Multiple Trails Closed at Carvins Cove for Local Races

September 14, 2018 Stephanie Long

As cooler temperatures creep into the forecast, race directors are taking advantage of the hospitable weather and giving folks plenty of opportunities to recreate in the next few weeks! Carvins Cove is no exception to the influx of local races. Because this venue is a favorite outdoor spot for our residents, we wanted to make you aware of the many races and events being hosted there in the near future. Below is a list of upcoming races and the trails that will be impacted. Please use this information to plan your future trips, or you might even be interested in registering for one of these yourself!

Creature from Carvins Cove Mountain Bike Race Logo

Saturday, September 29th–Virginia Tech Enduro Bike Race
Time: 8:00am-3:00pm
Location: Timberview Road Parking Lot, 3399 Timberview Road.
Trails Used: Trough, Gauntlet, Brushy Mountain Fire Road, First Deck, Horsepen

Sunday, September 30th–Virginia Tech (XC) Cross Country Bike Race
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: This race is staged from the Boat Dock at Carvins Cove, 9644 Reservoir Road. There will be an aid station at the Bennett Springs Parking Lot as well.
Trails Used: Happy Valley, Arrowhead, Songbird, Comet, Brushy Mountain Fire Road, Four Gorges, Four Gorges Extension, Tuckaway, Enchanted Forest, Little Bell, Schoolhouse, Rattlin’ Run
Website

Saturday, October 6th–Creatureduro Downhill Mountain Bike Race
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: This race is staged from the Sherwood Archers property at 2720 Timberview Road, but there will be some race infrastructure at Timberview Parking Lot, 3399 Timberview Road.
Trails Used: Trough, Buck, Brushy Mountain Fire Road, Hotel, Hi Dee Hoe, Gauntlet, Horsepen, Royalty, First Deck
Website

Sunday, October 7th–Creature from Carvins Cove XC and XXC (Cross Country and Double Cross Country) Bike Races
Time: 8:00am-7:00pm
Location: Boat Dock at Carvins Cove, 9644 Reservoir Road. There will be aid stations at both Bennett Springs and Timberview parking lots.
Trails Used: ALL. Please plan to recreate elsewhere on this date.
Website 

Saturday, October 13th–Carvins Cove Challenge
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: From a private property parcel at the end of Carvins Cove Road near the gate to the lower trails.
Trails Used: Brushy Mountain Fire Road, Happy Valley, Songbird, Four Gorges Extension, Kerncliff Tuckaway, Comet, Jacob’s Drop, Enchanted Forest
Website 

If you have questions about a specific race, please reach out to the race directors (means of contact should be available on the websites provided). If you have questions about Carvins Cove, please reach out to our Trails and Greenway Supervisor, Renee Powers, at 540-853-5867 or renee.powers@roanokeva.gov. 

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