EVENT: Mountain State Mudder CX
WHERE: West Virginia State Fairgrounds. Fairea, West Virginia
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013. 12pm
The Mountain State Mudder CX could be considered “Almost Heaven, a little bit of Hell.” You may or may not have heard of Cyclocross Racing. Just in case it’s an unfamiliar term, cyclocross racing typically takes place in the autumn and winter months. It consists of several short laps (1.5–2 mile) in a course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the riders to dismount, carry their bicycle, navigate through obstructions, and remounting of the bicycle. Also, this race will not be cancelled to due the natural elements of rain or snow. In the event of rain or snow, participants will be extra fired up to ride while spectators will come dressed accordingly and enjoying the many views of race action.
As a race contestant, you will be pushed to your physical limits while your other less serious couterparts will be drinking beer, riding peculiar bikes and wearing costumes all the while heckling other riders as they get passed and even lapped. This race is all about having fun, Hill and Holler Bicycle Works has incorporated this in every way. They will be spinning live records at the finish line, and yelling at contestants from the woods or possibly playing bluegrass music at the terrible washout turn. Bells, horns, hoots and hollers are encouraged to prod the racers toward the finish line.
So down to the specifics “Cyclocross Racing” is a type of off-road racing over a rugged, muddy course. Cycle Cross bikes are encouraged because they have more clearance in the wheel well and added space between the bottom bracket and the ground. These bikes also have stronger rims and a durable light weight frame. Hill & Holler thinks that while it is best for the serious rider to have a cyclocross specific bike, any bike will do with the correct tires.
Whether you plan to give this race all you’ve got physically, partake in a fun ride, or enjoy from the sidelines as a spectator, mark the date! The Mtn State Mudder CX Race is held on Saturday, November 9th, starting at 1pm at the WV State Fair Grounds wooded area beside the ampitheatre. Preregistration is encouraged and has begun. Sign up now at hillandhollerbikes.com. In addition to the official race, a CX Youth Race will be held at noon and it’s free.
This event is fun for the entire family from little johnny to the grandparents. If you have any questions, call Hill and Holler at (304)647-4429 or visit them online.
Entry Fee for the race is $25. Pay your entry fee and then fill out the registration form by following the link below.
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.