bicycle rider 300GOLDEN POND, KY (10/6/12) – Race to the Canal will take place again this year at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area on Sunday, October 21. This event provides cyclists the opportunity to enjoy an adrenaline rush in the great outdoors.

This mountain bike race is sponsored locally by Wood-N-Wave, Grand Rivers, KY, and sanctioned by USA Cycling (USAC). Race to the Canal is a point-to-point event that will cover challenging and varied terrain along the North/South Trail from Golden Pond Visitor Center to North Welcome Station. Some expert classes will also race the Canal Loop for a total of 42.5 miles.

There are race classes that accommodate all ages and ability levels, including: children; first-timers men and women; single speed; Clydesdale (200# or over rider); and masters for ages 50 and over. Race distances will vary, depending on the race category. The race has 31 classes, with prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class. Races will be held weather permitting and will end near the Between the Rivers Memorial Bridge on Canal Loop Trail.

"This annual event has been held for many years; the challenging and varied terrain makes it very popular with the mountain biking community,” said Kyle Varel, LBL’s OHV & Trails Assistant. “Justin Harrison, with Wood-N-Wave Bicycles & Watersports, has done a great job coordinating this and other bike events at LBL, and has volunteered to help maintain our bike trails.” Varel adds, “The Wood-N-Wave cycling team has contributed immensely to ensure this race and other trail related events take place at LBL.”

For race information, contact Justin Harrison with Wood-N-Wave at 270-703-1893 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text73310 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it You may also visit the Wood-N-Wave website at www.woodnwave.com. Registration is available at Wood-n-Wave on Friday, October 19, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and at Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive on Saturday, October 20, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Racers must register at least 30 minutes prior to their class start time.

Online registration is preferred at www.usacycling.org. Racers must have a USAC license, which will be sold on-site. A one-day license may be purchased for $5. All racers are required to wear helmets. Sponsors of the event include: Wood-N-Wave, Grand Rivers, and Land Between The Lakes.

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional LBL information, or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on www.Twitter.com/LBLScreechOwl or www.Twitter.com/LandBtwnLakes.

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