Someone gave me a link to an event in West Virginia that I thought should be shared with everyone; it is called the Crying Wolf Challenge. This event is going to be located in Mercer County, WV and held on May 16th, 2010. (Mixer on May 15th) It is primarily hosted by Bill Cole Subaru, which some people may be like UGH CARS? Two Wheels forevarrr!, but I think it is a great promotion and really brings people from all over the state together.
iPlayoutside has this listed under the description:
Experts 4 laps (22 miles), Sports 3 laps (17 miles), Beginners 1 lap
View the [Course Map]
The event also has its own big, crazy website with all sorts of social networking widgets and places to register for everything from the race to getting a tattoo of the race standings on your neck.
So with a quick scan of the site, I have determined that on Saturday May 15, the mixer will happen from 5-7pm; this was said about it:
Bill Cole Subaru will be hosting a Saturday Night Mixer on behalf of “The Crying Wolf Challenge” this mixer will allow participants of the race to gather for food, fun and prizes before the big race scheduled for Sunday, May 16th through.
Ralph Vines, General Manager of Bill Cole Automall along with Mark Warner, (a.k.a. The Dealman) and Dr. Harold Elam Jr invite all Crying Wolf Challenge bikers to attend, along with our Subaru customers, family and friends! This will be a one night event and one you would not want to miss!
Sunday, May 16 is the big day with all of the races and family events from 12pm to 7pm:
Crying Wolf Challenge Mountain bike race— an event that is sponsored by the Cole Subaru, located in Bluefield, WV, Cole Subaru is part of The Bill Cole Automall and recognizes its connection to the local communities at each of our Family of Dealerships. The Crying Wolf Challenge is designed to promote tourism and encourage mountain bike enthusiasts from the region and beyond, who will be scrambling up and down through trails carved through Lotito Park in the inaugural Crying Wolf Challenge mountain bike race.
There are four levels of competition in the Crying Wolf Challenge including a “kids’ ride” at 12 noon, followed by the three categories of the challenge — beginners, sport and expert — all starting at 1 p.m.
I don’t know Bill Cole, and I didn’t attend this last year, but I can only guess if this event is happening more than once that the first once was decently set up and deserves to happen again.
More random important info –
Time: May 16, 2010 from 12pm to 7pm
Location: Bluefield, West Virginia
City/Town: Bluefield, WV 24701
Website or Map: https://www.bikereg.com/event…
Phone: (888) 407-3578
Event Type: mountain, bike, race
Organized By: Bill Cole Subaru
Don’t forget to comment and tell me if you have been here or if you plan on attending this year!