The GNCC (Grand National Cross Country) race is going to take place on June 21st and 22nd in Snowshoe WV. Snowshoe is located in Pocahontas County and is home to the biggest ski resort in the state. The idyllic village is tucked away within the picturesque Allegheny Mountains. It’s a hub for winter activities, notably skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Winter activities aren’t the only game in town, however. Snowshoe (and the surrounding area) is also known for mountain biking, golfing, canoeing, zip-lining, hiking and fly fishing – just to name a few examples.
The Snowshoe GNCC race was first established in 2007. It’s famous for being the most grueling and most fascinating GNCC tour race around. Spectators can enjoy watching the Snowshoe GNCC race to a backdrop of pure natural wonder. The motorcycle race begins in a “town setting” rather than in a field, unlike many others. The riders are placed in units of five on paved roads. After they get on the course, the gorgeous surroundings quickly disappear only to be replaced by rugged and complicated terrain full of extensive mud bogs, hills and enormous tree roots. These things last for several miles. It isn’t uncommon for riders to be unable to get through them. Only the most skilled riders are often able to endure.
While the Snowshoe GNCC race can be extremely hard in certain parts, the loyal and spirited “mud fleas” often can be of great assistance. The phrase “mud fleas” refers to the devoted GNCC enthusiasts who watch these thrilling races.
The dirt in Snowshoe is somewhat unpredictable. When it’s damp, it’s a viscous and ugly mess. When the dark loamy soil is dry, however, it’s smooth sailing. When you combine this unpredictable dirt with the area’s many roots and stones, the Snowshoe WV GNCC race becomes a formidable yet exciting journey for riders and observers alike.
Many fans adore watching the Snowshoe WV GNCC race due to it being a true challenge for cross-country racers. The race isn’t 100 percent stress for riders, however. It’s also made up of a stretch of gravel road that lasts for several miles. The gravel road gives tired riders the chance to recuperate from the rest of the adventure.
Because Snowshoe has an elevation of more than 4,200 feet, jetting is a possibility for the majority of motorcycles. This is yet another challenge that riders in the GNCC race face. Last but not least, the elevation can make the race a pretty chilly experience.
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, then a weekend visit to Snowshoe, WV to watch this race might be the perfect early summer activity. If you want to witness some of the finest motocross and ATV athletes in the United States, this race is the one for you. Don’t miss the adrenaline-packed thrills of the GNN Snowshoe race. Snowshoe WV makes a terrific destination for a quick weekend getaway. Not only does the village offer many recreational activities, but it also offers a wide array of dining establishments. Depending on the specific season, visitors to Snowshoe can enjoy everything from brew festivals to ski races and beyond.
To book lodging during the event, visit www.mountaintopcondos.com or call (724) 252-7761.