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As iPlayOutside says:

“Please join the Habitat for Humanity of Nicholas and Webster Counties for their annual scenic bike tour along the Scenic Williams River, through the Monongahela National Forest‘s breathtaking views, and astounding climbs”

This ride is one of the best supported charity rides in the state. The scenery and climbs are out of this world, and everyone I encountered last year were all courteous, and were interested in riding, but also being able to take the time to say hi and get to know one another.

One of the best parts is the post-ride dinner:

Cookout-style dinner upon returning to Camp Caesar after ride. The cost of the Saturday dinner is included in the registration fee.

Be sure to finish the ride in good time to be getting the goodies first :)

I’ve posted a lot about the ride already, so here are some links:

http://wvcycling.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/wv-rave-2012-update/

http://wvcycling.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/wv-rave-2012-must-ride/

http://wvcycling.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/wv-rave-post-ride-report/

http://wvcycling.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/upcoming-event-wv-rave-bike-tour/

More info:

http://www.helpbuilditwv.org/rave—annual-bike-tour.html

If you would like to donate, without attending, please contact: Betsy Morris, Camp Caesar Director, at 304-226-3888 or email at campcaesar@frontiernet.net and send checks to: Humanity of Nicholas and Webster Counties PO Box 544 Summersville, WV 26651

A stop along the Highland Scenic Highway. This...

A stop along the Highland Scenic Highway. This photo is of the parkway section between SR 39 and US 219 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/2012/06/13898.html

http://raceit.com/search/event.aspx?event=8abf2546-83fd-415e-aa5e-77b9a0d6e9af.aspx

http://www.visitwebsterwv.com/

http://www.active.com/cycling/cowen-wv/wv-rave-bike-tour-2012

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I’ve been a fan of the WV Rave events since 2008. LBS owner, Gene Wells and I wanted to do this since it’s first year, but something always got in the way for me, and I was fortunate enough to ride in 2011.

This event is organized by the Habitat for Humanity of Nicholas and Webster County As they state, their goal is:

To Provide families with simple, decent, and affordable quality housing while spreading God’s love through our faith and actions.

You can see past projects of their work by click in the picture below.

WV Rave Habitat for humanity cowen WV

In 2011, according to their site, they earned $5000 from the WV RAVE bike ride!

I know, I know, it’s a charity ride…. not a race, but still…. this is a GREAT COURSE… Hence the all caps.

The Camp Caesar starting point is a 4-H camp with little log cabins that we slept at the night before. It is a really rustic feel, sleeping on cots that you could imagine being in a school nurse’s station, or in a really old dormitory. Luckily, the next morning, they had an awesome breakfast incuded in the price of lodging. All of the typical breakfast fixings were there, and very well made!

The course that we did was the 100 mile, and it was fun, but rough. I think I bonked at about mile 70 or so, and had a hard time keeping my speed up. The climbs aren’t bad… They’re steady, but not bad. Bring your compact unless you’re a complete B.A.

At the end, oh gosh…. They have a truly wonderful post-ride barbecue that was to die for. I think I ended up eating all of the desserts. All of them. So good!

If you’re going to do any kind of charity ride in West Virginia this year, this must be it. The event volunteers are all friendly, wholesome, awesome people. The course is well marked, and cleaned. I can’t really think of anything negative to say other than me bonking… :P

I’m going to list some info and documents to link to the appropriate places to register… Maybe some photos too!

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Ridge And Valley Excursion (RAVE) Bike Tour 2012

RAVE 2011 was a success! Tell your friends and family for next year, and come ride!

Route options

There are five different routes of varying difficulty to choose. All cyclists begin and end at Camp Caesar 4H camp.

+Family Fun Ride is the 15 mile option and is also relatively flat. The route runs part way up Williams River and back.

+Endurance Ride is 50 miles long and is also relatively flat. The route runs to Tea Creek Campground and back. Map found HERE

+Top of the World Century (100 mile) Ride includes a 5-mile climb and 5 to 6 other challenging, but shorter, climbs on the Highland Scenic Highway. Route goes into Marlinton and returns to Williams River Rd. Map found HERE
There will be a cookout style dinner at Camp Caesar upon return for all riders! Cost included in registration fee.

Lodging

A $50 lodging fee (seperate from riding fee) includes 1 night lodging at Camp Caesar, Friday evening meal, and breakfast Saturday morning. Please call Betsy Morris, Camp Caesar Director, at 304-226-3888 or email at campcaesar@frontiernet.net.

Bike clubs or groups may choose to rent a cabin for their entire group.

Late registrants (after May 14th) will pay $9 for dinner on Friday and $7 for breakfast the following morning.

