Wahama Bike Race/Ride set for May 25

By Mindy Kearns - Special to OVP

NEW HAVEN — Area cyclists will have the opportunity to participate in an upcoming race/ride that will benefit both the Wahama High School weight room, as well as provide scholarships for graduating seniors.

The eighth annual Wahama High School Bike Race/Ride will take place May 25 in New Haven, according to Jodie Roush, teacher and race organizer. Proceeds will go to purchase awards for weight room/fitness center participants, as well as for senior scholarships.

Check-in will take place at 7:30 a.m., and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $25, with the race starting at the New Haven Fire Station. It will be eight, 16, or 24 miles, with racers completing lap one in less than 30 minutes going on to lap two. Those completing lap two in less than 50 total minutes will go on to race lap three.

The race course will go from the fire station on Fifth Street, right onto Gun Club Road, left onto Broad Run Road, then left at AEP Sporn Plant. The finish, or turn around point, will be the fire station.

Helmets are required for riders under 18 years, Roush said, and are highly recommended for all riders. Those under 16 years must have an adult rider with them at all times on the race course. In case of severe weather, the race will be delayed for up to two hours. Otherwise, the make-up date will be May 27.

Awards will be given in both men’s and women’s divisions in the following age groups: overall, under 30 years, 31 to 45 years, 46 to 60 years, and 61 plus years. There will also be novelty awards for a Wahama student, alumni female, alumni male, single speed, retro road (1999 or older road bike), and flat bar (hybrid or mountain bike).

Registration forms are available at http://wahama.maso.k12.wv.us/. Checks should be made payable to Wahama High School Athletics, and mailed to Wahama High School, Attention: Jodie T. Roush, P.O. Box 348, #1 Falcon Drive, Mason, WV 25260. For more information, call 304-593-4446.

By Mindy Kearns

Special to OVP

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com.