As cooler temperatures creep into the forecast, race directors are taking advantage of the hospitable weather and giving folks plenty of opportunities to recreate in the next few weeks! Carvins Cove is no exception to the influx of local races. Because this venue is a favorite outdoor spot for our residents, we wanted to make you aware of the many races and events being hosted there in the near future. Below is a list of upcoming races and the trails that will be impacted. Please use this information to plan your future trips, or you might even be interested in registering for one of these yourself!
Saturday, September 29th–Virginia Tech Enduro Bike Race
Location: Timberview Road Parking Lot, 3399 Timberview Road.
Trails Used: Trough, Gauntlet, Brushy Mountain Fire Road, First Deck, Horsepen
Sunday, September 30th–Virginia Tech (XC) Cross Country Bike Race
Location: This race is staged from the Boat Dock at Carvins Cove, 9644 Reservoir Road. There will be an aid station at the Bennett Springs Parking Lot as well.
Trails Used: Happy Valley, Arrowhead, Songbird, Comet, Brushy Mountain Fire Road, Four Gorges, Four Gorges Extension, Tuckaway, Enchanted Forest, Little Bell, Schoolhouse, Rattlin’ Run
Saturday, October 6th–Creatureduro Downhill Mountain Bike Race
Location: This race is staged from the Sherwood Archers property at 2720 Timberview Road, but there will be some race infrastructure at Timberview Parking Lot, 3399 Timberview Road.
Trails Used: Trough, Buck, Brushy Mountain Fire Road, Hotel, Hi Dee Hoe, Gauntlet, Horsepen, Royalty, First Deck
Sunday, October 7th–Creature from Carvins Cove XC and XXC (Cross Country and Double Cross Country) Bike Races
Location: Boat Dock at Carvins Cove, 9644 Reservoir Road. There will be aid stations at both Bennett Springs and Timberview parking lots.
Trails Used: ALL. Please plan to recreate elsewhere on this date.
Saturday, October 13th–Carvins Cove Challenge
Location: From a private property parcel at the end of Carvins Cove Road near the gate to the lower trails.
Trails Used: Brushy Mountain Fire Road, Happy Valley, Songbird, Four Gorges Extension, Kerncliff Tuckaway, Comet, Jacob’s Drop, Enchanted Forest
If you have questions about a specific race, please reach out to the race directors (means of contact should be available on the websites provided). If you have questions about Carvins Cove, please reach out to our Trails and Greenway Supervisor, Renee Powers, at 540-853-5867 or firstname.lastname@example.org.