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Race Weekend 2017 - Oct. 28 & 29 - Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information!
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Take a look at the course map below! (Click the map to see a larger PDF file version.)

The 35-mile double cross-country race will start at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. The 6-mile Beginner and 15-mile XC races will kick-off at 10 a.m. Day-of registration prior to race for those who do not register online is $30.

For more race details, contact Montgomery County Parks & Recreation at (540) 382-6975.
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History of the Rowdy Dawg
The first Rowdy Dawg mountain bike race was run in 1988 and has improved each year. A longstanding tradition in Southwest Virginia, the Rowdy Dawg is renowned for its excellent and GRUELING race course and typically draws a large and diverse field of participants.

Rowdy Dawg highlights
  • Racers from all over the Mid-Atlantic States expected
  • Large number of spectators
  • Grass roots racing at its finest
  • Reputation as one of the best race courses in Virginia
  • Long tradition of racing in Southwest Virginia
  • Race categories including: beginner, XC, XXC, Super D
Real singletrack + real mountains = real fun!

Super D
Registration will be set up at the bottom of Old Farm Trail Starting at 2 p.m. If you are preregistered for the Rowdy Dawg on Sunday, this race is free. If you are just there to bomb Old Farm it will cost you $5 for your chance to be top downhill dog. The Race will start at 4 p.m. at the top of the mountain. You need to be responsible for being there at your given time slot. If you need time to hike a bike up the trail, don’t register late!

Start at the fire circle on Brush Mtn. fire road. Take Horse Nettle single track to Snakeroot and turn left back onto Jeep Road.  Follow Jeep Road to Old Farm and start moving as fast as you can to bottom.  Remember ... Smooth is fast, ‘cause fast is smooth.

See the Weaselworks Interactive Map of the Trails

Directions to the race and check-in:
The race registration and Start/Finish line will be located at the Upper Pandapas Parking Lot. See directions below:

From I-81
Take exit 118CBA, Blacksburg/Christiansburg. Then exit B.
Follow U.S. 460 West toward Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. Stay on bypass around Blacksburg, climbing Brush Mountain. At the bottom of Brush Mountain, take a left into the Pandapas Pond Recreation Area. The parking area will be on your left; parking attendants will assist you.

From I-77
Take U.S. 460 East at Princeton, WV.
Follow 460 E, crossing into Virginia. After passing Newport you will begin a long grade up Gap Mountain. At the bottom of Gap Mountain, take a right into the Pandapas Pond Recreation Area. The parking area will be on your left; parking attendants will assist you.

Other Areas
From Richmond, VA
I-64 West to I-81 South, then follow directions above.
From Washington, D.C.
I-66 West to I-81 South, then follow directions above.
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Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St., Ste. 1E
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-6975
Fax: (540) 382-4596
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Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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