The Mountain Institute and Appalachian Dirt to Host Bicycle Race – July 10 thru 12

The Mountain Institute and Appalachian Dirt to Host Bicycle Race – July 10 thru 12

Circleville, WV—The Spruce Knob Gravel Stage Race will be held at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center from July 10th through the 12th. The race will take its two-wheeled bicycle warriors around the highest point of West Virginia at 4,800 ft. in elevation, across gnarled terrain and up grueling climbs, showcasing the stark beauty of the Appalachians.

The race will consist of one stage per day, for three days covering a total distance of over 140 miles. Riders can register under any of the solo competition categories for $160 or tailor their race by registering under The Spruce Experience for $50 per stage. Food packages and dormitory lodging are available for purchase, while camping at the venue is free.

Participation in The Spruce Knob Gravel Stage Race supports The Mountain Institute’s Appalachian Program, which offers experiential education programs to foster sustaining skills and stewardship within communities. If the daunting course doesn’t take your breath away—the landscapes will. Riders will navigate the stunning highlands, forests, and streams The Mountain Institute actively protects and conserves.

Registration closes Wednesday, July 8th. Visit to secure your spot!

For more information visit or email Zachary Adams from

Appalachian Dirt  at

Since 1972, The Mountain Institute (TMI) has worked hand-in-hand with the people who know mountains best — those who live there — to help them identify and implement solutions to improve their livelihoods and the health of their environments. The Mountain Institute currently works in the highest, longest and oldest mountains in the world – the Himalayas, Andes and Appalachians. Our programs now reach more than half a million people each year. For more info, go to . To learn about the Institute’s Appalachian Program, check out

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