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The Rowdy Dawg mountain bike race is on for October 25, 2020! We have made some changes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that the Enduro Super D is cancelled this year. See the information below for details. 

Register online, by calling (540) 382-6975, or by visiting our office at 755 Roanoke Street in Christiansburg.

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Background

The first Rowdy Dawg mountain bike race was held in 1988 and has become a longstanding tradition in Southwest Virginia. This race is renowned for its grueling course and typically draws a large, diverse field of participants. Ride the trails of the Poverty Creek Trail System right here in Montgomery County!

The Rowdy Dawg and Enduro Super D are part of a double header weekend with the Brush Mountain Breakdown Trail Run, which features three different races – a 12 miler, 7 miler, and 5k fun run. Register for the Brush Mountain Breakdown and the Rowdy Dawg online. 

 

Complete the 12 mile trail run, Enduro Super D, and 35 mile XXC course to contend for Top Dawg!

 

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, Sport XC, Expert XC, XXC, Super D

Real singletrack + real mountains = real fun!

Race Categories

Click on the categories below to view the map for each course.

Enduro Super D - CANCELLED FOR 2020

Dates

Cost

The cost is $30 for pre-registration and day-of registration.

Location and Check-In

  • The race check-in and Start/Finish line is located at the Upper Pandapas Parking Lot, 4171 Pandapas Pond Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
  • Check-In and day-of registrations for the Rowdy Dawg can be made starting at 7:00 a.m. on October 25, and will continue until each race start time.
  • Races will take place on the Poverty Creek Trail System on Brush Mountain.

Race Start Times - NEW FOR 2020

We have made changes to accommodate physical distancing at the race start. Rather than use hand timing and a traditional race start, we are utilizing chip timing and start time slots. Chip timing is able to precisely measure your race results by registering your race chip as you pass the start and finish lines. You will have an individual clock associated with your race bib. 

  • XXC – Begin your race anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
  • Expert XC – Begin your race anytime between 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • Sport XC and Beginner – Begin your race anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Participants are required to be mindful of physical distancing in the parking lot, Start/Finish line, and any other areas during staging and post race. 

Lodging

 

For a list of area hotels, see the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce website.

 

Directions to the race

 

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 East, 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.

From Richmond, VA

Take I-64 West to I-81 South

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 Washington, D.C.

Take I-66 West to I-81 South. 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.

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Contact
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.