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30th Annual WVIHF National Pasta Cookoff

This Pre-WV Italian Festival Event is open to amateur and professional cooks. Entertainment, hot pepper eating contest, and other activities during the day. For more information, please call 304-622-7314 or visit their website at www.wvihf.com.

2017 Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike Festival Presented by Star USA Federal Credit Union

Join us at the 2017 Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike Festival, a showcase of the very best trails in Southern West Virginia. Four days of family fun in the dirt! Riding, racing, food, music and more! Scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2017, the festival will include free camping, exciting racing, live music from The Fort Hillbillies, a women’s skills clinic, local food and amazing singletrack. For up to the minute information, visit our Facebook page at fb.me/KSFMTBFEST. Tweet us @ksfmtbfest / #ksfmtbfest. Email us at [email protected] Directions, parking and course details will be finalized and posted soon here and at www.ksfmtbfest.com. KSF MTB Fest is hosting the 31st Annual Black Bear 40k Mountain Bike Race, long billed as the “Scariest Race in the World,” where cross-country racers will find themselves hitting some of the steepest, most technical terrain in West Virginia. The race is part of the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) race series. ***Top expert male and female XC racer guaranteed $500 payout*** EQUAL PAYOUT FOR FOR MALE AND FEMALE EXPERTS! Need more? Race Short Track and Enduro! The notorious Black Bear Enduro is the third stop in the growing WV Enduro Series. Like the XC race, EQUAL PAYOUT FOR FOR MALE AND FEMALE EXPERTS! Race all three! The fastest expert riders, man and woman, in all three disciplines (STXC, XC & Enduro) win big! Brought to you by the Star USA Federal Credit Union, Kanawha State Forest, West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA), WV Enduro Series, Maple Creative (MCWV), BrickStreet Insurance, The Wine Shop, Charleston Bicycle Center, John's Cyclery, Pro Mountain Outfitters, New River Bikes, Tear Jerkers, Inc. and the B&B MTB Crew.

Appalachian Du/Triathlon

The Third Annual Appalachian Du/Triathlon to Fight Cancer will be held as a fundraiser for The Lustgarten Foundation to Cure Pancreatic Cancer (www.lustgarten.org)! This event takes place in the beautiful Monongahela National Forest at Lake Sherwood Recreation Area, WV. The event will start at 9 AM on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The triathlon is a Sprint event with a 740 meter swim, 13.5 mile bike ride, and 5 K run. The duathlon starts with a 1 mile run, followed by the 13.5 mile bike and 5 K run.