The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is having their first annual Space Race Rumpus.
This unique cycling festival is located at the home of the world’s largest steerable telescope, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, or GBT as we call it around here. The Observatory is located in beautiful Pocahontas County with some of the most scenic roads and trails in the mid-Atlantic. The Space Race Rumpus routes explore both the Observatory’s unique property and the surrounding area.
Over the weekend long event you can participate in guided rides–for both mountain and road enthusiasts–and compete on a cyclocross course right next to eight radio telescopes, including the 485-foot tall GBT. There will be rides and races for all ages and levels, as well as cycling clinics and vendors.
You can register online at BikeReg for single- or multi-day passes. Your registration includes
- a t-shirt
- cycling clinics by experts
- race/ride support
- post-race/ride refreshments
- kids’ activities/day care
- a campsite and bathhouse facilities (with multi-day pass)
- live music by The Steel Wheels
- movie showings
- festive bonfires
All proceeds of the Space Race Rumpus will help the community build a Wellness and Fitness Center in the Green Bank area!
Check back often for updates- or contact us at rumpus-at-nrao.edu or 304-456-2150.
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