homepage logo

Mountain Bikers Needed

By Staff | Feb 19, 2014

The American Lung Association in West Virginia is accepting early registrations for its 27th Annual Greenbrier Trial Bike Trek.

Mountain biking enthusiasts won’t want to miss 100 exciting miles of mountain biking along the scenic Greenbrier River Trail in West Virginia on May 15-18.

The Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek will kick-off Friday morning, May 16, at The Inn at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Bikers will ride off of Snowshoe Mountain and will spend the next three days peddling along the Greenbrier River Trail through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties ending the trek 100 miles later at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony, W.Va., on Sunday, May 18.

Food, refreshments, accommodations, gear truck, sag wagon and entertainment are all included in the Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek package.

The trek is supported with mechanics, guides, medical personnel and a communications network. Each participant will receive an official 2014 Greenbrier Trail Bike t-shirt.

“The trek is designed for beginning as well as experienced mountain bikers,” says Chantal Fields, association vice president of Mission. “It is a great way for families to spend a weekend together.”

Companies are encouraged to enter teams of four or more riders in the corporate team division.

Trophies and prizes are awarded to top individual and corporate team fundraisers. All proceeds from the trek will benefit the American Lung Association in West Virginia’s fight against lung disease in the mountain There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee for the Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek and trekkers are required to raise a minimum of $500 each in sponsorships.

Riders are encouraged to compete against one another for the honor of being the highest fundraiser.

Those who raise more than $1,000 become a member of the Winners Circle and receive special prizes.

“The Greenbrier Trek is very popular and participation has grown every year, especially our corporate team division,” says Chaste Barclay, trek coordinator. “We are excepting 100 riders this year.”

The trek registration deadline is May 1.

To register or get additional information, call Chantal Fields or Chaste Barclay at 304-342-6600 or 1-800-LUNG-USA.