It’s been a busy summer for West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. June 9-10, thousands of spectators were drawn to Snowshoe for the 24 Hours or Snowshoe mountain bike race. With the dust barely settled from that race, more mountain bikers will descend upon Snowshoe June 21-24 for the National Off Road Biking Association’s (NORBA) championship series event. The race will be held alongside the resort’s Appalachian Uprising Mountain Bike and Music Festival, and is expected to draw over 3,000 competitors.
This is the first year NORBA has been hosted at Snowshoe. The four-day event will include professional and amateur mountain bikers competing in four categories, including Cross Country, Downhill Dual Slalom and Short Track. Winners will compete in the National Finals later this year in Colorado.
“We are excited about having our competition at Snowshoe Mountain,” said Eric Moore, Director of Competition for NORBA. “The terrain is perfect for all four events,” he said.
“The normal NORBA formula of western high altitude climb-fests will be thrown out the window at Snowshoe,” Moore added.
A free industry expo will be held at Snowshoe and a mountain top concert featuring Merle Saunders and His Funky Friends. The outdoor concert is open and free to the public.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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