Snowshoe Mountain's Bike Park is set to host the third annual endurance mountain biking race, The Chomolungma Challenge, on Aug. 16-17. The endurance downhill event, named after the traditional Tibetan moniker of the most intimidating peak on the planet, Mt. Everest, will dare riders to face the ultimate physical challenge. Racers will descend the equivalent vertical elevation of Mt. Everest, down Snowshoe Mountain. Each ride down the world-class terrain of Snowshoe Bike Park's Western Territory is 1,500 vertical feet. Riders will complete their laps and the first to finish the total of Mt. Everest's elevation-29,035', approximately 20 laps-will be deemed the winner of the 2014 Chomolungma Challenge. There is over $8,000 in cash and prizes for this year's races.
This race will test your stamina as you compete in solo, duo team, or quad team to descend the height of Mountain Everest on Snowshoe Bike Park's legendary Western Territory.
New this year, there will be two full days of racing instead of just the one. They will host the solo race on Saturday and duo and quad on Sunday. Everyone is invited to register and compete in both days of racing.
Registration is now open at bikereg.com. The deadline to register online is Aug. 13 at 2 a.m. Starting order for the race is determined by the order in which participants register, first come first serve. Space is limited and is expected to sell out quickly.
Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect year round destination for adventure-filled vacations in West Virginia. Snowshoe covers a total area of 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range, and includes the second highest point in the state at 4,848' elevation. Snowshoe was named #1 Overall Ski Resort and #1 for Nightlife in the Southeast by OnTheSnow.com in 2012. In addition to terrific outdoor winter recreation, Snowshoe offers extensive lodging options, fully developed mountain biking trails, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and a wide variety of summer outdoor activities. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the family of Intrawest Resorts.