate! Please come out and cheer them on. The West Virginia State Championship Time Trial Event. is open to racers from all states but only WV residents are eligable for State Champioship awards.
Leave your expensive Flux-Capacitors and fancy wheels at home cause it's WV and we got pot holes, but do not forget your climbing legs, and yes, they can have hair on them too. We don't judge! If you want to climb your legs off come join us over in West "by god" Virginia for some wicked hard yet truly fun grassroots road racn'!! This course starts and finishes along side the beautiful Cheat River in Rowlesburg, West Virginia. The twenty mile time trial course is an out and back stlye event. Races will start at the Rowlesburg City Park and head North on WV 72 for 10 miles and then will return to Rowlesburg on WV 72 south. Click here for more details.
Preregister on Bikereg.com for only $20. Race day registration will be $30 and will open at 9:00AM. USAC Annual License required for all riders except Men's Cat-5 and Woman's Cat-4. Annual License can be purchased on the day of the race. One-day Licenses can be purchased at the event (by Cat-5 Men and Cat-4 Woman) for $10.
Race day registration opens at 9:00 AM, and closes at 11:30 AM.
WOUNDED WARRIORS TO PARTICIPATE!
Great news from friend, JR Petsko, head of the Appalachian Bicycle Racing Aassociation: The Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association is pleased to announce that the Appalachian Time Trial bicycle race in Rowlesburg, WV, scheduled for September 30, 2012, has been selected as part of a time trial series specifically for Wounded Warriors. The Wounded Warriors are United States Armed Forces veterans and active-duty service-members who have been wounded in the line of duty. Many of the athletes who are Wounded Warriors compete by using hand-cycles, recumbent bikes, or road bikes modified to accommodate their specific injury.
How to get there:
Race runs rain or shine. All USAC rules apply. Riders must wear helmets at all times. Course is open to traffic; obey all traffic regulations. Centerline rule is strictly enforced. Littering on the course is prohibited
Sag support will be provided.
Events goes on rain, snow or shine!
No refunds starting two weeks before event date.
Cash awards for Men's Cat 1/2/3, Women's Cat 1/2/3, Men's 40+ and Men's 50+. Merchandise prizes for Men's Cat 5 and Tandem. Junior will receive medals. We will be going five deep in all class and eight deep in Men's Cat 1/2/3
Prizes will be distributed at Rowlesburg City Park within 1 hour of race results being posted. All prizes not claimed at the race are forfeit.
Results will be sent to USACycling.org.
Where to stay:
The Mainstay - Rowlesburg, WV
Alpine Lake Resort - Terra Alta, WV
Heldreth Motel - Kingwood, WV
Preston County Inn - Kingwood, WV
Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association
Backyard Bike Club
Nature's Essence Photography
Dynamic Physical Therapy
Performance Coaching Service
Pathfinder of Morgantown
What Is a Time Trial?
A time trial is a unique discipline whereby cyclists race against the clock for the best time. Rather than a mass start, individual competitors take off from the start line in 30-second or 1-minute increments. As with last year, the Appalachian Time Trial will take place on a course that begins in downtown Rowlesburg and will head out of town on Route 72 for 8 miles before turning around and heading back into town again.
About 150 bike racers and spectators, came to the Appalachian Time Trial on last year. In post-race surveys, racers cited the friendliness of the people and natural beauty of the area as reasons to come back and visit. The time trial course itself also received praise, drawing comparisons to time trials in Europe. The race also provided a small economic benefit the promoter hopes will grow in future years. According to survey results, participants and friends spent a little over $5,000 on food, merchandise, and lodging in surrounding area over race weekend.
As with other Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association events, the promoter is working closely with local officials, including the Tim Weaver and the Mayors office.
Those interested in co-sponsoring the event or volunteering should contact J.R. Petsko by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association:
A member USA Cycling, the Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association promotes fitness, recreation, and racing in Northern West Virginia South Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Western Maryland. For more information about Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association. Visit our website at www.ABRAracing.com
Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling p/b Pathfinder
& Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association
985 Bethel Church Road
Maidsville, WV 26541