The SlatyFork Enduro is a two-day cycling race event located on Mine Road that takes participants on a fast-paced tour the beautiful Gauley Headwaters and highlights SlatyFork’s classic bike trails and breathtaking landscapes, such as the Tea Creek area.
The event begins on Saturday, August 13th, and celebrates the famous Mon 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 14th, starting 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 leads to groups of riders causally transiting between the timed sections-making for a more social event, not just all-out argo racing. Additionally, racer’s family and friends tend to congregate in various exciting places along the course.
Our SlatyFork Enduro race is the fourth of six in the West Virginia Enduro Series. We are eager to bring racing and social mountain bike gatherings back to the SlatyFork area after a multi-year, COVID-induced hiatus. Pocahontas Trails will offer cash rewards to the winners of the expert classes (men and women) and prizes to the other classes. A delicious, locally catered, post-race meal and award party will be offered to racers on Sunday along with live entertainment both nights.