Bicycle racing will return to Wetzel and Monroe counties April 25-26, under the direction of Aron Yevuta, owner and operator of River Valley Bicycles in New Martinsville.
On Saturday at 10 a.m., a nine-mile team trial will be held starting on Ohio Rt. 7 in front of the Hannibal Locks and Dam. The event will finish in Clarington.
Sunday will see a 45 mile road race starting at 10 a.m. in front of Baristas Cafe & Pub in New Martinsville, proceeding across the Korean Veterans Bridge and into Ohio, where the riders will test themselves against the arduous hills of Monroe County.
Peter Heiss traveling to New Martinsville for a bike ride from columbus, Ohio.
Riders from West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are expected to show up for the challenging course. Top local rider Wayne Anderson is expected at the start along with talented newcomer Michael Myers. Spectators are encouraged and volunteers are welcome.
For more information, call Yevuta at 304-771-0445 or stop by the bicycle shop located on state Route 2 across from Wayside Furniture.