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2021 Dirty Double Gravel Bike Race Set to be Held in Preston County

By Staff | Apr 14, 2021

Preston County, West Virginia – On Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th, the Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission (PCPaRC) will host the 2021 Dirty Double Gravel Bike Race. The two-day bike race will start at 9 am each day at Rowlesburg Community Park.

Each day, racers will ride a 36 mile loop around Preston County, finishing at the Park. Racers and their guests can camp at Rowlesburg Community Park all weekend long. Registration for two-day is $75, and one-day is $60.

Registration is open here (https://www.bikereg.com/pcparc-dirty-double). All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the development and maintenance of PCPaRC parks and trails, and the support of PCPaRC programming county-wide. Each racer will receive a free home-cooked lunch to enjoy with music on Saturday. Food trucks will be available at the Park on Saturday evening.

In addition to the race, Friends of Cheat will be hosting their annual Meet the Cheat River Float trip on Saturday afternoon. PCPaRC will also be hosting just-for-fun kids bike races at the park on Saturday during the race time.

Preston County families and residents are invited to participate in these family-friendly activities and help cheer on the racers. This race is proudly sponsored by Highland Outdoors Magazine, Preston Memorial Hospital, Pathfinder of WV, Clear Mountain Bank, Hammer Nutrition, Squirt, Stans, Smith Insurance Agency, River House Lodge, and local community members and groups.

PCPaRC is committed to creating healthy recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in Preston County. This event will draw in recreational tourists from around the region, and it will introduce Preston County as a premiere recreation destination for years to come. PCPaRC is excited to invite the community to celebrate the start of this annual event.

If local businesses or organizations are interested in sponsoring this event, or contributing volunteer support, please contact pcparc.coordinator@gmail.com. For more information about the event, please visit our website atwww.pcparc.org/dirtydouble. For any questions, please contact the Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission.