The Mountwood Challenge 10 mile and 5k course take place in the 2600 acre Mountwood Park, 12 miles east of Parkersburg, WV. This scenic, fast-running course consists entirely of established single-track trails traversing the forested hills surrounding a 50 acre lake. This 46-mile trail system has been built and meticulously maintained over the last 20 years by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association. The purpose-built stacked loop system is very runnable, with long, steady grades, and few of the rocky/ rooty technical sections that one tends to expect with West Virginia single track. The start/ finish lines are located in the marina parking lot, approximately ½ mile from State Rt. 50.
Local time: 3:10 PM