Race Details:

Mountain bike racing is coming back to Candlers Mountain at Liberty University! Get your race on at the Virginia Commonwealth Games MTB Championship and get acquainted with the course when we welcome the US Games to the venue in 2019!!!! We're super excited to welcome you to Lynchburg for the event. If you would like course info (map and strava lap will be posted on facebook event page soon) or would like to join a group ride just call or stop by Blackwater Bike Shop. You can reach us at 434.385.7047

Thanks Again!!

-Davy Hazlegrove

Here are some extra details to make life easier on race day......

Race date: Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Start Time: 11:00am (classes will be staggered -Experts start at 11:00 with others to follow)

Location: Camp Hydaway 936 Camp Hydaway Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501 Parking will be primarily in the large lot adjacent to the road / entrance gate. There is a smaller lot inside the gate if you are early.

Camp Hydaway has plumbed bathroom facilities located on the lake-facing side of the building connected to the large pavilion.

The lake does have a beach area if racers and/or family members would like to swim. Please note there will NOT be a lifeguard on duty so swimming is at your own risk.

Staging: Start / Finish area will be near the lake and visible from the registration area.

Course: 6.5 Mile Lap with 1,000 feet of climbing per lap.
Beginners will do 1 lap.
Sport category will do 2 laps.
Experts & Singlespeed class will do 3 laps.

Electronic Chip timing will be provided by Eco-X Sports.

Food: Your race entry includes a voucher for 2 slices of pizza (cheese or pepperoni) and a drink from Upper Crust Pizza. You can also apply your voucher towards the purchase of a full pizza with other toppings. Upper Crust DOES offer whole wheat and gluten-free crust options.

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