Please enjoy the documentary video below of the 2009 Lost River Classic. The video was produced by Ray Schmitt and Rich Schmitt and the rest of the fantastic team at Real Earth Productions in Mathias, WV. (This 15-minute movie file is about 98 MB and requires a DSL or cable Internet connection for proper viewing.)
In July, 2009, the National Capital Velo Club hosted the first ever Altarum Lost River Classic in Mathias to benefit the Mathias-Baker Volunteer Fire and Rescue. The race was organized by Jay Moglia and Dave Kirkpatrick.
Biking enthusiasts have been training with Raw Talent Ranch in Hardy County for several years. Scenic country roads winding through open valley hugged by hardwood-covered mountains invite bikers of all skill levels. Whether your passion is trail blazing mountain roads or road biking country hardtop, Hardy County offers West Virginia's finest touring and backcountry opportunities.
In the eastern part of the county, the George Washington National Forest offers miles of forest roads and trails. Topographical maps can be found at many road side stores. In Lost River, the Lost River State park has opened two trails to mountain biking - East Ridge and Covey Cove.
Check out some of the bike routes other riders have used:
Photos by Thomas Bailey.