Payment Options

Since we are not able to handle credit/debit cards on this site, check or money order must be mailed to:  Habitat for Humanity of Nicholas and Webster Counties PO Box 544 Summersville, WV 26651. Please print off registration form and submit with payment. OR
you may click on this link 
www.raceit.com.to use credit card. Please print off receipt from raceit and bring with you day of ride.
The route fees are as follows:
Family Fun Ride: $25/Child, $30/Adult
     Endurance Ride: $50
     Ridge Runners: $50
     Metric Century: 
$50
     Top of the World: $50
These do not include lodging.

All fees are non-refundable unless event is cancelled.

Confirmation of entry and payment will be made by either email, phone, or mail.

Ride Packet

Packets can be picked up on Friday evening from 5pm-7pm at Burton Hall at Camp Caesar, or Saturday morning before the ride and will include a map of your chosen course. Ride packets will not be mailed.
WV Rave habitat for humanity bike ride charity ride

Buckhannon's very own Tom Woods

wv rave bike ride habitat for humanity camp cowen caesar

Kelly and Les at one of the fully stocked Rest Stops

wv rave charity ride

A bunch of guys standing around looking PRO.

Important links:

Event Info: http://www.helpbuilditwv.org/rave—annual-bike-tour.html

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/120803621289871/

Registration Page #2: http://iplayoutside.com/Events/2012/06/13898.html

If you have any questions, feel more than free to ask, and I can try to answer them, or direct you in the proper direction!

 

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Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring the WV RAVE (Ridge and Valley Excursion Bike Tour) on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Camp Caesar, near Cowen. Habitat for Humanity of Nicholas and Webster Counties will host this bike tour along the scenic Williams River and through the Monongahela National Forest with astounding views and breathtaking climbs! Three routes are offered, so everyone from beginners to avid cyclists will want to participate. This is the third annual edition of the tour, with the previous two being significantly helpful in bringing help to local families.

Ride Date:

June 4, 2011 at 8am.  All cyclists start from Camp Caesar parking lot.

Starting location: Camp Caesar – 4868 Webster Road – Cowen, WV 26206 ( MAP )

Take I-79 to Exit 57 (Summersville, Beckley) and follow Rt. 19 South for 10.5 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 82 at Brich River. At the end of Rt. 82, turn left onto Rt. 20. Camp Caesar is 5 miles on the left. All cyclists begin and end at the camp.

Rides to Choose From:

  • Family Fun Ride (10 miles) This relatively flat route runs part way up Williams River Road and back. Scenic Williams River Valley
  • Endurance Ride (50 miles) A mostly flat route that runs to Tea Creek Campground and back.
  • Ridge Riders (75 miles) Includes a 4 mile climb and 8 mile descent on the Highland Scenic Highway (Rt. 150).
  • Top of the World Century Ride (100 miles) Route includes a 5-mile climb and 5 or 6 other challenging, but shorter, climbs on the Highland Scenic Highway. Will go into Marlinton and return on Williams River Road.

Courses will be well marked for directions and hazards!

Lodging Special at Camp Caesar

$50 – Price includes 2 nights (Fri. and Sat.) lodging at Camp Caesar 4-H Camp, Friday evening meal, and light breakfast Saturday morning in the Camp Cafeteria. For lodging package, call Betsy Morris, Camp Caesar Director at (304) 226-3888 or e-mail campcaesar@frontiernet.net. Bike clubs or groups may choose to rent a cabin for their entire group. Late registrations (after 5/14) will pay $9 for dinner and $7 for breakfast.

camp caesar 4h camp

Hotels, Motels, Camping

Mineral Springs Motel-Webster Springs (304) 847-5305, plus more motels and hotels are available in Summersville, approximately 45 min. away. For information on campsites available in area and cost per night contact the Forest Service of Richwood (304)653-4825 and Marlinton (304)799-7364.

Registration:

June 3, 2011: 5-7 pm registration and packet pickup at Camp Caesar, Burton Hall.  Cost of ride is $50.  Will take registrations day of ride, but cannot guarantee you will make the starting time.

Packet Pickup:

Packets can be picked up Friday evening from 5-7pm at Burton Hall at Camp Caesar and will include map of chosen course.  Ride packets will not be mailed.

Rave Dinner

Cookout-style dinner upon returning to Camp Caesar after ride.  The cost of the Saturday dinner is included in the $50 registration fee.

More Info:

Contact Sam Barger at 304-619-3552 or email: sambwebcomish@yahoo.com

Contact Audrey Flanagan at 304-742-6276 or email: audreywvmts@yahoo.com

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I’ve been wanting to do this ride for quite a while, but things always tend to pop up in the way of me. Luckily I have been well prepared, and registered way early. We have a gang of people from Buckhannon going, and William Given is meeting up with me for the ride.

Pretty pumped. I haven’t done a 100 mile ride since June of last year, so I’m also a touch bit nervous. I hope to see some of you guys there!

Route Maps:

75 Mile ride: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/397333

100 Mile ride: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/394698

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