Roanoke Parks and Recreation is proud to partner and offer several Trail Events and Races throughout the year. Check outwhat we have going on below! For more races, visit our new race website, RaceRoanoke.com!
Fishburn Youth Mountain Biking Race Series
(Ages 2-14) We are teaming up with East Coasters Bike Shop and offering for the fourth year in a row a FREE mountain biking race series aimed at novice racers ages 2 to 14. Riders will compete on a short, spectator friendly course against kids of their own age and skill level. Medals will be awarded to the top three boys and girls in each age group, and at the end of the series an overall male and female winner will be named for each group. Participants can register for the whole series or individual races. For more information, visit rvjrmtb.com.
Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. race start, registration opens at 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Fishburn Park Shelter
Register Here for April 6, April 13, April 20, or here for the whole SERIES. Registration is also available on site.
Wednesday Night Disco Mountain Biking Race Series
(Ages 10+) This award winning race series has quickly made its way up the list as one of Virginia’s grooviest mountain bike events. Bring your bike and ride hump day away as you pedal through one of Roanoke’s finest trail systems. There will be categories for beginners all the way to expert riders, so don’t be shy. Grab your bike and get your groove on! For more information, visit www.wednesdaynightdisco.com.
Meeting Dates: Wednesdays April 27, May 4, May 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. race start, registration opens at 5:00 p.m.
Price: $10 per race or $25 for the series
Meeting Location: Discovery Center at Mill Mountain
Register Here for April 27, May 4, May 11, or here for the whole SERIES. Registration is also available on site.
Conquer the Cove Trail Marathon and 25K
(Ages 16+) For the sixth year running, the Roanoke Valley’s only trail marathon invades Carvins Cove. This spectacular marathon and 25K race gives participants the chance to see 80% of the trails that wind through the area’s largest municipal park. Both race distances boast a massive amount of climbing, especially the marathon which includes 3500 feet of elevation gain throughout the course. This event will be timed and managed in conjunction with Mountain Junkies, LLC.
Meeting Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Price: $43-$75 depending on registration date
Meeting Location: Loch Haven Lake and Carvins Cove
Register at www.mountainjunkies.net
(18+, 10+ with an adult) Roanoke is the “Mountain Bike Capital of the East” and the single track at Carvins Cove is a big reason why. With the sweet trail offerings continuing to expand, riding “The Gamut” at Carvins Cove (every trail in the extensive singletrack system in a single day) has become quite the challenge: 40+ miles with LOTS of climbing. The absolutely incredible trails, and the corresponding high most mountain bikers experience while riding them, keeps the accomplishment of riding “The Gamut” seemingly within reach (though very few people have actually done it). Join other mountain bikers to attempt this feat and lay claim to conquering “The Gamut.”
Meeting Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
Register Here by Thursday, July 7.
(18+, 10+ with an adult) The Third Annual On The Trails Duathlon will take place at Carvins Cove this July and showcase some of the most popular views and trails the Cove has to offer. The race is a run-bike-run event from the boat dock side of the Cove on trails including Schoolhouse, Enchanted Forest, Arrowhead, Happy Valley, and more. This race is part of the Roanoke Triumph Multi-Sport Series. More information on the race can be found at RaceRoanoke.com.
Meeting Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Race Start: 9:00 a.m.; Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m.
Early Bird Registration until June 12: $40 for individuals/$60 for teams
Pre-registration until July 14: $50 for individuals/$70 for teams
Meeting Location: Bock Dock at Carvins Cove near Hollins
Register Here to save money! On site registration is $60 for individuals/$80 for teams
The tyrrany never ends! Join Roanoke Parks and Recreation and the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (BRBC) for SeptemberCross. This fall series is a fun cyclocross bike racing event for beginners to experienced riders alike. This race is FREE for BRBC members. Membership to BRBC is $30 for individuals and $40 for families and available on site at Fallon Park on race day or in advance at brbcva.org. Want more information about cyclocross or interested in checking out the course in advance? Visit http://www.playroanoke.com/parks-and-greenways/cyclocross/for more information and a course map.
Meeting Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Race Start: 6:00 p.m.; registration opens at 4:30 p.m.
Price: FREE for BRBC members, membership is available on site or online
Meeting Location: Fallon Park Cyclocross Course
The deadline to register online is two days prior to each race. Participants can register on site each race evening between 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.