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Lost River Classic

August 17 2024
Mathias, WV
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Distances: 28, 45, 72 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 200 Participants

The Lost River Classic returns for its third year on August 17, 2024! Registration opens Christmas Day 2023 at an early bird rate of $65 before going up to $85 on January 2 and $100 on August 1.

The Lost River Classic presented by the Lost River Trails Coalition is a gravel race to support the development of multi-use and mountain biking trails in Lost River State Park, Hardy County, West Virginia. Our immediate aim is to build our IMBA-designed 3 mile beginner and intermediate loop in the park and subsidize a portion of the operating cost of the Cryptids, Hardy County's new NICA youth mountain bike team.  This event is inspired by Jay Moglia, the founder of Raw Talent Ranch and the first President of the Lost River Trails Coalition. Jay once ran a road race in Mathias by the same name, and we thought it was a fitting tribute to recast his race as a collection of some of the most challenging and beautiful roads we can string together in Hardy County. The premier Lost River Classic route has something for everyone: gravel, pavement, singletrack, doubletrack logging roads, and private farm tracks we have been granted special permission to use.

Lost River Classic

 
Start Located At: 195 Howards Lick Rd, Mathias, WV 26812
 
 
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All event categories will depart from the Mathias Community Center at 9 AM on August 17.

Registration Fees

The registration fee for most routes is $65 until January 2, and then goes to $85. On August 1, the price increases to $100.

Included

There will be a post-ride meal and party at the Mathias Community Center. Additional meal tickets can be purchased separately in the event registration. One free T-shirt will be given to every participant of every route except for the family ride. Additional T-shirts can be purchased in the online event registration.

Packet Pickups

Package pick-up and same day registration will be available beginning at 7 AM on August 17.

Prize / Race Categories

The Lost River Classic consists of a 73 mile, mostly gravel route primarily in Hardy County, WV, with some segments in Virginia. There are four challenging gravel climbs and 9,000 total feet of elevation: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39803913.

Men's and Women's Open: $1000/8
All other categories: prizes
The Two Ridge Loop joins the 73 mile bike race for the first half of the ride and returns through Lost River State Park to the Mathias Community Center from the top of South Branch Mountain at the Lost River Barn. This is still timed as a race with prizes (no cash purse), but still very challenging: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39764661. It is about 45 miles long.

Men's and Women's Open: top finisher prize
Men's and Women's 40+: top finisher prize
Men's and Women's 50+: top finisher prize
Men's and Women's 60+: top finisher prize

 
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Number of Aid Stations: 3
 
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Aug 17 2024 - EVENT: Lost River Classic