Day of Registration, Chip Pickup, and Race Parking:
Carvins Cove Boat Dock 9644 Reservoir Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019
Please download the Trailforks app and save these course maps to it so you can access them offline. We take pride in how well we mark our courses, but should you get lost Trailforks will help you get back on course
XXC (XC Marathon 44mi):
Legend has it, that long before the water of Carvins Cove flooded the farmland once known as Happy Valley, a strange and shadowy gilled creature roamed the bogs and waterways…
Now, for reasons unknown, sightings of an unusual reptilian figure have been widely reported. This fall, a brigade of endurance mountain bike racers will be sent in to investigate, exploring 40+ miles of dark backwoods while simultaneously competing for the ultimate prize: the XXC-VA state championship!
Virginia’s Blue Ridge’s Creature From Carvins Cove invites mountain bike racers from across the state and beyond to witness the wonders of Carvins Cove’s gnarliest singletrack! Shorter option? Yes we have a 15-mile XC route.
Our title sponsor, Virginia's Blue Ridge, has compiled a resource for bike friendly lodging: https://www.visitroanokeva.com/biking/bike-friendly-lodging.
There is also free camping at GO Fest grounds, River's Edge North on the river in the shadow of Carilion Clinic.