Creature from Carvins Cove
Legend has it, that long before the water of Carvins Cove flooded the farmland once known as Happy Valley, a strange and shadowy gilled creature roamed the bogs and waterways…
Now, for reasons unknown, sightings of an unusual reptilian figure have been widely reported. This fall, a brigade of endurance mountain bike racers will be sent in to investigate, exploring 40+ miles of dark backwoods while simultaneously competing for the ultimate prize: the XXC-VA state championship!
Virginia’s Blue Ridge’s Creature From Carvins Cove invites mountain bike racers from across the state and beyond to witness the wonders of Carvins Cove’s gnarliest singletrack in the final of the XXC-VA series, sanctioned by the Virginia Endurance Series. Beginners and Intermediate racers are encouraged to try the 15-mile XC route.
The race registration costs $30 in advance or $40 on-site. Refunds and deferrals are not available.
Roanoke has many hotels, cabins and bed and breakfast options for travelers. Hollins University, just minutes from Carvins Cove, has offered free camping for Creature participants and their families. Follow the posted signs to the camping location near the back of the campus.