The SlatyFork Enduro is a two-day cycling race event located on Mine Road that takes participants on a fast-paced tour of the beautiful Gauley Headwaters and highlights SlatyFork’s classic bike trail and breathtaking landscapes, such as the Tea Creek area.
The event begins on Saturday, August 12th and celebrates the famous Monongahela National Forest Trails that put our region on the mountain bike map way back in the early ’90s. Participants and their families are able to explore and ride the area backcountry trails, with racer’s practicing each stage as many times as they desire. Pocahontas Trails’ volunteers will give guided tours and arrange appropriate shuttles for riders to view the race course. There will be a complimentary social kids race, focused on building the next generation of riders, laid out around the camping area on Saturday evening.
The WV Enduro Series sanctioned race will take place on Sunday, August 13th at 9:30 a.m. It will be a six stage race format where the winners are determined by who accumulates the lowest combined time for the timed sections. The stages will take place on technically demanding, generally descending terrain. This format typically lead to groups of riders casually transiting between timed sections – making for a more social event, not just all-out agro racing. Additionally, racer’s family and friends are encouraged to congregate in various exciting places along the course.