West Virginia Wild and Wonderful

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MAY 24, 2019

Race Info

The infamous Black Bear ENDURO! is the third stop in the GNARLY WV Enduro Series.  Like the XC race, EQUAL PAYOUT FOR FOR MALE AND FEMALE EXPERTS! The fastest expert riders, man and woman, in both disciplines (XC & Enduro) wins big! First 50 registered get a free t-shirt and swag bag. All racers get a tasty lunch, fully-stocked aid stations, ample heckling and a killer course! 

How steep can it get? Race select downhills with a party paced cruise between 4 RIPPING stages. It’s a lifestyle. This year’s race again features ultra-precise Sportident timing. The 17 mile loop has four timed staged will vary with some being as short as 2 minutes of steep technical riding and others upwards of 8 minutes of rock gardens, log hops, mega-drops and jumps. Now's the time to start sessioning Wall Fork (Upper and Lower), Black Bear (Mama Bear Extension and Spectator Falls), Pine Ridge (Extension) and Wildcat. Riders MUST finish and check-in by the 3:00 pm cut-off to be counted in the final results. Don’t worry, you can do it! Please exercise caution and ride within your ability. This is not a "beginner" event.


We HIGHLY recommend that you preview the stages if at all possible. Course MAP: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5-xyWVvPLePczFtOGJDNUdlR0R5UjBMTk9GVndid3NLZDZB


IMPORTANT NOTE! This is a human powered event, and no shuttling will be allowed during the race. Additionally, the course will be CLOSED from Noon to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 25th. Riders identified on course during this time will be assessed a 5 minute penalty. Don't be that guy!

  • Onsite Registration @ 8:00 in Dunlop Hollow

  • Volunteer Meeting @ 9:30

  • Race Meeting @ 9:50

  • All Categories Start @10:00

  • Final Check/Cut-off @ 3:00

  • Food available @ 2:30

    • Racers don’t forget your meal ticket – extra food will be available for $5.

  • Podium/Awards @ 4:00 or ASAP!

  • New Belgium Brewing Post-Race Celebration! @ 6:00


Hotel Options:

Charleston, WV


 7500 Kanawha State Forest Dr, Charleston, WV 25314