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Major Sponsors:

Pocahontas County Dramas Fairs and Festivals.

Pocahontas County.

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

Pendleton Community Bank.

Citizens Bank of West Virginia.

Dirt Bean Bike Shop and Cafe

Joey'Bike Shop

Opera House

First Citizen's Bank.

Space Race Rumpus

Welcome to the 4th Annual

Space Race Rumpus Family Cycling Festival

Road and Mountain bike rides for all ages! ~ Cycling Clinics ~ Races ~ Expert Ride Leaders ~ Live Music ~ Local Vendors ~ Star Parties ~ Camping ~ Great meals at reasonable prices!

June 12th, 13th, 14th, 2015 - Green Bank, West Virginia

We're excited about the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's fourth annual Space Race Rumpus! This unique cycling festival is located at the home of the world's largest steerable telescope, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, or GBT as we call it around here. The Observatory is located in beautiful Pocahontas County with some of the most scenic roads and trails in the mid-Atlantic. The Space Race Rumpus routes explore both the Observatory's unique property and the surrounding area.

Over the weekend long event you can participate in guided rides--for both mountain and road enthusiasts--and compete on a cyclocross course right next to eight radio telescopes, including the 485-foot tall GBT. There will be rides and races for all ages and levels, as well as cycling clinics and vendors.

Registration IS OPEN!!


Your registration includes

  • a t-shirt
  • cycling clinics by experts
  • race/ride support
  • post-race/ride refreshments
  • kids' activities
  • a campsite and bathhouse facilities (with multi-day pass)
  • live music Friday and Saturday
  • movie showings in case of rain
  • festive bonfires

Proceeds of the Space Race Rumpus will help the community build a Wellness and Fitness Center in the Green Bank area!

Check back often for updates- or contact us at or 304-456-2150.

Modified on Monday, 30-Mar-2015 19:12:27 EDT