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The 2013 Lost River Classic in Mathias, West Virginia

Benefiting the Mathias-Baker Fire and Rescue and the Mathias Ruritan

Held under USACycling Permit 2013-2566

Saturday July 20, 2013

Course Description
Challenging 10.5 mile loop on West Virginia country roads with two significant climbs, two sweeping downhills,  several rollers, and a steep climb to the finish at the Jenkins UM Church. No race will finish with a full field. 
Feed zone
Just past the finish line on Jenkins Hollow Road. No feeding outside of the feed zone and any littering on the race course will be grounds for immediate disqualification.


From DC and points east:

  • Take I-66 to I-81 south.
  • After about 3 miles take exit 296 to Rt 55 west.
  • Proceed 18 miles over the mountain to Wardensville. (OBEY SPEED LIMIT).
  • Continue through Wardensville on Rt 55. Proceed approximately 7 miles, exit at Baker.
  • Turn LEFT off exit ramp. Follow signs to Baker and Lost River State Park.
  • After approximately 1 mile turn LEFT onto WV 259 South, (BP gas station at corner)
  • Proceed 10 miles on WV 259 to the town of Mathias.
  • After the PURE gas station and the fire house, turn LEFT on Upper Cove Road Cr/20. 
  • Proceed 0.25 mile and follow signs to parking and registration at the Ruritan School. 
  • GPS Coordinates for Ruritan School: 38.87623, -78.85725


  • $35.00 all races (not including BikeReg fee of approximately $3.00).
  • Pre-registered Juniors will receive $25 rebate at the race.
  • Unlicensed riders (Cat 5 men, Cat 4 women) must also purchase a one-day license, and may only enter the Category 5 and Women Category 4 races respectively.
  • All Women start together. Women category 4 scored separately.
  • Race day late fee: $10. 
  • Race is held rain or shine.
  • No Buying or swapping of entry fees. Refunds at the discretion of the promoter.
  • Register Online at   Online registration opens at 8 pm July 1, 2013 and closes at 8 p.m.  Weds July 17, 2013. 
  • Registration Questions:
  • No mail in registration.

Special Notes

  • Field limit 75, except 50 for Category 5.
  • Juniors must use restricted gears in all races regardless of category.
  • For more information: email
  • On-site registration opens 9:00 A.M. and closes 20 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • EMT’s from Mathias-Baker Fire and Rescue will be present.
  • Prizes for 1st through 3rd place in Women 1/2/3 race is equal to 1st through 3rd in Cat 1/2/3 race
  • Race distances are the same as 2012. The start is five miles from the finish (1/2 lap). In a 4.5 lap race, the first time the field passes the finish line on Jenkins Hollow, the lap counter will show 4 laps remaining.


  • MABRA BAR scoring provided courtesy of Bikereg at
  • Category 5 race does not score toward the MABRA BAR.
  • MABRA BAR Categories
    1. Master 35+ Cat 1/2/3/4  = Masters Men  35+
    2  Master 45+ CAt 1/2/3/4 = Masters Men 45+
    3. Women Cat 1/2/3 = Senior Women
    4 Women Cat 4 = Novice Women
    5 Category 1/2/3 = Senior Men
    6 Category 3 = Senior Men 3
    7 Category 4 = Novice Men


Last modified at 6/26/2013 8:44 PM  by Bill Luecke 
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